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Entry Level Production Operator – **NEW HOURLY WAGES**

American Trim

This is a Contract position in Wapakoneta, OH posted November 6, 2021.

1. Operations of machinery, packing and Statistical Process Control (SPC) in the following areas:
A. Punch Press, Trim Press and Bender.
B. Roll Form, Form Presses and Welder.
2. Handle processing of material in the following departments:
A. Racking and Un-racking on Plater or Powder Coating Lines.
B. Packing or Plastic Wrap Operation.
C. Finishing.
3. To be assigned to any of the above operations on a rotating basis as scheduled by the supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Produce a quality American Trim product by following the procedures outlined below and other duties as assigned:
1. Read and follow instructions for operations procedure on various machinery and processes.
2. Operate machines to feed, cut, form, punch holes, bend and mold metal stock.
3. Record Statistical Process Control (SPC) on all materials when required.
4. Visually inspect finished product and immediately notify proper department or supervisor if problems
5. Package materials for shipping as needed assuring correct count, proper boxes and labeling. Shrink
wrap material as needed.
6. Empty metal waste receptacle when required.
7. Racking and Un-Racking various products from the assembly line (Plater or Powder Coater Lines).
Load washer.
8. Clean metal debris out of the machines as it accumulates and obstructs machinery – following
requiring safety procedure.
9. Welding or riveting as required.
10. Any miscellaneous procedures needed to keep machinery working properly, and to produce a quality
11. Assigned duties as Production Coordinator as requested by supervisor. (See Production Coordinator
list if applicable).
12. Maintains a clean and safe work area at all times.
13. Other duties assigned by supervisor.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Linear Measuring. Problem Solving Training as required by supervisor.

TYPICAL MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT INVOLVED: Punch Presses, Trim Presses and Benders, Roll Form and Form Presses, Machines, Assembly Racking Lines and Shrink Wrap Machines, Rolls of Steel, Welding Machine, cardboard boxes, tape, etc.

TOOLS AND GAGES: Dial Caliber, Protractor, Micrometers, various measurement gages.

TYPICAL PRODUCTS INVOLVED: Steel, aluminum, oils, soaps, lubricants, chemicals, packing materials, boxes, etc.

METHOD OF JOB ASSIGNMENT: Assignments taken off Daily Production Schedule Sheets, also verbal and written assignments.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to complete Statistical Process Control Charts (SPC), reading and following simple instructions, basic math, minor problems solving, ability and willingness to maintain flexibility in job assignments.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to do essential tasks including but not limited to: Bending, Carrying, Climbing*, Lifting, Maintaining, (Light) Pulling & Pushing, Reaching Overhead (maximum height 5’8″ or 6’6″ at PC #7), Removing, Seeing (Visual Inspection), Sorting, Stooping, Standing, Stretching, Turning & Twisting, Walking, Welding and Writing.

Non-essential physical tasks include the following: Cleaning, Climbing, Collating*, Coordination (hand/foot), Dialing, Hearing, Opening, Pounding, Pulling & Pushing (heavy – 40-50 lbs.), Sitting, Speaking, Raking, Sweeping, Stapling, Threading, Typing/Keyboard*, Unfolding, Unlocking and Weighing.

*Note: Climbing and Collating essential in P.C. #3 only. Typing/keyboard used in Production Coordination only. Also, duties as Production Coordinator require 80% of office and computer input duties. Not as physical but must be able to perform duties of Production Operator.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. Noise, dust, dirt, oils, some chemicals, odors and uncomfortable environmental temperatures at times.

HAZARDS: Minor scratches and bruises. Possible skin irritations due to oils and chemicals.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.50 – $17.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Work Location: One location