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Assembler 1st Shift

Date: Jan 15, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MTS Systems

MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC), is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated Assembler.   As the market leader in sensing technologies, MTS Sensors is transforming what is possible with trains, on- and off-highway vehicles, aircraft, steel production, wind turbines and space-aged materials - this is work we dream about as kids. MTS Sensors offers a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world.  We work as a team and are always striving to improve the levels of service we provide. We've built a dynamic, thriving business and our impressive growth is a direct result of the initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm of our employees.

By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.

If you like being challenged and want to continue to learn and grow while bringing your best every single day – then being a Assembler at MTS Sensors is an ideal opportunity for you. Join a company that prides itself on Total Customer Satisfaction coupled with Innovation and a set of core values that you can stand behind!

Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.


Education and Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent; 6 months electromechanical assembly preferred, but not required.
Skills: Ability to learn to thru hole solder at an entry level.  Ability to use computer scanner.  Ability to complete basic mechanical and electronic assemblies.  Ability to read and comprehend written information to include manufacturing instructions and safety guidelines.  Ability to apply written and verbal work instructions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee also needs good hand eye coordination, good manual dexterity as well as the ability to use light hand tools, fine motor skills, calculator, fax, and photocopier equipment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Major Areas of Accountability:

1. Performs a variety of fine mechanical assembly operations in an efficient manner and is fully competent in the following areas:

  • Using basic hand tools, soldering iron fixtures and materials for the configuration requirements of the customer;
  • Meet or exceed department standards for work quality, quantity of work, and lead times.

2. Utilizes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to procure sales order information, print production schedules and other information necessary to complete daily assembly tasks. 

3. Inspect quality of goods received and inspect quality before passing on.

4. Reworks non-functional products through the line to ensure adherence to quality standards.

5. Assists and backs-up other team members as required to satisfy customer requirements and meet production deadlines.

6. Maintains good housekeeping methods to facilitate orderly and efficient, and safe operations.

7. Maintains effective communication with supervisor, peers and internal customers to improve communication, flexibility, efficiency and customer responsiveness by:

  • Keeping supervisor and team members informed of progress and problems with products
  • Effectively communicating design and process improvement ideas and if implemented, ensure changes are reflected in manufacturing instructions
  • Communicate concerns about scheduling and product quality, personal development, and morale

8. Demonstrates an understanding of the following:

  • Manufacturing processes
  • MTS quality system
  • MTS lean manufacturing operations such as KANBAN and 5S
  • MTS safety programs and follows accordingly

9. Knows and applies the division’s quality policy and procedures of ISO 9001 as it relates to area of responsibility and the organization. Follows all standard operating procedures as prescribed and notifies appropriate personnel of any non-conformance. Perform other duties as assigned.



MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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Nearest Major Market: Raleigh

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