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Mechanical Assembly Technician

Nikon Metrology, Inc. Manassas, VA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: Nikon Metrology at a glance With the acquisition of Metris in 2009, Nikon enlarged its portfolio with optical 3D measuring instruments. The new division "Nikon Metrology" today offers the broadest range of metrology solutions for applications ranging from miniature electronics to the largest aircrafts. Nikon Metrology’s innovative measuring and precision instruments contribute to a high-performance design-through-manufacturing process that allows manufacturers to deliver premium quality products in a shorter time. Nikon Metrology is dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring. Our objective is to build a world class team with individuals who thrive through open communication, action and expanding of self-development. What we offer • Medical • Dental • Vision • Short Term Disability • Long Term Disability • Legal • Life Insurance • Accident Insurance • Critical Illness Insurance • 401k plan • Educational Reimbursement • Paid Holidays JOB PURPOSE: To build and test electro/mechanical/optical equipment to specification on time and to planned cost with documented instruction and little supervision. 1. KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: • To carry out fitting, assembly and testing of electro/mechanical/optical products • Electro/Mechanical assembly, alignment and testing • Complete associated document and paperwork • Checking material kits are complete and in line with bills of material • Alignment and testing of assembled parts and sub-assemblies • Perform Final Packing for Laser Radar • Quality inspection of own work and the work of others to processes and standards • Read & understand engineering drawings, electric schematics and build instructions • Assemble/Clean components • Maintain a clean, tidy and organized work area • Complete and submit documentation for improvements and for replacement components • Production, customer returns, engineering development and data collection and testing • Ability to use hand/ automated tools, and set-up/calibration/test equipment • Keeps supervisor appraised of all unresolved and/or potential problems and work interruptions that will negatively affect daily, weekly and monthly production schedules • Provides support to Production Manager on all production assignments, and may work in other departments as necessary • May be utilized for engineering experimentation, development, data collection and testing • To be conversant with current industry quality and Health & Safety requirements specifically in regard to laser light 2. ANCILLARY RESPONSIBILITIES • Liaise with other departments to ensure a smooth production process • Present any production improvement ideas which could improve the process using agreed methods • Contribute and suggest continuous improvement of manufacturing processes in order to improve quality, cost and delivery • Provide solutions where possible for problems found in day to day tasks & prevent them from occurring in the future • May be requested to assist in other job duties as required within the facility • Working overtime as requested by supervisor 3. QUALIFICATIONS Essential • 2 year technical diploma or degree with 4 years of experience, or • Related military training and 4 years of experience, or • 8 plus years of on the job training and experience Desirable • Technical B.S. degree is a plus • Experience in Metrology and/or LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) 4. COMPETENCIES A) Functional competencies • Good verbal and written communication skills • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting (to component level) skills • Ability to work in a team environment • Ability to recommend quality, productivity and cost reduction improvements • Ability to cross train • Ability to read & understand engineering drawings & electronic schematics • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel • Ability to learn and capably use specialized manufacturing and engineering applications software • Ability to work in an environment where Six-Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Total Quality Leadership, Kaizen, and 5S tools and techniques, are constantly applied to obtain quality and productivity improvements and to reduce all costs B) Core competencies Be pro-active: • If you do not have a clear understanding of the drawings/diagrams you are working with seek clarification • Liaise with other departments in a timely manner to ensure a smooth process is in place • Actively work on solutions for faults that are found • Maintain a clean and tidy and organized area up to the standard required • Adhere to all the Health and Safety regulations encourage others to do the same Seek new knowledge: • Keep up to date with any new specifications that are introduced by Nikon • Pass your knowledge onto other members of the team, if they are less experienced • Keep up to date with changes for quality and Health and safety specifically for your area • Keep up to date with the latest technology through academic study or practical learning Communicate well: • Deliver clear and succinct messages both verbally and written • Use appropriate vocabulary for your audience and seek their understanding of your communication • Listen to others and objectively consider their ideas and opinions, even when they conflict your views and ideas • Clearly explain complex and technical terms so that others will understand Display integrity: • Always work to the highest standards • Report any issues or behaviors you feel would jeopardize the reputation of Nikon • Report any Health and safety concerns or violations • Be dependable and always consider other members of the team • Always take responsibility for your work and actions Embrace diversity: • Respect opinions and views of others • Respect the different cultures within Nikon • Welcome new experiences a diverse workforce can bring DIRECT REPORTS N/A BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY N/A WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Working inside static controlled or other controlled areas Working with cleaning agents to clean materials As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or because he or she is an individual with a disability or disabled veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, or thereinafter referred collectively as “protected veterans”.

Nikon Metrology, Inc.


Manassas, VA
20110 USA



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