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Assembly Operator

ITT Corporation

ITT Corporation

Software Engineering
Hebron, KY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Assembly Operator

Job Locations US-KY-Hebron
Position Type

Position Summary

Assembly Operator – Rail Shop

Perform a variety of tasks that are generally repetitive in nature, including but not limited to assembly, inspection, machining, burring, packing, painting, and repair of products using hand, semi-automatic and automatic machines with single and multiple spindles. Perform a variety of operations connected with the diversified assembly or disassembly of a variety of standard and special production parts, using established procedures and methods that are usually prescribed.

Essential Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. (Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Position parts according to knowledge of unit being assembled or following blueprints.
  • Work from operation sheets, specifications, setup charts and general instructions of the Assembly supervisor.
  • Follow prescribed procedures of loading and unloading, performing operations involving the use of fixtures or holding devices.
  • Perform fitting, adjusting and aligning on completed products, units and assemblies involving a number of parts, close tolerances and interrelated factors.
  • Perform hand operations in the fitting of parts involving scraping, honing, polishing for accuracy.
  • Occasionally perform simple drilling, reaming, tapping and other similar operations necessary to complete the assembly. Use material handling devices as required moving and handling parts and assemblies.
  • Use fixtures and gauges and check parts with fixed gauges, scales, micrometers, indicators and other standard production checking devices.
  • Responsible for inspecting and checking parts to detect defects or dimensional discrepancies occurring either during assembly or during customer use, and report these and other unusual conditions as directed by Department Supervisor.
  • Set up and performance-test product, sub-assemblies or parts, and make necessary adjustments to meet quality standards.
  • Use a variety of precision measuring instruments.
  • Change dull or broken tools or inserts to maintain initial setups.
  • Change setup where such change requires minor adjustments.
  • Fastens parts together with bolts, screws, speed clips, rivets, or other fasteners.
  • Removes small quantities of metal with hand files and scrapers to produce close fit between parts.
  • Operates drill presses, punch presses, or riveting machines to assist in assembly operation.
  • Disassembles shock absorbers for salvage of parts.
  • Duties may include a sequence of operations. Visually detect obvious defects and segregate and mark the area of defects and/or rejects.
  • Move, handle, identify and secure parts and stocks as required, which may involve use of material handling equipment.
  • Perform diversified duties in connection with the salvage and repair of parts and assemblies of various types of products,
  • Maintain equipment and work area in a clean and orderly manner in addition to lubrication and oiling of equipment, addition of coolant and removal of chips.
  • Follow standard or prescribed safety regulations.
  • Report operating and material standard difficulties to Assembly Supervisor.
  • Maintain quality and quantity standards in accordance with prescribed procedures.
  • Record and report production counts and time information as required.

Safety is a core value at ITT. Our employees understand and follow all ITT safety policies and procedures, participate in workplace inspections, safety training, and in the development of job safety analyses.

***This position requires visibility to controlled documents.

Position Requirements


High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED). Knowledge of basic computer and keyboard use. Ability to operate calculators and weighing scales.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Ability to work any shift schedule including any day of the calendar week as required for operation of the position and mandatory overtime as implemented by management.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


  1. Attention to Detail – Able to be alert in a high-risk environment; follow detailed procedures and ensure accuracy in documentation and data; carefully monitor gauges, instruments, or processes; concentrate on routine work details and maintain a system of records.
  2. Safety - Always has safety as their first priority; is comfortable addressing safety deficiencies with other employees; and, functions as a safety advocate.
  3. Quality – Able to maintain high standards; do work right the first time and inspect material for flaws; reinforce excellence as a fundamental priority.
  4. Interpersonal Communication Skills – Able to share due credit with coworkers; display enthusiasm and promote a friendly group working environment; work closely with other departments as necessary; support group decisions and seek opinions from coworkers; and display team spirit.

Equal Pay Act Statement

We aim to pay our ‘ITT’ers’ fairly and competitively in the locations that they live and work. Pay-for-performance is a principle that we believe in, and employees are rewarded based not only on ‘what’ they accomplish, but also on ‘how’ they reflect ITT’s values. ITT offers a competitive salary and robust total rewards package, such as health insurance, 401(k), short and long-term disability, paid time off, growth and developmental opportunities, and other incentive compensation programs. Specific benefits are dependent upon whether or not the position is part of a collective-bargaining agreement. The salary offered to a candidate is based several factors such as candidate experience and qualifications, location, as well as market and business considerations.

Equal Pay Act Range

$40,400.00 - $60,000.00 plus benefits


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