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Mechanical Assembler II

Woodward, Inc.
life insurance, vision insurance, paid holidays, sick time, long term disability, tuition reimbursement
United States, California, Santa Clarita
May 07, 2024

Woodward's Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Commitment

At Woodward, no matter where you are from, your physical appearance, or how you identify, you deserve the opportunity to reach your greatest potential.We are on a journey to achieve this as an organization and want to work closely with our members to set the right path.

We humbly acknowledge this will be an imperfect journey.Yet, we are steadfastly committed to embracing the power of diverse people, perspectives and experiences for our current members, attracting the best talent across our communities, and creating an inclusive and rewarding workplace for all.

Woodward supports our members' wellbeing and regularly benchmarks with other companies in our industry to offer an extensive Total Reward package for this position.Salary will be determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement and applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

* Estimated hourly pay:$26.05 (minimum) - $38.98 (maximum) Plus shift differential and overtime, if applicable

* 9.5% annual retirement benefit opportunity

* Tuition reimbursement and Training/Professional Development opportunities for all members

* 10 paid holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving and three other holidays as defined each year in the Collective Bargaining Agreement)

* Industry leading medical, dental, and vision Insurance

* Vacation / Sick Time / Vacation Buy-up / Bereavement leave

* Adoption Assistance

* Employee Assistance Program, including mental health benefits

* Member Life & AD&D / Long Term Disability / Member Optional Life

* Member referral bonus

* Spouse / Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending

* Voluntary benefits, including:

o Home / Auto Insurance discounts

o Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Assistance / Military Leave

Are you ready to make your mark?If you're aMechanical Assembler, we have an exciting opportunity for you. A Mechanical Assembler reports to the manufacturing supervisor and is responsible for assembling, installing, aligning, adjusting and fitting sub-assemblies and parts or auxiliary equipment using appropriate tools and equipment, in an industrial setting. The position works under limited supervision, moderate decision-making and problem solving, in an industrial setting. This position also provides come guidance to other members.

What's In It For You

At Woodward, our "employees" are called and treated as "members" and we've created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. It's an inclusive, positive, collaborative, and socially responsible environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes.

What you will be doing

Essential Functions

* Assemble and/or perform preset calibration/final testing. Performs moderately complex assembly and test. Products may include but are not limited to small, medium and large products, subassemblies and/or complete units.

* Complete Warranty Data Reports on Warranty Returns.

* Identify quality/process improvements.

* Assemble, install, align, adjust and fit subassemblies and parts or auxiliary equipment using appropriate tools and equipment as per work instructions.

* Assist engineering to improve processes and solve complex problems.

* Clean parts and maintain tooling and equipment per proper work instructions.

* Perform troubleshooting and diagnosis of moderately complex assembly and/or test problems.

* Follow work instructions associated with assembly skills to become certified for work being performed.

* Work with close tolerances and fits to meet engineering and operating requirements.

* Pick and/or stock parts from point of use in stock rooms and places completed parts. (In Duarte, Stock handlers perform these functions.)

* Complete all required paperwork in an accurate and efficient manner, including Quality Assurance and Test Record.

Other Functions

* Be knowledgeable and compliant with all area housekeeping efforts.

* Complete Quality Assurance and Test Record (QAATR) reports.

* Disassemble and handle returned units as applicable.

* Coach, guide or mentor others to help improve team and company objectives.

* Perform assembly audits (after being certified). Does not apply to Duarte.

* Perform moderately complex flow and/or pressure testing of assembly components.

* Perform test stand preset calibration and final test of product.

* Promote teamwork within the organization.

* Train new personnel and help establish training plans and syllabi.

* Work with development on the transition of new programs into production.

* The following functions may be performed. At Woodward Santa Clarita, they are essential functions:Sort parts for repair units for re-use with defined checking gages.Perform final assembly of moderately complex units after final completion of testing, and record applicable data as required. Mount units on test stands and perform tests to meet test requirements of product being tested.

Qualifications - External

What We Are Looking For

* Hand Tools: Knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of basic hand tools (e.g., wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers, scrappers, box cutters).

* Knowledge of and ability to apply inspection techniques (e.g., formalized inspection standards, inspection instructions, best practices) and use inspection tools efficiently. The ability to read and use inspection tools that apply to specific job and facility.

* Torque Wrench Use: Knowledge and ability to use torque wrenches to adjust parts and equipment, or install parts and equipment, following established specifications and procedures.

* Knowledge of continuous improvement processes to improve operational effectiveness.

* Knowledge of how quality impacts the success of the organization including costs to customers, costs of recalls and potential costs due to negative impacts on a company's reputation. This includes taking the necessary steps to ensure quality on a consistent basis and striving for improvement.

* The ability to accomplish a task with concern for all the areas involved, including the ability to notice minute inconsistencies/faults in parts, equipment, or production processes to prevent faulty products leaving the facility.

* The ability to use computer and web-based systems to input, access, modify, or output information.

* The ability to write effectively, to read and understand work documents and to communicate information clearly to coworkers and supervisor. The position also involves the ability to mentor and provide guidance to members, through instruction and personal example.

* General knowledge of machines and equipment functionality, and how tools could be used on such equipment/machines. This includes the ability to learn new systems quickly, understanding how parts relate, and how they impact system functionality. The position also requires manual dexterity or the ability to work quickly with hands. The position also requires the knowledge of and ability to identify opportunities to improve current production processes and to implement the necessary steps for the improvements with manufacturing engineer.

* The ability and willingness to demonstrate eagerness, enthusiasm, and optimism for work activities. This includes the ability and willingness to take ownership for work activities, to learn and understand company policies and procedures, to take independent action and complete job tasks without being instructed to complete them.

* The ability to accurately provide the information requested on specific forms, reports, and logs. This includes generating or transcribing appropriate words, numbers, or symbols to complete written or computerized forms, reports, or logs.

* The ability to define, diagnose, and resolve problems. This includes seeking, logically examining, and interpreting information from different sources to determine a problem's cause and developing a course of action to resolve the problem and to prevent its recurrence. This also includes the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills and the ability to integrate knowledge of current resources and constraints, priorities and manufacturing processes to determine the benefits and costs associated with key decisions.

* The ability to provide excellent service to internal customers.

* The ability to interact cooperatively and collaboratively with others as a team.

* The ability to perform simple arithmetic computations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division correctly using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.

* The ability to process multiple types of information and/or perform multiple tasks simultaneously and the ability to follow work orders efficiently.

* The ability to see details (e.g., letters, numbers, codes, color, symbols, marks, labels, signs) clearly to accomplish work tasks in a safe and efficient manner and possessing strong hand-eye coordination

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma required
  • 2-5 years of experience required.

This position is part of an IAM Bargained Group.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR, or possess all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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