InterConnect assemblers play an important role in our success.
Studies show that corporations with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%. Training employees is something that all companies can adopt as part of their culture. InterConnect management quickly realized that a robust platform specific training for F-16, F-15, UH-60, H-92, F-2 and C-130 aircraft would net huge benefits for our customers and ultimately our end users, the pilots!
Engaged employees, according to a Dale Carnegie study, have four key traits: (1) Enthusiastic, (2) Empowered, (3) Confident, and (4) Inspired. InterConnect Wiring’s F-16, F-15, UH-60, H-92, F-2 and C-130 training programs are engineered to successfully equip our employees with the tools needed to succeed. From Human Resources to Certified Solder Professionals everyone at InterConnect goes through extensive training. InterConnect has a dedicated training room with full-size harness assembly drawings that bring the training to life for the assemblers. The assemblers typically spend three weeks in the training room before working on actual electrical aircraft wiring harnesses.
An integral part of our organization
Assemblers are an integral part of InterConnect Wiring and they play an important role in the manufacturing process. The job of an assembler requires a wide range of knowledge and skills. They are responsible for assembling pieces of components into a product and then forming the product into a complete aircraft wiring harness, panel assembly and/or aircraft modification kit. The aircraft wiring harnesses, panels and loose wire assemblies that we build range from aircraft modification kits, circuit breaker panels, cockpit panels, power distribution panels, relay panels, and wiring harnesses. Our assemblers even perform on-aircraft modifications when the job calls for complete aircraft rewiring.
Acquiring and Mastering Skills
The F-16, F-15, UH-60, H-92, F-2 and C-130 training programs are comprised of eight-hour lessons conducted over a three-week period in a classroom and on shop floor settings. The course format includes lecture and applied hands on skill development, with written and actual fabrications used as evaluations of skills acquired. Successful completion of F-16, F-15, UH-60, H-92, F-2 and C-130 training programs requires passing a soldering exam and an in-depth skills-based practical assessment. More platform specific training is added as InterConnect is awarded new contracts from new customers.
Creating Excellence in Electronic Assemblies
Our F-16, F-15, UH-60, S-92, F-2 and C-130 training programs ensure conformance to IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620 and J-STD-001 certifications. Implementing the IPC standards throughout the manufacturing process helps ensure better performance and longer life of our wiring harnesses, panels and loose wire assemblies. By ensuring our assemblers have a repeatable process, we are able to maintain our monthly Quality Objectives. This commitment to quality is just another way InterConnect employees achieve the InterConnect vision that “We do the most critical tasks for our customers better and faster than they once thought possible.”
Quality Starts with Assembly
The assembly process begins by studying detailed engineering drawings and/or harness assembly drawings that show how to assemble complex wiring harnesses, panels and loose wire assemblies. After determining how parts should connect, we use hand or power tools to fit and align components together properly. Once the parts are properly aligned, we connect parts with bolts and screws, or by soldering items together. Quality control is important throughout the assembly process, therefore assemblers watch for mistakes in the assembly process or faulty components. The assemblers continually look for potential problems to avoid production of defective harnesses, panels or loose wire assemblies.
Having a highly skilled work force is not enough for InterConnect. We continually solicit suggestions from our assemblers on ways to improve our process and training. We have recurring training to ensure our assemblers are aware of changes to processes and ensure that we are continually improving. If a process doesn’t work, we change it! Just another way we achieve our core value of forward thinking. “We don’t believe in doing business as usual. We are always looking for a better solution”.