Pella Area Jobs

Assembly Operator Level 1

Posted: 11/24/2021


Position Summary:
The Assembler l completes kitting, assembly and packaging processes according to established operating procedures by performing the following duties:
Principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to: 
  • Read, learn, understand and interpret blueprints and work instructions, and other instructions written or verbal, to complete assembly of products or components according to established guidelines and quality standards.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools following appropriate methods and procedures to complete mechanical assembly of components or products, and prepare products and other items for shipment.
  • Inspect and test parts and products as necessary, during or after assembly, according to established guidelines and quality standards.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area and maintain all equipment according to maintenance plans and established procedures.
  • Practice problem solving and troubleshooting techniques as part of a team responsible for realizing continuous improvement to products and processes.
  • Utilize designated personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs).
  • Cross train to other departments as needed.
  • Other duties as needed.
Desired qualifications:
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or 1-2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Successful candidates need to possess a technical/mechanical aptitude for safely utilizing hand and power tools in the manufacture of heavy industrial equipment.
  • Individual should have a strong work ethic, be self-motivated, and able to perform their assigned duties, in a quality manner with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, bill-of-materials (BOM), shop routings and blueprints.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must be willing to learn and practice continuous improvement techniques such as 5S, one piece flow, value stream mapping, set-up reduction, poka-yoke (mistake proofing), Kan-Ban etc.
  • Ability to work on feet for a 10-hour shift.
  • Frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work area is not air conditioned and the temperature will fluctuate with the seasons.

  • Full-time hourly position
  • PTO
  • Health insurance
  • Flex spending plan
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Simple IRA retirement plan
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Annual Profitability Incentive (based on company performance)