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A.W. Chesterton Company Process Operator I in Groveland, Massachusetts

For over 130 years, A.W. Chesterton has been an innovator and a knowledge provider for our industrial partners around the globe. From our ground-breaking split seal technologies, to our cutting-edge packing and lubricant solutions, we are continually focused on new ways to bring solutions to our customers, while also celebrating our own rich history and our unique place in the sealing industry.

The lifeblood of our organization are our front-line manufacturing professionals! Whether you are running a machine, assembling product, material prepping, or inspecting finished work, our manufacturing workers collaborate to create and build the world-class products that our customers have come to rely on. In addition to a work environment that promotes learning and promote-from-within opportunities, we understand what matters to our production workers: competitive, market-drive pay, outstanding benefits, and a stable and dependable job place supported by over 130 years of being in business. Whether you have just started to explore manufacturing as a career, or are looking for a place to call home in your next role, Chesterton wants you for our manufacturing team!

  • BCBS Medical Coverage

  • Delta Dental

  • 401K savings plan with a Chesterton contribution

  • PTO including vacation sick, time, 12 paid holidays, and paid to time off to volunteer for causes

  • Extra Vacation Day purchase program

  • Vision insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Short-term disability and long-term disability insurance

  • HSA & FSA options to cover additional medical costs

  • Parental leave for moms and dads to be

  • A host of other fringe benefits including legal services, pet insurance, Chesterton relief fund for employees in need, and more!

Check out our formal job description below:

Job Summary:

This position provides various support functions within the Manufacturing Cells. Must have the ability to run various types of equipment, utilize a variety of hand and power tools, use sound judgment in making decisions and capable of monitoring critical operations. Responsible for recognizing, correcting when possible, and reporting all operational variations. Assists in moving of material throughout the facility and/or cell as required. Performs direct labor/value added tasks within the area as required. Performs transactions in the Business Software System that includes, but is not limited to, material issues, scrap, closing Manufacturing Orders, reporting labor, and material transfers. May be required to occasionally set up and operate various machinery in the machine shop including manual mills and lathes and various CNC equipment. May perform equipment maintenance.

Job Model: On-Site

All fully remote positions will require you to travel on site 2-4 times per month depending upon business needs at your own expense.

Hybrid positions will require employees to work both on-site and remote each week under a schedule that has been determined and agreed upon by you and your manager.

On-Site positions will require employees to work on-site for each of their scheduled shifts.


  • Performs sub-assembly tasks such as face insertion, pin/lug insertion, pressing of components and other miscellaneous sub-assembly functions.

  • Sets up and operates the Lapping machines to lap, polish and/or rework various faces while adhering to manufacturing work instructions.

  • Utilizing “Loctite” materials performs the final sealing operation on faces and holders to insure that there is no leakage between the face and holder. Pressure testing is required to validate the parts.

  • Performs de-burring operations, utilizing drill presses, polishers and other hand held power tools, removes burrs and sharp edges from machined parts. Care must be exercised as a part can be ruined by over de-burring.

  • May assist with material handling activities and the movement of hazardous waste and raw material (bar & tube stock). Will move finished components from the Manufacturing Cells to the Assembly Cells.

  • Stamp and identify parts utilizing vibro-peen, electro-etch, automated marking machines, and metal stamps following Engineering standards and specifications.

  • Performs transactions in the Business Management System pertaining to closing manufacturing orders, material issues and scrap, and material movement between work areas. The transactions are critical to maintaining accurate inventory levels, accounting for raw material usage and accounting for labor hours spent.

  • Consults work orders and interprets to determine specific customer requirements.

Complexity of Duties:

  • Works under general direction from supervisor.

  • Basic level of job knowledge required to perform routine assembly and sub-assembly operations.

  • Ability to work according to written/verbal instructions and procedures which will ensure safety on the job and efficient, effective assembly process.

  • Ability to work well with others as part of a team.

Essential Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.

  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow written, verbal instructions and sequence of events.

  • Ability to handle and operate hand held power tools and operate various machinery when required.

  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs. on a regular basis.

  • Ability to read and comprehend blue prints

Education and/or Experience:

  • 1+ year's experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic reading and writing skills.

  • Mechanically inclined

  • Ability to use a computer. Computer literacy desired.

  • Organization skills and attention to detail.

Physical Demands:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit, talk or hear, reach with hands and arms, stoop, bend or lift up to 35lbs on a regular basis. Ability to work and walk about in a manufacturing shop floor environment, wear required protective clothing, i.e., steel toe shoes and safety glasses. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to distinguish color of products and color-coded materials. Exposure to moderate to high levels of noise or heat exists in the daily work environment.



The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

All of A.W. Chesterton Company employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check and the respective medical surveillance requirements.

Chesterton is an equal opportunity employer M/F/V/D


ID: 2023-3639

Shift: 1st Shift

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Street: 860 Salem Street