Basic Functions: The Assembler is responsible for hands-on assembling of electrical and mechanical sub- and final assemblies while following safe work practices. The Assembler understands the manufacturing assembly process, the set up and flow of assembly procedures, recognizes potential problems and helps to resolve them by bringing them to the attention of a Trade Coordinator or Supervisor in a timely manner, assists in setting up and maintaining production flow, works with minimum supervision, as required.

Principal Accountabilities:
1) Work from process plans, engineering drawings, schematics, and wiring diagrams.

2) Perform electronic assembly operations, such as mounting electrical components, sub-assemblies, and details on panels, chassis, printed circuit boards, airborne sub and top assemblies, and in ground equipment racks and consoles. Prep and insert components in ground and airborne printed circuit boards and operate lead forming and component insertion machines. Hand solder ground equipment printed circuit boards sub and top assemblies and airborne sup and top assemblies, where the solder connections are made to terminals on the printed circuit boards, module, or within the assembly.

3) Perform Mechanical Assembly operations such as following the exact details of drawings, tool lists, and assembly instructions for complex mechanical assembly. These mechanical assembled items range from small hand held assemblies and subassemblies to large complete field installable units. Effective eye hand coordination and manual dexterity is required.

4) Perform simple soldering and hooking up operations on electrical bench sub-assemblies such as plug assemblies, cable forms, and other assemblies of similar complexity, making changes or adjustments to soldering equipment as required. Conduct simple continuity checks to verify work.

5) Operate wire manufacturing machines and fabricates wires by cutting, stamping, crimping, lugging, grouping, soldering, working with shielded wire and coaxial cable, and performing similar operations related to wire fabrication. Fabricates and assembles electrical harness assemblies and attaches plug assemblies or other connector devices.

6) Understands the importance of a Safety First environment. Maintain a clean and organized production workstation

7) Understands Quality and the effect it has in a production environment.

8) Adhere to ESD requirements in board handling and safety procedures in the performance of job duties

9) Able to lift up to 25lbs continuously and up to 50lbs occasionally.

10) Able to perform work from a standing position more than half of the time.

11) Work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment effectively and efficiently.

Principal Challenges (Describe the nature and variety of the most typical and the most complex problems you face in this position and the various long and short range challenges in the position):
1. Must be able to work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines and pay attention to detail.
2. Learning/Change Agility
3. Support Lean Manufacturing initiative by adapting and adhering to principles of Lean.
4. Effectively meet quality, quantity and process flow requirements5.

Functional Guidance: (List positions (if any) other than your supervisor that provide you with functional guidance and briefly discuss the nature and purpose of that guidance):
1. Work closely with Trade Coordinators and Manufacturing Engineers

Review and Approvals: (Describe typical decisions that you are required to make. Describe those issues or problems that you refer to others for decision. In both cases include authority for decisions regarding issues of policy and procedure, administrative matters, and personnel (hiring, firing, salary increases, etc):
1. Seek solutions for problematic issues that may occur in the production process2.

Key Contacts: (Describe your most significant contact (use position titles) with other areas within the company other than your supervisor or subordinates. Also describe your most significant business contact with others outside the company. In both cases list the frequency and the purpose of the contact).

Manufacturing Engineering Daily •
Software Engineers Daily •
Planning & Logistics Daily •
Warehouse Trade Daily

Knowledge and Background Requirements: (List below the minimum requirements of knowledge and previous experience necessary for an individual to be considered for this position. Also state additional characteristics that are desirable, but not essential, for an individual to start in this position):

Minimum Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED
• Minimum five years’ experience working in electronics assembly with component identification skills Perform basic arithmetic functions for weight measurements, torque conversions,       and dimensional measurements. Experience in solder fabrication, battery assembly and/or cable/harness assembly
• Prior work experience reading assembly drawings and instructions
• Basic computer skills / Data entry experience
• Ability to read and interpret engineering assembly drawings.
• Ability to work in a team environment and also to work independently
• Demonstrate skill in the operation and care of hand and power tools; production and inspection equipment as applicable
• Effective manual dexterity and eye hand coordination.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to learn and use safely operation of assembly equipment.
• Effective organization skills.

Work overtime as required.

Desirable but not Essential:
• ESD training

Environment: (Describe any unusual aspects that might make this position different from similar positions elsewhere): See attached Assembler Job Analysis

Other Comments: (Comments which you consider helpful in evaluating or understanding this position):