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Process Technician
San Diego-CA-US

SUMMARY:

 

Supports manufacturing operations with assembly and test processes for existing and new products; performs set‑up of processing equipment; monitors, audits and provides guidance to line operators; conducts processes test runs and prepares records, charts, and graphs of results for presentation to engineering to identify yield problems or test new products; provides technical assistance to process development and engineering personnel; performs work of moderate complexity.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and DUTIES:

  • Identify assembly fixture requirements and design fixtures.
  • Develop, organize and maintain assembly aids and operation instructions.

  • Create and implement new assemblies and test processes.

  • Review current documentation pertaining to the department and develop Engineering Change Orders (ECO’s) as required;

  • Evaluate department processes and procedures and update as required; take corrective action necessary to improve product yield.

  • Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices; maintain a clean and safe workstation.

  • Improve and maintain 5S in your area, make suggestions for improvements.

  • Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving.

  • Collaborate in team meetings and activities, including SET team support as appropriate.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Works independently as well as in a team environment; performs work of low-complexity.  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: (The following qualifications can be acquired and demonstrated through experience, education and/or vocational training as noted or as appropriate.)

  • Five (5) years experience in manufacturing operations support role with good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; High School diploma or equivalent, required; Certificate in Manufacturing Technology, desirable; Associate of Arts degree in Business, Manufacturing Technology, a plus;
  • Technical skills: ability to set up test equipment as defined by a documented manufacturing and processes; ability to use small hand tools;

  • Communication skills: ability to receive messages by telephone, in person, electronically and in writing; ask questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to read, interpret and comprehend complex written and verbal instructions; communicate across organizational levels; ability to communicate with quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages innovation and possibilities; proficient English reading level to understand technical terminology used within the organization;

  • Math skills: ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio and percent;

  • Computer skills: exposure to a networked environment using a Windows and/or Windows like interface using Microsoft office suite; ability to use Enterprise-wide information systems such as SAP and drawing-viewing programs;

  • Time Management & Organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality;

  • Excellence Behaviors:   remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every person’s contributions; ability to work independently being proactive to resolve work issues or notify supervisor of resources needed; ability to coordinate with other employees and as part of a team.

 

SECURITY

 

May be required to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.

 

ABOUT US

 

Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.