Production Worker

Powell Industries, Inc.

Houston, TX


Powell is a manufacturer of switchgear and other electrical equipment. We are currently hiring a Production Worker at our Southeast Houston manufacturing facility. Employee assists Painters, Machine Operators, Welders, Material Handlers, and Leadperson in performance of their work. Employee works under close supervision. Schedule: Monday-Thursday 4:00am-2:30pm; OT as needed

Essential Responsibilities

  • Load unpainted metal parts onto the Paint Line.
  • Load copper bars and pipe onto the Bus Insulation Line Conveyor.
  • Unload painted metal parts from the Paint Line and properly attach the required part identification label.
  • Assist with daily and weekly preventative maintenance of the Paint Line & Bus Insulation Line equipment and facilities.
  • Move parts from one manufacturing operation to the next operation according to the part routing.
  • Remove finished parts from sheet metal skeletons.
  • Sort and stack parts by part number & job number combination.
  • Assemble kits of parts to be welded.
  • Assist machine operators with various tasks upon request.
  • On occasion, be required to perform labor task such as painting, grinding, sanding or general cleaning task as directed by your supervisor or leadperson.
  • Lifting of up to 50 lbs. consistently.
  • End of shift cleanup is required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma preferred.
  • Ability to use computer software to control equipment or look-up company information.
  • Ability to use basic math, reading and writing skills to perform job function.

Skills, Abilities & Other Requirements

  • Must have a basic command of the English language, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to follow company operating procedures, safety rules and ISO requirements.
  • Ability to learn to read mechanical part or assembly drawings.
  • Ability to read and use a linear tape measure.
  • Ability to work independently or part of a small team and perform required tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Ability to maintain a clean work area by picking up trash and sweeping the floor.

Working Conditions

  • Safety sensitive position in a temperature-controlled manufacturing or industrial environment with occasional outside activities.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) (i.e., safety shoes, hard hats, bump caps, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety harnesses as required) and respirators when required.
  • Must be able to work from all type of ladders (step ladders, "A" frame ladders, etc.)
  • Working at heights usually no higher than 20 feet in the air on an elevated structure using proper lift equipment and Fall Protection Equipment.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to maintain body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, ascending or descending stairs or step ladders.
  • Bending the body at the waist, the legs at the knees, and extending arms and hands in any direction.
  • Continuous standing and walking.
  • Able to use upper extremities frequently, work with both arms above shoulders and use both arms at full length frequently.
  • Must be able to meet physical lifting demand up to 50lbs.
  • Frequent use of hand tools and power tools.

More Information

This job description outlines the essential functions of the job and does not contain a comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

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