The most important thing we build is trust

US-California-San Diego
Date Posted
19 Oct 2017



Repair, maintain and troubleshoot electrical or mechanical equipment to determine problems in non-functioning electro-mechanical equipment used in the manufacturing process; dismantle, adjust, repair and assemble equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, operating or repair manuals, rough sketches or drawings; use test and diagnostic equipment to perform checks; rebuild manufacturing equipment as required; may perform equipment modifications as directed by manufacturing engineers; performs work of high complexity.



  • Perform preventative maintenance and troubleshooting on MIC assembly equipment, including wire bonders, epoxy die-attach machines, eutectic stations, pull testers, plasma cleaner, parallel gap welders, hot plates, ovens, pick & place machines, furnaces and other miscellaneous MIC assembly equipment.
  • Outsource repair work in specialty areas; maintain spare parts inventory for MIC assembly equipment including service documentation, MIC tooling, assembly equipment spare parts and equipment storage; order spare parts and tools as necessary.
  • Alter existing equipment and determine alternate uses for equipment to improve and enhance results.
  • Support process engineering through storage and filing of equipment certification and Statistical Process Control chart documentation.
  • Uses LOTO (Lock-Out/Tag-Out) and other safety processes and/or procedures while working on manufacturing equipment.
  • 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.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Evaluate tools and equipment; repair non-MIC equipment such as meters, electrical and mechanical devices;
  • Support solder area temperature controller profiling and repair;
  • Train less experienced Equipment Maintenance Technicians.



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

  • Six (6) years experience in performing repair and maintenance of electro-mechanical equipment with good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; MIC equipment maintenance and repair experience, preferred; High School diploma or equivalent, required; Certificate in Electronics or Electrical Mechanical Repair, preferred; or, Associate of Arts degree in Electronics or Electrical Mechanical Repair, a plus;
  • Technical skills: ability to set up test equipment as defined by a documented manufacturing and processes; crossed trained on multiple types of equipment such as saws, lasers, ovens/furnaces and pick and place machines;
  • 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.




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



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.

Job ID
Job Category
Technicians & Operators
Primary Location
US-California-San Diego
Microelectronic Solutions
June Layng
Do PostBack