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Mechanical Assembler

Poway, California 92064 | Contract to Direct

Post Date: 01/24/2018 Job ID: 74703 Category: Sales Representatives-Manufacturing-Technical and

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Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of repetitive and non-repetitive bench or line mechanical sub-assembly and assembly operations of a semi-skilled nature to produce products, also making required minor adjustments in the assemblies as needed.

  Duties and Responsibilities  include the following:
  • Follows production drawings, sample assemblies and verbal instructions with close supervision.
  • Understands and applies established acceptable workmanship practices to all facets of mechanical assembly.
  • Interprets and works from schematics, drawings, work instructions and bills of material to understand the required parts and steps needed to complete the assigned assembly.
  • Positions and aligns parts in specified relationship to each other in jig, fixture, or other holding device.
  • Performs basic testing, assembly and/or disassembly of mechanical assemblies using both traditional and non-traditional tooling such as multimeter, oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, power supply, function generator, LCD meter, screwdriver, torque wrench, standard wrench, etc.
  • Works on assembled components, requiring manual dexterity and the ability to work with simple hand tools, soldering equipment, volt meters and other related test instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of cleaning, lead preparation, component mounting, parts orientation.
  • Makes accurate mathematical calculations and uses precision measuring instruments as required.
  • Tends machines, such as arbor presses or riveting machine, to perform force fitting or fastening operations on assembly line.
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools to perform skilled fitting and assembly work. 
  • Inspect parts and performs basic tests.
  • Crimps, stakes, screws, bolts, rivets, welds, solders, cements, press fits, or performs similar operations to join or secure parts in place.
  • Adjusts or trims materials from components to achieve specified electrical or dimensional characteristics.
  • Follows safety procedures in the use and handling of flammable and hazardous chemicals required to meet all cleanliness specifications.
  • Must be able to follow specific procedures and detailed instructions completely.
  • Ensures that quality checks are completed throughout the manufacturing process.
  • May perform hand soldering using a soldering iron.

  • Requires a high school education or equivalent and 2 years mechanical assembly experience.
  • Experienced in using hand tools and some power tools (Bandsaw, grinder etc,).
  • Basic level understanding of mechanical hardware (nuts, bolts, screws, etc.) assembly.
  • Basic level knowledge of blueprints, Bill of Materials and mechanical drawings.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Exhibits a strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Requires ability to perform simple mathematical calculations, including ratios and fractions.
  • Understanding of 5S and Lean Manufacturing practices is a plus.
  • Candidate must possess U.S. citizenship or be a " U.S. Person". (A U.S. Person is defined as a person who is a lawful permanent resident “ Green Card holder” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(20) or who is a ” Protected Individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).)

Physical Requirements
  • The physical/mental demands and work environment 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.
  • Continuous and repetitive motion of hands and fingers.
  • Frequent reaching with hands and arms.
  • Frequent  reaching above/below shoulder level.
  • Sitting, standing and/or walking for prolonged periods of time.
  • Frequent pulling, pushing, carrying and lifting of up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasional twisting at the waist/neck.
  • Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, vapors, fumes and toxic/caustic chemicals.

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