Assembler 3, Instrument
Job Description Instrument Assembler Location: Sparks, Maryland || 21152 Shift: 1st Shift 7 Am to 3:30 PM Monday to Friday Duration: 6+ months Description : * Performs a wide variety of assigned tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production assembly operations on electronic and/or mechanical assemblies and subassemblies such as modules, boards, panels, drawers, frames, and cables. * Determines and/or follows methods and sequence of operations in performing wiring, component installation, hand soldering, cable harnessing, and fitting on assembly units. * Works from diagrams and drawings, makes initial layouts, and uses hand and/or power tools, jigs, and saws. * Conducts quality inspections on processing line in accordance with quality specifications. * Disassembles, modifies, reworks, reassembles, and tests experimental or prototype assemblies and subassemblies according to specifications and under simulated conditions. * Makes setups and adjustments holding tolerances to blueprint specifications. Identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves complex issues associated with instrument assembly operations. Responsibilities and Duties: * Able to build, integrate, and understand the entire assembly process and requirements for any instrument in the production area. * Responsible for assembling multiple product lines including integration of sub-assemblies into the instrument. * Provide overall device history record recording, reporting (serial numbers, tools) * Provide basic component testing (pre-assemblies, modules of simple instruments) * Identify defects, recommend design and process improvements. * Provide Expertise in reading / understanding drawings, work instructions, and overall workmanship standards. * Provide training to associates as needed including broad variety of mechanical and basic testing activities. * Execute on basic test instructions as needed including analyzing results and data to determine pass / fail and/or next steps. * Conduct routine / moderately complex troubleshooting and repair work. * Complete any related production activities in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and in accordance with Client's expectations for Safety and Quality. * Work or interface with Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Planning and Purchasing as needed * Complete work activity in the accordance to Client's defined specifications, operating procedures, and company policies. * Must be able to perform standard material handling functions for instrument raw materials and sub-assemblies. * Maintain a safe, clean, and efficient work environment through execution of all housekeeping responsibilities including cleaning, sweeping, organizing to maintain a safe and clean work environment. * Demonstrates the ability to follow established procedures according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) * Must follow all Client housekeeping policies and procedures. * Must follow all Client safety policies and procedures. * Must be able to work overtime as required to meet Client business requirements. * Performs other duties as required. Qualifications: Minimum Education/Experience: * High school with 4 years instrument manufacturing experience or an AA technical degree with 2 years' experience and has high mechanical tool proficiency/fundamental knowledge of electrical equipment and compliance. Basic Skills: * Proven leadership skills capability and ability to mentor, coach, and develop other associates. * Proven ability and accountability to results and to improve performance and processes across a team, work cell, or project. * Must demonstrate a strong ability and commitment to Continuous Improvement. Including ability to initiate, implement, and ongoing support all aspects of Continuous Improvement (Lean Manufacturing) philosophies through active participation in Blitzes, Shift -start up meetings, Kaizen Action Sheets, Safety, and other CI projects and initiatives. * Strong knowledge of mechanical tools including torque drivers, gauges, bits, etc. * Highly proficient at reading drawings, interpreting and measuring dimensions, requirements, etc. * Must demonstrate the ability to manage time across multiple production orders and processes within allotted time standards. * Must demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team setting to reach common goals. * Must demonstrate the ability to understand and work within specified Quality procedures. * Must demonstrate the understanding and support of Continuous Improvement (Lean Manufacturing) philosophies through active participation in Blitzes, Shift -start up meetings, Kaizen Action Sheets and other CI projects and initiatives. * Proven ability to complete tasks in support of achieving goals and improved performance. * Must be able to effectively manage frequent assignment changes. Proficient/Working Skills: (ie, Forklift Certification, computer skills, problem solving skills) * Must be proficient in English with the ability to read, write, analyze/evaluate charts, follow simple diagrams and perform basic arithmetic. * Basic proficiency with PCs (Personal Computers) and basic use of a Windows environment is required. * Use independent judgment to plan, perform, make decisions, troubleshoot and problem solve in areas on set up, operations, and processes. * Must be able to work in a repetitive work environment and be able to stand for long periods of time.