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ASTEC was founded in 1972 with the vision to apply creative thinking and state-of-the-art technology to traditionally low-tech industries, bolstered by a corporate culture renowned for putting customer service first. Based in Chattanooga, our market-leading brands have become a global leader in the manufacture of equipment from Rock to Road.

Assembly Mechanic - Day Shift

Job Title
Assembly Mechanic - Day Shift
Job ID
Yankton,  SD 57078
Other Location
At Astec-Yankton, formerly known as Kolberg-Pioneer, our mission is to design, build, and capitalize on the most innovative solutions and products for the industries and customers we serve globally. Our employees thrive in a safe and team-oriented work environment where they are empowered to make suggestions for operational and sustainability enhancements. With safety as our first core value, we take pride in developing talent and invest in training, protective equipment, and technology for continuous improvement. If you share our dedication to advancement and quality services, we'd love to have you join us at Astec-Yankton, formerly known as Kolberg-Pioneer!

The Assembly Mechanic safely performs a variety of tasks to correctly assemble, fit, and join components in the production process of heavy and large mechanical products, per specifications and in accordance with the production schedule. You'll use various hand tools, pneumatic tools, hydraulic tools, and precision measuring instruments to complete work tasks. 

Our Assembly Mechanics earn a starting salary of $20.40 per hour. Our Day Shift hours are Week 1: Monday-Thursday 5:30am-3:00pm and Friday 5:30am-2:00pm & Week 2: Monday-Thursday 5:30am-3:00pm Friday-off. 

This position is Sign-On Bonus eligible!

What You'll Do:

•    Use tools properly to make or repair parts and products.
•    Comply with all company and industry safety requirements.
•    Accurately follows documents, such as diagrams, schematics, blueprints, or other verbal or written instructions.
•    Identify any defective items and handle them according to established procedures.
•    Assembles component parts, machined parts, and subassemblies
•    Use and understand assembly instructions, blueprint specifications, and part lists
•    Uses various hand tools, pneumatic tools, hydraulic tools, and precision measuring instruments to complete tasks
•    Operates overhead cranes and forklifts to move parts and materials in and out of work area and to assemble large components
•    Performs minor adjustments, repairs, or setups to equipment or machines under supervision
•    Perform all required job functions in a safe manner consistent with plant safety standards and report any problems immediately to the team leader or Department Supervisor.
Why You'll Love Working for Us:

•    Health, Dental, Vision- Day 1 Eligibility
•    Life, and Spousal Insurance
•    Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
•    401(k) with Company Match
•    PTO
•    Employee Wellness Programs, Tuition Aid, and Employee Assistance

What We Need from You:

•    High School diploma or GED preferred 
•    Read/understand job-related blueprints
•    Ability to read tape measure; candidate will complete a tape measure assessment
•    Willingness to train/work during hours outside of regularly-scheduled core shift.
•    Heavy equipment manufacturing experience desired.
•    Knowledge of commonly used mechanical concepts, practices, and procedures required.
•    Ability to correctly use and read a tape measure
•    Ability to correctly read/understand job-related blueprints and drawings, required.
•    Able to operate overhead cranes and forklifts preferred.
•    Adept at problem-solving. 
•    Ability to satisfactorily work alone with reasonable and appropriate instructions, training, and supervision, and ability to work with others respectfully and professionally in a team environment.
•    Ability to communicate clearly and completely, expressing needs, and asking questions.
•    Ability to sufficiently carry out detailed and written and/or oral instructions.
•    Ability to handle the demand that accompanies production standards and deadlines.
•    Ability to accept constructive criticism and make subsequent adjustments, and willingness to rework incorrect tasks completed by oneself or others.
•    Computer experience desired, particularly the ability to use a mouse, and locate and open/close files.
•    Must be dependable, dedicated to completing work assignments correctly, and use time wisely.

ASTEC is a Drug Free Workplace, Affirmative Action, and Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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