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Process Operator - 1st Shift

Other | Wholesale 9 Months Ago


Who We Need:


You're mechanically inclined and you have experience working with pneumatic and electronic equipment.

You have the ability to work in a high paced manufacturing environment with dynamic manufacturing processes.

You are eager to learn and grow professionally with a great company!


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 have the ability to run various types of equipment, utilize a variety of hand and power tools, use sound judgment in making decisions and 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.


At Chesterton, we have a laser focus on our customers. This job impacts the customer by increasing our manufacturing capacity to better fulfill our customer’s needs.




  • Consults production reports to determine tools needed for days production. Consults mold location charts, retrieves molds and places press to be reheated.  Must be capable of reading instructions, reading and understanding graphic charts, and following a sequence of events. Must be capable of lifting up to fifty (50) pounds, utilizing supportive lifting equipment for heavier items and/or assistance from another employee.
  • Moves molds throughout the production process requiring the ability to operate simple to moderately difficult machines with up to five (5) or six (6) steps.
  • Utilizes prying equipment requiring the use of both arms and a moderate level of strength.
  • Uses sharp tools, i.e., exacto knives, razor blades and operates band saws to cut materials. This requires manual dexterity and adhering to proper procedures.
  • Performs a variety of repetitive tasks and utilizes a variety of hand and power tools, i.e., cutting and sanding machines. Performs simple lathe and drill press operations.
  • Consults work orders and interprets to determine specific customer requirements.
  • Performs quality control functions requiring the ability to use judgment and make decisions, i.e., inspecting a seal against predetermined specifications and deciding whether to accept or reject. Must be capable of following instructions for the sizing of seals.  Must be capable of understanding, implementing and following Standard Operating Procedures to support the Company's commitment to ISO 9000.
  • Determines appropriate size for packaging and operates shrink wrap machine. 

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 simple machines, such as, a lathe, drill press, cutting machine, press etc.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow written/verbal instructions and sequences of events.
  • Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds, utilizing supportive lifting equipment for heavier items and/or assistance from another employee.
  • Manual dexterity to handle odd shaped molds and small, sharp and/or specialized hand/power tools.

Education and/or Experience:


  • High School or Trade School preferred
  • One year experience in manufacturing environment preferred.           

Other Skills and Abilities:


  • Ability to work under pressure and work well with others.
  • Ability to work in an uncomfortable environment, i.e., high heat.
  • Ability to work in a noisy environment.
  • Ability to perform more than one function at a time.
  • Basic reading, writing, and math comprehension skills.

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 occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  Must be capable of lifting up to fifty (50) pounds, utilizing supportive lifting equipment for heavier items and/or assistance from another employee.  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








1,000 - 3,000








$200M - $500M



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Chesterton is a manufacturer of industrial fluid sealing systems, protective coatings, high performance industrial lubricants and MRO chemicals.

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