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Job ID: 164027

Manufacturing Assistant
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Jul. 27, 2021
Title Manufacturing Assistant
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Manufacturing Assistant


Global and Special Projects - JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

This is temporary part-time summer work. Three positions are available to assemble ventilators and pack them to be shipped to African universities. All necessary training will be provided. These ventilators will be used for training purposes as part of an international STEM and COVID-19 response program.


Role and Responsibilities
  • Inventory ventilator kit parts to ensure they are complete
  • Assemble ventilators including electrical and mechanical components
  • Test functionality of ventilators
  • Package units up to be shipped overseas
  • Process any required paperwork

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Must be at least 16 years of age; able to lift 30 lb. assembled ventilators; able to read and follow directions; pay close attention to detail and work independently as needed.

Preferred Skills

Should be comfortable doing basic assembly tasks with typical hand tools. Experience with electronics and wiring a plus but not required. Organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a team are helpful.

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI

WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI

WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.


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