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Manufacturing Operator

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Job ID 72810-en_US Location Catawba - North Carolina

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

Together we are manufacturing the future! We are looking for hardworking and forward-thinking people to join a team dedicated to delivering industry-leading performance through outstanding talent, an innovative culture and teamwork.

Due to increase in customer demand and business growth, CommScope is hiring Manufacturing Operators in Catawba, NC!

How you'll help us connect the world:

As a Machine Operator, this role is focused on the setup, operation, shut down and change over procedures for equipment. Here, you will be encouraged to take initiative and use problem solving skills to troubleshoot. You will be responsible for filling out reports to provide needed product information to all departments. You will also work closely with Research & Development Engineering team on developing new products and evaluating new raw materials.

You will perform physical manipulation or movement of product or materials, machine operations, forklift operation or other jobs as needed. Processes include assisting in setting up extruder to include setting heat controls, selecting accurate extrusion tools, cooling devices and using the compound and wire supply specified. The operator rolls and position reels of wire, which requires pushing and pivoting the reels into place within a pay off machine. The operator may be required to load 3-12 reels per job, depending upon the particular type of cable being run.

Once the pay off machines are loaded the operator manually threads the wire through various eyelets and pulleys to the strander where it is combined with other wire to be made into cable. This requires fine motor and eye hand manipulation skills and reaching vertically. During the take up portion of the job, the operator stands and removes a reel, after it is full of cable, and pushes it into position so that a material handler can transport it to its final destination to ensure reel is accurately identified and stored.. Operators also performs quality control checks on wire supply and finished wire to include adhesion, air leaks, correct size, eccentricity, and wall thickness.

Schedule is 12-hour shifts from 6:00 PM – 6:00 AM on a 4 days on followed by 4 day off schedule including weekends.

Required Qualifications for Consideration:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Read, understand, and follow job instructions in English

You will excite us if:

  • You have strong mechanical skills
  • 2+ years of Machine Operator experience
  • Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Understands quality metrics and tools to perform quality checks

If selected, you will be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life and accidental death insurance, a 401(k) plan and participation in the Company’s Incentive Plan. Anticipated salary range dependent on experience and qualifications starts at $19.65 per hour. Overtime paid after 8 hours in a 12-hour shift.

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Why Commscope?

CommScope is pushing the boundaries of communications technology. For more than 40 years, we’ve been leaders in innovating 5G, private networks, and Gigabit speeds everywhere – we're always anticipating what’s next. Developments such as the Internet of Things, seamless connectivity, Cloud, and 5G introduce new requirements and demand creative thinking. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow.

CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including people with disabilities and veterans. To learn more visit

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.