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Date Added: Sun 13/06/2021

Laborer

Le Mars, IA, US
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Company: SMITHCO MANUFACTURING

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

SUMMARY:

The Finish Laborer is responsible for assembling equipment according to blueprints and wiring diagrams by partially or completely working at bench or shop floor.

 


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Installs electrical wiring, valves, or hydraulic cylinders. 
  • Assembles components for trailers.
  • Installs air ride suspension systems, ABS brake systems, and related industrial apparatus.
  • Mounts tires and aligns suspension systems, applies decals, reflective tape, and applies touch-up paint. 
  • Places parts in specified relationship to each other according to knowledge of unit being assembled or following blueprints.
  • Bolts, clips, screws, cements, or otherwise fastens part together.
  • Operates machines, such as drill presses, air rivet guns and other air-powered tools.
  • Works at different work stations as production needs require.
  • Works in a bay where tasks vary as different models arrive to be assembled.
  • Disassembles trailer components such as air0brake systems for maintenance and salvage of parts.
  • Installs tires, aligns, and assembles suspension systems.
  • Installs electrical systems according to wiring specifications.
  • Drills and taps holes in specified locations for mounting of spacer pads.
  • Cuts, bends, and forms hydraulic system tubing for installation.
  • Connects color-coded wires.
  • Solders connections and crimps connectors to wire ends.
  • Tests and adjusts electrical assemblies.
  • Discusses errors in diagrams or production order with supervisor or engineer to clarify assembly problems.
  • Applies decals, paint and striping to meet DOT requirements and finish detail of trailer.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or one to three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and draw and interrupt bar graphs. 
  • Mechanically Inclined and have the ability to read a tape measure
  • Knowledge with air hydraulics and suspension is preferred but not required

 COMPETENCIES:

  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Adherence to Company Polices - Follows rules and sets a good example by consistently adhering to appropriate work guidelines; follows organizational plans and guidelines so that objectives can be accomplished.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
  • Job Knowledge - Demonstrates a basic understanding off all job knowledge skills, procedures and processes; knows resources to seek guidance for clarification as needed.
  • Productivity - Manages workload efficiently to meet goals & objectives
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Continually required to stand
  • Frequently required to walk
  • Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  • Occasionally required to talk or hear
  • Frequently work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually very loud
  • The employee must occasionally lift and /or move more than 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 33 pounds
  • Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used:  Forklift

 POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK: 

  • This is a full-time position. 
  • Days and hours of work are Monday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fridays 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays as needed from 6:00 a.m. to noon. 

 Travel:

Local travel may be required at times. 

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