Production Operator

GESTAMP CHATTANOOGA   Chattanooga, TN   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on April 1, 2021

Production Operator


Job Description Chattanooga II

TITLE: Production Operator

Reports To: Operations Supervisor

Department: Operations

Exemption Status: Non-exempt

Location: Chattanooga TN


Production operations: assembly, welding, stamping; machine setup: start machine and operate pre-programmed cycle.


1. Follow Standardized Work Instructions.

2. Supports the teams in Operational improvement.

3. Quality Checks and Inspections.

4. Problem Solving – Learn to recognize and solve the malfunctioning of the machine and recognize and solve quality problems of formed part.

5. Make process checks/inspections.

6. Place component parts in fixture to be welded - Remove formed part from fixture.

7. Finalize component parts to ready them for assembly into final products. This may include, but is not limited to deburring, assembly using nuts and bolts, etc.

8. Know the proper and improper use of PPE and equipment and comply with all OSHA Safety and Health rules.

9. Supports Operational Performance Metrics and meets targets for improvement.

10. Read, record, and follow data as needed/assist in documenting standardized work.

11. Make labels using SAP system as required.

12. Material handling as required.

13. Cleaning and enhancing their work area and Perform 5S audits.

14. Develop ideas for Kaizen and participate in implementation.

15. Cross Train on additional work stations.

16. Backfill when necessary at other workstations.

17. Perform other assigned duties as deemed necessary or appropriate.


1. High school education and diploma (or GED equivalent).

2. Previous employment in a manufacturing environment preferred.


The individual must be flexible relative to the work schedule, including possible mandatory overtime.


1. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle, manipulate, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk and hear.

3. Employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.

4. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

5. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

6. The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

7. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so other will understand.

8. The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

NA-OP-02-015B 1 of 1 N.A. Director of Human Resources Form

Effective Date 08/21/12

Job Type: Full-time Pay: $14.00 - $14.50 per hour

Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) Matching Dental Insurance Disability Insurance Employee Discount Flexible Spending Account Health Insurance Life Insurance Paid Time Off Parental Leave Professional Development Assistance Referral Program Retirement Plan Tuition Reimbursement Vision Insurance

COVID-19 considerations: To keep everyone as safe as possible we are checking temperatures at entry. We are social distancing and providing PPE gloves and masks.