Assembly Worker (Entry Level – Tire 3)

 

 

 

Assembly Worker (Entry Level – Tire 3)

 

Location

Chicago

 

Type

Full time

 

CRRC SIFANG AMERICA INCORPORATED (“CRRC”) is a passenger railcar manufacturer in Chicago, Illinois. The passenger railcar manufacturing process includes 2 bargained-for work disciplines: assembly and electrical.

 

The instant job description relates specifically to assembly work during the production of passenger railcars.

 

Summary

Assembly Workers are separated into 4 classifications/categories, namely Entry Level, Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. As specified below, said classifications are separated by, among other considerations, skill sets, experience, and proficiency.

 

In general, Assembly Workers are responsible for installing, assembling, and modifying components on railcars while following drawings, procedures, and other written documentation, instructions, directives, and protocols.

 

 

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interpreting and using drawings, process procedures, and other written documentation to prepare materials and tools, and to complete assembly of components;
  • Drilling, tapping, torquing, and sealing stainless steel components and assembling them on railcars;
  • Installing mechanical equipment on railcars;
  • Connecting hydraulic pipes and hoses on railcars and bogies;
  • Operating heavy machinery, mobile equipment, and test device(s) to perform tests, move railcars, and heavy equipment, as required;
  • Completing paperwork, such as quality confirmation forms, as required in the process;
  • Following all safety protocols, and company policies and procedures;
  • Maintaining a neat, clean, and organized work area; and
  • Performing other tasks, as

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Competencies and Characteristics

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies and have the following characteristics:

 

  • Have the ability to work in a safe fashion
  • Have the ability to produce a quality product
  • Have great hand-eye coordination
  • Have a technical aptitude (of varying degrees, depending on classification)
  • Have the ability to bring value to the assigned project and to CRRC, as a whole
  • Have the ability to troubleshoot, as necessary

 

 

 

 

  • Have the ability to collaborate and coordinate with co-workers, supervisors, managers, and executive personnel in the Production Department and in other CRRC Departments
  • Have the ability to communicate well with others
  • Have the ability to draft documents of varying types
  • Have the ability to meet work, task, and project deadlines
  • Have the ability to multitask
  • Have the ability to follow instructions properly and accurately
  • Have flexibility with respect to the work schedule as warranted by operational/production needs and as permitted by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Have excellent time management skills
  • Have credibility and be trustworthy

 

Work Environment

Passenger railcar production facility with mobile equipment, heavy machinery, and high voltages

 

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift 30
  • Ability to climb, bend, stoop, kneel
    • Ability to stand for an 8-hour shift
    • Ability to step up and bend down inside or under a railcar
    • Ability to remain in one position for a long period of time
    • Ability to perform work in tight spaces with difficult access

 

 

 

 

Required Education and Experience

♦Required of all candidates:

 

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints or ability to efficiently and effectively learn this part of the job if applying for an Entry Level Assembly Worker position
  • Ability to use basic hand, pneumatic and power tools, such as torque wrench, drill and tapper
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate in English
  • High School Diploma or GED highly recommended

♦Depending on job classification, varying levels of assembly work experience, preferably in a fast-paced manufacturing setting:

 

  • Entry Level classification: entry level with no prior relevant work experience required

 

  • For Entry Level candidates: basic knowledge and hands-on skills with willingness and ability to be trained to do assembly work on and related to passenger railcars with regular supervision

 

  • Tier 1 classification: some relevant prior work experience and proficiency required

 

  • For Tier 1 candidates: working knowledge and hands-on skills with some relevant job experience in order to be able to complete basic tasks and undertake intermediate tasks with supervision and additional training OR having the foregoing knowledge and skills with work experience as an Assembly Worker (Entry Level) during Phase I and/or Phase II production at CRRC

 

 

 

 

  • Tier 2 classification: more advanced relevant prior work experience and proficiency required

 

  • For Tier 2 candidates: intermediate level knowledge, hands-on skills, proficiency, and experience to start and complete tasks without supervision, to coordinate and help direct less skilled workers, and to assist Tier 3 workers, Foremen and Team Leads; demonstrated ability to produce a quality product with the potential to step into a leadership or supervisory role OR having the foregoing knowledge and skills with work experience as an Assembly Worker (either Entry Level and/or Tier 1) during Phase I and/or Phase II production at CRRC

 

  • Tier 3 classification: very advanced technical skills, proficiency, and some supervisory experience/skills/capabilities

 

  • For Tier 3 candidates: high level knowledge, hands-on skills, proficiency, and experience to start and complete tasks, to direct and guide less skilled and experienced workers with relevant tasks, and to provide significant assistance to Foremen and Team Leads including oversight of others’ work; demonstrated ability to consistently produce a high-quality product; actual experience with or demonstrated capability to supervise less senior assemblers OR having the foregoing knowledge and skills with work experience as an Assembly Worker (either Entry Level and/or Tier 1 and/or Tier 2) during Phase I and/or Phase II production at CRRC

 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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