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Production Associate

Douglas Autotech Corporation Hopkinsville Full-Time
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Job Description

Douglas Autotech is looking for energetic, hard-working candidates to work in a climate-controlled environment. These valued candidates must be available to work on first and second shift. Douglas Autotech is very family-oriented, and strives to recognize its employees for their hard work. Douglas Autotech offers great benefits, performance and attendance bonuses, and paid-time-off (PTO).


  • To efficiently operate plant equipment, material handling equipment, and inspection equipment used in the quality manufacture of automobile directional control system components.
  • Associates have the authority to stop the production process for quality concerns and safety issues.
  • Associates have the authority to initiate a Non-conformance report for daily line rejects (scrap / tear down recording).
  • Associates have the authority to document and disposition non-conforming material with an existing
  • scrap or rework code.


  • Operate production equipment as assigned by Team Leader.
  • Perform quality checks as required in the product process.
  • Perform preventative maintenance as required.
  • Perform pre-operation checks on machines and equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Observe and follow all safety and security procedures.
  • Offer feedback and input for safety, quality, and process improvements.
  • Present / conduct self in a professional manner (treating your team mates with dignity and respect).
  • Contribute to building a positive team spirit.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Team Leader.
  • Ability to explain problems with machine/processes and take part in the corrective action of the issue.
  • Track and maintain daily Morning Market data/results.


  • Production efficiency.
  • Quality of work performed.
  • Attendance record.
  • Ability to work with others (teamwork).
  • Safety record.
  • Housekeeping (5S).
  • Internal/external customer satisfaction.
  • Training record (OJT and Training Center). Ability to learn and apply new skills.
  • Ability to identify issues and suggest improvement.


Douglas Autotech offers many exciting benefits:

  • Short-Term Disability and Basic Life Insurance paid by Company, at no cost to employee
  • Company will pay up to 90% of insurance premiums
  • Medical Insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Paid-Time-Off (PTO)
  • Paid Bereavement Leave and Jury Duty
  • 401(k) eligibility after 90 days of employment
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA) through WageWorks

Douglas Autotech Corporation is an EEO/AA/ADA/M/F/Veterans employer. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.


  • Requires High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Requires a TABE test of an average score of 8 or higher (may be taken at the local unemployment office, or Hopkinsville Community College).
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time; must be able to kneel, bend, and stoop.
  • Must be able to lift up to 32lbs; occasional team lifting of up to 100lbs may be required.
  • Prefer individuals with mechanical backgrounds or has mechanical abilities.

Recommended skills

Process Improvements (Business)
Corrective And Preventive Actions
Material Handling
Information Security
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Douglas Autotech Corporation is a world class manufacturer of directional controls for the international vehicle industry. The management and employees of Douglas Autotech Corporation believe the key to acquiring and maintaining world class leadership is through a commitment to provide quality, confidence and customer satisfaction. Providing consumer confidence and customer satisfaction to the buyers of our products requires a commitment to the finest practices in manufacturing, quality, innovation and continuous improvement in everything we do.

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