Machine Assembler
Ryt-way Industries, LLC - Des Plaines, IL

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The Machine Assembler has the accountability for performing mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and assembly of high speed packaging and production machines. This position has no supervisory authority.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES The primary duties and responsibilities of the Machine Assembler consist of but are not limited to:

· Assembly of new machines, rebuilding old machines, and/or modifications to either, as well as subassembly.

· Read and interpret blueprints, assembly drawings, part lists to perform required service.

· Assembles components by examining connections for correct fit; fastening parts and subassemblies.

· Utilize subassemblies, tools, and materials to accomplish machine assembly

· Have some knowledge related to PLCs, HMI, VFDs, and Direct Automation.

· Perform Checkout on machines, along with installation and service of equipment at customer facilities.

· Examine machines and equipment in root cause analysis troubleshooting and performance analysis.

· Conserves resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

· Positions parts and subassemblies by using templates or reading measurements.

· Resolves assembly problems by altering dimensions to meet specifications; notifying supervisor to obtain additional resources, and engineering (when appropriate) to correct drawings.

· Develop good working relationships with customers and co-workers.

· Run tests on equipment, both in-house and in the field.

· Recommends process improvements for equipment layout and assembly processes

· Maintain current professional and technical knowledge.

· Contribute to team effort by maintaining regular attendance, communicating regularly and professionally, accomplishing related results and performing all other necessary duties as directed by manager(s).


Candidate must have:

· Knowledgeable and experienced with manufacturing equipment, preferably packaging equipment: scales, baggers (linear & horizontal), cartoners and case-packer.

· Mechanically knowledge of electrical troubleshooting, and pneumatic repairs.

· Intermediate experience and knowledge with Microsoft Office programs.

· Have working knowledge of mill, lathes, and basic power tools.


· Successful completion of two (2) years of collegiate-level technical or vocational training in a discipline that enables performance in all aspects of the position, plus two (2) years of equipment maintenance work experience (maintenance of packaging equipment in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred), OR

· 3+ years of related mechanical assembly and a high school diploma or GED.


The Machine Assembler of Ryt-way Industries, LLC shall be considered to be performing in an acceptable manner when the following have occurred:

· Satisfactory performance of all essential job duties

· Employee maintains a positive attitude and productive relationship with co-workers

· Employee works as a team member and helps out where ever needed

· Employee is willing to work overtime when asked

· Employee follows all safety precautions and regulations


Ryt-way’s number one priority is keeping our employees and visitors safe. Therefore all employees are required to:

· Follow all current and future safety policies, at all times

· Participate in all safety training and pass written exams

· Wear safety glasses, hair net, ear protection and smock at all times while in the production/warehouse area of the plant; safety glasses only are required in the manufacturing area

· Report all accident/incidents immediately to the proper person

· Provide post-accident drug screen


In terms of an 8 hour workday, “Occasionally” equals 1% to 33%; “Frequently” equals 34% to 66%, and “Continuously” equals 67% to 100% of the time. In an 8 hour workday the job holder should be able to:

· Continuously stand and walk

· Occasionally bend/stoop, squat, twist, push/pull, kneel and crouch

· Occasionally climb to a height of approximately 10ft.

· Occasionally reach above shoulder level

· Frequently carry/lift up to fifty (50) pounds

· Frequently use hands for the repetitive actions of simple and firm grasping and fine manipulation

· Frequently use his/her head and neck in flexing and rotating

· Continuously be around moving machinery Frequently be in dusty conditions and exposed to cleaning solvents, lubricants and chemicals