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Vanguard EMS, Inc. Manufacturing Associate - Mechanical I in Beaverton, Oregon

The Manufacturing Associate collaborates directly with the team coordinator and department manager to ensure surface mount and through hold solder meets or exceeds IPC standards. This position is key to company quality standards.

Vanguard EMS, Inc. is in the service business. Even with Vanguard’s state of the art technology, vast manufacturing capability, and leading-edge information tools, we wake up every day thinking about how best to serve our customers, suppliers, and the communities in which we live.


What you’ll do:

  • Build partial or full boxes or systems using PCBA’s, sheet metal, plastics, hardware, etc.

  • Inspect and quality check own work and the work of others.

  • Communicate quality issues to the appropriate team and manager as needed.

  • Contribute to a positive team working environment and maintain a clean and organized area.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you’ll need:

  • Demonstrated self-motivation, problem solving abilities, team spirit, and a “hands on” mentality.

  • Strong attention to detail and proficient communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Effectively manipulate small and/or fragile components and tools.

  • Ability to use visual aids and complicated drawings to verify quality products.

  • Communicate in person, over the phone, email, internet or in writing in a positive, professional manner.

  • Knowledge of common manufacturing processes and/or equipment operation such as sheet metal, mechanical parts, and hardware.

  • Understand basics of torque and torque requirements.

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Electronic manufacturing experience.

  • Experience with building box or system level units.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear. The employee uses production equipment. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This Job Posting is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities associated with this position. Management reserves the right to modify and assign other duties as necessary


Employees enjoy a benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision

  • 401K (with employer match)

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays

  • Profit sharing