Assembler

Department Mechanical Assembly
Location Chico

SCOPE OF JOB

Assembles parts, components and systems according to engineering specifications. Tests parts and mechanisms to meet tolerances.  Identifies units that fail tests or tolerance levels and communicates failure to appropriate personnel.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Requires 1-2 years hands on mechanical and assembly experience.
  • Good mechanical aptitude, and the ability to follow instructions.
  • Must be able to read and accurately interpret engineering drawings.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

    • Assemble various components and systems
    • Assemble and install sub-assemblies on harvesters, sweepers and other products
    • Installation of engine, hydraulic, air filter, air conditioning and electrical systems
    • Use of manual, power, pneumatic and hydraulic tools to bolt rubber parts to metal, bolt metal parts to metal, install rings in belting, assemble various system components
    • Perform gas/fluid testing and troubleshooting of systems
    • Assess and complete tasks by following guidelines within the Company Code of Safe Practices
    • Wash and polish completed units to prepare for shipment
    • Must work well with others as a team
    • Required to work Overtime in excess of 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, and Saturday per the factory production schedule

IMPACT

Successful performance impacts the daily operation by meeting production schedule targets and department goals.

NON ESSENTIAL DUTIES

As assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Requires knowledge and skills normally acquired through the successful completion of a High School Diploma or equivalent. Experience in a manufacturing environment with practical assembly experience.

Associates Degree, Vocational Instruction or Certification in mechanical assembly or related field a plus.

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Verbal, reading, writing and arithmetic skills. Good mechanical aptitude, and the ability to follow instructions. Must be able to read and accurately interpret engineering drawings.  Able to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. Analytical skills to recognize incorrect information based on pre-defined requirements.  Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.  Ability to accurately communicate errors to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.  Ability for critical thinking and problem solving skills.  Willingness to learn new tasks.

Balance Machine Operator and Welder – See separate job description for full scope of duties.

Electronics Sub-Assembly Systems Technician – See separate job description for full scope of duties.

INTERFACE WITH OTHERS

Internal

Ability to work together in a team environment; ability to communicate with others in a professional and collaborative manner. The ability to communicate information to other departments to resolve issues associated with components, systems or units that fail to meet required specifications.

External

In some instances, as requested by supervisor, communicate information to external resources to resolve issues or improve processes.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Cognitive skills to move from one task to another, attend to numerical detail, manage time appropriately, reason, process and interpret information. Cognitive skills for information processing, and interpretation, numerical and verbal intelligence.  Visual acuity to inspect product, interpret written data, maintain accurate records, and respond to direction, plant floor traffic and emergency warnings.  Speaking and hearing skills in order to converse verbally, by telephone and in person.

Use of hands for simple and firm grasping, repetitive motion, fine and gross manipulation to reach and handle equipment. Ability to stand for extended periods of time during the shift.  Ability to walk about the manufacturing area.  Able to bend, stretch, twist, stoop or reach with your body, arms and/or legs in order to install, position and move materials.  Ability to lift using appropriate biomechanical techniques during an eight to ten hour day. Ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without “giving out” or fatiguing.  Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 25 pounds, level lift up to 13 pounds and lift overhead up to 10 pounds.  Must be able to frequently push or pull up to 50 pounds.  Additional physical requirements are described on the attached matrix.

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.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • Dust and Particulates
  • Fumes and Chemicals
  • Loud Noise
  • Minimal vibration when testing unit

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Safety glasses, hearing protection, work boots

NOTE: THIS JOB SPECIFICATION IN NO WAY STATES OR IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES/FUNCTIONS TO BE PERFORMED BY THE INCUMBENT. EMPLOYEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER JOB-RELATED DUTIES/FUNCTIONS REQUESTED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.