Assembler I

Spectrum SEI Microwave, Inc. - Delmar, DE

At API we innovate, design and deliver high reliability products every day to serve our customers. These products keep soldiers safe, allow satellites to communicate, save lives through medical technology, and more. With 1,700+ people working across 15 design/manufacturing centers in North America and Europe we strive to be a leading global partner of choice in our markets: Defense, Aerospace, Space, Medical, Oil & Gas, Telecom, and Secure Systems.

API Technologies is a different company today than it was in 2016. After years of acquisitions we recognized the need to transform and began integrating our business to leverage our collective capabilities. We hired a Chief Transformation Officer. We promoted people into roles where they could make a difference and eliminate waste. We implemented a continuous improvement (CI) program, hiring CI Managers, training every employee in 5Y, and running Kaizen events to tackle low hanging fruit: we still have some. The employees who embrace this culture have thrived. Together, we are building a stronger business.

If you are an employee who challenges the status quo, who makes an impact, and who would be driven to continuously improve by the people our products protect and serve globally; then apply at

We strive to put excellence in everything we do: including your career.

The Assembler I constructs D-Sub & High-Density Connectors and/or sub-assemblies by performing various standardized techniques and operations using simple hand and mechanical tools.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Prepares assembly area: Determines materials and machinery by reading work orders, following production drawings and/or receiving verbal instructions regarding duties to be performed. Verifies parts by comparing provided part with part description in work documentation.
  • Builds assemblies and subassemblies: Aligns components and parts in specified relationships to each other in fixtures and/or other handling devices, using various hand tools and mechanical devices.
  • Maintains record of work progress: Records results of job and/or problems with job in work documentation. Verifies quantity of lot by hand counting or weigh counting using standard scales.
  • Reports defective materials or questionable conditions to Unit Manager.
  • May be required to perform basic test functions by using soldering tools and machines, and operating ultra-sonic welder.
  • Performs prescribed preventative maintenance on tools as required.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required; other duties may be assigned.

  • Periodically assists in other production areas at the discretion of the Unit Manager or Supervisor.
  • Provides training and back-up as requested by Unit Manager or Supervisor.
  • Occasionally degreases parts at various stages of production using cleaning solutions and equipment.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent AND
Certificates and Licenses: None required. J-STD-001 certification desirable

  • Basic reading and comprehension
  • Manual dexterity
  • Good verbal communication
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, operating and inspection techniques.
  • Knowledge of quality control plans.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here 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 is a manufacturing position.
EOE/Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran and E-Verify Employer.

High School or better
GED or better
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.