Production Operators

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Lebanon, TN

Job status
Full time
Job description

Autokiniton formerly L&W Engineering is hiring Production Operators for the 2nd and 3rd Shifts.


Purpose of Position

Operates welding machinery and/or tandem presses to join or bond metal components, produce, verify, stack, and sort metal stampings by performing the following duties.


Job/Task Functions

The following job/task functions have been identified as the core functions of this position. However, the supervisor or manager may assign additional duties associated with this position.

• Follows written instructions to determine production requirements and part specifications as displayed on scheduling boards and work standard sheets.

• Secondary sources of information include, but are not limited to, oral instructions from supervisors and/or other employees.

• Manually loads parts or blanks into machine and places parts into inventory baskets.

• Inspects components and assemblies visually for quality defects including scrap marks, rust, burrs, lamination, missing welds, etc.

• Inspects parts for quality defects. Measures parts to ensure they meet specifications.

• Records and reports production, quality, and inventory information accurately.

• Monitors weld machine or press for proper operation and reports any malfunctions or problems to supervisor and maintenance.

• Follows written instructions to determine production requirements and part specifications as displayed on scheduling boards and work standard sheets. Secondary sources of information include, but are not limited to, oral instructions from supervisors and/or other employees.

• Performs all duties and operates machinery and equipment according to TOSHA standards and company procedures using required safety equipment (gloves, sleeves, earplugs, etc.).

• Labels and/or tags parts and baskets accurately.

• Performs routine and preventative maintenance and setup including, but not limited to, die setting/fastening, machine lubrication. Tools utilized include handheld pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers, die bars, etc.

• Keeps work areas clean and orderly.

• Participates in continuous improvement activities.

• Assumes other duties as directed by supervisor.

• Punctuality and regular attendance are required.


Job Qualifications

Must be familiar with press operations.

Required Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Customer-specific knowledge – quality expectations of each product, work standards, and shop pack responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education or experience.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Basic Skills: 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.


About Us

AUTOKINITON provides value-driven, sustainable automotive components and assembly solutions for our customers in the mobility industry. Our dedication to teamwork, speed, simplification, performance, and empowering our associates has made us a trusted partner to the world’s top automotive OEMs. 

Autokiniton’s extensive capabilities and deep commitment to continuous improvement have made us a trusted partner to the world’s top automotive manufacturers as well as a remarkable place to work. Join our team of empowered associates and help us shape the future of automotive. Your best future begins right here.


Job ID 6126

48880825