Line Assembler (Quality Control Operator)
Shinola - Detroit, MI

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Performs quality control inspections, checks, and tests during the manufacture of products. Inspects small materials, parts and products at different stages of production. Records observations and may make recommendations for improving processes.

General duties and responsibilities:
  • Entrance Control: check every component for defects; clean/correct defects if possible; mark, isolate and report defects;
  • Record observations and prepare report for suppliers and other team members;
  • In watch assembly line:
    • Set time and date to appropriate values;
    • Perform visual check of watch head;
    • Clean watch head, if necessary (using alcohol or other pre-approved mild chemicals);
    • Check functions of the watch (start/stop chrono, push-pull stem, make calendar jump, feel for mechanical glitches and friction, etc);
    • Write reports as necessary
  • Other responsibilities will be assigned.

Special notes about the job:
  • All operators are required to wear a smock, a cap and antistatic shoes, which will be provided by the company.
  • Other than MP3 players and wedding rings, no other metal will be allowed in the assembly area (e.g. mobile phones, etc.).
  • Operators have to go through a metal detector to go in and out of the secure area.

Personal attributes:
  • Positive and energetic
  • Inspirational and motivational leader
  • Non-confrontational
  • Attention to details
  • Patient
  • Willing to learn
  • Methodical
  • Team-oriented to fit in a collaborative environment
  • Appreciative of diversity in a working environment

  • Best eyes in the industry. 20 / 20 vision or corrected 20/20 vision. Have the ability to see details at close range.
  • Exceptional attention to detail. Able to notice tiny defects: scratches, spots, rust, lint, hair, tarnished metal, dents, deformations, marks on pieces the size of a quarter or smaller.
  • Candidates with experience working with a magnifying glass while inspecting tiny parts will be considered first.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Passing a dexterity test or similar will be required.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience working as a Quality Control Operator or similar capacity.
  • Experience in the watch industry or inspecting small components and/or parts is highly desired.
  • Have own transportation to arrive to work on time.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Vision: 20 / 20 vision or corrected 20/20 vision. Excellent eye/hand coordination.
  • No long/artificial nails. Hands must be clean and neat before entering the work area.
  • Sitting for long periods of time (almost the entire) .
  • Must have the ability to move hands and arms together to grasp, manipulate, or assemble small objects.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The position requires the employee to interact with lots of people in a light industrial manufacturing area.
  • VERY IMPORTANT: The noise level in the work environment should be very low and quiet, so that employees can maintain focus.
  • The plant shall remain dust-free at all times so proper attire will be provided by the company and shall be used at all times.

Note : Shinola is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

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