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This position is responsible for the mechanical assembly, test and troubleshooting of Serac machines. The machine assembler will work with the shop manager, engineering and planning to meet on-time completion of production schedules and machine deliveries

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assemble all mechanical aspects of Serac machines as per assembly drawings and/or verbal instructions
  • Fabricate machine components such as spacers, mounting brackets, etc.
  • Install machine pneumatics as specified in machine schematics
  • Follow assembly work instructions and maintain machine checklists
  • Inspect and test machines to ensure product quality and customer requirements and specifications
  • Troubleshoot entire machines with the help of mechanical and electrical engineering
  • Modify machine parts and assemblies as needed, interfacing with the shop manager and engineering for design control reviews prior to approval and implementation of changes
  • Disassemble machines and/or subassemblies that are ready for packing and shipping 
  • Submit weekly time-sheet with accurate documentation of work completed
  • Participate in Kaizen events targeting 5s and continuous improvement activities
  • Maintain housekeeping and organization of workplace
  • Follow all workplace safety standards
  • Follow company policies and procedures
  • Perform all other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Train customers on machine operation and maintenance during factory acceptance run-off 
  • Sporadically work, under-supervision, in various areas of production in response to production demands
  • Occasionally travel to customer sites to install and service machines

Education and Work Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license
  • General computer knowledge (MS office – Word, Excel, Outlook, MFGPRO a plus)
  • 3+ years of experience building and troubleshooting packaging equipment in a low volume, high variety industry
  • 3+ years of experience with power and hand tools (e.g. variety of wrenches, pliers, screw drivers, saws, etc.), fabrication machinery (e.g. drill press, lathe, grinder, etc.), and pneumatic tools
  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing or general labor industry
  • Previous experience operating material handling equipment including forklifts, overhead cranes, gantry cranes, etc.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to read and understand assembly drawings and Bills of Materials
  • Basic understanding of pneumatic and hydraulic schematics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Perform shop mathematics
  • Follow verbal and written work instructions and blue prints
  • Manage multiple projects with flexibility of adapting to changing priorities
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be customer service oriented

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to bend, kneel, walk or sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to reach above head and below knees
  • Ability to climb and work at elevation
  • Exposure to material handling equipment, dust and moderate noise, and use of personal protective equipment depending on scope of work

If you think you meet the requirements and possess the dynamism, please, send your résumé with a cover letter to Please put the position title in the subject line.

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