1st Shift Assembler (Levels I, II, or III): $16+ (Full-time)

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Production Supervisor and direction of the Production and Line leads, the Assembler shall be responsible for using components to produce goods, products, and other objects according to specifications.

  • Reads and follows blueprints, travelers, work instructions, specifications, and other instructions to build, assemble and test parts in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Examines components and assemblies for correct fit.
  • Interpret measurements.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality forms (including electronically).
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Keeps equipment operational by completing preventative maintenance requirements as required.
  • Report errors in the product line.
  • Regularly follows all safety policies and procedures
  • Adheres to established regulatory compliance, industry certification, and TLX’s Quality Management System requirements
  • Portray TLX in a positive light
  • All other duties as assigned

Assembler I


  • Must have potential to advance to Assembler II
  • Applies a positive attitude to situations
  • Listens to directions from supervisors and production leads
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results
  • Troubleshooting/Problem Solving: Ability to identify issues within the boundaries of the task
  • Communication: Basic communication skills focusing on tasks
  • Reliability: Absences or tardiness are within acceptable limit

Demonstrated Competence

  • Basic mathematical skills such as the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
  • General knowledge of the metric system
  • Basic understanding of task-specific assembly techniques
  • Product Knowledge: Just learning product function and cross-trained on a variety of lines
  • Aptitude: Learns new assignments with repetition and retains most procedures once learned

Education and/or Experience

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Basic data entry ability
  • Previous assembly experience preferred, but not required

Assembler II

All the criteria required of an Assembler I


  • Must have potential to advance to Assembler III
  • Training: Ability to train others on common techniques
  • Instills confidence: Just starting
  • Initiative: Regularly takes initiative in routine situations. Supports change and offer suggestions and process improvement.
  • Troubleshooting/Problem Solving: Ability to define problems and establish; thinks of problem-solving mostly in terms of components and processes
  • Delegation: Takes direction from superiors; makes suggestions for improvements in terms of meeting task goals
  • Work Focus: Line level work; starting to drive to meet goals on line level
  • Communication: Demonstrated proactive communication in terms of meeting task goals; speaks in terms of “we”
  • Difficult conversations: Just starting to manage/facilitate
  • Cooperation: Regularly cooperates in an agreeable manner; tactful and obliging; is accountable for him/herself
  • Reliability: Rarely has unplanned/unexcused absences and tardiness; works overtime when needed
  • Starting to coach; holding themselves and others accountable for defined processes, practices, and techniques

Demonstrated Competence

  • Assembly practices/techniques: Clear understanding of task-specific assembly techniques
  • Product Knowledge: Basic understanding of product function
  • Set-up Responsibilities: Ability to set up utilizing set up instructions
  • Product Testing: Resource for testing issues and problem-solving
  • Business System Knowledge: Understanding inventory management and basic troubleshooting related to inventory management; understanding task rates
  • Manufacturing knowledge: Beginning to understand LEAN
  • Aptitude: Learns at a satisfactory pace and retains procedures learned.
  • Quality of Work: Work is regularly accurate, neat, thorough, and completed in a timely manner.
  • Process: Basic understanding of processes (who, what when, where why, and how)
  • Ability to manage parts and processes
  • Business Knowledge: Beginning to understand the cost and timing goals

Education and/or Experience

  • Previous assembly experience

Assembler III

All the criteria required of an Assembler II


  • Training: Ability to train others with minimal to no support
  • Safety & Regulatory Compliance: Consistently follows all safety policies and procedures. Recognizes safety hazards and recommends solutions; understands and adheres to regulatory compliance and industry certification requirements in his/her area.
  • Delegation: Ability to lead the team and assign tasks in absence of Line Lead; understanding of line needs in regard to staffing and priorities
  • Work Focus: Program level goals; help drive the team to hit daily and weekly goals; focus on program and line
  • Communication: Demonstrated proactive communication in terms of meeting line goals.
  • Difficult conversations: Basic ability but will require assistance; ability to identify contributors
  • Cooperation: Cooperates very well with others; other employees like to work with this employee; gives others credit
  • Starting to coach (technical, process, and behavioral); holding themselves and others to a higher standard
  • Instills confidence: avoid words such as should, might, maybe, and possible
  • Initiative: In addition to own job, willingly seeks out additional responsibilities and ways to improve job methods; strives for improvement inside the work area.
  • Troubleshooting/Problem Solving: Ability to assist Line Lead (or in absence of Lead) to define the root cause of the issue and problem solution using problem-solving tools
  • Self-motivated and a team player; can step in and take charge in place of Line Lead for short periods

Demonstrated Competence

  • Assembly practices/techniques: Clear understanding of program-specific assembly techniques; understanding of rate expectations
  • Product Knowledge: High-level understanding of product function and customer use application; cross-trained on most (if not all) production lines; go-to for product function and assembly issues (SME)
  • Set-up Responsibilities: Ability to set up utilizing setup instructions, including tooling fixtures, dies, and electronic tests and data, capturing with little to no support
  • Process: Clear understanding of processes (who, what when, where why, and how); starts to make suggestions for improvement
  • Product Testing: High level of knowledge of test standards and the reasons for doing them
  • Business system knowledge: Basic understanding of business systems as it relates to their position; understands the importance of inventory management and focused on daily activities; understanding of line rates
  • Business Knowledge: Understands cost and timing goals; focused on program efficiencies
  • Aptitude: Quick to grasp new ideas and methods. Able to retain procedures even when done infrequently.
  • Quality of Work: Work rarely requires checking.
  • SMART Goals: Affects mostly self
  • Manufacturing knowledge: Basic understanding of processes and procedures; basic knowledge and application of LEAN manufacturing techniques

Education and/or Experience

  • Previous assembly experience


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. While performing the duties and responsibilities of this position, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and reach above shoulders. The incumbent will regularly sit and move from place to place, and will frequently talk and listen and use hands to finger, handle or touch. Specific vision requirements for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee works in a production environment where the noise level is moderate. Oftentimes, the employee will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment such as safety glasses, gloves, and/or hearing protection.


All full time employees are eligible for company sponsored benefits after completing the probationary period.

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K with company match
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid Holidays and Personal Time
  • Group term life coverage
  • Funeral, Jury Duty and Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Special Notes/Instructions
Pre-employment screening is required which includes but is not limited to background check, drug screen, and e-verify.

To Apply

  1. Click on the "Apply Now" link below OR
  2. Send email to HR@tlxtech.com OR
  3. Give HR a call at 262-970-8660