GE Appliances, a Haier company Manufacturing Production Worker in Decatur, Alabama

Job Location

USA, Decatur, AL

Job Title

Manufacturing Production Worker

The Challenge

Role Summary/Purpose – The manufacturing production worker performs assembly operation requiring frequent handling of heavy parts and/or responsibility & skill to transfer, operate, or adjust production equipment. The job will require the employee to switch between various production job assignments, and all job assignments are subject to rotation. Manufacturing production workers must be willing to perform work in a team environment – adhering to all attendance and safety rules, regulations & equipment requirements.

What you will Do

Essential Responsibilities:

The responsibility of a Manufacturing Production Worker (Assembly 1S – GE Appliances Pool) can include but not be limited to the following:

  • Progressive assembly line work involving the assembly or sub-assembly of various components, collaborating and interacting with other team members, as required.

  • Frequently installing various components using a wide range of powered-hand tools (air/electric guns) to assemble, check, adjust or repair appliances.

  • Various general assembly activities required including: driving screws and/or assembling other fasteners; applying tape, insulation or other materials; assembling/fastening wire harnesses, terminating wires; check, adjust, or repair sub or final assemblies; testing and/or packaging of sub or final assemblies.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to follow policies and practices and improve Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost including, but not limited to: use of all required personal protective equipment, ensuring machine guards and safety features are working, identifying and reporting unsafe working conditions; attention to detail - identifying and reporting quality issues found through in-line checking and reporting of critical appearance defects for resolution.

  • Physical demands of the position include: Constant standing; frequently handling various parts for assembly; frequent walking, reaching at waist level, pushing/pulling, grasping/squeezing, pinching, fine motor dexterity, and neck flexion, occasionally sitting, reaching overhead, reaching at shoulder level, reaching at knee and floor level, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, crawling, ladder/stair climbing, pivoting, twisting, and neck extension/rotation. Handling and lifting of parts and/or equipment - minimum of 42 lbs. lifting/carrying and 33 lb. pushing/pulling is required.

  • Ability to work with parts/equipment which may be hot, cold, and/or wet.

  • Ability to work in a loud/noisy environment.

  • Must be able to work any shift and work overtime as required.

  • Switching between various production assignments as required.

  • All jobs are subject to rotation.

What you need to Succeed

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States; we will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must be willing to work in a tobacco-free environment

  • Good work ethic and a positive attitude; willingness to learn new ways and meet expectations of the various production assignments

  • Must pass background check, drug screen, medical screen, and orientation

  • Must be able to work any shift and work overtime as required

  • With or without accommodation, must be willing to wear personal protective equipment; for example, safety glasses, gloves, hats, ear plugs, and safety shoes

  • Ability to use a wide range of hand tools, power tools, vibrating tools and air guns

  • Ability to work with parts/equipment which may be hot, cold, and/or wet

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation, including, but not limited to: Constant standing; frequently handling various parts for assembly; frequent walking, reaching at waist level, pushing/pulling, grasping/squeezing, pinching, fine motor dexterity, and neck flexion, occasionally sitting, reaching overhead, reaching at shoulder level, reaching at knee and floor level, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, crawling, ladder/stair climbs, pivoting, twisting, and neck extension/rotation. Handling and lifting of parts and/or equipment (minimum of 42 lbs. lifting/carrying and 33 lb. pushing/pulling is required).

  • Must be able to access required areas pertaining to job duties such as, but not limited to: foam rooms, chemicals, high noise, and other areas of the plant.

  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English

Preferred Characteristics:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Prior manufacturing production or warehouse experience preferred

  • Prior experience assembling mechanical components

  • Knowledge of safe shop operation practices

  • Ability to recognize minor maintenance issues with machinery or equipment

  • Mechanically inclined

New employees are hired as a competitive wage (CW) employee with a starting wage of $13.23 per hour. Employees are eligible to enroll in GEA medical, dental and vision benefits on the first day or employment.

Interested candidates must apply online. Applications are not available onsite at GE Appliances, a Haier company and will not be accepted in person. Drug and medical screen, background check, and work authorization required. All new employees are subject to a 6-month probationary period.

GE Appliances, a Haier company offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE Appliances, a Haier company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.