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Assembly Technician


Position: Assembly Technician
Department: Fiber Technology
Summary of Responsibilities
Perform diversified manual duties to assemble complex fiber components into draw units for drawing operations. Consistently follow required process techniques to ensure correct orientation of fiber.

Essential Functions
Assembly Technician C:
Regularly performs and is proficient in one or more of the following Assembly Operations.
Assembly Technician B:
Regularly performs and is proficient in three or more of the following Assembly Operations.
Assembly Technician A:
Regularly performs and is proficient in five or more of the following Assembly Operations.

Multi Assembly: Select and obtain the appropriate fibers for the product to be assembled. Inspect quality of fibers. Select appropriate fixture. Manually lay fibers into fixture. Ensure fibers lay flat, there are no "voids" or broken fibers, fibers are not twisted and each assembly has proper number of fibers. Build and fasten appropriate number of clamps onto completed assembly. Carry completed assembly upstairs to draw staging area.

Multi-Multi Assembly: Select and obtain the appropriate fibers for the product to be assembled. Inspect quality of fibers. Select appropriate fixture. Manually lay fibers into fixture. Ensure fibers lay flat, there are no "voids" or broken fibers, fibers are not twisted and each assembly has proper number of fibers. Build and fasten appropriate number of clamps onto completed assembly. Carry completed assembly upstairs to draw staging area.

Fiber Cutting: Select appropriate fiber. Set up cutter adjusting end guides for cut length and cutter height to tight tolerances using Vernier calipers. Butt ends of fibers to guide, actuate the cutter and remove cut fibers and place in rack, remove burrs from fibers and repeat process.

Fiber Cleaning: Set up and operate a chemical and ultrasonic cleaning machine. Carry racks of fiber from adjacent staging area to cleaner. Fit hoist frame to rack and attach hoist. Hoist racks into chemical bath in the cleaning tank and leave for specified time. Remove racks from tank after cleaning evolutions and carry to drying chamber in adjacent area. Notify appropriate personnel of completion of cleaning process.

Mold Assembly: Obtain required and appropriate fibers and mold blocks for the product. Manually lay fibers into block. Ensure fibers lay flat, no broken fibers, no voids, etc. Remove defective fibers and replace. Ensure the proper number of fibers are in each assembly. Place cover on mold block call for pickup.

MEGAdraw Assembly: Select and obtain appropriate fibers for the product to be run. Clean flat plates or clean and adjust jig clamps using micrometer set devices. Manually lay fibers into hex jigs or tube fixture. Ensure fibers lay flat, there are no "voids" or broken fibers, fibers are not twisted and each assembly has proper number of fibers, including black fibers as specified. Adjust jig clamps, install glass tube and continue loading fiber until complete.

Light Guide: Obtain appropriate materials for building light guide assemblies. Perform various light guide assembly operations. Perform bending operations, assembly of flexible & rigid light guides, and other required steps in the fabrication of light guides as assigned. Perform any other related assembly work as assigned.

Specials Assembly: Assist engineering by building complex assemblies in support of Incom special product/project needs. Select and obtain appropriate fibers, fixtures and instructions for the product/test to be run. Perform all appropriate and necessary assembly operations to ensure completion of the required assembly.

Training: Perform regular training of Assembly Technicians in any of the above described areas. Review, explain, teach and follow-up with trainee to ensure proper adherence to established processes. Provide appropriate feedback to Team Leader on progress and status of trainee. Assist with appropriate training documentation.

Document production data on appropriate records. Follow all established safety rules and regulations and utilize required safety equipment. Detect defective equipment or unsafe conditions and notify appropriate personnel.

Assembly operations and the handling of fiber require wearing gloves.

Maintain all work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

Perform other similar duties as assigned by supervisor.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this position. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the position in a satisfactory manner. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.

EDUCATION
High School Diploma or equivalent

EXPERIENCE
One to three years in a manufacturing environment. Fiber assembly experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE
Basic Manufacturing Production and Processing
Mechanical knowledge
Mathematics knowledge

SKILLS
Basic Content Skills: Reading, Writing, Active Listening, Speaking, Mathematics and Science.
Language Skills: Sufficient English fluency (speaking, comprehension, reading and writing) for the effective performance of the position.
Process Skills: Critical Thinking and Active Learning Skills
Social Skills: Social Perceptiveness, Coordination, Interpersonal and Service Oriented
Technical Skills: Operation Monitoring, Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, Quality Control Analysis

ABILITIES
COGNITIVE:
Verbal Abilities in English Language: Oral and Written Comprehension and Expression
Reasoning Abilities: Problem Sensitivity, Deductive Reasoning, Mathematical Reasoning
Spatial Abilities: Visualization, Spatial Orientation
Attentiveness Abilities: Selective Attention, Time Sharing, Concentration and Focus
Memory: Memorization, Recall
Thinking: Judge the time or sequence of steps needed to complete a task. Decision-making
PSYCHOMOTOR AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
Arm-Hand Steadiness, Manual Dexterity, Finger Dexterity, Multilimb Coordination, Rate Control,
Static Strength to lift, pull, push, move or carry up to 20 lbs
SENSORY ABILITIES:
Vision: Near Vision, Visual Color Discrimination, Peripheral Vision and Depth Perception
Auditory: Hearing Sensitivity, Auditory Attention, Sound Localization, Speech Recognition, Speech Clarity

COMPETENCIES
PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS COMPETENCIES:
Integrity, Respect and Responsibility. Motivation, Dependability & Reliability, Willingness to Learn and Emotional Intelligence
BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS:
Business Ethics, Customer Focus, Teamwork, Adaptability / Flexibility and Problem Solving /Decision-Making
HEALTH AND SAFETY:
Personal Safety and use of PPEs, Follow Safety procedures, Comply with Regulations
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT:
Meeting Customer Quality Needs, Lean Manufacturing, Process Discipline, Improving Quality, Inspecting for Quality and Continuous Improvement focus,
PRODUCTIVITY:
Managing a Fair Workload, Meeting Deadlines, Working on Schedule, Prioritizing Tasks and Managing Time

WORKING CONDITIONS
Active manufacturing environment. Appropriate safety equipment required.

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