Cleating Fabricator

Manufacturing/Production/Ops CINCINNATI, Ohio


Position at Motion Industries

Apache, Inc. is a division of Motion Industries.

This position safely and effectively follows work orders and/or prints to adhere profiles to belts through chemical bonding or with heat and pressure using equipment in a manner that meets quality and visual standards.  This is a first shift position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Read and understand orders with prints or drawings using knowledge of belt/product composition, adhesives, equipment and fabrication processes.
  • Locate and gather the product and supplies needed and check belt for correctness and quality.
  • Measure and mix adhesives
  • Per customer specs, measure, mark and prepare the base belt for proper adhesion of profiles (i.e. cleats, v-guides, edge capping, stops, pacer lines).
  • Cut profiles to correct dimensions and/or prepare profiles for bonding, as needed.
  • With direction and supervision, set up and perform belt fabrication utilizing:
  • Welding techniques 
  • High frequency technology
  • Press operations
  • Cold vulcanization

Trim and finish the installation.

Attend work regularly and predictably and uphold Company values in all work aspects.

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.

Education and/or Experience
High School diploma/equivalent and sufficient knowledge or experience to perform industrial math and measuring and to read and understand work orders, instructions and prints.

Skills and Abilities
Solid math and measuring (standard and metric) to square belts, mark out profile designs and more; possess mechanical aptitude and willingness to operate various power and hand tools and set up and operate welders, presses, saws, etc.  Must also have attention to detail; active listening, effective verbal communication and interaction skills; and ability to assess quality control.  A forklift license is helpful.


Working Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will utilize all required personal protective equipment and will be regularly working around heat and chemicals.

Physical Demands
Requires manual dexterity; ability to stand for long periods; sufficient arm and hand strength to utilize various tools; ability to lift and carry 5-30 pounds on a frequent basis and 50 pounds occasionally; bend and stoop; hear and speak for safe, effective communications; sufficient close vision, peripheral vision and depth perception; ability to focus; walk and use hands to handle or feel objects or tools frequently.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Apache Inc. reserves the right to change, amend, add, delete and otherwise assign any and all duties, responsibilities and position titles as it deems necessary to meet the needs of the business.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.