Primary Assembly Specialist


Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Cortland, New York

This position is within the Mining And Metals Industry

Job Summary

Who is Pyrotek? Pyrotek is the most successful global industrial company you’ve never heard of (until now). Pyrotek is a global leader in high temperature materials and our products impact virtually everyone in the developed world. Our global team has worked for decades to deliver new technologies, advanced engineered systems and innovative materials to customers in industries all over the world. The last car, train and plane you rode in were all safer and more energy efficient because of Pyrotek. The beverage cans in your refrigerator are lighter, stronger and infinitely recyclable because of Pyrotek. Join our team and create, improve and innovate the everyday!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Shift:  Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Safely operate mechanical equipment and tools to assemble units, systems and sub-assemblies to fulfill customer orders. 

** Starting wage $19.87 with the potential to earn more based on performance and experience. **


Core People Skills.  Ability to positively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the organization.  Genuine with high ethical standards and values and personal integrity and honesty.  Ability to apply a large measure of common sense to a variety of situations.

Communication Skills.  Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen and obtain clarification, and respond well to questions.  Ability to read words and recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers.  Ability to read and understand documents such as work orders, policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 

Computer/Applications Skills. Ability to clock into and out of jobs via computer terminals, perform computerized transactions, and use barcode scanners to transact movement of inventory.

Core Business Skills. Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion in handling of proprietary and confidential information.  Ability to work independently and to use resources effectively to “figure it out”.  Ability to prioritization and manage time effectively.  Ability to read and understand complex drawings and technical work instructions. Competency in mechanical math, including calculating measurements in whole numbers and fractions, determining lengths and areas, and converting US Standard measurements to/from Metric System.

Professional Investment.  Demonstrated commitment to own personal professional development and learning.

Why work for Pyrotek?  Check out our video!

  • Innovative and collaborative manufacturing plant
  • Generous employee referral and recognition programs (includes $$ and paid days off)
  • Regular performance and salary reviews
  • Great team oriented and collaborative team members & management

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Must Haves:  High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) / Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), or equivalent combination of education and life experiences.

Minimum one (1) year experience in one or more of the following areas preferred: manufacturing assembly, reading blueprints and schematics, working with power and hand tools.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Read and interpret drawings, work order data, and follow written and verbal instruction to determine parts, supplies, materials, sub-assemblies and equipment required to complete job builds.
  •  Verify quality and dimensional accuracy of parts and sub-assemblies. Turn back parts that are out of tolerance.
  • Safely operate hand and power tools, overhead crane, mobile equipment, welding equipment and other equipment to complete assembly work.
  • Cut, fit and install insulating papers and boards in assemblies.
  • Paint and coat assemblies using spray booth or by hand.
  • Safely operate sandblast booth as directed.
  • Breakdown and perform finishing work to prepare equipment for shipment.
  • Perform QC (Quality Control) procedures and processes to ensure part(s) meet defined Quality criteria and tolerances.
  • Maintain departmental records as required (paperwork and computer transactions).
  • Maintain regular, consistent, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance, as required to achieve internal and external customer satisfaction.

Physical/Sensory Requirements
The following physical activities described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation, if feasible, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.  This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, and repetitive hand movements to build and move shipping containers.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Employees performing this job must be able to wear protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, and a respirator as needed. 

Working Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts such as overhead cranes, vibration and moving vehicles. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

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