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Assembly Tester - Aurora, CO


Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning solutions with around 13,000 employees in 70 countries and an innovative product offer for commercial and domestic customers alike. Renowned for our innovation, over 90% of our products have been developed in the past 5 years. We owe this success to our employees, their skills, dedication, ideas and commitment. Constant investment in R&D, quality, marketing and design make us a well-known brand and a most attractive employer to develop your career with. Do you want to be part of our growth story?





Assembly Tester - Aurora, CO 





Under limited supervision, conducts tests to determine quality and performance of machines produced.  Will Report findings accurately and completely to meet customer quality and performance exceptions.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receives machinery from manufacturing and using an automatic test bench, hooks up and tests the machine to pre-determined testing parameters by following work instructions and instructions given on test bench screen.  Able to test at 100% of machine variants produced.
  • Makes adjustments to machine to optimize performance based on feedback from testing bench, such as air band adjustments.
  • Perform manual testing in addition to the bench per work instructions, such as smoke testing.
  • Provide written and/or electronic identification on all nonconforming materials discovered through the inspection and testing process.
  • Perform visual inspections of the machinery for quality of workmanship.  Includes looking for leaks, cross threaded/loose fasteners, wrong/missing parts, paint defects, and label/serial plate accuracy.
  • Report non-conformances to assembly line lead/supervisor/Quality Control as instructed.  Must provide clear information in detail of what problem was found and offer suggestions for solutions based on knowledge and experience.
  • Able to troubleshoot simple issues such as leaks, loose/poor fitting parts. belt tension and noises.
  • Able to perform simple repairs such as stopping a leak by tightening a clamp or belt, touching up paint, improving fit/gaps with adjustments to fasteners.
  • Able to take on small projects from Quality/Engineering such as new part tryout testing, engineering change validations, fit/finish review for fabrication changes, with assistance from the Lead.
  • Able to follow directions from Quality/Engineering for investigative testing outside of normal testing parameters.
  • Keep area clean, neat, and orderly and in a safe condition at all times. Includes simple maintenance of equipment, ordering consumables, and working with maintenance on upkeep of equipment.
  • Follow all safety rules at test area and wear PPE as instructed, and inform visitors to area of safety requirements.




Other duties assigned






High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Technical school, skilled trades, college degree a plus.


  • Must have strong mechanical abilities working with small engines, pumps, generators and how they function together as systems.  Electrical systems experience a plus.
  • Must be able to read, understand, and apply information from instruction manuals, parts drawings, and wiring diagrams.
  • Basic use of MS Outlook for email and Excel for data collection, and ability to learn to use test bench software is required.
  • 2 years of tester and assembly experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with hand tools is required.
    • Hand / air screw driver, nut driver, tape machine, adjustable wrench, cable tie gun, wire cutter/stripper/crimper, hammer, hand and air ratchet, needle nose pliers, torque wrench, torque gun, knife, scissors, tape measure, ring pliers, vice grip, vice, hand press, hose cutter, tap, banding machine, rivet gun, lift table, air chunks, air impact, stapler, foam gun, nail gun, heat gun, electric drill, and scrapper.
  • Ability to work around heavy machinery and fork lifts.
  • Ability to work with gasoline, diesel, propane, antifreeze and high voltage testing equipment.
  • Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Operate Material Handling equipment.

Language Skills

Good written and verbal communication skills in English.


Mathematical Skills

Understanding of basic performance units of measure such as inches of water column, pressures, horsepower, volts/amps, etc.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and reach with arms and hands use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Standing for 8 hours and frequent walking required. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.








While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock, vibration, fumes and air particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually high, proper protective equipment is required. Work environment is occasionally fast-paced and stressful.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.  These may be added, removed, changed or reassigned as needed to accommodate business requirements.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran

Base Salary
$19.00 - 22.00 DOE 




Kärcher has competitive benefit offerings for all full-time employees, which include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Employee, spouse, and child life insurance
  • HSA and FSAs for health care, child care, and commuting
  • 401k matching up to 4%
  • Paid holidays (11 per year)
  • Flexible PTO for exempt employees; generous PTO for non-exempt employees


  • Paid sick time
  • Short and long term disability Insurance
  • Employee purchase program for all Kärcher retail products
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Headquarters location equipped with onsite cafe and fitness center




Nearest Major Market: Denver