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Manufacturing Associate
Job#: 185216
Positions: 5
Posted: 07/30/2013
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
Department: OCA - Doris
Category: Manufacturing
Salary: Hourly
Benefits: Full-time Benefits
Business Unit: OCA
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Job Description

The Manufacturing Associate will report to a Manufacturing Supervisor and may be assigned to different production lines as business needs dictate. The position is located at our Duncan, SC manufacturing facility which operates on a five day, two shift, and sixteen hour schedule. Overtime and weekend work will be required on an as needed basis.

The Manufacturing Associate will be a member of the Hillside manufacturing team and will be responsible for safely operating our production line and machines.  He/She must be diligent in adhering to procedures, focused on producing the best quality products, being highly productive and mindful of costs.  The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a challenging, dynamic, team-based manufacturing environment. He/She will be accountable for meeting safety, quality, and production goals in support of our customers and business plan.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Adhere to and promote the environmental, health & safety policies of AFL.
  • Monitor production and conduct efficient machine changeovers.
  • Insure product meets quality specifications and daily production goals are achieved.
  • Accurately enter production and quality data using a computer.
  • Achieve and maintain assigned production process certifications.
  • Maintain assigned work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Assist other operators with machine set-up and operation as needed.
  • Document and report quality issues.
  • Complete assigned preventative maintenance tasks on time.
  • Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.
Skills/Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card).
  • Must successfully complete pre-employment assessments, background & reference checks. 
  • Must successfully complete training and become certified in basic fiber optic methodology, splicing, and OTDR operations.
  • Must be willing to work a five day, two shift, and sixteen hour schedule.
  • Must have a good command of the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Previous manufacturing experience in fiber optic technology or quality control is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office or Oracle a plus.
  • Physical demands:
    • Job involves sitting, standing, walking and lifting for periods of time throughout the day
    • Able to pass pre-employment physical / drug screen and ongoing random drug screens. 
    • Must be able to differentiate between color shades (cannot be color blind)
    • Must be able to lift between 15 and 40 pounds repeatedly on a daily basis.
  • Personal protective equipment requirements:
  • Safety Glasses must be worn at all times.
  • Steel toes shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Some positions will require ear plugs to be worn at all times.

Competencies for Success:

• Self-starter with integrity and confidence who strives to achieve even in the most challenging environments with limited supervision.

• Able to comprehend and follow work instructions, apply basic math, and use handheld measurement devices.

• Team player with well-developed interpersonal skills who is comfortable in a cross-functional, multi-cultural environment.

• Mechanically oriented individual with the ability to solve problems and implement change.

• Strong communication and writing skills with the ability to clearly explain issues.

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Oracle a plus.

• General understanding of manufacturing operations.

• Good time management.

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