Manufacturing Specialist

Join Wildlife Computers, a dynamic and locally-owned manufacturing company where hard work and dedication are recognized and rewarded. As a Manufacturing Specialist, you’ll play a crucial role in our team, not just as a number, but as a valued member.

What We Are Looking for From You—Qualifications

To thrive in this role, you should have:

  • Experience in final mechanical assembly of complex electronic instruments, encapsulation in epoxy, and creating silicone casting molds.
  • A high school diploma, GED, or twelve to eighteen months of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency in calculations involving ratios, proportions, percentages, and volume.
  • Basic application of algebra and geometry concepts.
  • Problem-solving skills for dealing with a variety of concrete variables in situations with limited standardization.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products, including Teams, Word, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint.
  • Effective communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and flexibility to work overtime when required.

What You Will Do in a Day—Responsibilities

As a Manufacturing Specialist at Wildlife Computers, your daily tasks will include:

  • Scheduling and executing the casting of electronic instruments, epoxy sub-components, and silicone molds to meet manufacturing schedules.
  • Finalizing mechanical assembly tasks on instruments, such as potting, encapsulating, painting, crimping, and various finishing processes.
  • Ensuring accurate order fulfillment with the correct items and accessories.
  • Following “best practice” casting processes for each mold type.
  • Identifying areas for improvement and suggesting modifications for increased quality, efficiency, and reliability.
  • Managing the casting area supplies and assisting in maintaining accurate inventory levels.
  • Participating in the company safety plan.
  • Performing work on weekends and evenings as needed to meet deadlines.

Physical Demands of this Position

As this is a hands-on position, there are physical demands surrounding it. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. You will need to:

  • Work in a manufacturing laboratory environment with typical chemical exposure.
  • Manage occasional work near moving mechanical parts with louder noise levels, dust, vibration, and chemical exposure.
  • Sit or stand for extended periods, manipulating parts and tools with repetitive hand and wrist motions.
  • Occasionally lift to 40 pounds.

What You Get from Us

We offer more than just a job; you’ll experience:

  • Involvement in cool projects and the creation of innovative technology.
  • Collaboration with a diverse and talented team, including scientists, engineers, and researchers.
  • A company culture is rooted in family, friendship, and stability.
  • Diversity and inclusion, encouraging authenticity at work.

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Paid Time Off (accrue 21 days per year from day one).
  • Holidays (nine federal holidays plus ten days off for year-end closure).
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage (choose from three plans).
  • Health Savings Account.
  • 401K with a yearly Safe Harbor Contribution.
  • Employee Appreciation Events.
  • Educational Assistance for skills improvement.
  • Long-term Disability coverage.

We’re dedicated to helping you grow your skills and providing opportunities for leadership, learning, and mentoring. The salary range for this position is $22-$23 per hour.

Job Category: Production
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Redmond WA

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