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Line Assistant – Experienced (Days & Nights)

Charter Wire (Milwaukee, WI)

Charter Wire is committed to finding team members who value teamwork, growth and open communication. Join a team where you are challenged to take initiative, encouraged to explore new ways to get your work done, and ultimately given the opportunity to create your own future. We offer competitive benefits including 401(k) match, profit sharing and gainsharing, competitive salaries, paid holidays, and tuition reimbursement. Join our friendly, team-oriented environment where your opinion is valued.

Job Summary:

While working in accordance with company policies and procedures under the direction of plant supervision, our production teammates act as Line Assistants, assisting the Mill Operators to shape wire to various sizes/shapes, produce the highest quality wire at the lowest possible cost, meet or exceed departmental performance standards, and meet or exceed customer specifications as well as delivery requirements. Major accountabilities include:

  • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules
  • Understand quality requirements of product, inspect wire during run, and notify operator of any discovered defects
  • Assist in positioning and moving material for setups as well as line operations
  • Verify correct raw material coil, load coils, and weld coils of material
  • Keep accurate paperwork for raw material coils and finished product
  • Maintain departmental housekeeping standards
  • Package material on the line: cut bands for coils and bundles, weigh bundles, tag bundles, and report weights to operator
  • Assist in setting up the line: change oil/paste in draw box, install tooling when required, assist in stripping the line, assist in threading the line, open mills, change washers, cut guide blocks, set up payoff, set up coiler or bundler,  and add media to blasters
  • Transport and dump garbage and scrap metal dumpsters
  • Operate Forklift and Overhead crane
  • Weld coils together one the line
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or H.S. GED equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience
  • 1-2 years of using a micrometer or related measuring device
  • 1-2 years of forklift and/or overhead crane experience
  • Past experience filling out paperwork and using computers to enter data