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Electronic Assembler - Full Time

Thorlabs - Newton, NJ

Posted on 11/15/23 (Ref: )

As an assembler in the respective Business Unit, you will work among of team of individuals assembling products for our customers. As part of our LEAN Manufacturing business strategy, you will be located in a work "cell" assembling a variety of components ranging in complexity throughout the day. Works under general supervision. Although the location of the position is in Newton, NJ, from time to time it may be required to undertake duties at other Thorlabs locations.

Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:

Must be able to understand written work instructions and schematics for a wide range of products to properly assemble the final product to the highest of quality standards and with zero scrap or rework.
Assemble components and products of varying size and complexity that includes cleaning, inspecting and testing of assembled components and assemblies.
Meets the expected assembly timelines that are outlined on the production orders
Ask questions when instructions are not understood or clear
Remain focused on the production orders and assembly responsibilities throughout the day
Performs any combination of the above duties from the functions above. Cross-train on various functions in order to provide flexibility and support across production operations.
Where necessary, set up or calibrate equipment, maintain accurate records, prepare reports for identification purposes such as test reports, and move material to and from work areas.
Must maintain a safe and clean working environment through compliance with procedures, policies and regulations.

In addition to the essential functions and duties listed above, all positions are also responsible for:

Meeting company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, performing all work related tasks in a manner that is in compliance with all Company policies and procedures.
Adhering to Company policies, procedures, and directives regarding standards of workplace behavior in completing job duties and assignments.
The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Physical Activities:

Assemblers must grasp, manipulate, or assemble parts and components that are often very small. As a result, Assemblers should have a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination to not only assemble but solder and precisely place pieces. Work may be sedentary, could stand or sit for long durations and/or perform repetitious work at times. Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally. Some assemblers may come into contact with potentially harmful chemicals or fumes, but ventilation systems normally minimize any harmful effects. Assemblers may come in contact with but not limited to acetone, alcohol and epoxy, and their work cell areas may be noisy at times.



Minimum 2 years of experience with soldering capability in a similar position preferred.


High School diploma or equivalent

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

Strong attention to detail
Strong ability to work well in a group atmosphere, and comply with high quality standards.
Strong ability to shift from one task to another to address changing production priorities.
Ability to
Must be proficient in reading blueprints and possess familiarity with standard parts and tools utilized in Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) processes.



Organizational Relationships

Direct Reports:


Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

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