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Applied Materials Assembler V in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Key Responsibilities

Performs a wide variety of more complex electro-mechanical assembly operations, troubleshooting and repair. Determines methods and procedures on new assignments solving complex problems and/or product configuration. Uses product knowledge to verify engineering design changes, BOM's or ECO's. Applies best known methods, demand flow technology, and lean manufacturing skills to improve cycle times, labor hours, scrap and rework. Utilizes configuration management and product knowledge skills on machine specific selects, options and customer specials while maintaining PBO review processes.

Applies advanced skills to wire, assemble, test, troubleshoot, and calibrate complex equipment and sub assemblies. Areas of expertise include electrical interconnect, mechanical, pneumatic, fluid flow, or vacuum technologies. Makes own set-ups, alignments and adjustments, maintaining tolerance according to instructions. Disassembles, modifies, reworks, refurbishes, reassembles and tests units as required. Follows work orders, schematics, wiring diagrams, engineering specifications, sketches, assembly shop and production operations sheets, parts and wire lists, written and/or verbal instructions to construct electro-mechanical, vacuum and/or pneumatic assemblies, subassemblies and components. Performs precision measurements and works with close tolerances.

Acts as a role model for safety and training. Maintains a secure, safe, clean and healthy work environment. Attends required health and safety training, and follows safety and security policies, procedures and practices. Promptly reports accidents, injuries, safety hazards, or emergencies to supervior or Safety department. Follows operating instructions, uses protective equipment when required, and uses equipment and materials properly. Actively strives to prevent accidents and injuries.

May perform more complex final assembly installations at customer site requiring knowledge and expertise of more than one product or platform. Has extensive experience with interfacing with customers on customer requirements and/or installations.

NOTE: Additional duties of those classified as "Quality Lead" employees include: Serves as the focal point for quality processes within the department by providing support and training to electro-mechanical assemblers; provides technical assistance to other Assemblers. Adheres to ISO manufacturing standards and requirements. Responsible for maintaining material accuracy. Ability to plan, schedule and meet deadlines and Lead others in accomplishing goals with minimal supervision.

Maintains cleanliness of work area and ensures proper handling of tools, equipment and stock to prevent loss or injury. Details finished work by removing fingerprints, etc. and then properly packages to prevent damage in transportation or storage.

Performs in-process quality audits and defines follow-up action. Demonstrates understanding of Applied Materials planning and delivery process. Works with area supervision in establishing continuous improvement activities within work area.

NOTE: Assists area supervision in developing objective job performance standards. May work closely with shift supervisor to direct and coordinate the day-to-day manpower requirements within the area to meet goals, quality and cost objectives. Duties for this and all Assembler levels are generically defined to describe job functions with similar skill levels. Area supervision has responsibility for defining and communicating those duties which apply to specific job functions within the classification.

General Profile

Has developed expertise typically developed through a combination of job-related training and considerable on-the-job experienceTypically acts as a lead, coordinating the work of others- but not a supervisorWorks autonomously within established procedures and practicesFunctional KnowledgeHas developed a specialized level of skill to perform assigned tasks Business ExpertiseHas a good understanding of how related teams coordinate their efforts and resources to achieve objectives. Analyzes information to solve ongoing problems. Strong working knowledge of Windows NT, Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, Agile, VCS, SAP and QN's.LeadershipServes as team lead, may allocate work and provide subject matter guidance to more junior team members. Fosters a team atmosphere. Problem SolvingExercises sound judgment, based on previous experience, practices and precedents, to identify and solve problems that arise with little or no precedent in determining root cause. Has full understanding of current manufacturing processes. Provides management with technical input in order to correct problems.ImpactResolves problems by identifying and selecting solutions and applying methods, techniques, experience and precedents; exercises judgment within defined practices. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.Interpersonal SkillsExchanges ideas and information effectively; uses tact and diplomacy when dealing with others. Excellent interpersonal, teaming and leaderhip skills to include the ability to interface and communicate with various functional departments.



High School Diploma/GED




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

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Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.