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Assembly Technician I 

About the Organization Zepher, Inc is an innovative and rapidly growing contract manufacturing company located in the Columbia River Gorge that provides cutting edge technical products to aerospace, military and commercial customers. We have invested in new facilities, state of the art equipment, and highly qualified, motivated people to expand our manufacturing capabilities and better meet our customer's needs for high quality products, produced under tight timelines. We are currently seeking new team members to contribute to the overall success of the company. You can play a critical role in executing Zepher's mission to deliver high quality products, on time and on budget, as the company continues to build capacity and expand its customer base. Successful candidates for this position will be experienced in aerospace, government and defense contracting, driven by tackling complex, unstructured challenges, and enthusiastic about working on a collaborative, solutions oriented team. This is an excellent opportunity to join our successful, growing company. Zepher offers a great work environment that supports innovation and team development, and is committed to continuous improvement, personal integrity and outstanding customer service.  
EOE Statement Zepher is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Category Production  


The Assembly Technician I works under the direction of the Director of Operations or Lead. This person follows work instructions and procedures to build products and subassemblies and complete other production tasks as required. The Assembly Technician I is responsible for setting up and operating production equipment in accordance with work instructions and provided training. Under supervision, the person in this position tests products for functionality and quality and completes necessary production documents and records.

Telecommute Opportunity: 0%

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director of Operations or Lead, responsibilities of the Assembly Technician I include:


  • Build, test, and inspect products and/or prototypes with guidance.
  • Follow work instructions and established practices to meet product specifications.
  • Interpret simple mechanical drawings.
  • Operate test equipment.
  • Test mechanical products, sub-assemblies, and prototypes with guidance.
  • Complete production work orders, checklists, and other forms accurately.
  • Report issues with products, parts, or equipment.
  • Participate in production-focused improvement projects.
  • Perform maintenance on equipment and tools as instructed.
  • Operate heavy equipment such as forklifts and overhead cranes as required.
  • Perform masking, cleaning, and painting of parts


  • Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.
  • Follow Zepher safety procedures, including the use of personal protective gear such as eye and ear protection, gloves, respirators, coveralls, and hard hats.
  • Understand, follow, and contribute to the improvement of relevant Zepher procedures and work instructions.
  • Maintain 5S standards within manufacturing areas
  • Other cross-functional duties as assigned.
Position Requirements



  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 0 - 1 years of experience assembling and testing complex mechanical products.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to drive with a trailer and pass a Commercial Driver Fitness Determination.
  • Physical activities can include standing, repetitive motion, driving, walking, lifting, pushing, or carrying heavy objects.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary Range:  $40,560 - $ 52870
  • Coverage begins 1st of the month following 60 days of employment.
  • Zepher pays 75% of the monthly medical premiums for employees and their qualified dependents.
  • Medical: Traditional and HDHP with Health Savings Account (company contributes $1,000 per year)
  • 100% paid Vision, Dental, Life, Short-Term, Long-Term Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with discretionary employer match
  •  30 hours of Paid Time Off per quarter (160 hours annually
  • 7 Paid Holidays

Thank you for your consideration and application. 

  • Location: Bingen, WA
  • Zepher, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be given equal consideration regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.
  • Principals only. Recruiters please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job.
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
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Position Assembly Technician I  
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