Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Mechanical Assembler - First Shift

Location US-MD-Clarksburg
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/17/2024 11:06 AM)
Job ID
Manufacturing - Assemblers / Solderers
Experience (Years)
Jennifer Kasper
Minimum Degree
High School Diploma or GED


Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, naval/maritime, and public safety and security domains. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; and data protection solutions. Furthermore, the company serves as a gateway for technology, leveraging Thales-wide solutions—such as combat management systems; naval, airborne, and ground ISR; and electronic warfare—to address U.S. requirements. 


We are seeking a Mechanical Assembler to work in our Clarksburg, MD Campus on our First Shift.  This position will report directly to the Senior Manager of Manufacturing. 


Top Benefits 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Yearly Incentive Bonus Program
  • Generous 401(k) program  - up to 7% company contribution and 100% immediate vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid wellness, vacation, and holiday leave
  • Paid maternity, paternity, and parental leave
  • 9/80 Work Schedule (every other Friday off)


  • Follow printed work instructions.
  • Read schematics wiring diagrams and building assembly drawing along with MWI.
  • Handle small precision tools, hardware, etc.
  • Properly sign in on correct PIDs, complete ESD testing, and follow all manufacturing guidelines and procedures.
  • Interpret IPC-A-620 standards, where applicable.
  • Keep team lead informed of assembly issues.
  • Maintain a neat appearance in their work area and follow FOD compliance.
  • Shall be accountable for quality, quantity, and inspection of all work performed.


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.

  • U.S. Citizenship required. - Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 2 – 4 years of equivalent experience.
  • Computer Skills with proficiency in Word, Outlook, Kronos & PeopleSoft.
  • Applicant must have familiarity with electronic assemblies, and surface mount assemblies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications – Fluent in English.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. with or without assistance.
  • Ability to comply with all Company guidelines, policies, procedures and embrace Company Core Values. 

Preferred but not required qualifications: 

  • Solder Skills


For specific questions about this job posting, candidates may contact the recruiter at


Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. Thales is an E-Verify employer.


Thales is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need an accommodation or assistance in order to apply for a position with Thales, please call Human Resources at 240-864-7748.

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