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Universal Forest Products Assembler in Belchertown, Massachusetts

General Summary Assembler I is responsible for fabricating component parts or assembling the finished product according to the customer specifications. Works under immediate supervision; relies on specific direction and instructions. Principal Duties and Responsibilities ? Secures and maintains correct component parts and supplies required for the operation. ? Completes work area set up. ? Fits parts together in accordance with prescribed instructions and in accordance with quality standards. ? Operates hand tools as required to complete assembly process. ? Stacks completed products in accordance with established procedures, and if required, may cover, label, and band components/finished product. ? Ensures work area is safe, clean and organized, and that equipment is safe to operate. ? Completes pre-shift/startup equipment inspection checklist and reports any problems or concerns. ? Maintains a clean and orderly work environment. ? Maintains production records as required. ? Checks materials and finished products to ensure they are compliant with standards. ? Performs duties consistent with established safety and quality procedures, rules, and standards. ? Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings. ? Performs other duties as assigned. Job Specifications Knowledge ? High school diploma/GED preferred but not required ? No minimum experience is required; however, 6 months of manufacturing and assembling experience is preferred. ? Working knowledge of basic math. ? Must be at least 18 years of age. Skills and abilities ? Ability to work in a safe manner ? Ability to recognize size/grade/quality of material ? Demonstrates ability to follow specific instructions and directions ? Demonstrate ability to use and operate hand tools ? Demonstrate ability to stack material properly ? Ability to pay attention to surroundings ? Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions ? Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English. ? Ability to read a tape measure ? Ability to troubleshoot nail gun machines and other similar hand held equipment. ? Demonstrate hand-eye coordination ? Ability to work under immediate supervision ? Ability to pass a drug test ? Ability to work hours mandated by management Conduct ? Safety conscious ? Team player and goal oriented ? Open to change and positive attitude ? Committed to plant and company goals ? Participates in Safety and CI programs ? Punctual and reliable ? Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results Working Conditions The following physical activity is required (percentage of time during a typical workday may vary)