Production Associate

Job Requirements

  • Performs any combination of following tasks to assemble equipment or subassemblies: assemble, wire, brazing, solder, taping, insulating, testing, cleaning, polishing, refrigerant charging/recovery, packaging of products and running machinery.
  • Reads work orders, follows production drawings, work instructions, sample assemblies, or receives verbal instructions regarding duties to be performed.
  • May require cleaning and inspecting parts and disassembly of returned units.
  • Follow quality and safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Assist in all other areas within and outside of primary assigned production cell.


  • High School Graduate, GED or equivalent work experience (1-2 years).
  • Good reading, comprehension, written and verbal English skills and use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and the division of numbers where interpretation is required.
  • Basic computer skills preferred.
  • Must be able to work with small and large hand tools both manual and power driven.
  • Must be available to work full-time 40 hours per week, approximately Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
  • Good work ethic.
  • Good attendance record.
  • Must be able to stand / walk continuously throughout an 8 hour shift.
  • Must be able to lift 35-50 pounds on a continuous basis.

Benefits include:
Competitive pay
Bonus based on meeting performance goals
Paid Vacation time
Medical / Dental / 401K / STD / Life / AD&D / Vision


Physical Requirements

Hours worked per week on average: 
40. 8.5hrs/day, 2 - 15 minute breaks, 1/2 hour lunch
Position Summary/Essential Functions: 
See job description
List Most Frequently Handled Tools, Equipment and Materials: 
Pallet jack, bench tools: hammer, needle nose pliers, wrench, pinch pliers, wire cutters, rivet gun, torch, air gun, etc. Employer provides anti-fatigue mats. Supplies are kept in close proximity to workstation to reduce unnecessary walking.
Working Conditions: 
  • Working at heights (ladders used to retrieve supplies from shelving)
  • Working around moving machines: fork-lifts, conveyor belt
  • Protective Equipment Required (eyewear, steel toe or composite toe footwear, etc.)
  • Acceptable visual acuity (binocular visual acuity (both eyes) of at least 20/40 with or without corrective eyewear)*
  • Depth perception (the ability of an observer to judge the spatial relationships of objects, especially their relative distance from the observer and from one another, stairs, safety.)
  • Color perception (wiring and color coded labels)
  • Acceptable field of vision (a normal visual field measuring 90 degrees temporally to central fixation, 50 degrees superiorly and nasally, and 60 degrees inferiorly.)*

* Acceptability as defined by the Illinois Vision Standard for obtaining a driver's license.

Physical Demands: 
Physical Demands hours at one time   total hours per day
  0 < 1/2 1/2 - 1 1 - 2 2 - 4   < 1 1 - 2 2 - 4 4 - 6 6 - 8
Sitting X                    
Walking         X         X  
Standing         X           X
Bending neck X*             X      
Turning neck X                    
Bending waist (forward or sideways) X*             X      
Turning at the waist X           X        
Squatting (crouch or sit on one's heels) X                    
Climbing, safety ladder X*           X        
Kneeling X                    
Crawling X                    
Hand* movement:                      
simple grasping: 1 hand (x) both (x)   X             X    
power grasping: 1 hand (x) both (x)   X             X    
fine manipulation: 1 hand (x) both X*             X      
pushing/pulling: 1 hand (x) both (x)                      
Reach above shoulder height X*           X        
Reach below shoulder height   X               X  
Move items weighing up to 25 lb x 14/day X           X        
Movement: arm / leg     X           X    
Foot Pedal Right Left X                    
Pulling using legs X*           X        
Pushing using legs X*           X        
Lift/Place up to 20 pounds     X         X      
Lift/Place 20-50 pounds     X         X      
Use of keyboard/mouse X*           X        

**fine finger manipulation/finger dexterity to place bolts and washers, this activity is performed occasionally and for very brief periods of time.

X* = very brief periods of time. i.e.: a few seconds to a few minutes

Two person lift required if >50 pounds

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