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Universal Alloy Corporation · Press Operator – 1st Shift (Full-time)

199 Howell Bridge Road Ball Ground, GA 30107

Position description: $20.00/hr Starting; $23.86/hr After Completion of Level 1 (Around 90 Days)Career Portal: OverviewUniversal 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.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Exercise and promote safety
  • Set up and operate extruding press, using aluminum billet to produce ordered shapes, meeting specifications, dimensions and specific weight
  • Perform die changes in required time, adjust speeds and temperatures for product uniformity and quality
  • Inspect products for defects
  • Check dimensions with micrometers and calipers making necessary adjustments
  • Maintain production and downtime records throughout the shift
  • Additional duties as assigned


Minimum Education: HS diploma or GED

Minimum Experience: 3 months’ experience at UAC

Certifications Required: Crane certification; Forklift certification; Lock-out/tag-out certification; Pallet jack certification (certifications completed during new hire orientation)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Communication Skills: Must speak, read and write English Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions and decimals

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

Reasoning Skills: Good reasoning and decision-making skills; ability to carry out instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form; ability to learn how to operate complex machinery

Physical Abilities: Required to stand 100% of the time; regularly required to reach with hands and arms; must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at any time; handle hot metal and tooling; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Working Conditions:Schedule: 1st shift

SafetyAll 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 AccommodationUAC 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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