Position Description

General Laborer / Engineering Support
Location Cedar Rapids, IA
Department Engineering
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
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The General Laborer / Engineering Support position is responsible for performing a variety of basic tasks to complete daily product testing goals.  Laborers will assist Engineers with tasks located in the testing facility.  Spread pattern testing requires the use of pans for accurate swath measuring.  Laborers will assist in picking up and laying down of pans, as well as weighing of material.  

Key Responsibilities


Critical 55%

  • Assists Engineering department with testing of product.
  • Places spread pans in appropriate areas of testing facility, picks up spread pans.
  • Weighs material from pans and places material into test tubes for measurement.

Productivity / Job Knowledge 20%

  • Assists other operators with daily tasks when needed. 
  • Keeps work area clean and orderly.

Dependability 15%

  • Demonstrates a good attendance record; is aware of the impact that missing work will have on the customer as well as co-workers.
  • Completes goals/projects on time or ahead of schedule.
  • Responds to work assignments and requests by being cooperative and available.
  • Follows through and meets commitments.
  • Available as a resource to subordinates and/or peers.

Safety 10%

  • Follows safety procedures, protocols, policies, and adheres to all SAFESTART concepts, and acts when others are not holding themselves accountable.

Total 100%


Act Like an Owner. 20%

  • Leads by example and takes ownership in everything you do and or say.
  • If you see something, say something and follow through until it's right.
  • Treats others with respect and kindness.

Be Interested. Stay Interested. 20%

  • Isn’t complacent. Seizes opportunities to learn by participating in activities to increase understanding.

Create Change. Start With Yourself. 20%

  • Asks "why", is open-minded, and challenges the status quo.
  • Leads and supports changes for the sake of improvement.

Seek New Perspectives. 20%

  • Seeks new perspectives from all available sources to challenge your own, and brings them into your decision making process.
  • Involves all stakeholders in making decisions. Is open to input from all sources.

Fail Fast. Learn Fast. 20%

  • Considers long and short-term outcomes when making decisions.
  • Is fearless.
  • Readily admits mistakes.

Total 100%


Qualifications and Essential Skills:

  • One + years of manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Basic computer skills preferred; must be able to use computer systems to clock-in/clock-out, and report work activities. 

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; up to 8 hours in an 8-hour shift. Repetitive bending is required to perform the critical duties of the job. The employee will frequently lift 50 pounds.  The employee will push/pull with up to 110 pounds of force.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, or crawl.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to balance, climb ladders, or work on platforms to access elevated equipment.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties will be performed during the winter months, and may include work conditions of below freezing temperatures. Employees are expected to dress accordingly.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration, and occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. Employee may be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Employee is required to wear steel toed shoes, gloves, and safety glasses.   The noise level in the plant shop environment is moderately loud.  Handles hazardous waste according to company policy and participates in annual hazardous waste training.

We consider applicants for all position without regard to race, sex, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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