Manufacturing/Production/Ops DES MOINES, IA


Position at Motion Industries

Responsible for maintaining an uninterrupted flow of blocked and/or slit inventory for the production lines and aftermarket bulk inventory in a timely manner while maintaining a safe, clean environment. Responsible for unloading, inspecting, separating, storing, and processing the incoming raw material. Responsible for slitting, inspecting, separating, and putting away processed material off the slitters. Must work primarily as an individual and occasionally as part of a team to provide a high level of efficiency and productivity, while not sacrificing quality and safety. This position must maintain the highest level of accuracy. Utilizing and adhering to the policies and procedures provided in the AG Belt handbook, the individual will assist in insuring that AG Belt’s goals are met.


1. Operate and maintain the slitters, providing material to be processed for customer orders on the assembly lines, parts bench, and/or bulk shipments while maintaining the highest level of accuracy.
2. Clearly mark all material processed on slitters for easy identification of ownership, type/style, size, and condition.
3. Work on the assembly lines or parts bench as required, assisting in maintaining a steady work flow to meet our customer’s quality requirements and shipping deadlines. Must be open to priority changes as customer demand dictates.
4. Complete assigned cut sheets and work orders, observing current procedures while effectively interpreting blueprints, sketches, and written or oral instructions.
5. Promote and maintain shop safety.
6. Complete the necessary reports; i.e., scrap, quality checks, etc.
7. Report any quality issues.
8. Monitor and report unacceptable inventory levels in a timely manner.
9. Report to supervisor any tool or supply shortages as soon as they appear.
10. Make recommendations to cut waste, reduce inventory, and improve productivity.
11. Understand all products and be able to properly identify all product types for production and aftermarket.
12. Must understand all production equipment associated with slitting, the assembly line, and parts bench processes.
13. Assist in efficiently and effectively training assigned backup employees.
14. Complete projects assigned by management.
15. Satisfactorily complete all required training within 30 days of start date.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform each essential function 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: Minimum of a High School diploma or GED.

Experience: Minimum one year related manufacturing experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively communicate, present information, and respond to management, supervisors, co-workers, truck drivers, vendors, clients, and customers.

License or certification: Must have a valid Iowa driver’s license and ability to obtain and maintain a forktruck license as outlined in the company’s handbook.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to work basic mathematical problems including adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, percentages, fractions, and ratios. Proficient in reading a tape measure and other measurement tools in both English and metric. Must be able to convert English and Metric as needed.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Accuracy: Must be able to maintain the highest level of accuracy in all aspects of this position.

People Skills: Effective communication skills, both written and verbal. Must work individually or part of a team at times.

Organizational Skills: Must have strong organizational skills with the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

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 the 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 talk, hear, and have the ability to stand or walk an entire shift. The employee is frequently required to squat, sit, bend over, reach and lift above and below shoulder height; climb and work from a ladder. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must physically lift and/or move up to 120 pounds with or without assistance. The employee must have minimal visual acuity of 20/40.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Due to the seasonal nature of the business reliable attendance is extremely crucial. Absenteeism and tardiness will not be tolerated. Violations of the company’s policies will be strictly enforced and discipline will be given.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to sharp and moving mechanical parts, as well as hazardous materials. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Temperatures ranging from extreme heat to extreme cold must be tolerated. The employee must be willing to work overtime hours as required and Saturdays as scheduled.

Ability to read, interpret and understand blueprints. At times must follow hand written and/or verbal instructions. Must effectively be able to multi-task and accept change.

GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.