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Cummins Inc. Production Associate - 3rd Shift in Ladson, South Carolina

Production Associate - 3rd Shift


We are looking for a talented Production Associate -3rd shift to join our team specializing in Manufacturing in North Charleston, South Carolina.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

Operates machines and production equipment in accordance with quality and productivity requirements safely in a manufacturing environment with direct guidance.

Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE)

  • Stop work and immediately report any major injury hazards.

  • Report any work-related injury, illness, incident or hazard.

  • Comply with HSE standards, policies, procedures & regulations.

  • Use appropriate personal protective equipment.

  • Promote interdependence by looking out for one another.

  • Correct hazards within your control and capabilities.

  • Recognize how your work may impact the environment and work to minimize the negative impact.

  • Engage in HSE Training.


  • Follows all applicable standard work, process documentation and quality procedures.

  • Raises issues to minimize cost and quality exposures.

  • Performs quality inspections.

  • Identifies and controls non-conforming material.


  • Operates manual and automated equipment to manufacture and assemble product in order to create the proper characteristics and dimensions necessary to meet customer expectations.

  • Achieves production goals.

  • Works at the required cycle time or defined engineering standard.

  • Maintains clean and orderly work area, including routine housekeeping tasks and machine cleaning tasks and performs planned operator care and maintenance tasks.

  • Remains flexible and performs other miscellaneous duties, as required, to meet production goals.

  • Works with peers, skilled trades and support staff to maintain and identify equipment needing repair.


  • Communicates effectively with the assigned team and with all support teams.

  • Completes training and personal development in line with business requirements.

  • Participates actively in ways to improve quality, safety, process, material flow, and employee development.


Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • High school diploma or certificate of completion of secondary education or equivalent experience to the extent such experience meets applicable regulations.

  • This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


  • Minimal or no work experience required.

  • Team-based work environment training

  • Capable of learning and operating all machines

  • Ability to operate simultaneous machining / assembly operations

  • Ability to understand and use process documentation, standardized work procedures and basic quality control skills

  • Shift work - may require flexibility to work alternative shifts as business requires.

  • Overtime and Weekend work mandatory as business demand requires.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by manager

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Must lift, rotate 90 degrees, and carry metal turbo cores weighing up to 34 lbs. up to 4 feet, 40 times/hour

  2. Must be able to grasp and operate two hoist handles at 78-80 inches from the ground to load turbochargers into containers

  3. Must be able to lift and carry up to 6 parts weighing up to 42 lbs

  4. Must be able to press together a two-handed retaining ring tool, 40 times/hour

  5. Must be able to insert retaining rings using one-handed retaining ring pliers, 40 times/hour

  6. Must be able to stand/walk for 8-12 hours/shift up to 2 hours consecutively

  7. Must push/pull wheeled carts requiring up to 85 lb force up to 30 feet

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization


Primary Location United States-South Carolina-North Charleston-US, SC, Ladson, Holset Palmetto Plant

Job Type Shop

Recruitment Job Type Shop

Job Posting Sep 16, 2021, 9:28:13 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 21000139