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Manufacturing Associate

Rite Hite Corp, Peosta, IA

Job Title: Manufacturing Associate
Corporation: Ductsox
Department: Operations
Reports To: Production Support Supervisor
FLSA Status: Hourly
Revised By: Dawn Sheffer, Sandy LaRue
Revised Date: 6/3/2010
Location: Dubuque

This position is responsible for the manufacture and processing of Ductsox products according to work orders, instructions, drawings, and blueprints.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assemble hardware components and subassemblies to complete products and package for shipment.

Sew units according to work orders, drawings and blueprints.

Read and/or complete work orders, pick lists, and drawings or blueprints.

Operate fork lift/hoist/crane to receive and process materials.

Complete receiving process according to quality guidelines.

Understand and be able to prepare notions for orders.

Understand and demonstrate ability to inspect product throughout the manufacturing processes and at completion.

Show ability to calculate and create hardware and other suspension component needs or made-to-measure requirements.

Receive and respond to instructions provided by supervisor.

Use jigs, fixtures and other receiving and assembly devices.

Use electrical and air powered tools such as drills, saws and sanders.

Prepare and package product for shipment.

Keep accurate inventories.

Generate shipping documents using a computer and/or UPS or other branded station.

Meet all quality standards per the latest engineering specifications.

Selects sewing supplies such as binding, braid, cord, piping, tape, thread, or welt, according to specifications or color of material.

Observes stitching to detect defects and notifies supervisor or sewing machine repairer when defects are caused by machine malfunction.

Cross-train in the different areas as needed.

Observes fabric quality throughout production assembly to detect defects and notifies supervisor of defects.

Fabricate sox for R & D as requested for product testing.

Cleans and oils machine.

Manually cut fabric and operate auto cutter and laser perforator as well as other equipment as required.

Responsible for executing and supporting the quality system and procedures in the effort for continuous improvements.

Maintain Rite-Hite’s high quality standards of production.

Maintain a clean and safe working environment.

Maintain accurate levels of inventory.

Assemble DuctSox hardware or notions according to engineering specifications with the highest level of quality.

Make suggestions for improvement to products and proces


Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Proficient in the use of Excel, AutoCAD or other drawing programs. 

Qualifications to perform pattern operating.

Ability to operate an industrial sewing machine. Must be able to read and interpret blueprints.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

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 to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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 regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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 toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Apply for this Job!
Apply in Person:4343 Chavenelle Dr
Dubuque, IA
Apply by Email:dsheffer@ritehite.com

Job Details

Req Num --
ID 371829
Peosta, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 1-2 Years
Education High School/GED

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