Mechanical Assembler in Morgan Hill, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 4/5/2020

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    24 weeks
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description


Entry level position performs repetitive bench or line assembly operations to produce cables, harnesses, and mechanical assemblies and sub-assemblies that conform to Work Instructions as documented.  Assembler III is distinguished from Assembler II in that the Assembler III has completed Assembler II requirements and has at least two-years of experience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Places parts in specific relationship to each other following detailed work instructions. Use hand tools such as pliers, dykes, strippers and crimpers on a daily basis; use automatic and semi-automatic stripping and crimping equipment on a daily basis.
  • Qualified to strip, crimp, solder or otherwise fastens parts together according to work instructions.
  • Use automatic and semi-automatic stripping and crimping equipment on a daily basis.
  • Required to work at different stations as needed due to production schedule.
  • Required to work on tasks and production lines with different configurations of articles as required by production schedule.
  • Diagnose and adjust as needed process to meet required specifications in the assembly of cables, harnesses, and mechanical assemblies and sub-assemblies.
  • Train new employee in the process of assembly and verify the work of Assembler I and II.
  • Complete training requirements (OJT, Classroom training).

This job has no supervisory responsibilities, but may be asked to lead or be a senior member of the working group to train others as well as certify the work of others.

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.

  • Responsible for reading, interpreting, and understanding Work Instructions in the assembly of harnesses, cables and other assigned tasks.
  • Ability to crimp and solder materials
  • Ability to train and verify the work of others.


  • 3 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; in a production or manufacturing environment. Is experienced in intricate hand assembly on paced assembly lines.
  • High school diploma or GED; and/or a combination of experience and education equivalent.
  • Completed on the job training in the areas Basic Print Reading, Crimping Certification, Label Technique, Soldering Certification and Cell Cross Training.
  • Willingness to perform and lead hand and body warm-up exercises at the beginning of each shift after breaks/meals etc to minimize potential for repetitive motion injuries.


  • Detailed oriented
  • Dependable with the ability to follow instructions, respond to management direction.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment such as delays, change or unexpected events and still maintain productivity.
  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; works with integrity and ethically; keeps commitments and upholds organizational values.
  • Ability to read detailed work instructions and apply to assigned tasks.
  • Balances team and individual responsible; exhibits objectively and openness to others’ views that contribute to a positive team environment; Supports the efforts of the team to succeed.
  • Ability to read blue prints, schematics or other drawings in the creation of assemblies, sub-assemblies, cable, and harnesses.
  • Good communication skills in the giving and receiving of information and ideas regarding assigned tasks; ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations’ listen and get clarification and respond well to questions as well as actively participate in meetings.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to focus on solving conflicts among peers and reports in objective and logical manner.
  • Displays sound and accurate judgment and displays willingness to make decisions; supports and explains reasoning for decisions and includes the appropriate people in the decision making process.
  • Ability to teach and train others on expertise within production and assembly.


Collects/recalls and documents data; uses intuition and experience to complement data.


Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions’ works well in group problem solving situations’ uses reason when dealing with emotional topics.


Must be currently qualified  in crimping and soldering and completed Assembler II requirements.

Ability to assess own strengths and weaknesses’ pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others in the training of Assembler I and II.


Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform; effectively influences actions and options of others; accepts feedback from others and gives appropriate recognition and feedback to peers and others.


Approaches others in a tactful manner; accepts responsibility for own actions and follow through on commitments.  Follow policies and procedures of the organization; supports organizational goals and values.


Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demand; able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.  Must be able to work in all production areas (i.e., harness, cable, flat cables) and on special assignments as needed.


Follower instructions, respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; keep commitments, complete tasks on time and/or notifies appropriate person with an alternative plan.


Is consistently at work and clocks in/out on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered with absent.


Meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work’ presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.


Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance’ monitors own work to ensure quality.  Conserves organizational resources and looks for ways to accomplish the task or process more efficiently.


Meets productivity standards; completes work in a timely manner; strives to increase productivity and work quickly to use time efficiently.


Ability to apply sound and accurate judgment to carry out assigned tasks. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and apply to assigned tasks.  Displays willingness to make decisions and include the appropriate people in the decision-making process.


Ability to read and write in English. Ability to read documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.  Ability to speak effectively with other assembler, leads and Supervisors.  Ability to ask questions of other assemblers, leads or supervisors regarding assigned tasks.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to computer rate, ration and percent and to draw and interpret bar graph.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to fingers, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit and talk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral and close detail.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.