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Swagelok Job Posting Description


Swagelok, Northeast Ohio, USA

Position Summary:  

At this level the associate is responsible for learning the essential skills and knowledge of the job and is considered a learner. The Learner will be closely supervised during the initial training period, but is expected to become increasingly independent over a specified period of time. After the associates’ initial training period, the associate will be responsible for performing routine tasks/duties, recognizing problems, and knowing when to seek help.    


Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Performs job functions per the trainer’s instructions. 

  • Understands what role this job plays in the “general strategies” of the company. 

  • Understands the safety and housekeeping standards in this area and performs daily and weekly maintenance on the equipment. 

  • Operates the machine under normal conditions in the trainer’s absence using the following skills:  Using necessary controls for operation, loading material, and proper handling of parts. 

  • Understands shop math, basic print reading, and use of all gages required for current part including use of the comparator. 

  • Performs the required in-process inspections. 

  • Understands all major attributes of current part, including recognition of an abnormal part or abnormal equipment operation. 

  • Understands the concept of daily documentation per production metrics and the need for waste reduction. 

  • Understands the concepts of 5S visual displays and the metrics listed on the Primary Visual Display Board 

  • Requests assistance in a timely manner. 

  • Retains basic information related to the job. 


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements: 


  • High school diploma or equivalent 

  • Self-motivated and able to learn at a fast pace.  


  • Strong skills in basic math. Can add and subtract  fractions and decimals 


Critical Competencies: 

Customer Focus  

  • Takes personal responsibility for quality and fulfilling orders on time 

  • Reliability and Integrity 

  • Looks for ways to improve 

  • Admits own mistakes 


  • Eager to acquire new skills 

  • Willing and positive attitude through changes and reassignments 


  • Works with others to meet customer needs 

  • Define success in terms of the whole team 


  • Shares ideas and information with others 

  • Use of continuous improvement system 

  • Listens with open mind 

  • Reactions and opinions are non-defensive & non-judgmental 


  • Holds self-accountable 

  • Supports business goals 

  • Shows insight for achieving goals 


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.  

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

  • 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. 


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. 


Swagelok US Job Description 

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​

Full benefits, including employee stock ownership program, from day one​

Culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion​

11-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
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron