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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Shift: 2nd shift 

City: Solon  

Req ID: [[id]] 

Swagelok, Northeast Ohio, USA

Position Summary: 

Position requires collaboration with all support groups, (scheduling, supervision, management, RX, lean, warehouse and shop floor associates). In this position the associate has the skill and ability to recognize the need for and escalate process improvements to standard work that reduce cost and/or improve quality and delivery.  The set up associate with be responsible for maintaining and utilizing order tracking systems. (SAP reports, schedules etc). They will be responsible for communicating information that would negatively affect PvA , other metrics or shipment of orders. At this level they are able to make significant improvements to existing processes and to develop new processes to address unique / complex needs.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

This associate must understand the assembly processes from an ASO1 – ASO4, have excellent trouble shooting skills, be able to multi task and possess leadership qualities. 


  • Live / Support the Swagelok Values 

  • Build shift to shift communication and collaboration  

  • Support associates in achieving changeover time goals 

  • Help to conduct start-up meetings as needed (communicate information to supervisors that need to be covered at shift start up, help in putting together shift start up (question of the day, part of the day….) 

  • Identify work centers that have BO’s, orders due today, so to prioritize to avoid Broken Promises  

  • Schedule associates at appropriate work centers 

  • Print and distribute schedules  

  • Submit RX requests – follow up 

  • Manage Quality Notification   

  • Participate in CA’s 

  • Submit deviations 

  • Perform first article approvals as needed  

  • Escalate to supervisors when problems arise 

  • Address safety concerns / complete appropriate form, notify supervisor  

  • Respond to operator escalation 

  • Address downtime immediately, escalate when necessary 

  • Perform SILs (Short Interval Leadership) in absence of supervisor or as needed 

  • Assist in shop floor support in ordering items needed within the department 

  • Monitor Changeover progress 

  • Perform IPI 

  • Communicate with oncoming support team for department status.  

  • Lead and participate in department events (Kaizan, CEDAC….) 

  • Manage emails  / communication with support groups  

  • Associate recognition 

  • Team Building - Assist motivate and encourage team members  

  • Maintain consistent product flow 

  • Review and update standard work / submit 

  • Monitor scrap and return to stock.  

  • Perform daily audits to ensure standard work compliance 


Education & or Work requirements: 


  • High school diploma or GED 

  • Assembly experience and knowledge of the product/process. 

  • Ability to read and follow work instructions 

  • Able to recognize functional and cosmetic defects 

  • Responsible for the assembly, testing, and packaging of product.   

  • Requires the use of assembly equipment, Control, CWI and standard work. 

  • Critical Competencies: Customer Focus, Reliability and Integrity, Flexibility, Teamwork, Communication, Accountability 

  • Strong leadership qualities 

  • Respect for the individual  



Critical Competencies: 

Customer Focus 

  • Is always customer focused, anticipates both internal and external customer needs and takes actions to meet them 

  • Supports customer tours (helpful – positive) 

  • Involves the right people to make sure customers’ needs are met 

  • Shows sense of urgency and prioritizes properly to meet the needs of the customer 

Reliability and Integrity 

  • Looks for ways to grow and improve on a daily basis 

  • Always demonstrates positive attitude toward job and company 

  • Can absolutely rely on what they say 

  • Proactive in achieving compliance with policies and procedures 

  • Communicates information openly and honestly even in difficult situations 

  • Consistently makes a positive impact on plant metrics 

  • Sets the example for teammates 


  • Ability to multi task  

  • Adapts to the ever changing needs and priorities of the department 

  • Willing to work in other departments or sites when there is a need 

  • Displays a positive attitude when changes are made  

  • Will take on any task within a cell or department 

  • Supports team decisions (even those they do not totally agree with) 

  • Always open to taking on new challenges 

  • Sets the example for being open to new changes 

  • Is seen as a resource to other team members to resolve questions / concerns 

  • Willing take on any task within the cell or boundary team 

  • Acts as an indirect leader in the cell and helps to drive key results throughout the day 


  • Recognize others’ success and give credit to whom it is due 

  • Works with others to meet customer needs 

  • Define success in terms of the whole team 

  • Maintains cooperative trust based relationships 

  • Supports team decisions 

  • Sets the example with their shift to shift hand off 

  • Works together with others to meet the customer needs 

  • Helps new associates adjust to the environment 

  • Shares ideas with others who might find it useful 

  • Motivates team to hit production numbers despite challenges  


  • Effectively communicates messages with others to achieve the desired effect 

  • Keeps others involved in project developments and plans 

  • Shares ideas and information with others who might find them useful 

  • Communicates recognition  

  • Maintains cooperative and trust based relationships 

  • Listens with an open mind and gives reactions and opinions in a non-defensive, non-judgmental way. 

  • Practices mutual respect and addresses concerns in a professional and courteous manner. 

  • Communicates immediately any maintenance or productions issues that are hindering production 

  • Is approachable and open to conversations with any associate despite level within the organization 

  • Generates enthusiasm and support for their ideas 

  • Good listener 


  • Accepts responsibilities for all results  

  • Shows insight into how to achieve business goals 

  • Always demonstrates positive attitude towards job and company 

  • Supports policies and procedures, helps to assure compliance 

  • Makes good decisions throughout the day that support overall business goals 

  • Can make decisions with limited or no guidance 

  • Continually offers more efficient ideas and suggestions on how to achieve business goals in the area of cost, quality, and service 


Working Conditions & or Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.  

  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards. 


Physical Requirements:   

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.  


  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards. 


  • Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift boxes on a regular basis between 25 - 35 pounds and occasionally between 35 - 50 pounds.  Considerable standing, stooping and bending is required.   




Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or other protected characteristic under federal state or local law. 


Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. 


This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason. 

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