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Position:  Tractor Assembly - Production
Location:  Ridgeland, SC
Job Id:  780
# of Openings:  4

Job Title: Terminal Tractor Assembler
TICO Manufacturing, Ridgeland, SC
We are growing, you'll be a valuable part of our production team, ensuring production quotas are met on-time while observing the highest standards of safety and quality. 
We are looking for Terminal Tractor Assemblers who are dependable, value teamwork, pay attention to detail, create solutions, and want to advance and grow within TICO.
What we expect:
  • Maintain effective assembly operations to meet demand.
  • Take ownership in organizing and cleaning specified work area in your department.
  • Support and take the initiative to help other team members and departments as needed.
  • Communicate with the Leadership Team when necessary.
  • Support training and safety initiatives.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement activities.
  • Start time is 6:00 am and end of hours will be based off the requirements of that day; Mon-Fri and ability to work as Saturdays as needed.
  • Opportunity for advancement based on your performance and leadership ability.
  • Other duties as required.
Excellent Benefit Package:
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance - TICO 100% sponsored
  • Medical tax saving account options: FSA or HSA
  • Voluntary Supplemental Insurances: Voluntary Life, Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital
  • Employee Assistance Program - EmployeeConnect 
  • Travel Assistance Program - TravelConnect
  • Life Value Adds - LifeKeys (Estate Guidance, Guidance Resources, Identity Theft education, Beneficiary Assistance)
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace
  • Paid Vacation available in 6 months
  • Paid 7 Holidays
  • Free Membership to Tickets at Work
TICO is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and marketer of Terminal Tractors; with more than 5000 vehicles in operation around the world we are leading the industry in product innovation, new technology, and exceeding the expectations of our customers.
Launch your career with TICO!
Essential Functions
  • Position and fasten together truck sub-assemblies including frames, axles, powertrains, cabs, electrical components, hydraulic systems and air systems.
  • Bolts, screws, clips, or otherwise fastens together parts to form sub-assemblies, such as doors, seats, instrument control panels, steering columns, and axle units.
  • Installs mechanical and electrical components and systems, such as engine, transmission, and axle units; pumps; wire harnesses; instrument control panels; and exhaust, brake, and air-conditioning systems.
  • Performing any combination of following repetitive tasks according to specifications and using hand tools, power tools, and production.
  • Rotate through multiple stations on a shift.
  • Work from shop orders, specifications, prints, and work instructions.
  • Make every effort to increase productivity and efficiency without compromising quality.
  • Review material and production requirements.
  • Verify quality of own work by performing industry approved quality assurance tests at all levels.
  • Understanding, proficiency, and safe use of overhead cranes and rigging techniques.
  • Understanding safety and environmental compliance of the department. Actively participates in safety improvement activities.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement activities within the departments.
Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum 0-2 years' work related experience
  • Experience in manufacturing environment, preferred
  • Electrical knowledge as it applies to a specialty vehicle is favored
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Math and blueprint reading skills
  • Must be able to read tape measure
  • Ability to commit to flexible schedule and prompt arrival for shift
  • Must be familiar with, set up, and be able to operate hand and power tools
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Must be able to participate in Lean principles and continuous improvement activities.
Education and Certification
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma
Physical Requirement
  1. Lift/Push/Pull- Exerting up to 40 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  2. Climbing- Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  3. Stooping- Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  4. Kneeling- Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  5. Crouching/Crawling/Reaching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  6. Standing- Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  7. Walking- Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  8. The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operating machines such as lathes, drill presses, power saws and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performing mechanical tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as carpenters, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc. The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment.
  9. The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
Company Overview:
TICO is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and marketer of Terminal Tractors with more than 5000 vehicles in operation around the world. Manufacturing Facility in Ridgeland, SC. TICO is the industry leader in product innovations, new technologies, and exceeding customer expectations.
Our vision is to have the most competent workforce available. We are proud to provide excellence in our products and invite you to join our team.
Position Expectations:
  1. SAFETY: Follow TICO General Health & Safety Rules, ensure safe operating conditions within area of responsibility, and notify coworkers and supervisors of hazardous acts and conditions. Proper use of PPE; use only defect-free equipment. Promote safety in department. Use proper lifting techniques and overhead hoist when needed. Maintain clean and safe working environment in line with 5-S Philosophy. Participate in hazardous communication training and safety meetings.
  2. QUALITY: Responsible for the quality of work. This requires defect-free work and understanding of the requirements of the company’s quality system as it pertains to job duties and responsibilities. Must be able to check work to ensure conformance to process control instructions, specifications, and quality standards. Identify and segregate non-conforming product. Identify the need for and assist in initiating and implementing corrective and preventive actions when appropriate.
  3. FLEXIBILITY: Able and willing to work in other areas as needed. Must be flexible in taking lunch and breaks when workflow requires. Willing to work additional hours as necessary.
  4. INITIATIVE: Actively participate in continuous improvement of products and processes to better serve customers and improve the overall profitability of TICO. Actively seek out work in other areas when current assignment is complete. Make suggestions for improving product safety, quality, deliver, cost, processes and company profitability.
  5. TEAMWORK: Positive working attitude toward other employees; be a team player. Work with others constructively and abide by company policies and procedures. Working together as a team for continuous improvement is vital to ensure the future of TICO and its employees. Teamwork will be required to be effective in daily production assignments as well as special improvement projects.
  6. CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, training programs, and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems, and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to changes to equipment or process, new developments, requirements, procedures, and policies.
  7. LEADERSHIP: Lead the team, provide innovative thought leadership on strategies to grow market share, increase profitability, and meet long-term business goals.
  8. ACTION-ORIENTED: Enjoy working hard; is action-oriented and energetic; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seize more opportunities than others.
  9. CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: Step up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; read situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation.
  10. DEALING WITH AMBIGUITY: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  11. DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
TICO is a Drug-Free Workplace.
Position: Assembler
Location: Ridgeland, SC
Job Type: Full-Time
FLSA: Non-Exempt

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TICO is an equal opportunity employer. Our organization is firmly committed to abide by all the laws pertaining to fair employment practices. This commitment is supported by policies and procedures that foster a nondiscriminatory workplace. All persons having the authority to hire, transfer, pay, train or promote personnel shall support, without reservations, a non-discriminatory policy of hiring or transferring to any vacancy any qualified applicant without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, disability or any other protected status.