Production Team Member

SUMMARY: Our hand-crafted Spas and Swim Spas are made and tested to the highest quality standard and that quality starts with our team members in production.  Each employee on the production line is asked to perform a variety of duties in a variety of departments, as cross-training is key to our continued success.  You will need to follow the Work Order Instructions & Procedures in place in the department assigned to ensure production of a quality product at all times.  All departments are required to work together as a team, so it is crucial that this person be dependable and able to work well with others.

 Essential Functions: Follow the Work Order Instructions & Procedures in place in the department assigned to ensure production of a quality product at all times.  Must be manually dexterous. Must be capable of working prolonged periods standing, sitting and squatting.  Must wear protective eyewear at all times.  Position involves small amounts of paperwork/inventory as required. Must maintain daily cleanliness of work area and department and may be required to work in different areas not related to present position.  Position requires small amount of computer skills.

Physical Requirements: All positions in the production facilities will require candidates being able to perform the following tasks repetitively, if needed, during scheduled shift.

Please understand that all the requirements are not described here and that all employees will be expected perform the “Essential Duties and Responsibilities” listed on own or with the help of reasonable accommodation as well as all other related duties as directed by supervision and/or management.

  • Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 100 lbs. with assistance (i.e. squat/thrust).
  • Must be manually dexterous.
  • Must be capable of working prolonged periods standing, sitting, squatting, and bending.
  • Must always follow all safety policies.
  • Must maintain daily cleanliness of department.
  • Ability to work in all environments both outdoors and non-temperature-controlled manufacturing facilities and/or warehouses.
  • Must be able to work in a facility that manufactures and/or works with various chemicals and materials such as fiberglass, resin, plastic, dust, glue, primer, foam, etc.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent minimum
  • Ability to learn a variety of tasks
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good attendance record
  • Forklift experience is a plus
  • Fiberglass experience is a plus

POSITION DETAILS (Unless otherwise specified):

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Mon-Thurs 6am-4pm, with the possibility/probability of production on Fridays

Compensation: $13.00 per hour to start plus competitive benefits package

Spa Production  – Department Summary Listing

VACUUM FORM TEAM MEMBER Prepares acrylic sheet for vacuum forming; with the help of another operator, manually lifts sheet into clamp frame. He/she then secures clamp frame to the acrylic sheet and places it into the oven. While sheet is heating, the operator prepares another sheet for forming. Operator then returns to vacuum former, lowering the sheet onto mold (hydraulically) and activates the vacuum system. Upon completion, the formed sheet is pulled out of the mold. This formed sheet or “skin” is then manually stacked and checked for any possible defects.

LAMINATION TEAM MEMBER – ROLLERS Assists spray operator in roll out procedure. He/she using a specialty hand roller tool and brush, rolls the freshly applied laminate evenly and thoroughly over the entire “skin”. This process assures of no trapped air bubbles and an even mixture of catalyst and resin. When roll out is completed, he/she manually pulls 100 lb. plus cart with “skin” to next work station. He/she then resumes same process on the next part. Additionally, roller must periodically replace air filter material and collect soiled floor covering and replace with new floor covering. He/she is also responsible for regularly cleaning off the rollers and other related equipment.

LAMINATION TEAM MEMBER – SHELL PREP Manually carry the “skin” that has been approved by QC to the lamination department and secure to the fixture and/or cart.  Must ensure all the proper supports are in place, which may require crawling under the “skin” in a smaller area to place supports.  Use of hand tools needed to secure the “skin” to the fixture.  Ensure all “skins” are clean and free of any debris before sending down the line into lamination.

JETTING and PLUMBING TEAM MEMBER Measure and cut 2” flex hoses or PVC.  Apply clamps and prepare pre-assembly by attaching hoses to manifolds.  Physically prepares all jetting openings, installs all jets, and/or items that penetrate spa vessel, such as LEDs. Silicone sealant is applied. All items installed through the spa vessel are secured and tightened with a torque limiter.  Installs the plumbing pre-assembly attaching it to the jet body and/or manifold using PVC primer and glue.

PRE-WATERTEST/CAGE TEAM MEMBER Operator prepares totes/kits for the jetting and plumbing lines with proper parts and quantities.  Operator installs all jet bodies in an open position, attaches and zip ties all pump bleeder tubing and Hartford loops.

WATERTEST TEAM MEMBER Place water fill connection and open valve, fill spa to proper level. Attach power to spa pack and ready for testing operation, looking for proper spa function and/or leaks. Notify supervisor of issues for corrective action. When spa is correct, request Q.C. audit so spa can proceed on to foam process.

SKIRTING INSTALL TEAM MEMBER Pre-manufactured skirt panels are cut to proper length on a panel saw and vent holes cut where needed. Panels are centered in spa frame and attached using a pneumatic screw gun. Prior to panel install, flange edge is groomed with a D/A for finished surface and customer information pocket is stapled to frame.

FRAMING TEAM MEMBER Cut length of lumber using chop saw. Assemble pre-manufactured wood components to construct wood frame. Attach pumps, packs and necessary ground wiring. All to be attached with pneumatic staples with nail guns.

STS TEAM MEMBER Install of stereo components, speakers and wiring harness. Connect equipment to pack, cutting skirt panels and fiberglass to install components. Light electrical experience required.

DETAIL TEAM MEMBER Performs final clean-up of spas.  Checks spas for blemishes and corrects any problems found. Hand cleans and buffs spas. Inserts spa pillows, filters, jets, etc. Performs final packaging of spas. Applies packing foam and stretch film to lip and around spas. Assembles cardboard boxes using packaging tape and attaches cardboard box spa securing it with a bander.

The positions below have opportunity for additional hourly rate increases based on required PPE and/or upon certification.

FINAL FOAM TEAM MEMBER Manually moves 100 lb. plus cart into foam spray booth area.  Applies foam by carefully aiming gun and spraying foam evenly and thoroughly over the vessel and plumbing attachments.  Additionally, regular cleaning and maintenance of equipment and filters is necessary.

FOOTWELL FOAM TEAM MEMBER Manually moves 100 lb. plus cart into foam spray booth area. Placing proper corner template brackets on shell and apply footwell foam material, then lowering foam suppression plate.  Applies foam by carefully aiming gun and spraying foam evenly and thoroughly over the vessel.  Additionally, regular cleaning and maintenance of equipment and filters is necessary.

HOLECUT TEAM MEMBER Using a pneumatic drill, with proper hole saw attached, drills spa shell for jets, light, suctions and top side control. Sands off back side of hole after drill operation, checking for proper thickness of fiberglass. Physically moves product on 100lb. plus cart out of the area into the next department.

LAMINATION TEAM MEMBER – CHOP GUN OPERATOR Chop Gun Operator pulls fixture with “skin” into spray booth area. Operator then proceeds to shoot laminate material evenly and thoroughly on the formed “skin”. Operator must exert great care in this process to make sure laminate thickness is even on every portion of the “skin”. Operator must follow posted click count cards to ensure proper fiberglass quantity. When this process is completed, Operator must assist rollers by manually rolling the laminate material just applied, insuring there are no air pockets between laminate and skin, and to provide proper mixing of catalyst and resin. When this is completed, Operator then starts the process over a new “skin”. Between tubs, operator must maintain and clean chop gun.

 

 

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