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Universal Alloy Corporation · Ball Ground Packer - 1st Shift (Full-time)

199 Howell Bridge Rd, Ball Ground, GA 30107

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$20.00/hr Starting

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Company Overview

Universal Alloy Corporation (UAC) is a global leader in the manufacture of aerospace products. UAC supplies aircraft manufacturers and their subcontractors worldwide and has served the aircraft industry for over four decades. UAC specializes in 2000- and 7000-series alloys and offers a full range of alloys and tempers that can be tailored to a customer’s particular application.

If you are looking to work for a company with an outstanding reputation in the community and globally that offers competitive pay, opportunities for advancement, paid time off, excellent benefits including healthcare, dental, vision, 401(k) company match, and profit sharing, we welcome you to apply today!

What makes us STAND OUT

  • Medical/Dental/Vision – excellent plans with low premiums Life insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability insurance – employer paid
  • 401(k) employer match $1 for $1 up to the first 6% Profit sharing PTO/paid vacation
  • 40 hours of anticipated leave per year
  • Bereavement leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid lunch and break periods
  • Uniform services – employer paid
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Discretionary bonuses
  • Employee rewards & recognition
  • Volunteer PTO
  • Wellness programs
  • EAP and onsite services
  • 1:1 financial wellness sessions and education Tuition reimbursement Professional development Opportunities to advance Your safety is our #1 priority

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Exercise and promote safety
  • Use small tools effectively (nail gun, skilsaw, Sawzall, air bander, sander, die grinder, stencil printer, etc.)
  • Inspect extruded aluminum for material quality
  • Verify piece count and length
  • Verify the shape matches the part drawing (visual only)
  • Examine and inspect stenciling on extruded aluminum per the traveler and UAC’s Standard Practices to ensure that it meets customer and industry specifications
  • Sand, buff and blend material for quality blemishes
  • Understand scrap tags
  • Read hard cards and fill out once a task is complete
  • Find and calculate weight and length
  • Calculate the required dunnage
  • Pull and stage materials
  • Understand the packing requirements for the load (bare bundles, Reddi-Paks, wood box, waterproof paper, cardboard, pallets)
  • Make shipping containers, handle and pack material in wooden or cardboard boxes using good commercial practices
  • Proficient with use of box machine
  • Apply corrosion inhibiting oil unless otherwise stated on the traveler
  • Understand the pack schedule
  • Understands how to efficiently interleave material
  • Complete paperwork as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Education: HS diploma or GED

Minimum Experience: None

Certifications Required: Crane certification; Forklift certification; Lock-out/Tag-out certification; Pallet jack certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Communication Skills: Ability to effectively listen and communicate ideas and thoughts to others; able to assimilate ideas originated by others

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions and decimals

Reasoning Skills: Ability to carry out and communicate written and/or oral instructions

Physical Abilities: Regularly required to stand, walk and use hands; must be able to lift 50 pounds at any time during his/her shift; the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Working Conditions:

Schedule: 1st shift


All UAC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries. Employee must understand the PPE and wear it properly.

Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation

UAC is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. UAC is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Human Resources department at 770-479-7230.

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