Machine Assembly Technician

The Arthur G. Russell Co., Inc.
Jun 13, 2018
Jun 17, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description


Work with limited supervision, at times at the direction of others, to build, debug and test workstations and equipment to engineering drawings, sketches or other documentation. At times parts may need fabrication or altering as part of the assembly process. Includes integrating other assemblies and equipment. Work to be performed at the lowest cost consistent with quality standards, design requirements and completion schedules.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All essential functions are subject to reasonable accommodation. Employees needing or requesting reasonable accommodation should contact the Human Resources Manager.

  • Assemble parts to engineering drawings or other documentation.
  • Build and test workstations and equipment being built.
  • Fabricate or alter parts as required.
  • Integrate feed systems and other automation equipment into assemblies.
  • Communicate problems to Lead in a timely manner.
  • Work as a team to maximize productivity and quality.
  • Provide assistance to others.
  • Show a constant interest in learning other activities or skills.
  • Participate in job reviews when appropriate.

?? Document changes on prints for job reviews.

?? Maintain fabrication equipment in good order. Clean equipment when breaking down setup.

?? Maintain orderly work area and cleanup work area at the end of the day.

?? Be consistently at work and punctual; clock job times accurately

?? Participate in continuous improvement efforts.

?? Train customers on equipment when necessary.

?? Demonstrate application of acquired knowledge from Lean training.

?? Observe company policy, safety and security procedures.

?? Perform all activities in conformance with the AGR Quality System and ISO procedures.


  • Knowledge of fits and tolerances and ability to assemble such fits.
  • Knowledge of pneumatic drawings and ability to layout, assemble and debug these systems.
  • Basic knowledge of control and vision systems.

  • Ability to setup and operate fabrication equipment including drill presses, millers, lathes, rotary tables and sheet metal equipment.
  • Ability to machine parts to +/- .003 of an inch tolerance and to size holes using reamers and hones.
  • Ability to work with hand tools used for assembly processes.
  • Ability to weld preferred.
  • Knowledge of proprietary vibratory product line.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings or other documentation and to work to verbal instructions.
  • Be able to identify problems and debug equipment being built in a timely manner.
  • Be able to work well with others in problem solving situations.
  • Utilize most efficient resources for fabricating and measuring parts being made or altered.
  • Be knowledgeable in math.
  • Valid driver's license and US passport.

Work Environment

  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.

  • Occasional risk of electrical shock.

  • Moderate noise level.

    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. Material handling equipment is available at all times.

  • Regularly required to use hands for a variety of tasks.

  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.

  • Ability to walk, stand and sit, occasionally to climb, balance, stoop, kneel.

  • Frequently lift 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

  • Good vision and eye / hand coordination.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and typical work hours are Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Overtime is on an as needed basis and at the direction of the Operations Supervisor.


Travel with reasonable notice, for installation, training and service work.

Preferred Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent

Toolmaker or Machining background, minimum of four years machining experience.

Company Description An Automation Innovator Since 1945

The Arthur G. Russell Company has been an innovator in the field of automatic assembly equipment since 1945. At that time, the lack of adequate parts feeders and reliable automation components limited assembly speeds and equipment reliability. In response, AGR developed a line of vibratory feeders based on the modular Vibroblock?? that was state-of-the-art both electrically and mechanically. These engineered feeders could deliver parts at much higher rates, which raised the bar for automatic assembly systems. Feeder performance was further enhanced with AGR's introduction of closed loop vibratory control and variable frequency operation. Other AGR innovations included modular mechanical devices such as cam driven pick and place units, grippers, part escapements, and rotary and linear actuators.

Our ability to feed and handle parts at high speeds led to specialization in the ultra high-volume medical device and consumer products industries, where we have been designing, building, installing, and supporting world class assembly, test, inspection, and packaging systems for over 70 years.

Continued application of more sophisticated controls, servo systems, sensors, and inspection equipment have allowed our systems to keep up with increasing customer demands for higher speeds and unprecedented reliability.

Today, AGR remains committed to constantly being aware of the latest technologies, knowledgeable in their proper use, and creative in ways to apply them.