Company: Delkor Systems, Inc.
Location: Saint Paul, MN 55112



The Sub-assembly Student Assistant will work with the Sub-assembly team to learn the basics of assembly and learn the internal computer systems, fasteners, bolts and how to read prints.

The Sub-assembly Student Assistant job description is intended to point out major duties and authorities within the position, but it is not limited to these items.


1. Organize parts carts; prepare parts on carts for returns (label and sort).

2. Assemble change parts for production machines.

3. Assemble customer orders before shipment

4. Return fittings and fasteners to bins.

5. Engrave hard plastic labels for change parts.

6. Ensure that the assembly floor area remains well organized and free of clutter.

7. Remove empty skids, knockdown cartons, and remove discarded pads and any extra leftover product.

8. Assist Assembly and Machine Checkout as needed.

9. Fill cups and bottles with salt or water to simulate product in machines.

10. Re-size pads when needed for customer testing.

11. Load machines with test products for the check-out process.

12. Clean machines for refurbishment, for customer visits and for FAT.


Education and Experience

1. High School diploma or equivalent.

2. Basic carpentry and/or mechanical skills preferred.

Technical Skills and Abilities

1. Able to use standard computer programs for work processing including Microsoft Office Products.

2. Must have good knowledge of assorted hand tools.

Non-Technical Skills:

1. Interpersonal Communication:

a. Communicates clearly and effectively (verbally and non-verbally) to individuals and groups, internally and externally, to exchange ideas and convey detailed information accurately.

b. Works well with a variety of people and personalities, and with other Delkor departments.

c. Works collaboratively, as a team member, to suggest ideas and resolve issues in a positive manner.

2. Work Ethic:

a. Strong attention to detail.

b. Able to maintain a positive workplace environment under stressful situations.

3. Problem-Solving

a. Able to problem solve and take direction regarding routine activities and problem resolution.


The Sub-assembly Student Assistant must be able to:

1. Stand or walk for the majority of a workday.

2. Speak and hear to give and receive detailed information through verbal communication in person or using the telephone; exchange ideas and convey detailed information accurately to co-workers, supervisors, vendors, and others inside and outside the company.

3. Apply physical mobility (reaching, bending, climbing, crawling, kneeling, and arm and leg extension) to perform all assembly production activities.

4. Possess extensive arm and hand mobility and strength to lift, hold, reach, carry, push and pull parts. Also able to move parts, tools, equipment, and materials in and out of vehicles.

5. Regularly lift 40 pounds; occasionally lift up to 75 pounds with assistance.

6. See and judge distances and space relationships to successfully complete detailed activities to fine tolerances, including reading written plans and other documents.


1. The majority of job duties are performed on the assembly floor with exposure to tools, dirt, dust, chemicals, metals and plastics, varying temperatures, construction noises and odors from production processes.


The Sub-assembly Student Assistant must be able to:

1. Operate pallet jack and automated skid shrink wrapper.

2. Operate a drill press.

3. Use general office equipment such as a computer, printer, telephone, fax machine, copiers, e-mail, calculator and other such equipment.

Delkor is an equal employment opportunity firm.



  • Bachelors or better
  • Associates or better



  • Verbal Communication
  • Mechanical



  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest



  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization