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Dura-Line Production Operator 3rd shift in Clinton TN

Company: Orbia Advance Corporation
Location: Clinton
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

At Dura-Line, we aspire to create a more connected world, because we believe every company, every community, every person deserves the chance to advance their lives through better access to high-speed broadband. We take pride in our state-of-the-art quality products and being recognized a key partner with all of the major telecommunications companies across the world. In one year, Dura-Line produced over 1.4 billion feet of digital network infrastructure. Dura-Line creates what connects us. Every time you pick up your cell phone, log into the internet, or use your i-anything, it's because our HDPE pathways protect that delicate string of glass called a fiber optic cable that carries everything from precious pictures of your puppy to the latest sports scores. Your safety, health, family, work, entertainmentyour whole life; that's our connection.

Clinton, TN Plant

Downstream Operator - Night Shift, 12 hour rotating shifts

As an entry level position, the Downstream Operator learns the operational functions of handling the finished product, preparing for customer or for the next internal operation. After mastering this position, progressive career opportunities with Dura-Line could include Line Operator, Lead Line Operator, Quality Assurance Technician and Production Supervisor.


Maintain packaging (reels) of finished product and monitor product quality requirements.


  • Ensure correct reel is in place at end of extrusion line for product being produced
  • Prepare reeling equipment for start-up.
  • Operate reeling equipment (manual and auto modes)
  • Monitor and maintain proper reel puller pressure.
  • Monitor coiling of product onto packaging reel and ensure customer standards are met.
  • Perform required quality checks and ensure product being reeled meets specifications: Checks may include:
  • Cable in place on C-I-D (Cable In Duct) products.
  • Surface temperature.
  • Print line present and correct for product, and high quality.
  • Surface requirements of product.
  • Defects in product (holes, die-face build-up, hot spots, kinks)
  • Stripes, or any other required markings on product.
  • Footage markings.

  • Monitor footage and prepare end of reel when specified product footage is reached.
  • Change reels and equipment as needed.
  • Prepare and perform wrapping of finished spool, if required.
  • Cut conduit, tie-off, cap conduit and cable, if applicable, when reel is complete.
  • Stack and prepare any scrap to be moved to grinding area.
  • Assist Extrusion Line Operator with line start-ups.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area.
  • Train and assist other operators with reeling, cutting conduit, tie-offs, and reel changes.
  • Wear required PPE, follow plant safety rules and attend required safety training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Complete required paperwork.
  • Notify Supervisor of any product quality issues or problems with equipment.


  • Minimum 3 months experience in manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Able to communicate verbally, read and write in the English language.
  • Ability to perform basic math functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
  • Ability to use measuring instruments and record measurements.


  • Ability to lift more than 100 pounds with reasonable assistance and 50 pounds with or without reasonable assistance.
  • Ability to hear and listen to equipment noises, visually look for defects in product, sense temperature changes in the finished product
  • Able to distinguish between different colors.
  • Ability to use two hands to hold and reel conduit.
  • Ability to physically move about the manufacturing plant floor, from one area to another
  • Able to bend, stoop, twist at the waist and climb ladders.
  • Able to work around hot machinery.


  • Fast paced manufacturing floor environment with hot extrusion process machinery.
  • May include work outside in weather conditions.
  • Safety shoes and safety glasses required.
  • 12 Hour rotating shifts, 7pm-7am

Joining the DURA-LINE Team provides you with:

  • Competitive starting wage
  • Opportunity for growth with Company.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance.
  • Company-paid Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Ten (10) Company-paid Holidays per year, plus an Employee designated Floating Holiday.

Dura-Line is growing & we would like YOU to join our CLINTON TN team!

Machine Operator, Production wokers and more (FROM ENTRY-LEVEL TO EXPERIENCED TECHNICAL ROLES!)


Apply today at You can filter business group: dura-line. select location or search city in the title/job description

Hours vary by role: M-F 8-hour shift or rotating 12-hour shift schedule

Pay starts at $14.50/hr- and goes up depending on experience and position

  • Great benefits package offered the 1st of the month after start date: Medical, Dental, Vision & Employer paid Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, & Life Insurance, 401k with company match, and MORE!

  • BiWeekly paychecks & direct deposit

  • Great career path & advancement opportunities- We will invest in your development and help you start & build a career path


What will help you succeed and grow within Dura-Line?

  • We provide training for entry level position. If you have manufacturing, machine operation, production, quality, maintenance, forklift experience you can hit the ground running!

  • We need someone with great attendance record- Teamwork & Reliability is key!

  • Attention to Detail, Effective Communication, Driven, and Customer-Centric

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted, work in a safe non-climate-controlled manufacturing environment, and stand on your feet for entirety of shift

JOIN OUR GROWING TEAM! Call or Text the local recruiter at 865-386-7485 to follow up on your application or if you have any questions. RECRUITERS ARE REVIEWING APPLICATIONS TODAY!

Dura-Line offers all its employees an exciting work environment and provides career opportunities in a continuously growing company. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce that represents our global customer base.

Clinton, TN, US, 37716

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