Job Description


Do you want to be part of a team that aspires to improve the quality of life for others? Are you interested in efficient manufacturing processes that promote sustainability? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment in a job well done? At Carpenter Americas, we challenge our employees to learn from and inspire one another – all levels of the company collaborate, communicate and constantly improve to achieve shared success. If that sounds like an environment in which you will thrive, Carpenter Americas could be a great fit for you!

Carpenter Americas has an immediate opening for a Production Operator on 3d Shift at our Rochester Hills, MI manufacturing plant. This position is responsible for manufacturing foam products through the process of injection molding.

Carpenter Americas employees are committed to working hard to ensure production goals are met while maintaining operations excellence. As the successful candidate, you will be expected to manufacture products utilizing primary and secondary processing equipment or hand assembly. Following all procedures and work instructions, achieve optimal productivity, quality, and safety assuring internal and external customer satisfaction.

 Your additional responsibilities as a Production Operator will include:

  • Operate molding press/equipment per company procedures.
  • Review job standards before running production.
  • Assure product meets established quality criteria of zero non-conformances.
  • Correctly record scrap every hour per work instructions.
  • Correct application of all internal and external labels when requires, including removal of all old labels from returnable packaging.
  • Correct application of lot control numbers.
  • Review daily of all applicable quality alerts.
  • Immediately notify Production Supervisor of all discrepancies to established quality checks or any condition identified to be out of the normal operating condition.
  • Communicate production and quality issues/concerns with associates during staff meetings.
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping in respective areas.
  • Participate in team problem solving activities (communication meetings, shift meetings, etc.,) and continuous improvement activities.
  • Responsible for following all internal and OSHA required safety and environmental procedures.
  • Wear required PPE (safety glasses, ear plugs, close toed shoes/boots with rubber sole base).
  • Adherence to all company policies and procedures.

 Skills and Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Some manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Injection molding experience preferred.
  • Basic reading, writing and math skills.
  • Ability to stand/walk up to at least 8 hours a day required.
  • Ability to lift and/maneuver up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well with others.
  • On the job training is provided.

Pay: $18.00/hr 

Shift Hours: Monday- Friday 10pm-6am.  Overtime may be required.

Carpenter Americas is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other legally protected characteristic.

Carpenter Americas conducts pre-employment drug testing on all applicants that receive and accept a written offer of employment.

No phone calls or agencies please.