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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Shift: 2nd shift 

City: Solon  

Req ID: [[id]] 

Swagelok, Northeast Ohio, USA

Swagelok is a global organization and one of the largest employers of manufacturing talent in Northeast Ohio.  We are driven by our core values of Quality, Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Customer Focus, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement, which are demonstrated through our daily actions. For 75 years, our dedication to our core values has been the foundation for our success.  Our products have been up into space, down to the bottom of the ocean, and everywhere in between. That same dedication spans to our customers. 

Throughout our organization we demonstrate a commitment to these values and those we bring onboard. Whether you want to grow in your role or explore broad opportunities and develop new skills—you’ll thrive in a culture that promotes learning and development. 

We strive to be a company where we all can do our best work with a true sense of purpose and belonging.  

Be Connected. Be Valued. Be You.  

We hope you’ll consider joining our team. 

Position Summary: 

At this level the associate has advanced knowledge of all aspects of the process. They are able to solve most non-routine process problems. The associate at this level has a greater awareness of the overall business and is able to recognize the need for and escalate process improvements to standard work that reduce cost and/or improve quality and delivery. They may interact with associates in other functional areas and can oversee and assist with department development. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

Support production objectives by: 

• Performing set-up related duties 

• Troubleshoot production problems relating to equipment, tooling, and processes 

• Support of company philosophies, systems, and policies through actions and words. 

• Perform all the duties of a JLG level 4 or higher operator for a specific department. 

• Setup equipment to standard work. 

• Train and educate operators. Assist with the assessment, implementation, and documentation of associate and departmental development plans and competency progress plans.  

• Offers ideas and looks for improvement of processes.  

• Advanced troubleshooting of production problems relating to equipment, tooling, and processes  

• Be the subject matter expert in regards to the technical and mechanical portion of machining. 

• Drives to obtain and reduce setup target objectives 

• Facilitate Shift Start up and departmental meetings 

• Assist in the development of new processes and/or standard work 

• Drive changes to reduce cost and improve department metrics  

• Perform, train and assist in preventative maintenance on equipment and tooling as needed.  Can identify and repair many machine malfunctions without guidance. 

• Accurately complete records in maintenance management system. 

• Identifies and corrects machining problems relative to tools and tool holders, collets and chucks. 

• Ability to identify and rectify mechanical equipment malfunctions. 

• Self-motivated  

• Demonstrates proficient machining, communication, and troubleshooting.   


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements: 


• High school diploma or equivalent 

• Advanced knowledge about the products, processes and equipment 


• Advanced technical training or equivalent 


Critical Competencies: 

Customer Focus  

• Direct and assist others in getting required support work completed in a timely manner 

• Independently display prioritization skills 

• Understand and anticipate the internal customers’ needs and initiate action to meet them 

• Meeting customer needs is their driver 

Reliability and Integrity  

• Drives improvements and helps others make a positive impact on quality and plant metrics 

• Along with providing it themselves, encourages others to provide reliable information 

• Acts as a direct liaison with product, process and quality Engineers to ensure appropriate application of technology 

• Supports organizational changes positively through actions and words 


• Always willing to be flexible in their schedule 

• Shares knowledge that they have obtained with others 

• Open to taking on new challenges 

• Can easily be interrupted or redirected to a new task, or site based on Swagelok’s needs 

• Has ideas to help increase equipment reliability 


• Creates strong morale and spirit within the team by encouraging others and making them feel valued and important 

• Facilitates Root Cause analysis effort for equipment reliability 

• Facilitate Shift Start up and departmental meetings 

• Promotes group reputation in a positive manner 

• Effectively coordinates resources to achieve ZCD 


• Communicates well with all different levels in the organization (shop floor, office, engineering, supervisors, managers, directors, lean leaders, etc.) 

• Promotes own ideas and information with others 

• Drill-down to root cause in all work order solutions 

• Communicate through appropriate escalation channels when required 

• Is a voice for Quality and will take time to explain theories and philosophies 

• Receives input from others 


• Drives team goals and results 

• Takes ownership of their actions  

• Coordinate, communicate, and executes in the absence of supervision 

• Control emotions and reactions according to the situation and the audience 

• Provides accurate and detailed documentation including the use of SIS 

• Provides feedback to Supervision and guidance for other specialists in training 


Working Conditions and/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: Must be able to lift Kegs and Boxes on a regular basis between 25 - 35 pounds and occasionally between 35 - 50 pounds. Considerable standing, stooping and bending is required. 

• May be required to pass pre-employment and annual Vision Acuity tests 

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, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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. 



Looking to take the next step in your career with a company that invests in its people? Whether you’re just starting out or experienced, join us today!​

Right Fit.​

75 years of operating with a no-layoff philosophy​

Benefits, including employee stock ownership plan, from day one​

Culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion​

12-time NorthCoast 99 top workplace​

Right Here.​

One of the largest hourly employers in Northeast Ohio​

Locally based, globally strong company​

Clean, safety-first environment​

Right Now.​

We’re a leading manufacturer of tube fittings and valves. Come grow with us.​

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland