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Cornerstone Building Brands Production Associate in Gaffney, South Carolina

Production Associate

Gaffney, SC, USA Req #7731

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Our comprehensive portfolio spans the breadth of the residential and commercial markets, while our expansive footprint enables us to serve customers and communities across North America. Our relentless focus on excellence combined with our ongoing commitment to innovation and R&D has driven us to become the #1 manufacturer of windows, vinyl siding, insulated metal panels, metal roofing and wall systems, and metal accessories. We believe every building we create, and every part of that building, positively contributes to communities where people live, work and play.

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Opportunity Description:

Production Associate visually inspects extruded products for consistent appearance and length according to defined standards. Production Associate ensures product consistency and standards including but not limited to proper counts, packing patterns, packing enclosures, and carton construction and labels. PAs pack finished products into bundles. Associate routes, cuts, sores, and boxes products in accordance with B.O.M.’s. Production Associate maintains paperwork as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Visually inspect the extruded product for appearance and size defects according to specifications.

  • Conduct recurrent tests/inspections of products’ functional features.

  • Notify appropriate personnel (Production Associate 3s and 4s, Manufacturing Shift Supervisor) of product defects.

  • Assemble bundles for packaging.

  • Ensure proper packing patterns, product counts, and package enclosures. Ensure that all parts and pieces are in there place in all box programs.

  • Square, band, heat seal and label the packed bundles.

  • The associate can set up and operate Fabrication Department Equipment: Routers, CMM Gang saw, Tiger Saw, Heat tunnel, notchers, and Crimpers.

  • Discard unacceptable profiles in Scrap Rack.

  • Identify a product that is jammed up in the production line and assist as necessary.

  • Identify that line is going down and assist as necessary.

  • Assist with color and product die changes.

  • Perform line shut down tasks.

  • Communicate with previous and following shifts’ Production Associates about product quality, problems, and status of work in progress.

  • Perform housekeeping duties as needed.

  • Complete accurately and legibly all line packaging-related paperwork.

  • Identify product not being routed or cut to spec in accordance with the line check sheet.

  • Identify product out of spec and able to repackage in proper patterns, color, and count.

  • Punch time clock before and after shift to record time worked.

  • Observe health and safety practices when handling start-ups/shutdown strips.

  • Perform other related duties and assignments as required.

    Other Functions:

  • Maintain supplies at the workstation.

  • Communicate with Material Handler(s) to move full bundles.

  • Assist with training of temporaries and new hires in Production Associate 1 positions.

  • Must be able to read draft drawings.

  • Must be able to read tape measures, calipers, micrometers, and radius gages.

  • Float to relieve other Production Associate 1s for breaks.

  • Attend weekly shift meetings and monthly All Hands Forum, if required.

  • Actively participate in all plant safety programs.

  • Notify Supervisor if proper tools are not furnished to complete job functions.

  • Assist with production equipment maintenance.

  • Identify and be able to lend a hand to associates in need of help.

  • Maintain work zones' cleanliness and safety.

  • Work with Production Associate 2 on optimizing workflow in the fabrication department.

    Qualifications: Job Requirements: No experience necessary


  • Must possess common sense, positive attitude, and demonstrate excellent attendance.

  • Must be quality and safety conscious, a team player.

  • Must have good communication skills and the ability to interact with people.

  • Must be accurate with complex operations, detail oriented with ability to operate, read, and interpret equipment/findings.

  • Must have excellent mechanical aptitude, ability to operate a ten key, and working knowledge of machine mechanics.

  • Must be able to learn to work with computer systems and have the ability to gain computer skills as needed.

  • Need ability to use and read calipers and micrometers to within one thousandth of an inch.

  • Must be able to work quickly with product and be able to lift 86 pounds maximum, be able to lift with assistance 87 to 100 pounds, keep colors separate, and records weights accurately.

  • Must be able to perform with sometimes little to no supervision and direction, and successfully complete assignment as satisfactorily and quickly as possible.

  • Position requires ability to discern color differences.

    Working Conditions:

  • Frequent standing, bending, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, twisting and walking.

  • Laboratory environment with exposure to manufacturing area noise.

  • May experience conflicts over acceptable product quality.

    Equipment/Tools Used: Hearing protection, safety glasses, safety shoes, tape measure, gloves, hack saw, tool box and contents, stamp and stamp pad, colorimeter, gloss meter, cold and regular impact testers, computer, scales, various gauges, pendulum, shrink tank and other items as required.


  • Safe work performance is required from each Associate at all times. Perform all duties and responsibilities in a safe manner in accordance with applicable Health and Safety Manuals. Required to wear or use personal protective equipment as applicable and to immediately report unsafe working conditions.

  • Comply with all legislative requirements as outlined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.

  • The proper discharge of safety responsibilities is an integral part of each Associate’s performance appraisal.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Cornerstone Building Brands is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, protected veteran status, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or national origin.

Recruitment Fraud

We have been made aware of multiple scams whereby unauthorized individuals are using Cornerstone Building Brand's name and logo to solicit potential job-seekers for employment. In some cases, job-seekers are being contacted directly, both by phone and e-mail. In other instances, these unauthorized individuals are placing advertisements for fake positions with both legitimate websites and fabricated ones. These individuals are typically promising high-paying jobs with the requirement that the job-seeker send money to pay for things such as visa applications or processing fees. Please be advised that Cornerstone Building Brands will never ask potential job-seekers for any sort of advance payment or bank account information as part of the recruiting or hiring process.

Other details

  • Job Family Manufacturing

  • Pay Type Hourly

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  • Gaffney, SC, USA