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General Laborer 

LOCATION: West Chicago / Illinois (US-IL), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 374 | JOB GRADE: 06 

 

Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

New Employees are eligible for a $500 cash bonus upon completion of training (approx. 30 days).

Second cash bonus of $500 after 120 days of employment and in good standing!

 

The Opportunity: We are seeking highly motivated and skilled laborers for manufacturing operations multiple shifts at our West Chicago, IL location:

SECOND SHIFT 3:00-11:00 with a 25 minute paid lunch

THIRD SHIFT 11:00-7:00 with a 25 minute paid lunch

 

 

Starting pay $18.17 per hour, depending on the work being performed after "Qualified status" pay can raise up to $21.08 with a $1.50 shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shifts.

 

 Essential Functions:

  • Operator must meet the minimum production and quality requirements of each job title they perform.
  • Assemble boxes and package product.
  • Relieve Mold Press Operators for breaks and lunches.
  • Wear PPE as required; metatarsal safety shoes, leather operator gloves, protective glasses with side shields, ear plugs. Laborers gloves are optional.
  • Housekeeping and PM requirements per assigned job title.
  • Complete all production paperwork accurately, timely and in English as required.
  • In the absence of the shift supervisor, regarding issues of safety, quality, or productivity, instructions will be provided by the lab tech.
  • Operate Floor Sweeper.

 

 Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to tolerate conditions of elevated temperature, dust, and draft.
  • Must stand throughout shift with continuous movement and be able to climb a ladder to 15 feet above the shop floor.
  • Must be able to tolerate lifting of up to 50 LBS.

 

Safety Requirements:

  • Wear PPE as required
  • Metatarsal safety shoes
  • Leather operator gloves
  • Protective glasses with side shields
  • Ear plugs
  • Laborers gloves are optional

 

Skills:

Operators will be trained for each position within the plant, they must successfully complete a written assessment as stated below before you will be qualified to work in that position.

 

To qualify for the position you must:

  • Achieve a score of 100% on written Briquette System Operator Review.
  • Achieve a score of 100% on written Mold Press Operator Review.

 

Experience:

1-2+ years of heavy manufacturing experience

 

Education: High School equivalent

Job Type:  Union - Full-Time

  • Must Be able to work overtime hours before or after regularly scheduled shifts or on weekends.
  • Available to work any of the shifts as needed.
  • Operate Floor Sweeper.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  •  Must be able to tolerate conditions of elevated temperature, dust, and draft.
  • Must stand throughout shift with continuous movement and be able to climb a ladder to 15 feet above the shop floor.
  • Must be able to tolerate lifting of up to 50 LBS.

WHAT WE OFFER
From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED?
Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!


Nearest Major Market: Chicago