Assembler III



Bedford, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2023

Build a career powered by innovations that matter! At Novanta, our innovations power technology products that are transforming healthcare and advanced manufacturing—improving productivity, enhancing people’s lives and redefining what’s possible. We create for our global customers engineered components and sub-systems that deliver extreme precision and performance for a range of mission-critical applications—from minimally invasive surgery to robotics to 3D metal printing.

Novanta is one global team with over 26 offices located in The Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Looking for a great place to work? You have found it with a culture that embraces teamwork, collaboration and empowerment. Come explore Novanta.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Able to read, understand, and adhere to work instructions, BOMs, and assembly drawings
  • Usage of hand tools properly and safely
  • Mechanical assembly of product within acceptable quality and output levels
  • Soldering of cables, wires and through hole devices within acceptable quality limits
  • Inspect product and properly identify non-conformances
  • Properly operate pass/fail test equipment (ALTF, PD Test, etc.)
  • By working with the Team Lead your able to identify potential root causes for issues identified in the assembly process
  • Cross-train other employees
  • Able to suggest and help implement process improvement activities
  • Helps lead 5S initiatives and daily cycle counts
  • Understand and interpret test results/plots, and basic failure modes
  • Can perform rework when required
  • must be able to assemble all department sub-assemblies and final assemblies
  • Demonstrate mastery of all operations in a given production area
  • Ability to perform and track Preventive Maintenance activities
  • Demonstrate inventory management skills through daily cycle counting requirements and on time inventory transactions to maintain inventory accuracy requirements.
  • Cleanliness and workstation clean up through 5S standards

General Tasks

  • Strict compliance with the quality, occupational safety and environmental regulations.
  • Implementation of the instructions of the quality / environmental management representative and the occupational safety specialist.

Required Experience, Education, Skills, Training and Competencies

  • Ability to multitask and willingness to learn different assembly requirements
  • Previous experience with opto-electronics and PCB commodities,
  • Working experience in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma environments
  • Familiar and knowledgeable with QMS standards (ie: ISO 9001)
  • Team player with strong computer, written, verbal and skills
  • Basic knowledge and practice of ESD and 5S principles
  • Safety and chemical awareness
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office, Oracle, etc.)
  • Preferred - IPC solder requirements verified (Consistently meet IPC requirements; tested per IPC610 requirements)
  • Preferred - IPC Solder certified (designated sections of J-STD 001)

Travel Requirements

  • None

Physical Requirements


Novanta is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action workplace. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, military and veteran status, disability, genetics, or any other category protected by federal law or Novanta policy.

Please call +1 781-266-5700 if you need a disability accommodation for any part of the employment process.