Mechanical Technician in Wilsonville, OR at Volt

Date Posted: 3/18/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Duration:
    24 weeks
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  • Pay Rate
    $18.0 - $25.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt Workforce Solutions has several exciting contingent opportunities for Mechanical Technicians out of Wilsonville, OR. The Mechanical Technician is responsible for the assembly of all mechanical components of automation equipment per supplied mechanical drawings and the assembly of pneumatic components.  Will also be performing the mechanical portions of testing, debugging, installing and repairing automation equipment.  Lead others on project teams to accomplish same. The Mechanical Technician has a full understanding of Bill of Material, ability to work with an MRP system and have the ability to work with and lead others.


  • Assemble complex mechanical components per supplied mechanical drawings:
  • Basic understanding of GD&T.
  • Use adhesives properly and accordingly.
  • Subassembly installation and alignment.
  • Fastener Torque Specs – Understand materials and tolerances.
  • Understand and use torque sequence
  • Arbor press – proper use and blocking.
  • Order of operations.
  • Sensor installation and set-up.
  • Set-up proximity sensors.
  • Identify and troubleshoot mechanical/pneumatic problems and implement solutions:
  • Address minor assembly issues.
  • Plan for the assembly process of complex mechanical assemblies to optimize factors of logical assembly, available parts and production resources available to achieve on time delivery at the best cost.
  • Determine what pneumatic components are required and assemble per pneumatic diagrams:
  • Tubing identification and callout.
  • Interpret pneumatic diagrams.
  • Wiring/tubing routing.
  • Set-up pneumatic flow controls.
  • Lead team of mechanical technicians and mechanical contractors in the production custom robotic systems and products within project teams.
  • Basic understanding of component fabrication.
  • Machine mechanical components using conventional and CNC machine tools:
  • Basic manual machining. Lathe, Mills, and Drill.
  • Use tapping unit in the machine shop.
  • Dimensional layout.
  • Perform intermediate measurement skills such as indicator and micrometer.
  • Assist engineering with machine and component design by contributing ideas for the resolution of design problems in a constructive manner.
  • Have a complete understanding of Bill of Material structure and how to use all internal resources to determine parts required, status of parts and manufacturers part numbers.
  • Create simple but accurate mechanical sketches; mark modifications onto existing drawings.
  • Assist in the de-bug phase of production (modify, re-machine, re-assemble).
  • Inspect incoming manufactured parts for quality and conformance to print.
  • Assist Controls and Electrical Technicians with mounting of electrical components.
  • Direct mechanical and pneumatic work done by other technicians and contract personnel within project teams.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent mechanical aptitude.
  • Good knowledge of pneumatic control and common devices.
  • Excellent documentation ability.
  • Skilled in interpreting mechanical, electrical and pneumatic drawings, diagrams, and schematics.
  • Skilled in the use of basic hand and power tools, especially hex keys, wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, cutting tools, measuring tools, drills, and grinders.
  • Basic knowledge of machine shop practice using conventional and CNC machine tools.
  • Ability to use CAD systems such as SolidWorks, Cadkey, AutoCAD and Inventor to create drawings highly desired.
  • Ability to use PCs to do conventional word processing, navigate the Internet, and utilize internal systems for drawing access, component tracking, email, etc.
  • Ability to perform from oral or handwritten instructions.
  • Ability to work in both a team environment and independently.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and time management skills.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and proof of current vehicle insurance.
  • Knowledge of general safety standards.
  • Ability to use forklift or scissor lift.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and proof of current vehicle insurance.

Education and Experience

  • Two to five years of experience as a mechanical technician with recent high tech mechanical assembly experience.
  • High school diploma/or equivalent are required for this position. 
  • One to two years of machining experience is strongly desired. 
  • Two to five years of calendar experience in the installation of equipment on the customer’s site.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Volt has over 60 years of staffing experience. We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions. We offer many direct hire full-time positions as well as many contingent/temporary positions. We offer our workers competitive pay and benefits, as well as educational programs and redeployment assistance.

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