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Open Position - Assembly Quality Inspector

Brief Description: Performs detailed inspections in the Assembly and Sewing areas as per ISO standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes inspections for each job by following the IPIR process and WI Safety Guidelines.
  • Examine work for exactness, neatness and conformance.
  • Communicates with Supervisor when a nonconformance is indicated.
  • Completes Inspector’s Daily Report.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Strength/Physical Demands:

  • Stand on your feet for up to 8 hours a day.
  • Ability to stand, bend, and lift.
  • May lift or move 10 pounds with occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.

Work Conditions:

  • Fast-paced work environment.
  • Willing to work 40 hours per week.
  • Work with limited supervision and follow detailed instructions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be certified as an In-Process Inspector.
  • Ability to communicate with others.
  • Ability to handle pressure and conflict.
  • Skill to work in team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.

Education/Experience:

  • Manufacturing: 1 year (preferred).
  • High school diploma or GED.

Open Position - Quality Assistant Coordinator

Brief Description: Update and maintain data for quality metrics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to analyze, collect, and enter data in databases.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Eye for Detail.
  • Ability to analyze data.
  • Experience in reading blueprints of parts.
  • Sort information according to priorities and need of the company.
  • Review data for deficiencies or errors.
  • Follow set processes.
  • Must understand quality standards in manufacturing processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Strength/Physical Demands:

  • Stand on your feet for up to 8 hours a day.
  • Ability to stand, bend, and lift.
  • May lift or move 10 pounds with occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.

Work Conditions:

  • Fast-paced work environment.
  • Willing to work 40 hours per week.
  • Work with limited supervision.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must become certified as an In-Process Inspector.
  • Ability to communicate with others.
  • Ability to handle pressure and conflict.
  • Skill to work in team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year data entry experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year quality inspection experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Typing accuracy.
  • Team player.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.

Education/Experience:

  • No formal education requirement.
  • Prefer experience working in a production facility or related area.

Open Position - Packager

Brief Description: Manually packages material into cardboard boxes and bags.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manually inserts or pours materials and products into containers such as cardboard boxes and bags.
  • Checks packaging work orders to ensure that the correct items are being packaged into the appropriate container.
  • Inspects items for defects.
  • Unfolds and maneuvers cardboard into the shape of a box.
  • Wraps protective material around product.
  • Weighs containers on scale and adjusts quantity (for orders requiring 10 items or more).
  • Seals containers using electric tape machine or hand help tape guns.
  • Hand counts items when order requires 10 items or less per container.
  • Regularly communicates with line leader and has them approve and verify their work.
  • Ensures paperwork is given to the line leader once an order is completed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Strength/Physical Demands:

  • Frequent lifting and carrying of up to 35 pounds.
  • Must be able to be on feet for 8 hours each day either standing or walking.
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, or reach hands and arms while filling orders.
  • Regularly required to use hands to handle objects or tools.

Work Conditions:

  • Must be willing to work 40 hours per week.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of production equipment and tools such as electric hand hacks, electric tape machines, hand help tape guns, and heat sealers.
  • Skill to work in a team oriented environment.
  • Ability to follow instructions and pre-established guidelines.
  • Ability to perform tasks of a repetitive nature.
  • Ability to count.
  • Ability to complete tasks quickly, neatly, accurately, and carefully.
  • Ability to handle pressure of deadlines and stay patient while tasks are being performed.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.
  • Ability to stay on task and not be easily distracted by surrounding activities.

Education/Experience:

  • No formal education requirement.
  • Prefer experience working in a production facility or related area.

Open Position - Forklift Operator

Brief Description: Operates the lifting and tilting controls and steers the forklift into position to load, move, transport, and stack goods and materials contained on pallets and/or crates.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Loads trucks, ensuring loads are evenly and securely placed.
  • Unloads trucks, ensuring material is brought to the correct area.
  • Follows safety procedures according to shop regulations.
  • Moves raw materials and finished goods to processing or dock areas of the warehouse.
  • Sorts material for required areas.
  • Weighs material before loading trucks, if needed.
  • Puts out paperwork, ensuring it is placed with the correct material, if needed.
  • Moves pallets and crates when needed.
  • Ensure goods are stored in the correct area of the warehouse so they may be located easily when processing orders.
  • Communicates with supervisor if there is a problem with the forklift.
  • Continuously inspects the forklift throughout the day to verify that the brakes, steering, etc. are working correctly.
  • Completes a Pre-Start Up Safety Checklist every morning before operating the machine.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Strength Demands:

  • Lifting and carrying of up to 20 pounds with occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.
  • Continuously getting on and off the forklift throughout the day.
  • Bending and twisting.

Work Conditions:

  • Must be willing to work 40 hours per week.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Must wear safety seatbelt at all times while operating a forklift.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to cooperate/communicate with other employees, supervisors, and line leaders.
  • Must be considerate to customers/truck drivers and have patience as they watch over the loading or unloading of their trucks.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and safety awareness.
  • Knowledge of basic forklift operations.
  • Knowledge of how the hydraulics system of a forklift works.
  • Skill to work in a team oriented environment.
  • Coordination skills and good reflexes.
  • Ability to water battery when necessary.
  • Ability to judge distances.
  • Ability to adjust to ever changing conditions in the warehouse.
  • Ability to rotate to any area of the warehouse on a weekly basis.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Must be able to use RF gun to scan product for locating in correct to load trucks in shipping and unload in receiving.

Education/Experience:

  • 1 year experience driving a forklift.
  • 1 year experience working in a warehouse environment.
  • Must pass in house certification.
  • No educational requirement.

Open Position - Receiving Dock Worker

Brief Description: Responsible for checking in freight and ensuring that all material is allocated to the appropriate station.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Checks in freight and UPS.
  • Deciphers packing lists/freight bills.
  • Ensures packing lists match the freight received.
  • Verifies that all freight is correct.
  • Ensures dock regulations are followed for the safety of workers.
  • Hand counts any material that has less than 25 pieces.
  • Keeps a log of material received whenever necessary.
  • Writes up receiving reports.
  • Assembles paperwork and ensures it is turned in on time.
  • Communicates with the Shipping Dock Worker to help things run smoothly.
  • Reports discrepancies to a supervisor.
  • Trains new dock workers.
  • Forklift experience.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists forklift driver by placing paperwork out on the floor if time allows.
  • Assists on the line whenever necessary.
  • Assists Shipping Dock Worker if time allows.

Strength Demands:

  • Lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds with occasional lifting of up to 75 pounds.

Work Conditions:

  • Willing to work 40 hours per week.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic mathematical functions and basic calculator functions.
  • Knowledge of receiving procedures.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Ability to multitask and work through interruption.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, organize and proceed with objectives without supervision.
  • Ability to work well with other employees and to pay attention to detail.

Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 1 year experience in a warehouse in the receiving department.
  • Experience as a forklift driver preferred.

Open Position - Line Lead

Brief Description:  Supervise and coordinate the activities of workers engaged in packing products and material to ensure the end result meets quality standards before shipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Observes packing operations to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Interprets job work orders to workers and assigns duties.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Monitors worker productivity.
  • Motivates workers.
  • Controls and implements job assignment/rotation plan for workers.
  • Assures materials are being properly handled, routed, and controlled.
  • Ensures that safety standards are adhered to.
  • Examine work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
  • Performs hourly checks on tables and tracks progress of workers.
  • Verifies counts on material being packaged.
  • Sets scale to determine the number of pieces each container requires for all orders requiring more than 10 items per container.
  • Keeps track of scrap, inputs information into the computer, and prints out paperwork.
  • Verifies packaging work orders.
  • Pays close attention to dates on material in order to determine what material should be completed first.
  • Communicates with supervisor when problems arise.
  • Keeps track of daily labor sheet including part numbers.
  • Assigns bags/boxes to material and creates a sample to be checked by a supervisor.
  • Assigns table numbers to all material.
  • Keeps track of own paperwork.
  • Notifies supervisor when in need of a blueprint.
  • Works in the flow of the line, as time permits and needs arise.
  • Prints labels.
  • Tally up production orders upon completion.
  • Audits and closes tri wall.
  • Double checks tags on tri wall to be sure they are correct.
  • Be able to utilize the RF gun for put-away, picking and packing processes and perform all functions of a line leader associated with Caterpillar EWM processes
  • Be able to utilize monitor to check job status and picks, and to correct issues when they arise.
  • Adjusts paperwork when there are quantity discrepancies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Strength/Physical Demands:

  • Occasional lifting or carrying of small tools or objects.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of up to 25-35 pounds
  • Must be able to be on feet for 8 hours each day either standing or walking.
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, or reach with hands and arms while filling orders.
  • Regularly required to use hands to handle objects or tools.

Work Conditions:

  • Must be willing to work 40 hours per week.
  • The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic computer functions.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematical functions and basic calculator functions.
  • Knowledge of production equipment and tools such as electric hand jacks, electric tape machines, hand held tape guns, and heat sealers.
  • Skill to communicate assignments to other employees.
  • Skill to work in a team oriented environment.
  • Ability to establish priorities, organize and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to adapt to ever changing priorities and/or situations.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle pressure of deadlines and stay patient while tasks are being performed.
  • Ability to motivate other employees.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.

 Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 year experience in a managerial/supervisory role preferred.
  • 1 year experience in a warehouse environment preferred.

Open Position - Sewing Machine Operator

Brief Description: Operates electric powered sewing machine to produce a variety of items
such as straps, boots, aprons, and bags in accordance with customer specifications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sets up sewing machine and selects threads.
  • Discusses daily work requirements with the supervisor or lead person.
  • Ensures that tasks are completed according to customer specifications.
  • Alters the machine settings to suit the type of material.
  • Uses marking pencil to track the area that must be sewn or cut.
  • Follows appropriate instructions per job, positions the material together through the machine, and guides it through the machine.
  • Inspects material and finished products to ensure that they meet customer specifications.
  • Keeps samples of finished products to reference at a later date.
  • Performs general preventative maintenance on sewing equipment.
  • Helps put kits together or assists on the packing line when needed.
  • Creates prototypes and samples of material when asked to.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Strength/Physical Demands:

  • Must have steady hands and good eyesight (with or without glasses).
  • Good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Regularly required to sit for long periods of time while tasks are being performed.

Work Conditions:

  • Must be willing to work 40 hours per week.
  • Worker has moderate supervision at all times.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience using industrial sewing equipment and methods, needle sizes, fabrics, and machine-threading techniques.
  • Must have good sewing skills and an eye for detail.
  • Skill to perform tasks neatly, accurately, and carefully.
  • Skill to work in a team oriented environment.
  • Ability to handle pressure of deadlines and stay patient while tasks are being performed.
  • Ability to perform tasks of a repetitive nature.
  • Ability to follow instructions and remained focused.
  • Ability to use a ruler to measure material before sewing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.

 Education/Experience:

  • No specific educational requirements.
  • 1 year of experience with sewing operations in a production facility.

“Peoria Production Shop has certainly demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to hiring people with disabilities and providing a supportive environment that ensures their success in the work place.”

—Charles Martin, Associate Director
Office of Rehabilitation Services
Illinois Department of Human Services