Trust Automation
  • San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Trust Automation, a growing company in San Luis Obispo which designs, builds and supports control and power management systems for the most demanding defense, semiconductor, industrial automation, green technology and medical applications is seeking a Manufacturing Assembly Technician to join our team in San Luis Obispo, CA.  We are looking for skilled assemblers who can follow work instructions to build a technical product.  The Manufacturing Assembly Technician will be detail oriented, energetic, motivated by team success while exceeding quality expectations and performing work safely. 

What's Cool About This Job:

You will contribute to Trust Automation's success with hands-on assembly of the quality products which Trust Automation is known for using AS9100 and ISO 9001 standards.

What You Will Do:

Besides playing an integral part to Trust Automation's growth and success, you will assemble technical products using copy exact practices. Success in this position will be achieved through attention to detail, safety, organization and the ability to exceed quality and on-time delivery goals. 

You will be challenged with activities which include:

  • Accurately and efficiently assembling a variety of moderate to semi-complex products by following work instructions and utilizing mechanical skills, hand and power tools, mechanical/electronic tools, test equipment, assembly fixtures and inspection equipment in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Maintaining a safe, organized, clean and foreign object damage (FOD) free work area.
  • Ensuring all equipment is calibrated in accordance with calibration schedule.
  • Actively contributing to lean initiatives to increase productivity and reduce costs.
  • Recording time worked and other data into an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Interfacing with manufacturing engineering and quality control to relay product problems and progress of work.
  • Serving as a resource to other team members and assist in training efforts.

What You Need For This Position:

  • High School Diploma or GED or strong skils which are directly transferable to manufacturing.
  • Proven record of success in hands-on assembly in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent technical aptitude, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to prioritize and deal effectively with people at all levels.
  • Intermediate use of computers, including the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to quickly adapt and learn new procedures, techniques and processes.
  • The ability to read and understand manufacturing work instructions.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Class Characteristics:

  • Manufacturing Assembly Technician 1 is the entry-level into the manufacturing assembly technician career series. Initially, under close supervision, technicians with basic assembly skills and experience learn Trust Automation's practices and procedures. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied and are performed with greater independence.
  • Manufacturing Assembly Technician 2 is the mid-range of the manufacturing assembly technician career series.  Manufacturing Assembly Technician 2's have demonstrated they have gained the knowledge, skill and experience to work under limited supervision.
  • Manufacturing Assembly Technician 3 is the most experienced level in the manufacturing assembly technician career series.  Manufacturing Assembly Technician 3's are self-directed and operate with a high level of independence and decision making.


We offer a competitive and comprehensive total benefits package including fully paid employee health, dental, vision and life insurance,  paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, profit sharing, 401k retirement plan, onsite childcare (infant to age 5), an Employee Assistance program, a continuous learning culture,  and much more. 

Physical Demands:  

Must be physically fit enough to regularly lift up to 30 50 pounds unassisted to lift parts and materials.  Position requires frequent standing and sitting.


  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder').
  • Trust Automation is an Equal Opportunity Employer which participates in E-Verify.

To Apply:

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