Manufacturing Associate

Xerxes by Shawcor, is the largest manufacturer of underground fiberglass storage tanks in the world. With nearly 40 years of direct industry expertise, we are recognized as both a leading innovator and a trusted brand. We are always looking to add great people to the Shawcor family, people whose skills and goals match our Mission and Values. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a dynamic team environment where integrity and passion drives operational excellence, Shawcor is for you!

Why Choose Shawcor?

  • Pay increase after successful completion of 60-day probationary period, with additional merit-based pay increases throughout your employment
  • Earn up to an additional $1,500 during your first year; $500 paid at successful completion of 3 months, 6 months and 1 year of service
  • Starting wage of $19.17
  • Good people know good people – generous referral bonus available
  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Challenging career
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Incentive compensation program
  • Competitive benefit program
  • 401K matching
  • Paid time off

The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting Production/Fiberglass Technicians (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Shift) based our Tipton, IA manufacturing facility.

Duties & Accountabilities

  • Operating machines and equipment or using hand tools to cut, shape, splice and fit plastic materials to form parts and assemblies
  • Following blueprints and drawings to join shell halves together using a hand lay-up process
  • Installing fittings, gauge plates, man-ways and other components and accessories
  • Cutting and preparing composite materials from patterns to join parts and assemblies
  • Making minor adjustments or repairs to products
  • Using equipment including grinders, trimmers, measuring tools and rollers
  • Periodically inspecting work to ensure compliance with quality standards
  • Documenting information on process sheets and time cards in an accurate and timely manner
  • Maintaining a neat and tidy work area
  • Keeping equipment operational by completing preventive maintenance requirements
  • Other activities as required to support the production process

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma is preferred
  • General related experience or previous experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment is preferred
  • Previous experience with a spray gun is a definite asset
  • Ability to read and follow blueprints and drawings is an asset
  • Good understanding of English, including verbal, written, and reading skills
  • Ability to communicated effectively with other and work as part of a team
  • Ability to learn new tools and equipment
  • Good problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail in order to spot material and product defects
  • Comfortable working in a fiberglass plant environment
  • Ability to work at heights and within confined spaces when required
  • Ability to work variable hours including overtime and weekends as needed
  • Ability to meet physical requirements including lifting up to 20-50 lbs., bending, crouching, kneeling, and standing for extended periods of time

Safety

  • Maintain a safe working environment by aligning with corporate safety rules and regulations, and ensuring a culture of safety
  • Ensure that the equipment and process operate efficiently and safely
  • Provide support to the generation of HAA and SOP
  • Cooperate with their employer for the purposes of protecting the health and safety of themselves as well as other workers either engaged or at the work site where the work is being carried out

Skills and Qualifications

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Shawcor is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $19.17 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 3x12
  • 4x10

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Application Question(s):

  • Are you willing to work at 515 W South St, Tipton, IA 52772?
  • While working at our facility you will be provided all required personal protective equipment; however the raw materials that we work with, fiberglass and resin, are irritating, especially if you are sensitive to certain materials and smells. Are you comfortable working in such a plant environment?

Experience:

  • Manufacturing or related: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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