Assembly Technician in Portland at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 1/8/2021

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Job Description

PacStar is a leading technology-based systems integrator that delivers advanced, reliable and interoperable tactical and enterprise communications systems to the military, federal, state and local government agencies, as well as emergency responders. The company's patented IQ-Core® Software and hardware technology and integration/installation services provide secure, command, control and communications systems -- particularly in remote or infrastructure starved areas. In addition, PacStar's unified and tactical network communications systems are ideally suited for commercial sector organizations with mission-critical, complex communications requirements.

The Opportunity | Assembly Technician

The primary purpose of the Assembly Technician is to perform a wide variety of electronic, electro-mechanical, mechanical or measurement product assembly operations on product components, assemblies or sub-assemblies.

Essential Functions:

  • Assembles and tests electronic products having both hardware and software systems
  • Works as directed on daily work assignments to meet customer commitments
  • Follows Operations Methods Sheets in order to build product properly and minimize errors
  • Uses written and verbal communication to relate equipment and process information to other team members and support functions
  • Changes direction to accommodate work priorities as needed
  • Performs visual inspection of all components and finished subassemblies and finish products to specified criteria to ensure high quality
  • May work in other work centers and/or departments
  • Mechanical assembly of products can include:
    • Mechanical assembly of sheet metal enclosures
    • Simple soldering
    • Strip and tin wires
    • Wire to solder cups in connectors
    • Install hardware where needed
    • Follow prints
  • Operation of light machinery
  • Pre-testing of equipment before assembly
  • Cycling of equipment through electronic and environmental testing equipment
  • This position requires physical attendance at the assigned job site, typically PacStar Headquarters


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum of three years' experience utilizing basic assembly equipment and tools, e.g., strippers, crimpers, cutters, soldering iron, screw drivers, drills
  • Read and understand drawings
  • Read and understand wiring schematics
  • Ability to adapt to new processes and follow procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Able to build cables, connectors and other simple electronics assemblies from sketches and other informal documentation
  • Electro-mechanical assembly skills
  • Work well under pressure
  • Previous experience using a personal computer with a Windows operating system required
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work overtime as required
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to know when to ask appropriate questions
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is a must
  • Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.


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