Mechanical Assembler

Reports to: Production Manager   
Term: Contract
Based in: Ottawa, Canada


The Mechanical Assembler will be required to perform tasks involving physical labor at an assembly plant, and will be required to operate a variety of hand and power tools.  Responsibilities will include the assembly of products using bolts, screws, clips, soldering tools, and assorted fasteners.  The Assembler will be responsible for the efficient production of products according to established procedures, following all safety protocols and workplace policies.  

Job Duties

  • Read and understand assembly instructions, schematics, blueprints and other technical documentation
  • Fasten electro-mechanical components together using hand and power tools with strict adherence to assembly instructions with the highest regard for safety and quality
  • Assemble harnesses and cables to IPC-620 workmanship standards
  • Soldering Circuit Card Assemblies (CCA) to IPC-610 workmanship standards
  • Rework mechanical assemblies, cables and PCB’s
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Key Competencies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented team player who respects individual rights of all team members
  • Ability to work with extremely small and delicate material
  • Willing to learn and adapt to new methods and procedures
  • Must be able to provide, as well as receive, constructive feedback
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Highly organized with a strong ability to multitask, dealing with multiple and changing priorities
  • Problem solving and resourcefulness


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Post-Secondary diploma in a related field preferred
  • 5 years of experience as a Mechanical Assembler
  • Strong computer skills are necessary
  • Knowledge of workplace safety, safe lifting and product handling procedures
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Time management skills
  • Critical eye for identifying defects
  • Commitment to quality and safety
  • Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current
  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule
  • Ability to occasionally lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time and perform strenuous physical labor
We offer a fast-moving, informal, fun, hard-working, collaborative environment with minimal hierarchy and the flexibility to maintain an excellent work/life balance
Resumes by email to:  No phone calls please.
Nanometrics is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Nanometrics is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process.  If you require an accommodation we will work with you to meet your needs.