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Novelis Berea Manufacturing Facility
Job Category
Manufacturing Operations
Job Type
Full Time
Shift Schedule
6. Rotating

Position Overview

This position, Operator Technician is responsible for ensuring a safe and environmentally sound operation, and achievement of targets related to quality and productivity. Incumbents employ Novelis’ Cultural Beliefs and Focused 5 metrics in a manner that contributes to Do it Right, Say Anything, Own it, Get Focused and Win Together. Operators report directly to the Associate Business Unit Leader.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Provides support as required to the operation by performing other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.
  • Perform inspections
  • Transport fines hoppers 
  • Unload trucks/rail cars of inventory.
  • Load feeders with frontend loader.
  • Inspect quality of incoming material.
  • Maintain feed rate to melters.
  • Provide remelt departments with quality inputs.
  • Monitor control panels in order to maintain feed rate to remelt departments.
  • Account for receipt/shipment of material by truck and by rail.
  • Basic maintenance of equipment.
  • Operate a variety of mobile equipment including, but not limited to; forklift, skid steer, loader and sweeper.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by complying with Novelis’ standards and policies, all state and federal regulations, and company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance to environmental requirements.
  • Ensure all work areas are compliance ready.
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise using lean systems (A3 thinking, continuous improvement, root cause analysis, WCM).
  • Notify appropriate personnel of irregularities in operating equipment or materials; maintain clean and orderly conditions in work area.
  • Maintain accurate, legible and timely records by completing data entry on computer.

Resume must be attached to be considered.

Location Profile

Novelis’ Berea facility is located in Berea Kentucky near Lexington. With 140 employees the recycling facility processes approximately 20 percent of all aluminum cans recycled in the United States each year – more than 750 million pounds. Berea is best known for its art festivals historic restaurants and buildings and as the home to Berea College and nearby Eastern Kentucky University. The recently built Kentucky Artisan Center hosts a wide variety of works by Kentucky artisans. In 2019 Novelis was named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management. The Berea team provides direct donations to more than 20 local organizations and schools including United Way Sustainable Berea Madison County Schools Eastern Kentucky University Berea College and Habitat for Humanity. Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.


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