Cornerstone Building Brands

Machine Operator 3rd Shift

Kearney, MO - Full-time

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Cornerstone Building Brands | Employer reference: REF9412G

Machine Operator 3rd Shift


Kearney, MO, US

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About Us

Cornerstone Building Brands is a premier exterior building solutions provider serving both the residential and commercial markets across North America. The building products we manufacture are the cornerstone of the communities where people live, work and play -from homes to hospitals, grade schools to grocery stores, manufacturing facilities to municipal buildings and beyond.

Through the core values and consistent behaviors and mindsets embraced by our employees, we have built a culture dedicated to understanding our customers' needs and what matters most to their success. We know that it's our people that make the difference and we are deeply committed to building a workplace and global community where inclusion is not only valued, but prioritized, providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members.

Job description


Base Pay: $22.00 per hour, plus $1.00 per hour shift differential

3rd Shift: Monday-Friday, 11 pm-7 am

Benefits Start Day 1

On Demand Pay (Access to Your Pay When You Need It)

You are eligible to receive additional quarterly incentives tied to operational performance


The Production Associate 4 (PA4) is a training position through which Associates may advance to the Production Associate 5 (PA5) position.  Through this training position, associates will learn to operate extrusion lines and produce vinyl siding products and accessories: ensuring that extruder outputs are consistent with product specifications and that quality assurance standards are maintained by inspecting finished product for consistency.

Associates must be in the PA4 position for a minimum of 6 months and be able to pass proficiency tests to be eligible for promotion to the PA5 position. Associates that are unable to pass the proficiency tests for the PA4 position within a 12 month period will be demoted back to the position held prior to becoming an PA4.

  • Associate must learn to verify operational status of all equipment on assigned line according to start-up check list
  • Maintain extruder and all peripheral line equipment settings (embosser, sterlco, dies, MRF, etc.) to produce outputs that are consistent with product specifications
  • Perform Quality Assurance responsibilities that include conducting a variety of tests on finished product to determine product quality within an established range of performance
  • Notify Supervisory personnel of deviations for prompt and accurate correction(s)
  • Communicate with Maintenance Department and Manufacturing Shift Supervisor about machine malfunctions
  • Learn to Assist Production Associate 5 with troubleshooting operational problems and adjust equipment to maintain consistency on the extrusion lines; inform QA Technician and Manufacturing Shift Supervisor(s) of problems or inefficiencies that cannot be corrected
  • Learn to Assist with extruder machine output changeovers (e.g., embossing drums, die sets) during the shift
  • Learn to conduct a variety of line/panel checks to determine product consistency, including panel thickness, width, length, radius, hook, nail hems, perforation, and weep holes
  • Perform housekeeping duties as needed such as clean up of water spills, knock-out build up in MRF cutter, and knock-out bins; maintain cleanliness of extrusion line and surrounding work area
  • Monitor Production Associate 1s, 2s and 3s (Inspector/Packer) to ensure consistency and quality of product packed and application of proper packing techniques
  • Relieve line PA1s, PA2s and PA3s for breaks
  • Develop communication skills so knowledge can be shared with previous and following shifts’ Production Associates about product quality, problems, and status of work in progress
  • Complete accurately and legibly all extrusion and quality assurance related paperwork (e.g. operational reports)
  • Refer to Production Schedule for color of product, product number and quantity to be produced
  • Locate Quality Assurance Specification from Lab to adhere to specifications for appropriate product
  • Perform all quality assurance checks according to schedule on Operational Report
  • Punch time clock before and after shift to record time worked
  • Observe health and safety practices at all times
  • Accurately performs pre-start checks, including verifying all equipment is ready for start-up
  • Perform other related duties and assignments as required
  • Maintain supplies at workstation
  • Communicate with Material Handler(s) to move full warehouse racks
  • Aid with training of new personnel in extrusion and quality assurance areas  Assist with training of temporaries and new hires in Production Associate 1, 2, and 3 positions
  • Floats to relieve Production Associate 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s for breaks
  • Attend weekly shift meetings and monthly All Hands Forum, if required
  • Actively participate in all plant safety programs, depending on location
  • Notify Supervisor if proper tools are not furnished to complete job functions
  • Assist with production equipment maintenance


  • High School Graduate/GED
  • Six months of related or production experience is required
  • Must be able to perform the functions of a Production Associate 1 and 2
  • Must be able to read, write and have working knowledge of machine mechanics
  • Must have good mechanical aptitude and above average math aptitude
  • Must possess common sense, positive attitude, and demonstrate excellent attendance
  • Must be quality and safety conscious, a team player
  • Must have good communication skills and the ability to interact with people
  • Must be detail oriented with ability to operate, read, and interpret test equipment/findings
  • Must have ability to learn to operate a computer and ten key
  • Needs ability to use and read calipers and micrometers to within one thousandth of an inch
  • Must be able to work quickly with product and be able to lift up to 86lbs on a continual basis above shoulder height and below the waist and ability to team lift 87 to 100lbs, keep colors separate, and records weights accurately
  • Must have excellent manual dexterity
  • Extensive standing, frequent bending, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, twisting and walking
  • Extreme weather conditions, and conflicts over acceptable product quality possible
  • Hearing protection, safety glasses, tape measure, sawing glove, hack saw, packing gloves, toolbox and contents, stamp and stamp pad
  • Safe work performance is required from each Associate at all times
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in a safe manner in accordance with applicable Health and Safety Manuals
  • Required to wear or use personal protective equipment as applicable and to immediately report unsafe working conditions
  • Comply with all legislative requirements as outlined by Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations
  • Additionally, the proper discharge of safety responsibilities is an integral part of each Associate’s performance appraisal
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Additional information

Site Address: 303 W Major St. Kearney, MO 64060

Why work for Cornerstone Building Brands?

Our teams are at the heart of our purpose to positively contribute to the communities where we live, work and play. Full-time* team members receive** medical, dental and vision benefits starting day 1. Other benefits include PTO, paid holidays, FSA, life insurance, LTD, STD, 401k, EAP, discount programs, tuition reimbursement, training, and professional development. You can also join one of our Employee Resource Groups which help support our commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment.

*Full-time is defined as regularly working 30+ hours per week. **Union programs may vary depending on the collective bargaining agreement.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Cornerstone Building Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. You can find the Equal Employment Opportunity Poster here. You can also view Your Right to Work Poster here along with This Organizations Participation in E-Verify Poster here. If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please contact Human Resources at 281-897-7788 or If you have a disability and you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please contact Human Resources at 281-897-7788 or This email is used exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only emails received for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.

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We have been made aware of multiple scams whereby unauthorized individuals are using Cornerstone Building Brands name and logo to solicit potential job-seekers for employment. In some cases, job-seekers are being contacted directly, both by phone and e-mail. In other instances, these unauthorized individuals are placing advertisements for fake positions with both legitimate websites and fabricated ones. These individuals are typically promising high-paying jobs with the requirement that the job-seeker send money to pay for things such as visa applications or processing fees. Please be advised that Cornerstone Building Brands will never ask potential job-seekers for any sort of advance payment or bank account information as part of the recruiting or hiring process.

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