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Assembler I - Door Final: Night Shift, 3:30p - 12:00a

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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Job Description


Vapor Bus International is a division of Wabtec Corporation and is the principal door equipment supplier to the North American bus industry. A broad range of products is available for transit and commuter buses, intercity and tour coaches, and utility vehicles. The company offers complete automatic door systems as well as individual components such as actuators, door controls, door panels, seals, and door accessories. Both pneumatic and electric actuators are available. Control options range from simple electro-mechanical devices to high-capability, microprocessor-based systems. Vapor maintains strong relationships with transit properties throughout the U.S. and Canada and is an active member in the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Canadian Urban Transportation Association (CUTA). Vapor strives to understand the needs of the evolving transit industry and to provide products and services that satisfy these needs. Sales and service for Vapor products is provided by representatives located at offices in New York, New York; Buffalo Grove, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Sacramento, California; Toronto, Ontario; Baltimore, Maryland; Austin, Texas; Manchester, UK, and Sassuolo, Italy. Vapor Bus International is committed to combining the skills and experience of its people with the best equipment and processes to offer world-class solutions for its customers’ needs.


Summary: Assembles prepared machined parts like rails, panels, and bars into doors, according to prescribed patterns, by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Door Final:

Completes the final assembly of bus door panels or kits for direct shipment to customer.

Follows blueprints, routers, process standard sheets (PSS), bills of material (BOM), Team Leader and supervisor/manager instructions to assemble a wide variety of door panels with many and varied options or add-ons.

Starting with a fabricated door panel and working with hand tools, light pneumatic, and electric power tools, attaches roller brackets to door panel.

Attaches hinges to the door using a nut driver.

Physically hammers in extruded rubber seals into door channels.

Installs glass window(s) into door panel.

Measures and cuts rubber for sensitive edge and installs into door channel. Routes and runs wire into sensitive edge.

Attaches CLASS sensors to door if called for in print.

Attaches brush seals to panel base and mounts cover plate over brush mount.

Assembles shaft and arm to the door panel.

Installs handles onto panel if specified in print.

Performs spray paint touch up of panel where necessary and applies caulk and adhesives when appropriate to door panel.

Continuously inspects completed tasks and unit to ensure both eye appeal and quality of product.

Packages and crates completed assemblies for direct shipment to customer.

Door Fabrication:

Assemble frames, skins and panels to form a completed door panel ready for priming. Follows blueprints, routers, process standard sheets (PSS) and bills of material (BOMs) to fabricate a wide variety of door panels.

Pull machined and cut frames and skins from either the HASS operation or inventory.

Load parts into a specialized basket and hook up basket to overhead hoist.

Using the basket and hoist, acid etch the parts by immersing the basket in a series of thanks filled with either sulfuric acid or cleaning solutions.

Using hand tools, pneumatic guns and purchased hardware to join the etched parts into a door frame.

Using special adhesive marries the skins to the frame, clamps skins and frame in place and moves the sub- assembly into a curing oven.

Hand sands and/or hand grinds panels ensuring smoothness where the skin meets the frame. Grit blasts the panel after sanding.

Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.

Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.

Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Ability to follow instructions, and management directive.

Ensure a safe working environment, good housekeeping and 5’s for your respective area and all of VBI



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); and two years technical trade school or work related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, with 2-4 years of manufacturing assembly experience.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Manufacturing software.

Physical Demands:

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.

The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


Functional AreaManufacturing & Production

Business UnitRegular Full-Time

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