A.W. Chesterton Company

  • Manufacturing Technician / Production Technician

    Location US-MA-Groveland
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(12/28/2018 9:13 AM)
    Job ID
    1st Shift
  • Overview

    Who We Need:


    You’re a multi-tasker and love staying busy!

    You have order processing experience and can prioritize!

    You enjoy a productive and fast-paced working atmosphere.


    Given these skills, you could work anywhere.  So why not bring your talents somewhere great? 


    How about working at a company:


    • With 130+ years in US manufacturing, whose business is still growing
    • That is led by successful, strategic, personable leaders who know your name
    • That has a significant global environmental impact with products and services that prevent and reduce industrial pollution
    • That encourages you to dedicate 5% of your on the clock time to career development 
    • That gives you a formal on-boarding program to get you on a fast path to success  
    • That offers tuition reimbursement, a global employee recognition program where you can win gift cards, a mentoring program, a paid volunteerism time-off program, a scholarship program for children of employees and many more!
    • That has people who are fun, smart, engaged and like working together to bring world-class service to our Customers every day

    Check out our formal job description below:

    Job Summary:


    Performs general operations necessary for department manufacturing. Must be versatile in order to perform various functions within a multi-step batch manufacturing process. Must have the ability to run various types of equipment, utilize a variety of hand and power tools, use sound judgment in making decisions and be capable of monitoring critical operations. Responsible for recognizing, correcting when possible, and reporting all operational variations. Performs periodic quality control analyses as required to complete in-process production. May perform equipment maintenance.




    • Operates various braiding machines including: lattice, square, round and inverted braiders.
    • Sets-up the above mentioned equipment according to the appropriate process specification by adhering to work instructions.
    • Winds various yarns onto bobbins, using various winding machines for set-up onto braiders.
    • Operates yarn pre-lubrication system including pre-lube oven and take-up machine. This includes set-up according to established procedures and weekly cleaning.
    • Mixes core materials for processing in an extruder. This requires weighing and operation of a stationary mixer.
    • Operates extruder. Operates spooling machine for winding finished goods onto spools.
    • Packages and labels spools of finished goods using bar code system.
    • Mixes proper quantities of ingredients to create silicone based post lubricant, other post lubricants and slurry mixes. This requires weighing and operation of a portable mixer.
    • Operates various fork trucks and lifting equipment. Must be trained and licensed.
    • Operates twisters, squaring presses, knitters and cutting equipment.
    • May operate a sharp packing knife while performing above mentioned job duties.
    • Operates computer to execute order inquiries, cycle count adjustments, and other routing transactions.


    Complexity of Duties:


    • Works under minimal supervision.
    • Ability to make decisions based on a set of predetermined parameters.
    • Ability to work according to written/verbal and/or graphic instructions/procedures which will ensure safety on the job and efficient, effective production processes.

    Essential Skills:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Ability to operate machines such as a braider, twister, forklift, etc.
    • Ability to read, comprehend and follow written/verbal instructions and sequences of events.
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. manually on a frequent basis, uses supporting equipment when necessary.
    • Manual dexterity to handle small sharp and/or specialized tools.
    • Ability to mix and measure product.

    Education and/or Experience:

    • High school diploma or equivalent, or trade school strongly preferred.
    • 6 months experience in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred.                       

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    • Basic reading, writing, comprehension and math skills.
    • Manual dexterity and the ability to work in a tight confined space.
    • Ability to operate a computer.
    • Ability to work well with others.
    • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Ability to perform more than one function at a time

    Physical Demands:


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees assigned to certain tasks within this job may be required to participate in our Medical Surveillance Program. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, turn, twist, reach with hands and arms and lift up to 50 pounds. Employee is occasionally required to sit, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Exposure to high noise and temperature levels.


    All of A.W. Chesterton Company employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check, drug test, and the respective medical surveillance requirements.


    Chesterton is an equal opportunity employer  M/F/V/D




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