Are you a team player?

Are you results oriented?

Would you like a career with great growth potential?

If so, ASD, a rapidly growing company with a bright future, may be the place for you! We are located in picturesque Boulder, Colorado, USA, at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains.

ASD offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life
  • Disability
  • 401 K with matching

ASD Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Manufacturing Technician


Manufacturing Technician

ASD, Inc, a Panalytical Company designs, manufactures, and sells near-infrared (NIR) instruments and applications expertise for use in materials measurement and research, and has grown organically into one of the premier NIR instrumentation companies in the world. ASD is truly an international company, with 70% of sales outside the U.S., and its instruments in use in more than 60 countries, and on every continent.

We are looking for a Manufacturing Technician to join the Production Team reporting to the Director of Operations. This position main focus is to assemble and repair advanced instruments and frequently works closely with the engineering team and customer service departments to meet customer needs.  This position may require customer contact to diagnose and troubleshoot customer instrument problems.

Purpose of Position

    Under minimal supervision uses documented procedures, general guidance from Engineering and experience assembles, calibrates and tests new instrument systems as well as troubleshoots and repair instruments and accessories received for service and repair.  Contributes to the implementation and sustaining of ideas to improve, safety, quality, customer service and efficiency.

Specific Performance Criteria:   

  • Using production equipment and following blueprints, guidelines and / or diagrams the manufacturing technician assembles, calibrates and tests instruments and accessories ensuring that product and process specifications are met with the highest levels of workmanship.
  • Ensures that products, accessories and services progress swiftly through the process.
  • Troubleshoot instruments and circuit boards to the component level documenting and communicating findings to the proper personnel. Proposing process improvements based on findings.
  • Provide accurate and timely completion of all required documentation and records (work orders, travelers, inventory control, etc.). 
  • Supports the development and testing of various sub-components as well as optical and electronic accessory products.
  • Cross training of personnel.
  • Self directs his / her cross training on current and new products / processes ensuring flexibility and readiness.
  • Identify, propose, develop and document process improvements for existing and new products, to improve quality and reduce cost.
  • Support the organization by conducting and documenting experiments or data analysis as required.
  • Perform equipment and area maintenance including but not limited to: Equipment adjustment, organization and cleanliness of work areas, eliminating or segregating non required items, etc.
  • Properly use and store chemical products to ensure safety.
  • Perform various manufacturing and quality control functions including inventory control, shipping and assembly as required.

Required Qualifications:   

  • 2 to 5 years of experience in electronic or instrument assembly, adjustment and / or testing.
  • Skilled hand soldering
  • Proficient with hand tools
  • High School diploma.

Desirable Qualifications:   

  • Strong preference given to candidates with Lean experience.
  • AAS degree in Electrical Engineering/Electronics.
  • Work experience in the photonics industry.
  • Hands on optical experience.

Supervisory Responsibilities:    None

Type of Position:    Non-Exempt.

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