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Powell Industries, Inc. 2nd Shift PCR Assembler in Houston, Texas

Powell People Solving Tough Problems

As a top player in Switchgear and Electrical Enclosure (PCR) Manufacturing and field servicing, a career with us will challenge you to solve some very tough problems. You will be rewarded with growth, personal development & industry expertise. At Powell, we provide a comprehensive salary package, 401K matching, extensive benefits and job training all within a professional & friendly working environment.

The Assembler will report to the Manufacturing Supervisor of the Switchgear Assembly department and will be responsible for the Assembly of electrical units, switchgear, and other Powell products.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Build and assemble mechanical components for Switchgear units.

  • Assemble Switchgear units as per drawings and instructions.

  • Repair identified discrepancies with Switchgear units.

  • Promote a safety culture as well as attend all safety meetings.

  • Ensure quality by following standard work instructions and identifying any potential risks to product quality.

  • Ensure that work areas remain clean and well organized.

  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum education level of a High School Diploma is required.

  • Minimum 0-3 years’ of experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to read a tape measure (including conversions from fraction to decimal and conversely from decimal to fraction and metric to imperial).

  • Knowledge of machines and tools including their design, use, repair and maintenance.

  • Must have a basic command of the English language, both written and verbal.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic computer knowledge considered an asset.

  • Prior ability or interest in building or repairing mechanical components considered an asset.

  • Safety training certificates are an asset for the position.

  • Prior ability or interest in building or repairing mechanical components considered an asset.

  • Previous experience in Switchgear units is considered an asset.

  • Basic computer knowledge considered and asset.

Skills, Abilities & Other Requirements

  • Positive attitude.

  • Willingness to learn.

  • Ability to follow direction from Senior Assemblers and Lead Assemblers.

  • Effectively demonstrates on-time delivery and the ability to stay focused on goals and responsibilities.

  • Self-starter with ability to take on multiple tasks with a drive to succeed.

  • Challenges the status quo; looks for better or more efficient ways to get results.

  • Ability to adapt to new ideas, technology, processes or product changes.

  • Believes and displays through actions that our customers represent our current success and remain vital to our future growth.

  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical decision making.

  • Conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable when performing and completing job tasks.

  • Able to work effectively within your team and around other departments and their activities.

  • Ability to learn and adhere to all manufacturing policies and practices to ensure adherence to ISO requirements.

Working Conditions

  • Safety sensitive position in a temperature-controlled manufacturing or industrial environment with occasional outside activities.

  • Required to wear personal protective equipment at all times (i.e., hard hats, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety harnesses as required) and respirators when required.

  • Must be able to work from all type of ladders (step ladders, "A" frame ladders and all size extension ladders) and scaffolding.

  • Working at heights usually no higher than 30 feet in the air using proper lift equipment.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to maintain body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, ascending or descending stairs.

  • Bending the body at the waist, the legs at the knees, and extending arms and hands in any direction in a repetitive manner continuously.

  • Continuous standing, walking 50–300-foot distances for long periods of time with only occasional sitting.

  • Must be able to climb stairs frequently throughout the shift.

  • Able to frequently look over shoulders, work with both arms above shoulders and use both arms at full length frequently.

  • Using upper extremities to apply or exert a force continuously up to 50lbs.

  • Ability to use hand tools such as tin snips, hammer, and power tools (some vibrating), for long periods of time with frequent repetition.

More Information

This job description outlines the essential functions of the job and does not contain a comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

In our 70+ year history, Powell has always known that our employees are at the heart of our success. Without question, we have the most talented people in all parts of our organization. As a manufacturer, we recruit and hire experienced and knowledgeable applicants to ensure our product is engineered, fabricated and assembled to customer specifications!

Powered by Innovation - Powell’s culture has and will always be founded in our "can do" attitude. If we can imagine it, we can do it. Become a part of our story, and let us help you write yours. Hard work pays off in all of our teams, with opportunity for advancement and promotion without sacrificing work-life balance. Successful candidates must have a legal authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis, with only those candidates selected for interview contacted.

We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability

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