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MKS Instruments Inc Production Technician 1 in Andover, Massachusetts

MKS Instruments is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Additional information can be found at

As MKS is a federal contractor, it must comply with the Biden Administration’s federal contractor vaccine mandate (the “Contractor Mandate”) if it is reinstated by the courts. Should you receive and accept an offer of employment, you will be asked whether you are fully vaccinated or whether you will apply for an exemption (due to a (a) qualifying medical condition, certified by your healthcare provider or (b) sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance that prevents you from receiving the vaccine) in the event MKS must enforce a mandatory vaccination policy in the future. Please be aware that if the Contractor Mandate is reinstated and you choose to remain unvaccinated without an approved exemption, MKS will not be able to continue to employ you. Unless and until the Contractor Mandate is reinstated, all employees who have not shown proof of vaccination must comply with additional safety protocols, including COVID-19 testing requirements, subject to applicable law.


This position is responsible for overseeing the technical operation of the area.


  • Monitor the daily flow of work so that technical issues do not prevent goals from being met.

  • Calibrate units using test stands, through the use of oscilloscopes, multimeters and decade boxes.

  • Produce products as needed.

  • Review the accuracy and utility of documents used to produce “specials”, develop and produce additional work procedures as needed, and assist in “specials” product manufacture.

  • Provide timely and accurate information about production problems, equipment problems and yield issues to the manager, group leader and appropriate support groups.

  • Communicate with team members daily to resolve technical problems preventing efficient, orderly workflow.

  • Perform all other duties assigned.


  • ASEE, ASME or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated effective analytic thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Must have demonstrated an ability to handle effectively multiple tasks and competing demands.

  • Familiarity with word processing, e-mail and spreadsheet applications.

  • Must be highly self-motivated and have been effective in a team-oriented manufacturing environment.

  • Must be able to read manufacturing documents and interpret engineering drawings

  • Familiarity in JIT and Lean manufacturing preferred.

    MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

Work, job, career.Similar words that can have very different meanings when you join the right company with outstanding people.And that company is MKS Instruments. Our vision is to enable the technologies that transform our world. Our people are the reason we continue to be one of the fastest-growing companies, - an innovation leader and trusted partner pushing the boundaries of possibility.

Consider us if you are seeking a place to learn, grow and be a part of the next generation of technical expansion.