Heavy Assembler
Riverside, MI Production
Job Type

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Thermal Product Solutions is a leader in thermal processing products and test solutions.  TPS designs and manufactures industrial and laboratory ovens and furnaces, and environmental temperature cycling and stability test chambers. Our product brands include Blue M, Gruenberg, Lindberg/MPH, Tenney, Lunaire, Wisconsin Oven, and Baker Furnace.   We are hiring at our locations in PA, MI and WI.


Summary: Training will be provided. Prepares items for painting, mixes paints according to Paint Thinning Guidelines, and paints component parts and equipment using paint pot and air paint spray gun. Also assembling furnaces and heat treating equipment by performing the following duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  •  Inspects item to be painted for proper welds. Removes weld spatter, over-poured refractory, excess weld, sharp edges and burrs using a variety of tools including wire wheel, air chisel, electric grinder, or file.
  • Clean and prepare the surface to be painted by wiping down with paint thinner to remove grease, oil, dirt.
  • Masks off all areas not requiring paint
  • Applies primer coat and checks for drips, runs, and evidence of gouges after drying.
  • Primer runs are tacked or buffed out if possible.
  •  Mixes paint with thinner according to paint specification sheet and the handling time required.
  • Paints product according to paint specifications. Drips and runs are tacked out.
  • After product is re-assembled by manufacturing personnel, installs data plates, warning labels and other applicable signs after receiving location instructions from Manufacturing Superintendent
  • Checks product for any necessary painting touch-up after item is re-assembled.
  • Cleans painting equipment and paint booth.
  • Inventories, requisitions, and rotates paint stock..
  • Reads blueprints, diagrams and/or schematic and job orders to interpret specifications and to determine work procedures.
  • Follows diagrams, blueprints and/or schematics, ensuring proper components are created and assembled correctly.
  • Works alone or as member of assembly group assembling various pieces and working at different work stations as production needs require or shifts from one station to another; able to work in all phases of furnace production.
  • Fabrication expertise, including operating machines such as a shear, press brake, plate & angle rolls and plasma cutter, and the ability to prepare steel components, assemble and weld pieces with all welding techniques (including gas, MIG, TIG and stick)
  • Plans flow of materials through department and develops physical layout of machines according to work orders and interfaces with others in the organization.
  • Inspects and measures parts and products to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or if requested assists workers in solving work problems

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: One to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Able to accurately measure with a tape measure and square to 1/32" and convert decimals to fractions.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: This job does not require computer skills.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: This job requires no certificates, licenses, or registrations.

Other Qualifications: Ability to distinguish stainless steel, carbon steel and aluminum and read blue prints and schematics. Must be willing work overtime on an as-needed basis to maintain production deadlines.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Basic Core Competencies

  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  •  Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.