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Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Circuit Card Assembler Apprenticeship in Colorado Springs, Colorado

We are CAES, a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement? Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Consider CAES. #peoplefocusedmissiondriven

A career with CAES is more than just a job, it is the pathway to a bright future.

Under the apprenticeship program, apprentice will perform a variety of manual assembly tasks, from periodic to frequent, from simple to complex, related to the assembly and inspection of electronic circuit card assemblies and the next level hardware.

Primary activities include hand-soldering, installing, removing and replacing thru-hole components without board damage, soldering wires and cables and identifying assembly and documentation issues. A high level of dexterity is required to manipulate and position extremely small (.020 x .020) devices using hand tools such as hand soldering irons, tweezers and hot air re-flow equipment.

  • Hand soldering and mechanical assembly

  • Use of a microscope while performing soldering work for extended periods

  • Micro soldering Integrated Circuit (IC) chips and other SMT components using hand-soldering irons and hot air reflow equipment

  • Advance soldering rework skills of printed wiring boards.

  • Perform SMT rework, removing and replacing SMT components without damage, while inspecting operations to ensure quality of product.

  • Perform rework/repair of internal product to ensure Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) are reworked to the required customer and industry standards.

  • Interact with Production Control, Quality, and Engineering on a daily basis

  • Able to assemble and inspect circuit card assemblies with the aid of a microscope (training on site)

  • Read and comprehend complex work instructions, drawings and parts lists

  • Simple equipment maintenance and upkeep tasks

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent

  • Must be able to work in a dynamic and constantly changing environment

  • Must have flexibility in work hours, overtime may be required

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal, required

  • Very good eye-hand coordination required

  • Strong work ethic

  • Proficient in the full suite of Microsoft Officeâ„¢ products - Excel, Word, Visio, Power Point, Project.

Salary Range: $12.00 - $16.00 per hour

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Employment Transparency:

CAES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of CAES 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. CAES 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.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.

The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

CAES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Advertising Title: Circuit Card Assembler Apprenticeship

Requisition ID: 2021-4727

Street: 4350 Centennial Blvd.

Remote: No