Production Support Operator - 2nd/3rd shift

Date: Sep 2, 2023

Location: Gainesville, GA, US, 30504

Company: Lincoln Electric

The Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric Company, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of brazing, soldering, heating, cutting and welding equipment, as well as brazing and soldering alloys and welding consumables.

Req. ID: 23261 

Harris Products Group has an exciting opportunity for a Production Support Operator to join our team.

A few things that make this opportunity truly fantastic: 

  • You will join our Assembly team, which is comprised of passionate people who prioritize customer success. 
  • An opportunity to join a team who encourages creativity where new ideas and improvements are always welcome.
  • We offer continuous learning and education opportunities and put emphasis on continued improvement, growth, and career progression.
  • We offer a competitive total compensation package.


Big Picture of the Job:  Responsible for supporting production work cells through the efficient supply of needed parts, boxes and inserts to keep direct labor employees producing.   Performs any non-direct task including movement of product and waste to and from the Regulator Assembly area.  Responds to lights at cells to promptly provide pulled orders. 


What will I do everyday: 

Works safely and supports safety within their team across the organization – as required.

Participates in safety training and demonstrates a high regard for safety at all times.

Wears PPE as required by safety regulations.


Collect Kanban bins, empties, wire baskets, cardboard flats

Using push cart from Stock Room, travels through designated route, collecting Kanban bins, empty bins, wire baskets and cardboard flats.

Once cart is full, sorts and puts away items collected before returning to route.

Returns empty bins on carts to stock room, and places extra identified parts in designated area in Stockroom.


Stage Orders at Cells

When yellow light is on at work cell, pulls staged order to the proper cell.

Retrieves appropriate order from pulled orders in Stock Room. 



Stock boxes and inserts at cells

Maintains inventory for which boxes and inserts are needed at cell. 

Retrieves boxes/inserts from storage rack.

Stocks cell with boxes/inserts.

Breaks down empty boxes and places in cardboard recycling bin.

Partners with facility certified forklift drivers to pull down racked packaging as needed.


Retrieve Missing Parts for Cells

Utilizes tracking sheet to list part number and cell number to which the part numbers are to be returned.

Retrieves parts from the Stock Room by using pick list for location of low lying items including labels.   High rise orders will be requested to supervisor.

Initials tracking sheet to verify parts have been properly removed from Stock Room.

Accurate record keeping to identify trends in part errors.

Remains trained in Stockroom locations and parts.


Finished Product Movement

Monitors finished products in assembly to determine movement to designated area in distribution

Manages distribution shipping cut offs deadlines to ensure customer product is shipped as requested or in a timely manner.



6S Functions

Accountable for general housekeeping functions as related to 6S and overall plant cleanliness and maintenance.


Support Department and Company Initiatives

Works on cost saving projects, Six Sigma projects, and provides support for other team members and projects.

Attends team meetings. 

Utilizes lean tools and techniques such as 6S and visual factory concepts in maintaining order and cleanliness. 

Performs additional tasks to support production as needed or directed by supervisor or management.


Education and/or Experience 


Required – 2 or more years of related work experience and High school diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred – Experience related to manufacturing; some computer knowledge. Fork Lift certified.



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time 
Function: Manufacturing 
Section:  J.W. Harris Co, Inc. (US20) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville GA

Job Segment: Forklift, Industrial, Welding, Equipment Operator, Warehouse, Manufacturing