Advanced Assembler - Day Shift

Windom, Minnesota
Salary DOE
Mar 08, 2018

 The individual should be familiar with and capable of using various types of hand and power tools.  Speaks with customers on the phone for a variety of electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic systems, subassemblies, and parts to determine service requests by performing the following duties.

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Talks with customers by phone or in person for service support.
  • Handles service failure phone calls or in person.
  • Site visits to investigate issues incurred in the field.
  • Confers with engineers, quality technicians, production personnel, and others regarding testing procedures and results and to resolve problems.
  • Interviews customers and records interview information into computer for customer service.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints and assembly drawings to determine specific assembly requirements.
  • Read and interpret electrical and hydraulic schematics for various product lines.
  • Plans assembly procedures, following specifications.
  • Able to train / instruct fellow assemblers on assembly procedures.
  • Removes small quantities of metal to clean parts or to produce close fit between parts.
  • 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 proper movement.
  • Bends and installs conduit for electrical systems.
  • Aligns and meshes gears in gearbox to assemble system of gears. 
  • Tests or assists in testing operation of completed product.

 QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties 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):    One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six 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.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.





  • Ability to read and interpret documents furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, quality manuals and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Be able to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Must be able to read a tape measure.
  • Ability to interpret tolerances.
  • Must be able to identify and measure material.


  • Day shift is 8 hours; night shift is 10 hours
  • Stand-continuously (8-10 hours)
  • Walk-continuously (8-10 hours)
  • Sit-may be 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 hand 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 2 employees to initiate large A-frame cart and up to 38 lbs. (total 75 lbs. force) with 2 employees to initiate movement of loaded carts, occasionally, loaded parts cart my take up to 40 lbs. force, occasionally      
  • Elevated work (reaching)-occasionally (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


                Rarely                     1-5% of day

                Occasionally          6-33% of day

                Frequently            34-66% of day

Continuously         67-100% of day

EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM JOB:  Hand tools, power tools, belt sander, bridge crane, overhead hoist, welding helmet, ear plugs, eye protection, safety shoes, protective clothing, steel saw horse, multimeter.

*Each employee should be aware that changes in this job description could occur at any time.  Also, this job description is not to be considered or construed to be a contract of employment.

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