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Machine Operator (1st Shift)

Company: Kentucky Trailer
Location: Louisville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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Machine Operator (1st Shift)

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Date: Jan 19, 2023


Louisville, KY, US, 40258


Kentucky Trailer

A career at Kentucky Trailer - regardless of the facility or department - starts with commitment. From the executive leadership team through the ranks, associates commit to an ethic of hard work and a mission to produce the highest quality product in the industry.

Kentucky Trailer, in turn commits to harboring a family-friendly environment where associates can excel. This atmosphere of mutual respect allows the individual to thrive, as evidenced by many associates who have made a lifetime career with the company. Associates work alongside the most talented and knowledgeable people in the trailer industry.

Kentucky Trailer believes in strengthening tomorrow's modern manufacturing leaders. We encourage people of all ages who are wanting to pursue a successful career to contact Kentucky Trailer.

Kentucky Trailer is a Servant Leader Company. We are driven to be the best in the world at design, build and service solutions for specialty trailer, custom transport and mobilized business markets.

Shift: Monday-Thursday 5am-3:30pm (with possible Friday overtime)


  • Under limited supervision, operates fabricating machines, such as press brake, forming machines, punch machines that cut, shape, and bend metal plates.

  • Lays out, fabricates, brazes, assembles products, utilizing knowledge of working characteristics materials, and layout techniques, using hand tools, machines, and equipment.

    Position Key Accountabilities:

    • Reads and interprets blueprints to determine sequence and methods of fabricating, assembling, and installing sheet metal products; completes first article inspection.

    • Selects gauge and type of sheet metal, according to product specifications; sets, stops, or guides to specified length as indicated by scale, rule, or template.

    • Lays out and marks dimensions and reference lines on material, using scribers, dividers, squares, and rulers, applying knowledge of shop mathematics and layout techniques to develop and trace patterns of product or parts or using templates.

    • Sets up and operates fabricating machines, such as shears, press brake, to cut, bend, and form; selects positions and secures dies, cutters, and fixtures onto the machine, using rule, and square.

    • Adjusts controls to set and regulate machining factors, such as pressure and depth of ram stroke; trims, files, grinds, deburrs, buffs, and smooths surfaces, using hand tools.

    • Manufactures assemblies according to blueprints, using hand tools, lifting, and handling devices.

    • Inspects assemblies according to blueprints, using hand tools, lifting, and handling devices. Inspects assemblies and installation for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, scales, dial indicators, gauges, and micrometers.

    • Other duties as assigned

      Throughout our company and in all interactions, Kentucky Trailer Associates choose to be:

      Patient, demonstrating self-control

      Kind, giving encouragement and appreciation to others

      Humble, without arrogance or pretense

      Respectful, treating others as important individuals

      Selfless, focusing on the needs of others

      Forgiving, letting go of resentment when wronged

      Honest, free of deception

      Committed, honoring the choices we make

      Fundamental Irreplaceable Behavior Values:

      Interpersonal Skills: Easy to get along with. Treats all people with dignity and respect. Always approachable, never rude. Aware of and sensitive to what other people are feeling. Is at ease with people at all levels. Does not belittle the opinions or work of other people, regardless of their status or position. Deals effectively with a diverse workforce. Demonstrates a high degree of "emotional intelligence." Truly values and genuinely likes people. Treats others as important person. Serves others.

      Ethics and Integrity: Admits mistakes in spite of the potential for negative consequences. Presents unpleasant or disagreeable facts in an appropriate manner. Keeps promises; meets goals and deadlines. Avoids situations and associations that could be considered inappropriate. Honest in all dealings. Upholds and models organization's values. Does what you say you will do. Is forgiving when feeling mistreated.

      Business Demeanor / Temperament: Displays a positive attitude and optimism about the work to be done, the people he or she works with, customers, management, and company policies. Has a constructive sense of humor. Maintains a calm temperament and pleasant demeanor. Shows self-control. Does not spread gossip or rumors. Acts as a positive influence on others. Is courteous, cooperative, and helpful. Is humble, never boastful, or arrogant.

      Accountability: Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of his/her work. Acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Does not make excuses or blame others for errors or problems. Carries his/her fair share of the workload. Does what he/she commits to doing.


      Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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