Cable Manufacturing Engineer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Cable Manufacturing Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Candidate will develop, document, and execute manufacturing processes and procedures for electronic and electromechanical products. Candidate will support production of cable assemblies and electromechanical assemblies and systems. Applicant will work with a multi-disciplinary team to develop a wide variety of hardware, and work with the latest automated technology used in assembly and test equipment.

Candidate will support tasks such as review and approval of engineering drawings, bills of materials, customer quality requirements, and work instructions; participation in design reviews; and execution of manufacturing activities. Candidate will be required to work closely with the design team to complete all details of the design, to prepare the design for release to manufacturing. Candidate will also work closely with our quality team to develop processes that validate customer quality requirements.

The type of cables to be built changes from week to week, and are typically cables with Micro-D connectors and circular connectors. This position will work with a team of IPC-620 certified technicians that work on a variety of products to include both military and commercial customers.

Basic Qualifications

Candidate will have a BS degree in engineering (or a science or technical discipline) from an accredited university. Five or more years of applicable experience will also satisfy the BS degree requirement.

Candidate must be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently. Ability to multi-task well is also essential.

Candidate must have experience working with design engineers, manufacturing engineers, and technicians to develop a build strategy and identify any problems that could occur during assembly.

Candidates will be required to have knowledge of the tools used for assembly (crimpers, strippers, insertion) and the proper techniques required to use these tools. Basic experience reading mechanical assembly drawings, electrical schematics, and other manufacturing documentation will be required.

Candidate will be required to have the basic computer skills associated with these assembly tasks (such as retrieving the manufacturing documentation from the system, updating the system as router steps are completed, etc.).

Candidate must have a HS Diploma.

Other Qualifications

Experience with the following is a plus:

  • Preferred candidate will have at least 2 years of manufacturing engineering experience on programs designing and building electronic hardware to government specifications (or similar).
  • Experience with software that maintains bills of materials, and other engineering design data.
  • Experience with electronics used on launch vehicles, targets, or missile components, and with production of cable harnesses, electronics, and electromechanical assemblies.
  • Communicating with customers to provide updates on both schedule and cost
  • Ability to provide Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimates, Basis of Estimate (BOE) documents, and other documents used to support proposal efforts
  • Experience with Costpoint Material Planning software and/or Agile product lifecycle management software
  • Experience in various quality roles
  • Experience in using Manufacturing execution systems (MES)
  • Electronic component handling requirements and ESD procedures
  • An Associates degree or 4-year Bachelors degree
  • Current or prior certification to IPC/WHMA-A-620
  • Working knowledge of Cable Eye High Voltage tester and designing test layouts
  • Knowledge of assembly and inspection requirements for Micro-D solder cups in cable assemblies

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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COVID Response

Effective January 4, 2022, in order to enter Leidos/Dynetics facilities in the US and to attend Leidos/Dynetics business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. All Leidos/Dynetics employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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