Third Shift Machine Operator

Join our team in Brewer, Maine as a Machine Operator

Machine operators and assembly staff are responsible for making and assembling steering components such as ball joints, tie rods, and stabilizers. The ideal candidate enjoys learning new things, working on their feet, constantly moving, and problem solving. This is a full-time position, Monday thru Friday, with occasional weekend overtime.

Duties and responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned.

    • Measures and inspects parts for conformance to specifications.
    • Sets up and operates assembly lines or numerical control equipment.
    • Feeds or removes material from machines.
    • Removes material from boxes and places on conveyor or in fixture.
    • Observes and listens to machine operation to detect malfunctions.
    • Notifies Team Leader or Supervisor of discrepancies.
    • Attaches fixtures according to setup instructions.
    • Completes line PMs (planned maintenance) as assigned.
    • Confirms that all “mistake proofing” devices are operational.
    • Maintains and provides a safe work area and work in a safe manner.
    • Completes hourly checks to ensure parts meet Quality Specifications.
    • Submits suggestions for improvements.


    • Must have a solid work ethic and the ability to work in a repetitive, fast-paced environment.
    • Must have the willingness to come to work every day and on time.
    • Operator experience preferred but not required.
    • High School diploma or general education degree (GED).
    • Basic Math skills a must: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures in English.
    • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
    • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    • $2 shift differential for 2nd & 3rd shift
    • Excellent opportunities for advancement
    • On-the-job training
    • Excellent medical and dental benefits – low cost to employees – benefits are effective the first of the month after the month hired – additional tobacco free discount
    • STD/LTD Insurance
    • 401(k) contribution with company match
    • Life insurance at two times annual salary at no cost to employee
    • 10 Paid Holidays per year
    • Vacation eligible during your first year
    • Clothing allowance including safety shoes and safety glasses
    • Opportunity to cross-train on different equipment
    • Paid 30 minute lunch break

    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 regularly required to stand eight (8) or more hours a day; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
    • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    • Very fast-paced, repetitive motion environment
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include:close vision, requires 20/40 near vision, can be with correction; distance vision, requires 20/40 far vision, can be with correction;color vision, requires both red/green, blue/violet and silver/gold discrimination;depth perception, accurate depth perception required;peripheral vision; minimum 160 degrees; and ability to adjust focus

    Third Shift Machine Operator

    We are a team that supports each other, collaborates on projects, celebrates success, and works hard. Many staff in leadership positions began their work on the factory floor! Whether your goal is to become an engineer, quality specialist, or executive, there is an upward path.