Production Technician

Posted: 10/27/2020

Applied Materials, a leading manufacturer of equipment for the semiconductor industry, is looking for Production Technicians to join their team in beautiful northwest Montana.  Visit our site to learn more about this role at one of Montana’s leading manufacturing companies.

Key Responsibilities

- Performs a variety of routine electro-mechanical assembly operations, troubleshooting, and repair.  Adjusts, aligns, and/or performs "go-no go" tests using test fixtures or non-diagnostic electronic testing devices.  Identifies and corrects errors.  Retests.
- Applies skills to wire, assemble, test, troubleshoot, and calibrate equipment and sub-assemblies. Makes own set-ups, alignments, and adjustments, maintaining tolerance according to instructions.  Disassembles, modifies, reworks, refurbishes, reassembles, and tests units as required.  
- Follows basic work orders, schematics, wiring diagrams,  sketches, assembly shop and production operations sheets, parts and wire lists, written and/or verbal instructions to construct electro-mechanical, vacuum, and/or pneumatic assemblies, subassemblies, and components.
- Maintains a secure, safe, clean and healthy work environment.  Attends required health and safety training, and follows safety and security policies, procedures, and practices.  Promptly reports accidents, injuries, safety hazards, or emergencies to supervisor or Safety department.  Follows operating instructions, uses protective equipment when required, and uses equipment and materials properly.  Actively strives to prevent accidents and injuries.
- May perform final assembly installations at customer site.
- Records basic data and provides status updates.  Utilizes standard hand tools and fixtures for precisely locating and positioning of parts.  Typical tasks include connecting components or assemblies into housings, panels, or chassis.  Mounts and adjusts switches, springs, clamps, shafts, interconnecting devices, terminals, wiring harness ends, gears, nobs, tubing, fitting belts, chains, timers, motors, pumps, etc.  Cuts wire to specific sizes, strips tins or binds wire parts, connects component lead wires and wiring harness ends to specified terminal points.  Identifies defective parts.
- Maintains cleanliness of work area and ensures proper handling of tools, equipment, and stock to prevent loss or injury.  Details finished work by removing fingerprints, etc., and then properly packages to prevent damage in transportation or storage.
- Performs other duties and/or completes training as required by Supervisor.  


Skills and Experience:

- Technical and Mechanical Aptitude with assembly with basic hand tools.
- Working on parts and builds that require a combination of various assembly fields such as pneumatic equipment, programmable logic controller, hydraulic technology, data processing, and AC/DC electricity.
- Working knowledge of basic hand tools such as solder, screw, and drill guns.
- Technical or trade school certificates a PLUS!

NOTE: Duties for this and all Assembler levels are generically defined to describe job functions with similar skill levels. Area supervision has responsibility for defining and communicating those duties which apply to specific job functions within this classification.


Functional Knowledge

  • Has developed skills to perform day-to-day activities

Business Expertise

  • Understands how the assigned duties relate to others in the team and how the team integrates with others


  • Has no supervisory responsibilities

Problem Solving

  • Recognizes and solves typical problems that can occur in own work area without supervisory approval; evaluates and selects solutions from established options


  • Impacts the quality of own work

Interpersonal Skills

  • Uses communication skills for exchange of information 

Education: High School Diploma/GED

Experience: 1 - 2 Years


Additional Information

Relocation Eligible: No

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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