Assembly Technician -Temp to Permanent

89 North

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Type: Full Time

Education: No Ed Requirements

Experience: 3 - 5 Years

89 North®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chroma Technology Corp, develops innovative products for the biomedical imaging market. We focus on development of high-performance light sources for fluorescence-based applications including fluorescence microscopy, automated DNA sequencing, HTS/HCS, real time PCR and microarray analysis

We have an exciting opportunity for a Temporary Assembly Technician with the potential to become Full-time!

The primary responsibilities of this position include the production assembly of optical and mechanical components for light management and light source products, as well as supporting operations, e.g. final test, in-process inspection, quality control.

We are seeking candidates with excellent workmanship skills, attention to detail, and a high standard of quality.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Validate incoming materials from suppliers
  2. Assemble and test sub-assemblies and final product per assembly instructions and test procedures
  3. Record production data as requested, e.g. quantity produced/unit time, time to perform tasks, etc.
  4. Maintain documentation of assembly data including scrap, rework performed, build failures etc.
  5. Train new personnel on all aspects of the production build including assembly, test, process efficiency strategies, and quality considerations
  6. Work closely with manufacturing and engineering teams to contribute to:
  7. Continuous improvement of production processes
  8. Development and improvement of procedures and tools
  9. Root cause and corrective action processes for assembled product and supply chain issues
  10. Assist in inventory counts and inventory tracking activities as requested
  11. Package final product for shelf and shipping
  12. Distribute received materials and supplies to correct stock locations
  13. Comply with all manufacturing and quality procedures
  14. Continuously maintain a high regard for quality; identify and communicate potential quality issues and work with manufacturing and production to properly disposition them
  15. Work with diligence to meet established production schedules and goals; communicate issues and risks to supervisor and participate in identifying strategies to overcome challenges
  16. Maintain organized inventory of components and assemblies per procedures and practices

If you possess a minimum of 2 year of experience building optical-mechanical or electro-mechanical assemblies, and understand basic mechanical principles, as well as the ability to read and understand mechanical drawings related to fabrication and assembly, we invite you to learn more!

The following qualifications are a PLUS

  1. Understanding of basic electrical circuit principles; ability to read and understand electrical drawings such as wiring schematics and circuit board assemblies.
  2. Aptitude for mechanical assembly; familiarity with required tools including jigs and fixturing, hand tools and presses. Some experience with automated equipment a plus.
  3. Understanding of handling requirements in production environment; specific experience with circuit boards and optical assemblies a bonus i.e. care and cleanliness of components, ESD

Originally founded as a manufacturer of illumination systems for fluorescence microscopy, 89 North® now also distributes a broad range of instruments for microscopy manufactured by Cairn Research LTD (UK), Crestoptics S.p.A. (Italy) and Rapp Optoelectronic, GmbH (Germany). Complementing these and our own product offerings, we provide comprehensive engineering and manufacturing solutions for the OEM community.

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