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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Shift: 24/7 days (6am - 6pm) 

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 demonstrated the proficiency to work with limited help while maintaining performance objectives on standard work processes. This includes recognition of routine problems and the ability to keep the process running by making appropriate adjustments to correct the problems.  


Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 


  • Demonstrates ability to effectively use tools introduced at Learner Level in order to complete adjustments needed in the trainer’s absence. 

  • Makes sound decisions, on his/her own, to make adjustments when needed. 

  • Recognize and comply with all applicable Swagelok procedures. 

  • Understands applicable EPA, POTW, DOT, and OSHA regulations (i.e., meeting water discharge limits) and demonstrates the ability and understanding to immediately get proper assistance (i.e., Supervisor, Site Manager, ESC) if regulatory compliance may be affected. 

  • Under normal conditions the associate can operate the system and respond to normal variation following procedure. 

  • Have knowledge and understanding of wastewater collection system, tanks, related chemistries, and equipment controls. 

  • Understanding of pumps, piping, filters, valves, and instrumentation. 

  • Understands labeling and handling of standard waste and recognizes when to get assistance for non-standard waste. 

  • Ability to work with lab supervisors or lab technicians to determine if water is acceptable for release. 

  • Able to recognize when technical support is needed. 

  • Has a thorough understanding of flow patterns throughout the entire system. 

  • Demonstrates effective participation in Lean Events when given the opportunity. 

  • Ability to offer suggestions for making improvements to wastewater pretreatment operations. 

  • Can perform the job at this level with minimal questions or help. 

  • Makes decisions that do not adversely affect production. 

  • Can correctly answer any questions posed to him/her on above skills. 

  • Uses these skills in a timely fashion. 

  • Does not experience excessive down time and/or ask for help due to elementary problems that were overlooked. 

  • Adjustments are accurate there is no excessive time lost with multiple adjustments. 




Education and/or Work Experience Requirements: 



  • No Education Required 

  • Basic computer software skills (e.g. Microsoft Office).   

  • Able to read and follow work instructions.   

  • Basic understanding of plumbing, pneumatics, electrical, and hazardous waste.   

  • Familiar with operation of PLC interface screens. 

  • Requires the use of hand tools, SAP, and standard work.   


  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable environmental and safety regulations is desired.   

  • A mechanical background, knowledge of basic chemistry and some experience in Waste Treatment operations is desired.    




Critical Competencies: 


Customer Focus  

  • 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  

  • 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 



  • Promotes group reputation in a positive manner 

  • Effectively coordinates resources to achieve Zero Customer Disappointments (ZCD)  



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

  • Communicate through appropriate escalation channels when required 

  • Receives input from others 



  • Drives team goals and results 

  • Takes ownership of the actions  

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

  • Provides feedback to Supervision  


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. 

  • Will work with chemicals on a regular basis.   

  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment including a full-face or half-mask respirator may be required while performing certain tasks.  

  • This position requires much physical activity. Some lifting and considerable standing, climbing stairs, 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, 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