Electronics Assembler
Philadelphia, PA Manufacturing

Are you looking for a satisfying job that offers a much more stable environment than retail or food service?  We offer a four-day work week with every Friday off so you can still enjoy your weekends and take care of life. Work in a pleasant air-conditioned space with background music AND have the satisfaction of building real products that are sold all over the world. American manufacturing is not dead! We are a successful American company that has been building weather and sports monitoring products right here in the USA for forty years. Pay rate starts at $10.50/hour and can rise quickly based on acquisition of skills through on-the-job training. Our production team is highly diverse in every way – anyone patient, careful, reliable and motivated can succeed at this job. You will assemble consumer electronics products in a team environment. Assemble and fit parts with close tolerances, solder, test, visually inspect, use jigs and fixtures, follow work instructions. 

Supervisory Responsibility

Individual contributor. This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Climate-controlled indoor manufacturing plant. Must be able to sit at a bench for up to 9 hours a day and stand for up to 5 hours a day. May be required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb or balance. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Hours of Work

The production work schedule is four ten-hour shifts Monday to Thursday, 6:30 am to 5:00 pm. NOTE THE EARLY START TIME – repeated tardiness will be cause for dismissal. Available overtime is limited.


You will receive on the job training to perform all required tasks.

Travel / Work Location

No business travel is required. 100% in NK’s plant in Boothwyn, PA. You must have reliable transportation.

Pay Rate

Starting at $10.50 per hour. Bi-annual pay raises are issued in January and July based on the NK Assembler Skills Matrix. You will be trained on the job and encouraged to learn new skills and principles of lean manufacturing. Starting salary may be adjusted for applicants with prior experience and demonstrated skills.


• Fully-paid employee benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance 

• Voluntary benefits include family medical, life insurance, critical care insurance, FSA dependent care and pet insurance

• HSA with employer contribution

• 401k with employer match to 5%

• 9 paid holidays, one floating holiday and 80 hours starting PTO per year.

• All benefits are subject to a benefit waiting period of approximately 90 days

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship. Security clearance is not required.

About NK

NK is known worldwide for its waterproof speed measurement, timing and audio systems for competitive rowers and paddlers, used by virtually every school and club program throughout the world from novices to Olympic medal winners. NK’s Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters are portable weather instruments used by firefighters, military personnel, farmers, hikers, meteorologists, sports teams and thousands of other people who need to know the conditions where they work or play. Our products ARE us - we design them, build them, sell them, and passionately stand behind them. 

NK has been in business for over four decades and is still growing stronger. Working here offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional development as well as the fun and satisfaction of being part of a successful American business. We have the unique achievement of being named a Philly Top Workplace four times – very rare for a manufacturing company! NK is a Lean enterprise committed to American manufacturing and continuous improvement of our design, production, administrative and sales processes as well as our most valuable resource – our great people.

NK's facility (manufacturing plant and offices) is located in Boothwyn, PA, about 40 minutes southwest of Philadelphia. NK's work environment is informal and high-energy (and dog-friendly), and our employees' quality of life is important to us. We truly live the meaning of that “Teamwork” rowing poster found on the walls of so many businesses and welcome you to come join us.


Essential Duties and Abilities

  • Assemble small electronic and mechanical components and subassemblies into finished products.
  • Join or secure parts in place using hand tools, power tools, adhesives, fixtures and equipment.
  • Perform on-line testing and visual inspection using magnifying devices, measuring instruments and computerized and electronic test equipment, to ensure parts and assemblies meet production specifications and standards.
  • Perform tasks requiring fine motor skills and manual dexterity (ability to work with small parts)
  • Follow verbal and written instructions carefully and consistently
  • Enter data into computer databases
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Perform repetitive tasks carefully and consistently
  • Possess corrected vision adequate to perform tasks
  • Work closely with others in a team environment
  • Communicate effectively with fellow team members
  • Work at the pace required to meet production goals
  • Read and follow verbal instructions in English
  • Use basic numerical and mathematical skills
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance

Qualifications and Experience

  • High school degree or equivalent preferred.
  • No prior experience is required. However, demonstrated ability to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity and fine motor skills is desirable.
  • Any knowledge of manufacturing or experience with electronics is a plus.
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