The Production Assembler Apprentice (PAA) provides technical, hands-on support and assistance to shop personnel. The PAA frequently interacts with the Engineering Department, follows project jobs, process audits and quality checkpoints throughout the manufacturing process. The PAA participates in design reviews and coordination of jobs. Performs timely resolution of technical problems. Conduct troubleshooting and failure analysis with minimal impact on the manufacturing schedule. This person works to implement continuous improvement projects; reduce cost and cycle time; resolve production issues and suggest improvements.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Provide technical / hands on support to production personnel
Operate and/or tend to machines used to produce transformers
Cut, Strip, and bend wire leads using pliers and wire scrapers
Select and load materials such as workpieces, objects, and machine parts onto equipment used in process
Attach, alter, trim, repair, maintain, disassemble, assemble parts and components using hand tools
Record production and operational data on specified forms.
Perform stringent audit and quality checks and tests
Expediently solve technical problems as they arise on the floor minimizing the impact on the production schedule
Collaborate with engineers or other personnel to identify, define or solve developmental problems
Facilitate and provide training for employees to ensure quality of workmanship
Perform skills audits and provide information to company Training and Development manager
Required Education and Experience
High School degree or GED equivalent.
1-2 Years Manufacturing Production experience
Valid Driver’s License
Basic mathematical skills
Ability to lift up to 60 pounds.
Excellent interpersonal and communicative skills
Woodworking / mechanical experience and proficiency
Experience operating forklift, crane, air and hand tools.
Basic computer and data entry
Willingly accepts job challenges and work under tight deadlines or pressure
Strong mechanical skills
Self-starter – able to work with minimal direction or supervision
Strong knowledge of operations such as inspection, testing, repair, investigation, and reporting on various types of transformers including both liquid-filled and dry transformers
Craftsmanship – The pride one puts into each and every product they produce.
Maintain Focus – The ability to handle repetition and function under pressure or stress.
Hand – Eye Coordination — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine to exact positions.
Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Near Vision — The ability to read gauges and counter devices at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Voltage or current meters — Digital voltage meters; Test lamps
Wire cutters — Wire cutting tools; Wire snips
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.