Electro-Mechanical Assembler II



Apex, NC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023

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This position is part of Novanta’s ATI Industrial Automation business unit. ATI is the world’s leading developer of robotic end of arm technologies. ATI end-effectors enhance productivity and flexibility of robotic and automated solutions across a wide spectrum of industries through capabilities such as automatic tool changing, force-torque sensing, material removal, and more. Since 1989, their commitment to engineering excellence, superior quality, and customer-focused support drives them to innovate and continuously improve the most reliable automated solutions available.


In this position you will be responsible for electrical and mechanical assembly of ATI’s Force / Torque products.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform mechanical assembly of ATI F/T products using specified tooling.
  • Operate test equipment including environmental chambers, leak testers, ohmmeter, voltmeter, and a variety of other equipment.
  • Participate in assembly line builds utilizing one piece flow.
  • Apply Lean Manufacturing principles for daily continuous improvement activities.

All of level 1 plus the following must be actively demonstrated for level 2 performance.

  • Perform fine soldering of wires (26-36 AWG), wire splices, contacts, surface mount components, and connectors.
  • Crimping of terminals onto wire.
  • Ability to perform simple troubleshooting of problems.
  • Good communication skills. Notifies appropriate personnel.
  • Excellent teamwork.
  • Participates in continuous improvement.

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

  • Must be willing to learn. This person will need to have an attitude of always willing to learn something new.
  • Read and communicate in English.
  • Computer skills; Windows navigation, Word to view files, enter data in Excel, PowerPoint to view files, Outlook for email communication and calendar, Teams for communications, ERP system navigation, view PDF files, and ability to operate custom test software.
  • Electro-mechanical assembly skills.
  • Ability to solder small components using magnification with both magnifier and microscope preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret various forms of documentation including assembly drawings and work instructions.
  • Follow established procedures.

Travel Requirements

  • No travel required.

Physical Requirements

  • Good vision and willingness to use magnification and microscope.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.
  • Must demonstrate proof of up to date Covid-19 vaccination status per current CDC guidelines prior to employment start.

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.

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