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Ricardo Defense - Operator

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Troy, MI

Job Description


Ricardo Defense has a rewarding opportunity for an experienced, detail oriented, and reliable Operator in our soon to be open Sterling Heights, MI facility. This Operator will be instrumental in supporting production demands by working within the assembly processes, workflows and station layouts. This Operator will be required to perform a wide variety of tasks. This role will need to operate and excel in an environment with changing conditions and customer demands

Ricardo Defense is a full-service engineering and technology company that develops customized solutions for government and commercial organizations. Ricardo Defense combines experience, skill, and innovation to bring leading-edge technologies and engineering to customers who require mission-critical systems. Our core capabilities include designing complex embedded systems and technology-enabled business management solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assemble brake kits per work instructions
  • Support and perform plant functions as needed; assembly, inventory control, receiving, shipping, QC and material handling
  • Support lean manufacturing and 5S activities
  • Work closely with supporting functions; Design, Materials, PM
  • Identify and support resolution for problems with quality, processes, equipment, materials and labor to supervision
  • Complete required documentation relating to business or regulatory requirements
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned


  • Must be a US Citizen with ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Proficient with forklift operation
  • Ability to read manufacturing documents such as prints, work instructions and safety rules
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to work in a team- based environment
  • Strong organizing, prioritizing, communication, written and analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of best practice processes
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Customer focused, consistently placing client as top priority

Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending & HSA Accounts
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick days

About Us:
Ricardo Defense is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ricardo Inc. established as a separate limited liability company in 2015 and structured under a Defense Security Service ‘Special Security Agreement'. Ricardo Defense provides engineering, technology, product innovation, sustainment, and field support services for our customers in the defense industry. We are committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation. We are guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion. Ricardo, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Ricardo plc. For more information, visit www.ricardo.com.