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Cable Assembler

Department: Direct Labor
Location: Lumberton, NJ

Summary:  Assembles electronic cable assemblies, components, subassemblies, products, or systems, by performing the following duties.

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


  • Reads work orders and routings, follows production drawings and sample assemblies, or receives verbal instructions regarding duties to be performed.
  • Wraps and ties wires together at designated points to form harness
  • Crimps, stakes, screws, bolts, solders, cements, press fits, or performs similar operations to join or secure parts in place
  • Attaches ends of wires to components, plugs, or terminal strip
  • Inserts cable in plastic tubing or injects plastic sealant around terminals to protect cable from dust and moisture
  • Tests wiring continuity with continuity tester
  • Marks identifying data on completed harness
  • Uses cable testing equipment to troubleshoot problems
  • Performs preventive maintenance and minor equipment repairs
  • Mounts assembled components, such as transformers, resistors, transistors, capacitors, integrated circuits, and sockets, on chassis panel.
  • Connects component lead wires to printed circuit or routes and connects wires between individual component leads and other components, connectors, terminals, and contact points
  • Installs finished assemblies or subassemblies in cases and cabinets
  • Complying with all TREK Policies as defined in the TREK Employee Handbook
  • Works safely with small tools such as knives, cutters, screw drivers, wrenches and wire-strippers
  • Pursuing continuous improvement through training and process improvement
  • Complies with all applicable elements of TREK Quality Management System



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Problem Solving
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
  • Works well in group problem solving situations
  • Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics


  • Customer Service
  • Responds promptly to customer needs
  • Responds to requests for service and assistance
  • Meets commitments


  • Interpersonal
  • Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming
  • Keeps emotions under control
  • Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things


  • Oral Communication
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Listens and gets clarification
  • Responds well to questions


  • Team Work
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views
  • Gives and welcomes feedback
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit
  • Puts success of team above own interests
  • Supports everyone's efforts to succeed
  • Recognizes accomplishments of other team members


  • Written Communication
  • Writes clearly and informatively
  • Presents numerical data effectively
  • Able to read and interpret written information


  • Leadership
  • Effectively influences actions and opinions of others
  • Inspires respect and trust
  • Accepts feedback from others
  • Gives appropriate recognition to others


  • Quality Management
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness


  • Cost Consciousness
  • Develops and implements cost saving measures
  • Contributes to profits and revenue
  • Conserves organizational resources


  • Diversity
  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences
  • Promotes a harassment-free environment


  • Ethics
  • Treats people with respect
  • Keeps commitments
  • Upholds organizational values


  • Organizational Support
  • Follows policies and procedures
  • Supports organization's goals and values


  • Adaptability
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment
  • Changes approach or method to best fit the situation
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events


  • Attendance/Punctuality
  • Is consistently at work and on time
  • Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent


  • Dependability
  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction
  • Keeps commitments
  • Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan


  • Innovation
  • Generates suggestions for improving work
  • Develops innovative approaches and ideas


  • Motivation
  • Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles


  • Planning/Organizing
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities
  • Uses time efficiently


  • Quality
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Applies feedback to improve performance
  • Monitors own work to ensure quality


  • Quantity
  • Meets productivity standards
  • Completes work in timely manner
  • Strives to increase productivity
  • Works quickly


  • Safety and Security
  • Observes safety and security procedures
  • Reports potentially unsafe conditions
  • Uses equipment and materials properly



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.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Ability:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as routing, blueprints, drawings, specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Math Ability:

  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations


Computer Skills:

  • No Computer skills needed. 


Certificates and Licenses:

  • None


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands 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.


  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel
  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk
  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus

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