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Air Force Mechanical

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
January 04, 2018

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William J. Cassidy


Recently retired “jack-of-all-trades”, seeking hands-on short-term/long-term assembly contracts while also open to the idea of direct-hire opportunities in the aerospace/defense industries. Experienced with various aspects of electro-mechanical assembly, to include cable assembly, wire harness fabrication, soldering, etc., in addition to testing, integration and system upgrades.


Current J-STD-001 Solder Certification

ESD Trained and Certified

PPE Trained and Certified

Aerial Lift / Hoisting License

DoD Clearance (Archived)

Fine manual-dexterity / comfortable with microscope work

Wire Harness / Cable Assembly

System Testing / Integration / Upgrades

Employment History:

Raytheon Co. Marlborough, MA

Engineering Technician / Precision Mechanical Assembler / Painter 07/1978 to 05/2017

Maintained active, DoD Secret Clearance to perform various assigned duties

Assembled satellite antennas and communication systems for military programs, such as The Air Force Milstar program and Army SMART-T

Utilized torque wrenches, drills, screw drivers, tweezers, microscope, grinders, Dremel tools, rivet guns, tap and die sets, hammers, socket sets, hex heads, various bits, off-set wrenches, etc.

Installed slide assemblies into Patriot Missile Systems and RDP (rapid data processor) with extensive schematic wiring, wire routing and harness assembly

Worked with crimping tools, locators, extraction and insertion tools per-wire gauge

Assembled and troubleshot fixed ground terminals, as well as airborne terminals, in addition to 24-hour burn-in testing, prior to shipping to customer

Mixing and manual application of two and three-part epoxies: Polyselfide, Loctite, RTV’s to antennas and radar hardware with manual gun and syringes

Performed terminal upgrade integration for The Milstar Program, upgrading old antennas to current configuration for MDR/XDR data rate

Upgraded Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal (SMART-T), transportable terminators designed to attach to Army Humvee vehicles by performing antenna dish rework/realignment and installing newly upgraded motors

Worked on classified high-power amplifiers

Worked with verniers micrometers, calipers, gapping shims for motors, etc.

Constructed, reworked and rerouted cables in amplifier assemblies using various gauged wires

Installed and maintained systems for domestic and international Air Force sites for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-Of-Sight Terminals (FAB-T)

Peromplex assemblies using blue print drawings and schematics.

Trained and certified to work on Self Propelled AWP and Boom Supported AWP, in addition to aerial work platforms.


G.E.D. Boston, MA

E-MAIL Phone 603-***-****

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