General Position Summary
Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of electromechanical or mechanical production sub-assembly and assembly operations to build up and assemble difficult and complex instruments. Duties may include following techniques to wire, prepare cable harnesses and install cable harnesses.
Essential Job Functions
- Under general supervision, performs various tasks requiring knowledge of assembly techniques, tools, materials, machines and equipment.
- Assembles electromechanical instruments or fabricated parts to make subassemblies or complete instruments using hand tools, power tools and special tools and/or calibration equipment.
- Determines methods and sequence of assembly operations where complete information is not readily available or follows assembly shop and production operations sheets, wire lists, samples, blue prints, schematics and verbal instructions to perform a wide variety of assembly operations.
- Fits, aligns, calibrates and adjusts parts and mechanisms to meet tolerances and product operating and quality requirements.
- Works from engineering drawings, rough sketches, and manuals, verbal or written instructions from Lead Assembler or Supervisor.
- Performs in-process and final quality inspection of assembled products.
- Examines drawings and work orders to determine the work that needs to be performed.
- Utilizes appropriate machines and tools to install, mount, fasten, align and adjust parts, components, wiring and harnesses.
- Examines and tests assembly at various stages of production to identify errors.
- Maintains a record of the assembly process, progress and problems.
- Provides feedback to supervisor when a deviation from accepted practice or safety issues are recognized.
- Utilizes small hand tools such as wire strippers, crimpers, wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, and hammers.
- Identifies and selects components to be integrated into sub-assembly and assembly units.
- Makes own set-ups, alignments and adjustments maintaining tolerance in accordance with instructions.
- Disassembles, modifies, reworks, refurbishes, reassembles, and tests instruments as required.
- Evaluates and recommends changes in methods and procedures in assigned area of responsibility.
- Seeks constant improvement in work processes and techniques.
- Assures that assembly areas are in an orderly and functional condition.
- Suggests improvement in departmental work processes and procedures.
- Maintains good communications with peers, Lead Assembler and Supervisor.
- Attends and participates in group meetings, task force groups, etc., as needed.
- Works with Support Engineering to develop and maintain time standards.
- Aids Support Engineering with design of assemblies and units for manufacturing capability.
- Performs other duties and projects as assigned by Supervisor and/or Lead Assembler.
- High school diploma, GED or equivalent education and experience
Experience & Minimum Qualifications
- 4-6 years of assembly experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment
- Ability to follow schematics and assemble wire harnesses is a must.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, engineering prints and schematics.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals using a calculator.
- Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Ability to use standard power hand tools and custom tools, gauges, and other calibration equipment and assembly fixtures.
- Ability to lift 25 to 50 pounds is an asset
- Strong organizational skills through demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage time
- Established collaboration skills and the ability to communicate with openness and transparency.
- Ability to comply with FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
- Ability to meet production schedules.
- Exposure and training to Six Sigma and/or lean manufacturing preferred.
Physical Requirements & Working Environment
- Ability to work safely and according to departmental procedures when working at high temperatures with hazardous equipment and materials such as power tools, wire strippers, heat guns, heated cutting blades and others.
- Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
- Ability to successfully respond to multiple work pressures.
- Ability to communicate verbally to individuals and groups.
Affirmative Action Employer
Equal Opportunity Employer