Coating Production Operator - Day and Night Shift Openings

Assemblers & Fabricators Cowpens, South Carolina


General - The Coating Production Operator position is a non-exempt, hourly position responsible for starting, stopping, cleaning and maintaining a Coating Machine while ensuring that good quality coated yarn is made.

Policy Making Responsibility – The Coating Production Operator will have no policy making responsibility.

Decision Making Responsibility - Routine decisions related to prioritization and product quality.

Supervisory Responsibility - There is no supervisory responsibility associated with this position.

Safety – Employees are responsible for individual compliance with all safety rules, regulations and policy procedures.  Employee responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Complying with all safety rules and regulations
  • Reporting any unsafe practices and/or conditions to their supervisor
  • Maintaining floor safety discipline by interceding with fellow employees, who may engage in rule violations and/or unsafe, unhealthy activities
  • Communicating to management those employees who persist in violations of safety rules and/or procedures
  • Wearing required personal protective equipment properly and reporting any defective PPE
  • Reporting all near misses, accidents, injuries or illnesses, including Muscular Skeletal symptoms or disorders

Essential Responsibilities

The essential functions of this position may include any or all of the following to be performed primarily alone.


  • Maintain creel in good operating condition.
  • Thread lines as required.
  • Maintain yarn path in good operating condition by cleaning all contacts and non-contact points.
  • Doff as required.
  • Clean parts and prepare for Change-over.
  • Perform Change-over.
  • Monitor Plastisol flow (filter, pumps, plastisol levels).
  • Complete daily check lists and ensure all parameters are within specification.
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety of the area.

Essential Job Activities

It is essential that the Coating Production Operator spend approximately 90% of his/her time at the Coating Machine and 10% spent cleaning/recycling.

Essential Physical Demands and Working Conditions2

 In this position, the employee will be subjected to physical demands requiring:

  • Ability to lift, carry and/or move up to 55 pounds
  • Ability to push/pull up to 71 lbs.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervisory direction
  • Ability to perform standard body movements2:
    • frequent standing and walking around
    • frequent reaching, squatting and stooping
    • occasional bending, pushing and pulling
    • Ability to use visual acuity and hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in English
  • Ability to work in an environment where temperature varies in range
  • Ability to tolerate moderate to loud plant noise levels

Hours of work – The normal work hours for this position are 12 hour rotating days of the week.  Overtime is required.

Standards for performing essential functions

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships.
  • Ability to communicate information well both in written and verbal form.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work and keep pace in fast paced environment
  • Ability to perform basic computer functions
  • Ability to work in a team environment and solicit the assistance of co-workers
  • Compliance with Hunter Douglas and Mermet policies and codes of conduct.

The Coating Production Operator position has the following required (or preferred, as indicated) education:

Preferred: Forklift license

Evaluation criteria

The Coating Production Operator’s performance will be accessed periodically as deemed necessary by management, but no less than annually. Evaluation criteria will include but not necessarily limited to:

 The fulfillment of the essential functions described above

  • Attendance
  • Adherence to Safety