Production Worker - Starting pay 17+

Job Locations US-NJ-Phillipsburg
Day shift (and as needed)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
McWane Ductile - New Jersey


Company Statement:

We hire top talent who are safety oriented and have the necessary skills to be an asset to the McWane team.


The McWane Ductile facility was previously called Atlantic States. Ten years ago, the facility changed its leadership team to create a culture focused on keeping employees and our environment safe. During this time, McWane invested several million dollars in safety and environmental related enhancements.


Recently, McWane Ductile was awarded the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Award. This OSHA recognition is only achieved by 1% of the U.S manufacturing facilities. The McWane Ductile team is proud of this achievement in recognition of our world class safety practices and procedures.


McWane Ductile is a Drug Free work environment. Successful candidates must pass an pre-employment background check, COVID test, drug screening and physical.

In this position, the team member will be responsible for general labor job duties that include cleaning up the plant after the daily production or being a valued production teammember.



  • Must be able to interact with all personnel levels
  • Must work with others in a professional, respectful manner
  • Ability to read policies and procedures
  • Ability to follow all work directives and safety procedures
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must be able to read and understand English


Position 1: Melting Spare 

- Observing and maintaining magnesium, silicon, and chill material levels. Additionally, change lime bags as necessary.

- Pouring Iron

- Weigh coke and lime before each charge, check the coke and lime scale.

- Clean the cupola long runner.

- Clean pig bed and transfer ladle pits and any other areas assigned by supervisor.

· Work with supervisor if ladles need to be repaired before the production run.

· Communicate supervisor/s on issues that arise.

Position 2: Casting Spare 

- Check the temperature of the iron hourly, remove slag from iron by utilizing skimmer.

- Remove buildup from quad ladle as needed, in addition to keeping the ladle full at all times.

- Ensure the trough is heated properly. Maintain the maintenance of the trough by removing slivers, iron buildup, slag and blackening.

- Inspect machinery for mold defects.

- Operate control panels to operate machinery.

- Apply grease on spigot ring using a brush to spinning pipe mold. Remove iron from spigot ring and spill tray.

- Other duties that are assigned by supervisor/manager.


Position 3: Production Prepper

Casting Area

  • Communicate with supervisor/s or specific production issues on cleaning certain areas of machines.
  • Ensure all machines are clean and ready for production time startups. Example: Puller beds, machine beds, ladle areas, around machine walk ways, and walkways between puller areas.
  • Ensure up and over area is clean.
  • Ensure ladles are on machines in a timely manner. Need to meet time hacks to get fire on them for production machine startups.
  • Communicate with supervisor on specific tools and or equipment needed for cleanup tasks.

 Finishing Area

  • Communicate with supervisor/s on certain tasks needed to be done from the production run outside of normal clean up duties. (email – verbal – text)
  • Follow cleanup check sheets and hand to finishing department on a nightly basis.
  • Communicate all issues in a timely manner.
  • Communicate all work orders in a timely manner found in finishing departments.

 Plant Maintenance

  • Coordinate with supervisor/s when issues arise of certain tasks on machines. Example: When maintenance needs the crane that is being used for cleaning up tasks
  • Communicate work orders in a timely fashion if found and not on the schedule with the maintenance department. To include, Casting, Hotline, Cement line, and Paint line.
  • Assist in signing lockout/tagout (LOTO) forms for maintenance employees.


  • Complete monthly safety requirements.
  • Complete safety paperwork assigned to you from all departments that cannot be completed during production hours.







Less than 10%


More than 80%


More than 80%

Vision Requirements

More than 80%

Hand/Finger Dexterity, Reaching with Arms and Hands (Operating computer keyboard, iPhones and other office equipment)

More than 80%


More than 50%

Bending, Stooping, Crouching

More than 30%

Lifting more than 25 lbs.

More than 25%

Outside Temperatures  

More than 75%

Exposed to fumes or airborne particles (PPE provided)

More than 50%

Exposure to loud noise

More than 80%





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