The Weir Group PLC

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Assembler B
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Company Profiles

Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


Business Need / Purpose of Role

Under the supervision of the Manufacturing Team Manager, the Assembler ‘B’ is responsible for supporting shop floor initiatives including but not limited to organizing on a daily basis, communicating key actions required to the Cell Team Leader, and deliverables (includes safety, quality, 5S, and labor productivity) for the Operations group in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

  • Assemble, static test, and mount accessories to insure a quality end product is delivered to the customer.

  • Read and interpret blueprints to assure accurate assembly of pumps, accessories, valves and process equipment including preparation of components before assembly and testing, and inspection after completion at a normal level of efficiency to meet production standards.   
  • Inspect in-process assemblies and completed pumps, valves, and process equipment per the design specification, advising the Cell Team Leader, or Shift Leadperson of defects. Accurately complete all required data, time sheets, quantity of parts, etc.
  • Perform blast booth and paint preparation of all components, when required.
  • Advise the Cell Team Leader, or Shift Leadperson of time discrepancies relative to production rates, for all assemblies.
  • Produce product or perform work that will meet Weir’s efficiency and quality standards.
  • Perform daily maintenance (TPM) and housekeeping (5S) for machine and/or work area.
  • Advise the Cell Team Leader, or Shift Leadperson of potential plant, equipment, and safety problems.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is key to performance of this job.
  • Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, and customer focused attitude within and between departments.
  • Attend training, safety, employee, and department meetings, as required.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
  • Comply with all Operations Department and Company policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Keep the Manufacturing Team Manager aware of pertinent issues and information warranting their knowledge, action and/or resolution.
  • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams to ensure the continuous, ongoing improvement of processes, methods, productivity and quality, while reducing costs.
  • Responsible for Environmental Health and Safety management and policy commitments as prescribed for this role in Weir's Duty of Care.
  • Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.



Requires a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.



Knowledge of shop math. Ability to read and interpret blueprints. Must have some mechanical background. Working knowledge of pneumatic and hand tools. Organization, communication, motivation, human relations, problem solving, and follow-through skills. Work well under pressure and with a diversity of people. Ability to promote and maintain positive relationships. Good work ethic - proactive.



Requires the ability to operate a computer for basic e-mail and job log on and off activity. Basic hand tools, part measuring equipment, overhead and jib cranes, lifting chains and slings, pneumatic wrenches, chisels, and grinders.



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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell.


The employee is frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.  



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.


The employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. Work is occasionally performed near moving mechanical parts, in high, precarious places and darkness or poor lighting. Occasional exposure to wet or humid conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, sudden temperature changes, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. Loud noise.

Core Competencies

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.


Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.


Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.


Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.


Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.