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Production Operator

Decatur, AL, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-11467


Job Location

USA, Decatur, AL

Job Posting Title

Production Operator

The Challenge

Production Operators perform assembly operations requiring frequent handling of heavy parts and will be trained to operate and/or adjust production equipment. The job will require the employee to switch between various production job assignments, and all job assignments are subject to rotation. Production Operators must be willing to perform work in a team environment – adhering to all attendance and safety rules, regulations & equipment requirements.

What you will Do

Essential Responsibilities:

The responsibility of the Production Operator can include but not be limited to the following: 

  • Operate on the line interacting and cooperating with other team members to complete job tasks on different models of the same product moving along the line.  
  • Perform repetitive line assembly operations to assemble product quickly to approved specifications.
  • Apply and follow all standardized work and operating instructions.  
  • Utilize wide range of powered-hand tools to assembly check, adjust or repair appliances. 
  • Various general assembly activities required including: driving screws and/or assembling other fasteners; applying tape, insulation or other materials; assembling/fastening wire harnesses, terminating wires; checking, adjusting, or repairing sub or final assemblies; testing and/or packaging of sub or final assemblies. 
  • Inspect work to verify quality and conformance to required specifications. 
  • Complete production and performance by following all policies and practices to meet Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost including, but not limited to: required personal protective equipment, identifying/reporting unsafe working conditions; attention to detail - identifying and reporting quality issues found through in-line checking and reporting of critical appearance defects for resolution. 
  • Complete daily 5S requirements. 
  • Must be able to perform the above essential job functions job with or without an accommodation.

What you need to Succeed


  • Must be dependable and have good attendance record including timely arrival for work
  • Must be able to work any shift and work overtime as necessary
  • Must have effective English language and verbal communication skills, and capable of following written and verbal instructions
  • Must be willing to cross train and rotate between various production assignments as required
  • Must be 18 years of age or older, and legally authorized to work in the United States; for this job we will not sponsor individuals for employment visas
  • Must be willing to work in a tobacco-free environment


  • Must be able to wear required personal protective equipment. 
  • Constant standing with frequent walking and occasional sitting. 
  • Frequently lifting/carrying various parts for assembly – up to 42 lbs.  
  • Occasional pushing/pulling – up to 35 lbs. 
  • Constant grasping, squeezing, pinching and fine motor dexterity with both hands.  
  • Constant reaching overhead, at shoulder level, below the waist, and at floor level.   
  • Occasional bending, stooping, twisting and pivoting. 
  • Occasionally stair climbing. 
  • Frequent neck twisting, rotation and extension.  
  • Must be able to work with parts/equipment which may be hot, cold, and/or wet. 
  • Must be able to access required areas pertaining to job including, but not limited to:  foam rooms, chemicals, high noise, and other areas of the plant. 


Desired Characteristics:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Prior assembly or production experience in fast paced, high volume manufacturing or warehouse environment preferred 
  • Prior experience assembling mechanical components
  • Knowledge of safe shop operation practices
  • Ability to identify maintenance issues with machinery or equipment

GEA offers a benefits package, including medical, dental and vision benefits on the first day of employment. Other benefits offered are vacation and personal time off, short-term disability, life insurance and a 401K savings plan with company match.    

All candidates must satisfactorily pass a post-offer drug & alcohol test, pre-hire medical exam and background check, including work authorization.   

GE Appliances, a Haier company offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. 

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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