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Senior Manufacturing Operator

CommScope, Inc.

Last Updated: 7/20/21

Job Description

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

Together we are manufacturing the future! We are looking for extraordinarily hardworking and forward-thinking people to be part of a team dedicated to delivering industry-leading performance through outstanding talent, an innovative culture and teamwork.

Due to increase in customer demand, Commscope is hiring multiple Senior Manufacturing Operators in Catawba, NC! This is a 4X4 position from 6:30 PM to 6:30 AM. In a few months it may transition to either days or nights.

How You'll help us connect the world:

Perform physical manipulation or movement of product or materials, machine operations, forklift operation or other jobs as deemed vital by business demands. This includes operating primary extruder to apply an insulating compound to the wire in accordance with engineering specifications and standard quality production procedures maintaining finished product dimensions between tolerance ranges specified. Setting up extruder to include setting heat controls, selecting accurate extrusion tools, cooling devices and the compound and wire supply specified. Setting up and operating all required support equipment. Unload and accurately identify and store finished reels. Assist other operators in start-up, shut-down and change over procedure. Perform quality control checks on wire supply and finished wire to include adhesion, air leaks, correct size, eccentricity, and wall thickness. Supervise capacitance on wire. Take initiative when there is a problem by using your own skills and troubleshooting. Call technicians and maintenance when needed. Fill out all reports supplying information to needed areas on the product produced. Work closely with R & D Engineering on developing new products and evaluating new raw materials and with other teams on goal-oriented projects. Perform general housekeeping duties around machine areas. Engage in Research and Development activities either in direct support or direct supervision. As a primary fiber operator, this role will quality check each tube before it goes to Stranding and report problems to a Technician or to a supervisor. Perform additional assigned duties.

Required qualifications for consideration

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 5 years of Manufacturing experience
  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts from 6:30 PM – 6:30 AM on a 4 days on / 4 day off schedule including weekends.

You will excite us if you:

  • You have strong mechanical skills
  • Possess previous experience with extrusion processes preferred

The candidate will be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life and accidental death insurance, a 401(k) plan and participation in the Company’s Incentive Plan. **Relocation assistance available eligible candidates**

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Why Commscope?
CommScope is pushing the boundaries of communications technology. For more than 40 years, we’ve been leaders in innovating 5G, private networks, and Gigabit speeds everywhere – we're always anticipating what’s next. Developments such as the Internet of Things, seamless connectivity, Cloud, and 5G introduce new requirements and demand creative thinking. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow.

CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including people with disabilities and veterans. To learn more visit

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

Company Details

Hickory, North Carolina, United States