Senior Mechanical Assembler

Job Details

Senior Mechanical Assembler

Simi Valley, California




Job Description

Assembles mechanical assemblies and sub-assemblies for large antenna systems.

Major functions

  • Performs a wide variety of complex assembly operations on mechanical parts, assemblies, and subassemblies such as modules, panels, racks, or cabinets.
  • Interprets and follows diagrams, T.O. specifications, blueprints, and engineering drawings.
  • Makes initial layouts must be able to assemble close tolerance parts and use a wide variety of hand and pneumatic tools.
  • Checks for work correctness and for conformance to specifications.
  • May disassemble, modify, rework, reassemble experimental or prototype assemblies and subassemblies according to specifications.
  • Mechanical assembly of large antenna systems and sub-assemblies, gearboxes, large diameter bearings, etc.
  • Uses hand tools and various epoxies to perform operations.
  • Interfaces with engineering, quality assurance, and test personnel to ensure subassemblies are inspected and tested at specified checkpoints.
  • Work to be performed requires heavy lifts involving the use of cranes, forklifts and man lifts.
  • May also be assigned to small assembly detailed work.
  • Interface with members of multiple departments like Engineer, Quality Assurance and Test Engineering to ensure subassemblies are tested at specified check points.
  • May be required to travel for field work to install and assemble systems under supervision.
  • Sets the highest ethical standards for self and others.
  • As Senior Assembler, will be responsible to perform work on more difficult assemblies and requires organization of major assemblies and subassemblies to build in proper sequence.
  • Will be required to travel for field work in the installation and assembly of systems, sometimes unsupervised.
  • Will be required to oversee crew in the field if supervisor is not available.
  • May be required to assist in training of new assemblers.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Candidate Requirements


  • A minimum of an HS Diploma/GED is required.
  • At least 1 year of experience in mechanical assembly required.
  • Must have basic knowledge and experience using hand tools.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Previous experience working at heights is preferred.
  • Previous experience operating forklifts is desired.
  • Knowledge of standard calipers and dial indicators is desired.
  • General knowledge of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) control and tool control processes is desired.
  • Previous related experience in the following is a plus:
  • Heavy equipment maintenance
  • Wind turbine manufacture
  • Satellite ground station maintenance
  • Shipboard maintenance
  • Large industrial machinery repair
  • Large antenna manufacture
  • Must pass a drug test
  • Must pass a background check

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