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Assistant Operator 1

Date: Apr 23, 2021

Location: Decatur, AL, US, 35601

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc




The primary role of the Assistant Operator is to assist the Operator, train others to get the maximum efficiency on the machine and move material to/from a machine in order for production to run smoothly. This role may also be responsible for moving material with a forklift and/or crane, building arbors and setting up machines for use. The Assistant Operator fills in for the Operator when necessary (vacation, illness, etc.). A successful candidate is a self-starter who has a strong work ethic to improve quality and production levels of assigned equipment.

Compensation Data


This position is a swing shift working 1st shift (7am-3pm Monday-Friday) and 1st shift (3pm-11pm Monday-Friday)

This position comes with a $2,000 signing bonus!


Worthington Offers You:

  • Starting pay $16-$18 per hour with opportunity for additional $5-$7 per hour from quarterly profit sharing. 
  • Minimal overtime required.
  • Quarterly employee recognition events such as luncheons, holiday parties and banquets.
  • Generous benefits package starting on Day 1 including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. 11 paid holidays, time off packages. 
  • 401k savings plan with Company contribution and employee match.
  • Employee development, opportunity to grow and continuing to evolve both as an employee and as a company.



  • Processes customer orders in a timely manner.
  • Ensures the timely flow of material, contributing to process efficiency.
  • Moves material to/from a machine with a forklift and/or crane in a timely, safe and efficient manner.
  • Loads coils on payoff reel and moves processed material to packaging line.
  • Oversees order change over on regular orders - setup machines (off line).
  • Lead Machine Operator when Operator is on leave (vacation, illness, training).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Experience

  • Above average communication and organization skills
  • Must be able to operate machine in operator’s absence
  • Complete knowledge of all functions of machine operation
  • Computer knowledge – Oracle operating system
  • Basic writing and math skills
  • Must know how to read all measuring devices
  • Knows hazard communication and hazard energy procedures
  • Ability to lead by example, coach and train in basic functions of machine set up and operation
  • Ability to make quality decisions for minor defects and proper tooling needed for set ups
  • Must understand the safety training and procedures manuals
  • Ability to perform all required quality checks and surface inspection of material
  • 6 months of previous material handling experience or equivalent knowledge
  • Forklift and/or crane license
  • Safety training and procedures manuals
  • Required OSHA safety training


Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) is a leading global industrial manufacturing company delivering innovative solutions to customers that span many industries including transportation, construction, industrial, agriculture, retail and energy. Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and producer of laser welded products; and a leading global supplier of pressure cylinders and accessories for applications such as fuel storage, water systems, outdoor living, tools and celebrations. The Company’s brands, primarily sold in retail stores, include Coleman®, Bernzomatic®, Balloon Time®, Mag Torch® and Well-X-Trol®. Worthington’s WAVE joint venture with Armstrong is the North American leader in innovative ceiling solutions.


Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and founded in 1955, the Company follows a people-first philosophy with earning money for its shareholders as its first corporate goal. Relentlessly finding new ways to drive progress and practicing a shared commitment to transformation, Worthington makes better solutions possible for customers, employees, shareholders and communities. 

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Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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