Assembly technician - Rail
Progessive International
Johannesburg, South Africa
4d ago
source : Job Placements
  • Candidates must be trade qualified (preferably Red Seal or similar) as a Millwright, Fitter and Turner and or Electrician.
  • Exposure to the Railway Rolling stock will be an advantage
  • Primary Objectives :

  • Positions and aligns parts in specified relationship to each other in jig, fixture, or another holding device.
  • Crimps, stakes, screws, bolts, rivets, welds, solders, cements, press fits, or performs similar operations to join or secure parts in place, using hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment.
  • Mounts assembled components, such as transformers, resistors, transistors, capacitors, integrated circuits, and sockets, on chassis panel.
  • Connects component lead wires to printed circuit or routes and connects wires between individual component leads and other components, connectors, terminals, and contact points, using soldering, welding, thermocompression, or related bonding procedures and equipment.
  • Installs finished assemblies or subassemblies in cases and cabinets.
  • Assembles and attaches hardware, such as caps, clamps, knobs, and switches, to assemblies.
  • Performs intermediate assembly tasks, such as potting, encapsulating, sanding, cleaning, epoxy bonding, curing, stamping, etching, impregnating, and colour coding parts and assemblies.
  • Tends machines that press, shape, or wind component parts.
  • Adjusts or trims materials from components to achieve specified electrical or dimensional characteristics.
  • Performs on-line go-not-go testing and inspection, using magnifying devices, measuring instruments, and electronic test equipment, to ensure parts and assemblies meet production specifications and standards.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area to facilitate manufacturing functions.
  • May perform assembly operations under microscope or another magnifying device.
  • Essential work skills

  • Ability to solve practical problems
  • Adherence to company policies and procedures including Quality Assurance and safety
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislations
  • Computer literacy (MS Office)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Sound verbal and written communication skills
  • Person Specification

  • High standard of numeracy, accuracy with attention to detail
  • A team player with flexible approach and a willingness to learn
  • A self starter who is proactive and can set and achieve goals
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Hard working with a proven track record of skilled, hands on trade related experience required.
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