Wire Harness Assembler

DRS Technologies
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Title: Wire Harness Assembler (Temporary)

DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at .

DRS Consolidated Controls, Inc.

DRS Consolidated Controls, Inc. (DRS-CCI) with offices in both Danbury, and Bridgeport, CT, is the premier supplier of instrumentation & control systems for critical applications on U.S. Navy ships, and leaders in shipboard hydraulic to electric actuation conversion solutions, which reduce construction and lifecycle costs. DRS Consolidated Controls is the largest provider of mobile power generation to the U.S. DoD for mission critical operations, and supplies energy efficient power generation solutions for rural and remote locations. Our portfolio also includes uninterruptible power supplies for land, ship and rail applications, and vehicle power conversion and inversion products for military and commercial applications. DRS Consolidated Controls is a trusted partner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission certified safety, and non-safety, analog and digital distributed controls systems for US and international nuclear power plants. Products include shipboard control systems and panels, high-performance networks, tactical displays, controllers, circuit cards, detectors/transmitters, and specialty reactor plant instrumentation and control equipment. We operate on a 9/80 work schedule with core works of 80 hours in 9 days and every other Friday off.

Job Location: Bridgeport, CT

Position Summary:

Position will be responsible for the fabrication of large, complex, wire harness assemblies with wire counts ranging from 100 to 1,500 using large wire harness boards (nail boards). Position may also be responsible for the successful wiring harness installation and final wiring of the associated complex cabinets, control panels, drawers, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Work from complex assembly drawings, wire lists, & written process instructions (i.e. - router sheets)

* Build large complex wire harness assemblies using wire harness boards (nail boards)

* Complete wire harness installation and final wiring of large, complex cabinets, control panels, & other electro-mechanical assemblies

* Build connector assemblies using precision and calibrated hand tools (e.g. wire strippers, crimpers, torque wrenches, soldering irons, heat guns, etc.), properly securing assemblies using lacing, spot ties, & cable clamps, and properly protecting assemblies with nylon tape, Expando sleeving, and/or shrink tubing.

* Prepare and precisely apply adhesives, conformal coat, and RTV to assemblies

* Use judgment in re-working or re-wiring to bring unit within quality control specifications

* Performs electro-mechanical assembly, disassembly and rework Some test and repair of various electronic products and mechanical assemblies

* Execute in support of Key Performance Indicators:

* Quality - reduce & eliminate defects, miswires, rework, etc.

* Schedule - meeting production deadlines

* Budget - accurately completing jobs within allocated hours

* Able to adapt to a constantly changing, fast-paced work environment

* Able to work with minimal supervision and may provide guidance to other technicians

* Interpret and follow written documents such as ISO procedures, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), and safety rules

* Interface with other departments (e.g. - Quality & Test) to assure efficient flow of information and materials

* Able to work overtime and weekends as needed

* Comply with all safety and regulatory requirements applicable to the company in accordance with State and Federal regulations and any applicable certification; required to maintain the certification

* Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Basic Qualifications:

* U.S. Citizenship

* High School diploma or GED and 2+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in the field or in a related area

* Associate's degree in a technical discipline preferred

* Proficient in basic computer skills

* Demonstrated strong decision-making and leadership skills

* Ability to coordinate several activities at the same time, and to reprioritize in response to changing operational conditions

* Team Oriented, strong listening and written skills required

* Strong ability to read & comprehend complex assembly drawings, wire lists, & written process instructions required

* Previous wire harness production experience required

* J-STD Solder certification required

* IPC-610 or IPC-620 certification required

* Lean Manufacturing experience preferred

* Lead/Supervisory experience a plus

* Must have good wiring and mechanical skills

* Must be experienced in the safe handling of chemicals

* Experience with Material Resource Planning (MRP) a plus

* Experience with military or defense a plus

* The ability to obtain and retain a security clearance within a time period to be established by the Company.

Physical Requirements:

* Working in a manufacturing environment Lifting 0-20 lbs., Walking, Stooping, Sitting, Standing, Computer Work

DRS Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #MCSS