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Stanley Black and Decker Operator I - M1 in Decorah, Iowa

Job Title:

Operator I - M1


Decorah IA USA - 1304 Kerr Dr


With supervision, maintains high quality standards and

meets production requirements in the set-up and manufacture of

fasteners on one or more varieties of roll threading




  1. Follows all established SPC procedures, including those

described in the Company’s SPC guidelines.

a. Shall have a basic understanding of how to complete SPC

sampling and charting and do any additional required SPC


b. Must be able to identify and respond to various patterns

or conditions that occur on SPC charts.

  1. Follows all first piece inspection procedures and assists

other operators with first piece inspection.

  1. Responsible for legible completion and signing of production

prints, hourly.

  1. Ability to use all gages and gaging techniques as required

and uses personal micrometer and caliper.

  1. Maintains required quality levels and does not exceed scrap

or discrepant material limitations.


  1. Ability to set-up and operate one or more varieties of roll threaders under close supervision to meet print requirements.

  2. Be able to read all manufacturing blueprints and select

proper tooling or tool rework with supervision.

  1. Evaluates simple tooling and simple maintenance problems

independently and refers more difficult and complex problems

to leadperson or supervisor.

  1. Maintains production efficiencies of 40%-60% of machine group


  1. Communicates all necessary information through shift changes.

  2. Makes minor repairs and assists maintenance in major repairs.

  3. Other duties as assigned by leadperson or supervisor.


  1. Provides preventive maintenance on machines including oil

changes and greasing at proper time intervals.

  1. Observes threaders and washer assembly units for proper

operation and reports problems to leadperson or supervisor.

  1. Follows all company safety rules and OSHA regulations, wears

all prescribed safety equipment in carrying out work assignments and reports any hazardous conditions to leadperson or supervisor.

  1. Ensures machines are cleaned out thoroughly after each order and floors workbenches tool carts and gage tables are kept neat and orderly.

Must be available to work overtime as needed.

Record date for SPC and IATF16949 documentation.


Required Skills and Knowledge:

High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Demonstrated base mechanical skills, aptitude.

Basic math skills, add, subtract, multiply and divide, for blueprint reading, gaging, etc.

Ability to work well with others.

Ability to communicate in English in both written and verbal formats.

Ability to identify basic equipment problems.

Ability to visualize and understand the manufacturing process.

Good communication and teamwork skills.

Ability to legibly complete sign-offs and record data for IATF16949 requirements.

Ability to learn and comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety guidelines and practices.

Ability to gain knowledge in IATF16949 and ISO14001 requirements.

Preferred Skills:

Previous manufacturing experience.

Previous machine or set-up/operating experience.

Previously has experience to read gages, micrometers and blue prints.

Forklift operation/material-handling experience.

Computer literate.

We Don’t Just Build The World, We Build Innovative Technology Too.

Joining the Stanley Black & Decker team means working in an innovative, tech-driven and highly collaborative team environment supported by over 58,000 professionals in 60 countries across the globe. Here, you’ll get the unique chance to impact some of the world’s most iconic brands including STANLEY TOOLS, DEWALT, CRAFTSMAN, MAC TOOLS and Black + Decker. Your ideas and solutions have the potential to reach millions of customers as we work together to write the next chapter in our history. Come build with us and take your career to new heights.

Who We Are

We’re the World’s largest tool company. We’re industry visionaries. We’re solving problems and advancing the manufacturing trade through innovative technology and our Industry 4.0 Initiative. We are committed to ensuring our state-of-the-art “smart factory” products and services provide greater quality to our customers & greater environmental and social value to our planet. We are unique in that we have a rich and storied history dating back to 1843, but that hasn't stopped us from evolving into a vibrant, diverse, global growth company.

Benefits & Perks

You’ll get a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits plan that includes medical, dental, life, vision, wellness program, disability, retirement benefits, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Paid Time Off, including paid vacation, holidays & personal days, and tuition reimbursement. And, of course, discounts on Stanley Black & Decker tools and products and well as discount programs for many other vendors and partners.

What You’ll Also Get

Career Opportunity: Career paths aren’t linear here. Being part of our global company with 60+ brands gives you the chance to grow and develop your skills along multiple career paths.

Learning & Development:

Our lifelong learning philosophy means you’ll have access to a wealth of state-of-the-art learning resources, including our Lean Academy and online university (where you can get certificates and specializations from renowned colleges and universities).

Diverse & Inclusive Culture:

We pride ourselves on being an awesome place to work. We respect and embrace differences because that’s how the best work gets done. You’ll find we like to have fun here, too.

Purpose-Driven Company:

You’ll help us continue to make positive changes in the local communities where we work and live as well as in the broader world through volunteerism, giving back and sustainable business practices.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected characteristic.

For the builders and protectors, for the makers and explorers, for those shaping and reshaping our world through hard work and inspiration, Stanley Black & Decker provides the tools and innovative solutions you can trust to get the job done—and we have since 1843.

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