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Mechanical Assembler 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate and support company values.
  • Use a wide variety of hand and power tools.
  • Operate a forklift or crane when necessary.
  • Assist with troubleshooting and solving assembly or parts issues.
  • Layout hole locations and drill and tap holes on parts for assembly.
  • Work effectively as a team member to contribute to a positive workplace.
  • Set up, fit, bolt, and dowel in place large parts such as frames, brackets, etc.
  • Disassemble and inspect machine after testing to prepare for shipment to customer.
  • Participate in and contribute to continuous improvement culture, including Lean initiatives.
  • Communicate concerns to supervisor timely. Participate in solution implementation as appropriate.
  • Position parts and components such as motors, gearboxes, drive trains in and on machine frame.
  • Use various measuring and precision inspection tools to verify conformance of parts to blueprints.
  • With moderate guidance, prepare work by reviewing instructions, blueprint specifications, and parts lists. Gather parts, subassemblies, tools, and materials.
  • Construct, build or rebuild custom equipment by fitting and assembling components according to blueprints, manuals, engineering memos, sketches, and knowledge of machine construction.


  • Knowledge of basic math and the application to tolerances.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, electrical schematics, and other manufacturing instructions.
  • Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer) to ensure part quality meets customer requirements
  • Must have experience with a portable power tool and machine tools such as drill press, bandsaw, cut-off saw, and grinder.
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Knowledge of part materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs and uses. Might be required to utilize drills, torque wrenches, fixtures, gauges, air-actuated devices, and other standard assembly tools

Education and/or Experience

High school graduate or equivalent education plus 1-3 years of relevant manufacturing experience. Completion or participation in a state apprenticeship program is preferred, but not required. Requires average knowledge of sound assembly techniques, and skills in pneumatics, hydraulics, and actuation.

Work Environment

The employee works in a factory environment and is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions and toxic or caustic chemicals. He/she is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is loud.


Benefits Included: Health, Vision, Dental, 401K, Wellness Programs, Charitable Giving, PTO, CTO and numerous company events throughout the year!

Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Mechanical Assembler  
Division Power Test, Inc.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Milwaukee  
About the Organization Power Test is a world leader in the manufacture of heavy duty engine, transmission and chassis dynamometer systems. Established in 1976, we are a consistently growing and dynamic organization. Power Test was awarded the 2011 and 2012 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award, Wisconsin's Future 50 Master Mettle Award in 2014, named one of the top southeast Wisconsin's Healthiest Employers in the Small Business category from 2011-2014, and was awarded the 2013 Governor's Export Achievement Award for the state of Wisconsin.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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