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Paint Line Operator - 1st Shift

Hamilton, Ohio
Job Type
9 Sep 2022
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thyssenkrupp is an international group of companies comprising largely of independent industrial and technology businesses and employing more than 100,000 people. Across 56 countries it generated sales of €34 billion in fiscal 2020/2021. Backed by extensive technological know-how, the businesses and all employees develop cost-effective and resource-friendly solutions to the challenges of the future, especially in the fields of climate protection, the energy transition, digital transformation in the industry and mobility of the future. Under the umbrella brand thyssenkrupp, the group creates long-term value with innovative products, technologies and services and helps make life better for future generations.


Our Automotive Technology business is passionate about the automotive industry and produces as well as markets high-tech automotive components worldwide. With over 20,000 employees, we are responsible for the success of this business. Our product and service range includes chassis technologies such as steering and damper systems and the assembly of axle systems as well as powertrain components for conventional and alternative engines. We also develop assembly systems for body-in-white construction and produce lightweight car body components in series.

thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America, Inc. is a world class manufacturer of suspension solutions headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio USA. thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America supplies products to a wide range of Original Equipment Automotive Manufacturers as well as Aftermarket and Motorsports.

Your responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all safety and environmental policies in the workplace. Advocates for and promotes a safe work environment by reporting Near Misses and/or other safety and environmental hazards, wearing all required PPE and encouraging others to do the same.
Loads and unloads shock absorbers on/off the paint line in an efficient manner that keeps production running. Requires a sufficient understanding of the functional operation of the paint line as well as the finished product.
Maintains frequent visual inspections on all product for proper appearance and cosmetic defects. Tags any non-conforming parts with re-work labels and places in re-work bin.
Maintains a clean workstation and cleans-up production areas as required.
Demonstrate a willingness to learn other functions within the paint line.
Proactively addresses situations and takes into consideration the feelings, opinions and thoughts of others.
Identifies discrepant products/materials both in writing and verbally to supervisor.
Follows all safety guidelines and wears all Personal Protective Equipment.
Completes tasks as directed by manufacturing schedules and within standard times.
Performs all other tasks and duties as assigned by Line/Team Leads or any other member of the management team.
Ensures compliance and safety of all activities within the organization standards and policies.
Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Your profile

Qualifications & Experience:

Possesses a stable work history, preferably in a manufacturing environment, and a strong personal desire to work safely and maintain a safe working environment.
Demonstrates a strong customer focus along with a great work ethic and willingness to do what needs to be done (without taking shortcuts.)
Demonstrated knowledge of basic math, including working with decimals, and strong mechanical aptitude. Possesses a logical method of problem solving and willingness to learn and improve one's skills. Demonstrates a strong commitment to meet and exceed customer requirements at all times.
Position is required to be able to work required overtime that can be substantial during peak customer production periods.
Possesses good hand-eye coordination and is able to perform detailed work with a strong attention to detail and quality.
Uses time wisely and is accountable to self and the team.
Position is required to be able to lift up to 40 pounds, perform repetitious duties and walk or stand for long periods of time on a daily basis.
Ability to read and understand blue prints and work instructions.
Demonstrated reliability, good initiative, committed, and quality focused.
Highly organized with ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Exhibits integrity through fair and ethical behaviors in all activities; maintains accountability for performance.
Strong attention to detail with well-developed organizational and communication skills.
Proven experience developing work processes to improve outcomes for the team/customers.


High School Diploma or G.E.D. and be able to read, write, and speak in English.

For additional information on our company culture, company benefits, or to potentially get scheduled for an interview, please text SHOCKS to 25000

If you are an applicant with a California residency, please click on the following link: California Job Applicant Notice of Collection

Your benefits

Bilstein has great benefits to offer!

A Safe and Clean working environment. Temperature controlled manufacturing plant.

Health, Dental & Vision Coverage within 30 days of permanent hire.

401K Program with 50% vest at 1 year and 100% vest at 2 years

Paid Time Off + 13 Paid Holidays

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Company Bonus Program

Internal Growth Opportunities

Free Steel Toed Shoes
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  • Job Reference: 707495092-2
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2022
  • Recruiter: thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America Inc
  • Location: Hamilton, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent