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Production Associate (Off Shift/Swing Shift)

Production Associate

Attention: The selected candidate will have a short training period on first shift but this role will ultimately be a 2nd shift position with the working hours of  4:30 pm to 3:00 am

                Candidates selected for interview will be required to take and pass a  Basic Reading & Math Skills test onsite.


Summary of Job Content:  

Safely operate equipment and perform physical labor to manufacture porous carbon in accordance to defined SOP's and quality standards.  Maintain a clean work environment. 

Perform any other duties, as required by the department supervisor or manager, to support department, plant and company objectives and/or goals. 

Core Competencies: 

  • Understand and follow instructions.  Read, write, listen, and communicate verbally. 
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment. 
  • Learn and execute specific tasks with minimal supervision.  Train new employees when required. 
  • Understand material grades and markings.  Assist with inventory control through the proper sorting and segregation of materials. 
  • Maintain an acceptable attendance record.  Understand and follow all company policies and procedures. 
  • Operate mobile and process equipment.  Perform physical labor.  Ascend and descend stairs and ladders; push, pull, lift, grasp, and pinch. 
  • Recognize and correct out of specification situations, and notify supervision. 
  • Correctly add, subtract, multiply, divide, and convert fractions into decimals. 
  • Effectively and efficiently perform autonomous maintenance on equipment as required. 
  • Accurately complete and interpret all required paperwork and process documentation. 
  • Know how and where to access operations manuals and specifications. 
  • Perform all work assignments in a safe and efficient manner and obey/follow all departmental and general company safety rules, policies and procedures. 
  • Demonstrate a high level of situational awareness, good housekeeping practices, and commitment to quality.



  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail 
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task 
  • Team oriented but can work independently 
  • Proactive owner of processes 
  • Commitment to safety (i.e., high level of situational awareness) 
  • Commitment to quality (i.e., SGL Excellence) 
  • Self Motivated 
  • Quick learner

Preferred Experience: 

  • 2-3 yrs industrial manufacturing environment 
  • Licensed fork-lift operator  


Routine Travel Requirement:  0%

Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,800 employees worldwide and 31 production sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Date:  Jan 15, 2022

Morganton, NC, US, 28655

Business Unit:  Graphite Solutions
Legal Unit:  SGL CARBON, LLC
Functional Area:  Production/Operations/Maintenance
Employment Type:  Full time

Nearest Major Market: Hickory

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