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Cable Manufacturing Engineer


Applications Engineer


Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Leidos Dynetics 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, Leidos 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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and ensure manufacturing processes/work instructions are simple, clear, robust, error proofed, and repeatable.

  • Prepare process flows and assembly work instructions for assembly technicians using an MES system (i.e. Solumina).

  • Support the implementation of change orders and deviations.

  • Understand and support review of assembly drawings and instructions with design engineers.

  • Investigate new technologies and prepare justifications for CAPEX (capital expenditure) exercises.

  • Support New Product Introduction (NPI) activities in support developing procedures/work instructions that will lead to follow-on production.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate will have a BS degree in engineering (or a science or technical discipline) from an accredited university with 2 years of relevant experience. In lieu of degree, a High School Diploma/GED with at least 8 years of relevant experience will be considered.

  • 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 be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Communicate 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 will be a plus.

  • Experience with Costpoint Material Planning software and/or Agile product lifecycle management software is a plus.

  • Experience in various quality roles is also a plus.

  • Experience in using Manufacturing execution systems (MES) is also a plus.

  • 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.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $55,250.00 - $99,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.