Assembler/Quality Inspector, Glenville, NY - November 9, 2015
A typical day at work starts at 7am and ends at 3:30pm. I worked at various benches in different work cells. Such as Electrical cell, mechanical cell, the collision sensor cell, shipping department, and outgoing quality control cell. I learned how to solder and read schematics, put together mechanical assemblies that require different torques, loctites, and greases. I learned how to drive a forklift truck and wrap and ship packages across the country and world. In the collision sensor cell I learned how to use a drill press to lap and polish to make pneumatic sealing surfaces. In quality control I learned how to check for air and coolant leaks and how to inspect parts to make sure they're working properly. Management was relaxed and not very strict, making the work day easy, but difficult because I had to figure out for myself was needed for the day. Almost all my co-workers were very proficient and easy to get along with. The hardest part of the day was writing procedures for new builds while I was figuring out how to build them. Most enjoyable part of the job is being able to sit and assemble collision sensors because they have to be set in such a position so they can be reset within .005 of an inch.