Assembler Lead in San Diego, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 8/23/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    San Diego, CA
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  • Duration:
    48 weeks
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt is currently hiring a Assembler Lead for a large manufacturing company!

Pay:$20 to 21 DOE

 1st Shift

Position Summary and Responsibilities


Under limited supervision, performs a wide variety of repetitive and non-repetitive bench or line mechanical and electromechanical subassembly and assembly operations of a semi-skilled or complex nature to produce products.  Holds work center accountable to meet productivity, efficiency, and quality objectives.  Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions.  Also makes required minor adjustments in the assemblies as needed. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Leads high volume production line with objectives of meeting daily productivity and quality goals.
  • Leads work cell to assemble components, requiring manual dexterity, machine operation and the ability to work with simple hand tools.
  • Provides training and instruction to work cell team on day-to-day assignments.
  • Reviews ongoing productivity levels, ensuring both equipment and personnel are achieving targets. Adjust equipment or personnel as necessary, including the scheduling of overtime (with supervisor/manager input and approval).
  • Works at different work stations as production needs require.
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools to perform skilled fitting and assembly work. Inspect parts and performs basic tests.
  • Adjusts or trims materials from components to achieve specified electrical or dimensional characteristics.
  • Positions and aligns parts in specified relationship to each other in jig, fixture, or other holding device.
  • Crimps, stakes, screws, bolts, rivets, welds, solders, cements, press fits, or performs similar operations to join or secure parts in place.
  • May perform other assembly tasks such as potting, encapsulating, sanding, cleaning, epoxy bonding, curing, stamping, etching, impregnating, and color-coding parts and assemblies.
  • Troubleshoots and replaces defects of finished products.
  • Reworks and repairs defective units rejected by inspection or test personnel.
  • Follows safety procedures in the use and handling of flammable and hazardous chemicals required to meet all cleanliness specifications.
  • Must be able to follow specific procedures and detailed instructions completely.
  • Ensures that quality checks are completed throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Records information on production records, logs and other report forms.
  • Communicates the departmental goals, objectives and status on a daily basis.
  • Both push and pull in accordance with the production schedule.

 Supervisory Responsibilities                                            

This job has no supervisory responsibilities but may provide technical leadership to lower level assemblers including carrying out lead responsibilities in accordance with applicable regulations and laws and the organization’s policies and procedures.  This includes, but is not limited to training employees, planning, assigning, directing work and resolving technically related work problems.


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 and/or Experience

Vocational or technical certificate, or some college level courses in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience, and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills                                             

Ability to read and comprehend work instructions and safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write routine reports and simple correspondence. 

Mathematical Skills                                                 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability                                                     

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills                                            

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to enter time and data into a computer system.  Requires knowledge of database software; inventory software; manufacturing software; spreadsheet software and/or word processing software.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of one-piece flow, JIT manufacturing and able to identify constraints and factors effecting production rates while able to provide quality checks and finalize documentation.
  • Experienced in using hand tools and some power tools (power drills, sanders etc.).
  • Understanding of mechanical hardware (nuts, bolts, screws, etc.) assembly.
  • Understanding of blueprints, Bill of Materials and mechanical drawings.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001 and Lean Manufacturing/6 Sigma/Kaizen.
  • Prior work cell lead and/or experience training others preferred.
  • Availability to work overtime Monday through Saturday as required.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer