Ricardo: Assembly Operator

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Assembly Operator

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Sterling Heights, MI

Job Description

Ricardo Defense has a rewarding opportunity for a detail oriented, and reliable Assembly Operator in our Sterling Heights, MI facility. This Assembly Operator will be instrumental in supporting production demands by working within the assembly processes, workflows and station layouts. This Assembly Operator will be required to perform a wide variety of tasks. This Assembly Operator role will need to operate and excel in an environment with changing conditions and customer demands. Starting pay is $18 an hour. Shift is Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. No prior experience required.


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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • 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.


Ricardo Defense is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity or gender expression), age, mental or physical disability, creed, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic trait or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.