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Gerber Machine Operator - 1st Shift (Monday - Thursday 6AM - 3PM and Friday 6AM - 12PM

MSA, The Safety Company
Auburn, ME 04210
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MSA, The Safety Company

Gerber Machine Operator - 1st Shift (Monday - Thursday 6AM - 3PM and Friday 6AM - 12PM


Requisition ID: 2021-4773
Type: Temp Agency Employee
# of Openings: 1
Category: Operational Excellence


For more than 100 years, our passionate mission of safety empowers us to protect lives. MSA Safety is a global leader in the development of safety equipment and pioneering technology that helps protect people and facility infrastructures around the world. We are committed to providing the latest in innovative, best-in-class safety solutions that feature integrated systems capability and allow our customers to return safely to their families and friends.

In 2006, Globe introduced Athletic Footwear for Firefighters with its remarkably flexible, cushioned and contoured construction to choruses of "Wow." Today we still deliver the most advanced, best fitting, and longest lasting protection for first responders.

Our Globe Footwear Plant, a Division of MSA Safety, is looking for individuals who are interested in being part of a team that builds protective leather footwear for firefighters. The hours of this position are Monday - Thursday 6AM - 3PM and Friday 6AM - 12PM.

If you enjoy a fast paced work environment and have strong attention to detail, apply today!


  • Gathering leather material, spreading leather on the table.
  • Perform visual inspection of material for blemishes and/or imperfections, if blemishes or imperfections are identified, will mark with white crayon to avoid cutting out defective material.
  • Operate computer to scan the material, a photo will be taken to identify marked areas to avoid when cutting material.
  • Operator will select parts designated on the screen to be cut, identified from production sheet, and computer will nest the components on the material.
  • Operator will then confirm components laid out on the material, adjust, and ensure maximum use of material and cuts are completed and runs program.
  • Operator will sort pieces by style and put in storage area available use to Stitching team.
  • Additional tasks include performing manual cutting of material. Operator will manually lay out metal dies onto material, adjust layout and ensure maximum use of material and maximum cuts are completed using hand cutting tools.


Special knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Able to speak, read and write English
  • Have basic knowledge of computers or tablets
  • Must be able to sit and stand full shift and will be able to reach 12-18 inches
  • Experience operating a Gerber Cutting Machine
  • Experience using hand cutting tools, as well as experience working in the footwear industry ideal for this role
  • Able to assist in team lifting of approximately 10-30 pounds
  • Basic math skills and ability to calculate percentages
  • Strong organization skills and high attention to detail
  • Previous experience in Quality Control and Inspection desirable
  • Good Manual dexterity skills
  • Positive and flexible attitude and ability to work and be a team player
  • Must be willing to work from Monday - Thursday 6AM - 3PM and Friday 6AM - 12PM



MSA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. As such, it is MSA's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of the person's age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran's status, genetic information, political affiliation, disabling condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. MSA also makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to assist you in navigating this career site, let us know.Contact Us MSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.


Posted: 2021-06-04 Expires: 2021-07-06

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Gerber Machine Operator - 1st Shift (Monday - Thursday 6AM - 3PM and Friday 6AM - 12PM

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Auburn, ME 04210

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