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ZCL Composites Fiberglass Technician / Production Labourer in Tipton, Iowa

  • Operations and Maintenance

  • FIBER01646


Tipton, IA, USA


ZCL | Xerxes, a division of Shawcor, (Shawcor) is the largest manufacturer of underground fiberglass storage tanks in the world. With nearly 40 years of direct industry expertise, we are recognized as both a leading innovator and a trusted brand. We are always looking to add great people to the Shawcor family, people whose skills and goals match our Mission and Values. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a dynamic team environment where integrity and passion drives operational excellence, Shawcor is for you!

Why Choose Shawcor?

  • We are deemed an essential service

  • Established social distancing practices and additional procedures to maintain a clean and healthy workplace

  • We provide personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job

  • Competitive starting wage of $17.96/hr

  • Pay increase after successful completion of 60-day probationary period, with additional merit-based pay increases throughout your employment
  • Earn up to an additional $1,500 during your first year; $500 paid at successful completion of 3 months, 6 months and 1 year of service
  • Eligible for a $2.00 per hour shift premium
  • Good people know good people – generous referral bonus available for you AND the person you refer
  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Challenging career
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Incentive compensation program
  • Competitive benefit program
  • 401K matching
  • Paid time off

The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting Fiberglass Technicians / Production Labourers (Variety of Shifts) *based in our busy Tipton (515 West South Street) manufacturing facility. Reporting to the Production Manager, the *Fiberglass Technician / Production Labourer is accountable for assisting in the preparation and assembly of our Fiberglass products. This position is skilled entry-level position with training and development opportunities for advancement.

Duties & Accountabilities

  • Assist with the operation of machines and equipment or using hand tools to cut, shape, splice and fit fiberglass materials
  • Assist with cutting and preparing composite materials from patterns to join parts and assemblies
  • Provide assistance in the assembly area to help manufacture ZCL tanks, accessories, and related products
  • Utilize equipment to complete job duties including spray gun, grinder, and trimmer
  • Assist with general facility clean up
  • Other activities as required to support the production process

Skills and Qualifications

  • High school diploma is preferred
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • General related experience or previous experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment is preferred
  • Ability to read and follow blueprints and drawings is an asset
  • Good understanding of the English language including verbal, written, and reading skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others and work as part of a team
  • Ability to learn new tools and equipment
  • Good problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Comfortable working in a fiberglass plant environment
  • Ability to work at heights and within confined spaces when required
  • Ability to work variable hours including overtime and weekends as needed
  • Ability to meet physical requirements including lifting up to 20-50 lbs., bending, crouching, kneeling, and standing for extended periods of time

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Shawcor is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: October 14, 2020

Rate: $17 USD per hour