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Assembler I

Application Deadline: 
Workplace:  Onsite Position

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Contract Type:  Full-Time
Working Hours:  40
Employment Type:  Regular

Come join a team that makes a difference here and around the world!


Peerless Pump Company, an Indianapolis based subsidiary of Grundfos, is seeking an experienced Assembler I to join its Production Team. 

The Assembler I is responsible for all activities as it relates to the assembly, quality check and hydraulic pressure tests of Standard products. This position reports directly to the Production Supervisor and will operate daily out of the Indianapolis, IN facility.  


Relocation for this position cannot be supported and qualified candidates must have authorization to work in the USA without support.

Why Peerless?

Peerless: having no equal; matchless, unrivaled. At Peerless, our team of experts come together with a common passion for manufacturing sustainable pumps that provide peace of mind. Our pumps create more reliable food supplies, clean and safe water, and keep life and property safe around the globe. For nearly a century, the Peerless brand has helped keep people safe where they live, work, and play. We are Pioneers. We are united. We are Peerless! Join our united team!


See why our employees are Peerless:  I am PEERLESS!


Work/Life Balance:


  • our team enjoys regular work week,
  • an outstanding benefits package with very affordable insurances,
  • generous paid time off [4 weeks/year & 56 hours PTO/year],
  • an unparalleled holiday and paid shut down program

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Assemble, disassemble, align, adjust, and repair all horizontal and standard vertical pumps.
  • Checks components prior to assembly for suitability of use.
  • Mount pumps and other accessories and components to base plates using mechanical fasteners and/or by welding. Must have proof of current welding certification and/or able to be certified.
  • Make electrical and mechanical connections.
  • Move material as required.
  • Perform layout work required for mounting and testing
  • Perform operations such as drilling, tapping, fitting, filing, polishing, honing, reaming, countersinking, and adjusting.
  • Performs welding and acetylene cutting required for mounting or leak repair.
  • Performs manual and electronic record keeping and information retrieval functions.
  • Obtain hardware items necessary to complete job or perform test.
  • Setup, prepare, and perform hydraulic pressure tests and record results.
  • Provide training and instruction to other employees as required.
  • Make performance and run test set-ups for pumps, and pumping systems.
  • Assist in conducting performance and run test, read and record test data as required.
  • Receive, store, and retrieve material.
  • Perform work, promote teamwork and communicate in conjunction with our culture and corporate standards (Safety/Environmental, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Communication, Internal Controls, etc.).
  • Experience using with Lean manufacturing concepts and cost reduction with an understanding of business metrics to drive performance.


  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Must be flexible with shift change, the incumbent may work 5-8 hour days Monday- Friday and switch to 4-10 hour days Monday- Thursday based on workforce. *this position may require frequent overtime
  • Material handling equipment (Lift truck, two wheeled truck, carts, etc.)
  • Cranes, hoist, screw jacks, hydraulic jacks
  • Computer (MS Windows, Lab View, Excel)
  • Manual, power driven, and pneumatic hand tools, electronic engraver, Power saw, cutoff wheel, grinders, hydraulic press, radial drill, arbor press, Arc Welding, acetylene cutting equipment and threading machine, Precision measuring instruments, gages, meters
  • Mechanical aptitude and the ability to read and apply mathematics to work from engineering drawings and schematics to determine assembly procedures and problem solve.
  • Basic understanding of the fundamentals of electricity.
  • Ability to operate precision instruments and lifting equipment
  • Mathematics skills including proficiency subtracting, multiplying and dividing for the purpose of calculating material fabrication.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally in the English language to understand and use written or verbal control and work instructions,
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve to resolve various technical and interpersonal issues with collaboration, respect and professionalism.


Physical and Environmental Requirements:


  • This position requires the incumbent to stand for extended periods of time, frequently grasp tools, stoop, crouch, reach, stand, and walk when performing duties; twist and reach when assembling parts.
  • Specific vision abilities include close, distance and peripheral vision.
  • Lifting pumps and/or boxes up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to work in a non-climate controlled factory or field environment.

Education and Experience:  


  • Possession of a secondary school diploma or GED/HSE equivalency or a combination of training, education and experience with further technical education in a related field.
  • Experience with vertical and/or horizontal pump preferred, but not required.
  • Vocational Training in electrical, welding, precision measuring instruments, blueprints, or equivalent
  • Specialized on-the-job training in pump hydraulics, diesel engine start-up, and control panel operation.
  • Must have proof of current welding certification and/or able to be certified.
  • Possession of a fork lift license and experience in the use of lifting equipment, including crane lift rigging is an asset.

Peerless Pump participates in E-verify and is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  All positions subject to post offer drug screening and background checks.

About Grundfos 
Grundfos is one of the world’s leading water technology companies with more than 19.000 employees in 60+ countries all over the world. Our skills commit us to pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve the quality of life for people. We dare to do things that others cannot or dare not do, as we believe innovation is not only a business opportunity, but an obligation. And what really matters to us is not short term profit, but the impact we make. By becoming part of our united powerful team, you too can drive this change no matter your role.

An inclusive team
If you like the look of this job and know you can bring your skills to contribute to our purpose, please apply. We need and welcome professional people from all corners – however you identify and whatever your background is.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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