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Manufacturing Associate
Job#: 204355
Positions: 10
Posted: 01/31/2014
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Duncan, SC
Department: ACS - Operations
Category: Manufacturing
Salary: Hourly
Benefits: Full-time Benefits
Business Unit: ACS
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Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION                                                                                                                                                   

The Manufacturing Associate will be a member of the cable 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.

 The Manufacturing Associate will report to a Manufacturing Leader and may be assigned to different production lines as business needs dictate.

The position is located at our Duncan, SC manufacturing facilities that operate on a seven day, twenty-four schedule.  Rotating shifts and weekend work will be required.

The successful candidate will have a blend of the knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience requirements outlined below.

 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                                                           

  • 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.

 KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / COMPETENCIES                                                                                                              

  • Self-starter with integrity and confidence who strives to achieve even 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.

 REQUIREMENTS & EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                            

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must successfully complete pre-employment assessments, background & reference checks. 
  • Must be willing to work “3-2-2” monthly day-shift/night-shift rotational work schedule (day shift: 7am-7pm and night shift: 7pm-7am) to include alternating weekends.
  • Must have a good command of the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Previous manufacturing experience in metal/wire forming, extrusion processes, or quality control is 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.
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