Assembler II

Operations Morton Grove, Illinois


Xylem zīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

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  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.


The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Cell Associate. The ideal candidate assembles, tests, paints and crates for stock and shipment various pumps and pump components. Assembles sub-assemblies, trims and balances impellers for various size pumps. Paints, packs and crates final assemblies, sub-assemblies, parts and motors for stock and shipment.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assembles various size pumps and pump components from parts, sub-assemblies and motors using hand and power tools.
  • Tests various pump and pump components for leaks and operating malfunctions.
  • Assembles various sub-assemblies for use in final assembly or for end use as replacement parts.  Applies required product identification as required.
  • Using required equipment trims and deburrs impellers to correct diameter.
  • Static balances impellers by removing material, using drill press, hand tools, fixtures or automatic equipment.
  • Using hand, electric and gas powered material moving equipment, moves parts and product to, within and from work station to stores and shipping.
  • Visually and/or dimensionally checks material, supplies, parts, sub-assemblies and finished product for shortages, defects and non-standard conditions.  Upon discovery notifies supervision of all shortage, defects, non-standard conditions and malfunctioning machinery and equipment.
  • Maintains related records, cleans machinery, equipment and work area on a daily basis and performs preventative maintenance as assigned.  Performs all related miscellaneous duties as directed by supervision.
  • Sets-up and operates radial drill.
  • Obtains paint and material from storage.  Prepares paint as required by thinning to proper viscosity (primarily uses pre-mixed paints.)  Spray paints motors, parts, sub-assemblies and finished products.  Uses hoist to position in paint booth or hangs on paint line monorail.
  • Verifies quantities, selects material and packs, crates or skids various products, motor parts and sub-assemblies.  Uses cartons, wire bound crates, skids or builds crates from lumber.  Operates power saw and hand tools as required.  Changes saw blades and makes adjustments to power saw as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Must read, write and speak English.
  • Must read and interpret blueprints. Must read and effectively use various precision gauges and measuring instruments to ensure parts are to blueprints specification.
  • One to two years as an assembler of small units.
  • Must either know or be trained in the following courses:
  • Intro to ISO
  • Blue Print Reading
  • Process Sheets
  • Screw Threads Taps & Dies
  • Hazardous Waste

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Physical requirements include: good vision and hearing; ability to stand and walk, lift and carry 20 to 50 pounds occasionally and/or 10 to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly; stoop, reach for and handle items, pick, pinch or otherwise work with the fingers and use the fingertips to perceive attributes of objects such as size, shape and surface finish.

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Work is performed in a typical manufacturing plant environment under the following conditions: exposure to heat, cold, oil and coolants, noise, vibration, fumes, dust, high voltage electric current, chemicals and equipment with moving parts. 

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.