Wide varieties of functions are performed by the Assemblers and are broken down by Proficiency Levels:
Assembles components and sub-assemblies; components, such as heater coils, require multiple manufacturing type operations, like cutting wire, winding, soldering and annealing the coil and checking resistance between operations to ensure it's within tolerance. Assembly jobs may involve stenciling, installing mechanical components, wire connections, adjusting, calibrating and testing the assembly. Some components that are assembled go into other assemblies and may require additional specific operations. Components and procedures include printed circuit and terminal boards, indicator lights, push button switches, selector switches, rotary relays, W/L, DRS and GE contactors, thermal/time delay relays (including calibration), spot welding, motor starters and many others.
Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor Control & Component Assembly.
Level 1: Setup - Operation - Maintenance - Has attained very high level of proficiency and requires very limited supervision. Generally has a minimum of 2 years of experience. Can perform the assembly of the complex equipment including cicuit boards and generally proficient on at least 4 or more product lines - on new products, spends time planning the order of component assembly and method of wire routing. On existing products, follows written documentation and is familiar with all of the specialized equipment used during assembly. Provides Engineering staff with feedback on new designs and “legacy” product issues as well as maintains good Customer Relations when customer/government reps are present to witness tests.
Quality/Continuous Improvement/Productivity - Inspects own work. Represents Control & Component Assembly Department on Continuous Improvement Task Teams. Always works toward improving assembly methods and efficiency; reports significant improvements to Supervisor.
Problem Solving - Can work out most of the problems that arise concerning work being performed - utilizes the experience of the Assembler I, Team Leader Assembly, and the Supervisor Control & Component Assembly.
Blueprints & Traveler - Can correctly interpret the drawings and Traveler documents, but may need some assistance when working on new, or more complex jobs