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Manufacturing Assembly Technician

Company: Digital Control
Location: Kent
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Digital Control Incorporated (DCI) is the world's leading supplier of underground locating and steering products for the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. Since the introduction of this revolutionary technology 30 years ago, Digital Control has been at the forefront of trenchless technologies that enable the efficient---installation---of underground utilities such as fiber optic, telecom, gas, and water lines world-wide. DCI's products are valued for their durable design, ease of use and uncompromising commitment to customer service. We are seeking a Manufacturing Assembly Technician based out of our headquarters in Kent, WA to help ensure our products continue to live up to DCI's high standards and exceed the expectations of our global customers. You will apply your assembly skill and knowledge of electronic devices to produce complex electromechanical products in a high-mix environment. If you are hands-on and passionate about technology, collaboration, and continuous improvement, then DCI could be a perfect fit for you! What You'll Do:

  • Consistently perform assembly and initial testing of new products and/or sub-assemblies as quickly as possible while maintaining exemplary quality standards
  • Assemble and test per established methods, schematics, and procedures.
  • Effectively communicate product and departmental issues between assembly personnel, department leads, manufacturing management and other interested parties
  • Communicate with other technicians regarding methods and best practices.
  • Communicate with production planning personnel regarding work in process, answer questions and explain problems, solutions and expected completion times.
  • Proactively communicate with other individuals and departments on assembly related issues
  • Work with all tools necessary for any potential job and possess a high level of expertise on various electronic and mechanical systems.
  • Be familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Perform a variety of complicated tasks with limited supervision and oversight.
  • Assemble electronic and electro/mechanical equipment, including soldering experience and programming electronic devices.
  • Perform work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical, electronic and mechanical principles.
  • Proficiently use a personal computer to perform job tasks, including Microsoft Windows and Office Suite
  • Inform appropriate management and technicians of potential product problems and suggests corrective actions.
  • Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Maintain company-required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment.
  • Report product and process improvement suggestions to manufacturing engineering.
  • Ensure yourself and everyone that works in or visits the Assembly Shop follows appropriate personal safety and ESD prevention protocols.
  • Work independently as well as with a team
  • Possess a high sense of integrity and confidentiality, will be required to maintain confidential product and trade secrets information. Requirements Who You Are:
    • Two-year technical degree or accredited apprenticeship program or equivalent additional experience in a technical field
    • Three years of proven experience in the electronics and/or electro/mechanical fields
    • Experience and ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
    • Ability to read and understand technical drawings.
    • Effective written/ oral communication
    • Ability to change direction and handle multiple responsibilities and tasks on a regular basis.
    • A thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic components and equipment, including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes is preferred
    • Hands-on aptitude, self-directed and able to work independently.
    • Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement experience preferred.
    • Equipment maintenance experience preferred.
    • Programming experience preferred. Benefits
      • Unparalleled health benefits (PPO plan with no deductibles, no co-pays, DCI covers 99% of costs)
      • Quarterly bonuses: we all share in the success of the company.
      • Professional development
      • 401k match (3% match from DCI regardless of participation, 5% maximum match, 100% vested immediately)
      • 22 days PTO
      • Dog-friendly work environment
      • Parental leave
      • Company covers 100% of payroll taxes for state family medical leave.
      • 11 annual paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday
      • Winter break (we are closed the last week of each year)
      • Free convenient parking and commuter benefits
      • Located in a quiet business park near walking trail. Compensation:
        • DCI is proud to offer comprehensive compensation packages including competitive base pay and discretionary quarterly profit-sharing bonuses to all part-time and full-time team members. Base pay is reviewed at a minimum on an annual basis.
        • Pay range: $45,600 - $53,400 per year. Factors considered for pay include the level of skill, experience, training, external market factors, and internal value.
        • Profit sharing bonus: Over the last 3 years, quarterly bonuses ranged between 12% and 27%. Future bonuses could be higher or lower depending on company profits. Why DCI? Work hard, play often... DCI employees are innovative and creative. Our open (forest-like) work environment creates free flowing conversations across all functions. We have gaming days; Lego challenges and ping pong matches to build on our creativity when one hits a roadblock. If that is not enough, our employees bring their four-legged companions (dogs) to work and can take them for a walk around the Green River trail.
          DCI takes pride in caring a lot about our employees. We believe that employees should not be burdened with benefits expenses, so we provide lucrative health care plans unmatched in most other companies. We also like to eat at DCI and find any excuse to celebrate the most random holidays (Pi Day, Chocolate Ice Cream Day, etc.) We have monthly catered lunches, a fully stocked snack area,---sporting tickets, wellness competitions, and most importantly a team of people who will tell you that DCI is the best place they've ever worked. This is evident by our long service team and low turnover.
          We Celebrate Inclusion: DCI is an equal opportunity employer. Employment at DCI is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. DCI does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law. It is DCI's policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. The Company's EEO policy includes the full & complete support of the Company and all levels of leadership. Because it's just the right thing to do. We hope you think so, too.

Keywords: Digital Control, Kent , Manufacturing Assembly Technician, Professions , Kent, Washington

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