Assembler - Nights

Glenwood, Minnesota (US)
Oct 12, 2020

SUMMARY: Assembles machines, equipment, and their sub-assemblies following blueprints and other written and verbal specifications. Familiar with and capable of using various types of hand and power tools. Required to perform other miscellaneous tasks as supervision deems necessary.  


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  

· Reads and interprets blueprints and assembly drawings to determine specific assembly requirements.  

· Removes small quantities of metal to clean parts or to produce close fit between parts.  

· Plans assembly procedures, following specifications.  

· Drills, taps, or reams holes.  

· Aligns components and bolts, screws, or rivets them together.  

· Installs moving parts, such as shafts, levers, or bearings, and works them to test free movement.  

· Aligns and meshes gears in gearbox to assemble system of gears.  

· Tests or assists in testing operation of completed product.  

· Prepares parts for shipping into containers, bands items to pallets and performs other packaging as required.  

· Completes all weekly, daily and monthly 5S tasks.  


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


EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE): High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.  


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform simple shop math, convert decimals to fractional equivalents.  


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  


COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ERP software. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX or Dynamics D365 is preferred.  



· Stand: Continuously (8-10 hours)  

· Walk: Continuously (8-10 hours)  

· Sit: Continuously depending on the parts, but much less often than standing or walking  

· Lift to/from floor: Up to 50 lbs. occasionally (components), 10 lbs. frequently (components)  

· Lift overhead: Up to 20 lbs. rarely (components), 15 lbs. occasionally (components), 10 lbs. frequently (components)  

· Lift waist level Up to 50 lbs. occasionally (components), 25 lbs. frequently (components)  

· One or two hands carry: Up to 30 lbs. for 5 feet occasionally (components), heavier items are moved with a hoist  

· Push/pull Up to 53 lbs. force (total 105 lbs. force) with two employees to initiate large A-frame cart and up to 38 lbs. (total
75 lbs. force) with two employees to initiate movement of loaded carts, occasionally, loaded parts cart my take up to 40 lbs.
force, occasionally   

· Elevated work (reaching): Frequently (to reach components)  

· Forward reaching: Occasionally (to work on components)  

· Twist: Rarely (to reach components)  

· Bend: Frequently (to assemble small components or complete complex assemblies at various heights)  

· Squat: Occasionally (to reach components on lower shelves)  

· Kneel or crouch: Occasionally (to assemble small components or complete complex assemblies at lower heights)  

· Stair climb: Rarely (rolling parts)  

· Ladder climb: Rarely (to reach upper shelves)  

· Balance: Occasionally (walking around parts/components, machines)  

· Manual dexterity: Frequently (handling small components)  

· Firm grasp: Frequently (using hand tools)  

· Foot pedal operation: Frequently (if operating forklift)  


Lifting more than 50 lbs. is performed by two employees or mechanical assistance is required.  


· Rare: 1-5% of day  

· Occasional: 6-33% of day  

· Frequent: 34-66% of day  

· Continuous: 67-100% of day  



· May be inside 95% of day, outside 5% of day to deliver parts or bring in parts from outside, temperature exposure may be
70-100 degrees inside near ovens, and outside varies between -20 to 100 degrees + with high humidity in summer.  

· High elevations: Moderate (standing on ladders or assemblies)   

· Moving objects: Slight (hoist, forklifts, rolling carts)  

· Noise level: Moderate  

· Slippery surface: Slight (wet floor, sand/dirt on floor dragged in on forklift tires)  

· Vibration: Moderate (hand tools)  

· Air pollution: Slight (dust, welding smoke)  



· Near vision and depth perception: Significant  

· Far vision: Moderate  

· Color discrimination: Significant for those working with the electrical assemblies  

· Hearing sensitivity: Minimal  


PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Eye protection, safety shoes, protective clothing and ear plugs.  

 EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM JOB: Hand tools, power tools, belt sander, forklift, bridge crane, overhead hoist, steel sawhorse, hand truck, brooms.  

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