Teledyne Technologies

  • Electro-Mechanical Assembler

    Job Locations US-CA-Poway
    Requisition ID
    Company Name
    Teledyne RD Instruments
    1st Shift - Day
    Citizenship/Visa Requirement
    US Citizen/Perm Resident/ Other US Person
  • Company Overview

    Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge undersea technology companies that have been assembled by Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration, over the past 10 years Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing the best of the best together under a single umbrella. Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support.


    As part of the Teledyne Marine group, Teledyne RD Instruments revolutionized the industry through the development of the first acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) and continues to be a global leader in acoustic Doppler innovations used for current profiling and precision navigation.  Our game changing technology has allowed tens of thousands of scientists, engineers and researchers to explore and understand our world’s oceans, rivers and streams in a way that was previously thought impossible.  With a staff of more than 150 scientists, engineers, technicians, and sales and support personnel, the company's San Diego-based global headquarters is an 80,000 square-foot ISO-9001:2008 facility that includes state-of-the art engineering, laboratory, manufacturing, and test areas.


    For more information, visit our website at


    Teledyne is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, protected Veteran Status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call (805)373-4545.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.  

    Position Summary and Responsibilities

    General Overview

    Under limited supervision, performs a wide variety of electronic and electro-mechanical sub-assembly and assembly operations of a semi-skilled nature, including build-up and assembly of difficult, complex units, such as power supplies, modules, chassis drawers, cable harnesses, PC boards, electronic systems and sub-assemblies.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Reads and follows reporting documentation/information:
      • Work release information
      • Engineering Change Order (ECO)
      • Written instructions regarding duties to be performed
      • Verbal instructions regarding duties to be performed
    • Reads and follows assembly building documentation/information:
      • Production drawings (released, unreleased and/or obsolete)
      • Sample assemblies
      • Informal (hand-drawn or unreleased) assembly drawings
    • Performs the following electro-mechanical assembler tasks and duties:
      • Soldering and de-soldering of both through-hole and surface mount technology (SMT) components
      • Installing and/or removing discrete components, such as transformers, resistors, transistors, capacitors, inductors, etc., onto printed circuit assemblies (PCA’s) and/or panels using both traditional soldering iron and/or hot air techniques
      • Installing and/or removing integrated circuits (IC’s) onto printed circuit assemblies (PCA’s) and/or panels using both tradition soldering and or hot air techniques
      • Assembly/disassembly of mechanical assemblies using both traditional and non-traditional tooling, such as screwdrivers, torque wrenches, standard wrenches, hammers, etc.
      • Installing, removing, assembly and disassembly using a microscope


    Supervisory Responsibilities                                            

    This position does not supervise other employees.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




    • Requires a high school education or equivalent and 2-4 years closely related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic components and proficiency in electro-mechanical assembly
    • Demonstrated proficiency in soldering, including, but not limited to, through-hole and surface mount technology
    • IPC/J standard soldering training and certification is highly preferred
    • Demonstrated knowledge of lean manufacturing and Kanban systems
    • Basic computer skills (Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word) needed to perform the required duties, using soldering irons and basic hand tools
    • Demonstrated ability to read blueprints, Bill of Materials, mechanical drawings, written instructions and understand verbal instructions
    • Demonstrated ability to set up test equipment for functional, operational, environmental and life tests
    • Demonstrated ability to perform simple mathematical calculations, including ratios and fractions
    • Demonstrated ability to interpret drawings, perform modifications and rework assemblies
    • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
    • Must possess U.S. citizenship or be a "U.S. Person". (A U.S. Person is defined as a person who is a lawful permanent resident “Green Card holder” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(20) or who is a ”Protected Individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

    Physical Requirements


    The physical/mental demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Continuous use and repetitive motion of hands and fingers
    • Frequent reaching with hands and arms
    • Occasional reaching above/below shoulder level
    • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) and ability to adjust focus (adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
    • Sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time
    • Frequent pushing, pulling, carrying and lifting up to 24 pounds, and occasionally up to 50 pounds
    • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, vapors, fumes and toxic/caustic chemicals 



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