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Production Rope Assembler


Anacortes, WA
ID: 6137

Summary – basic function of the role

Responsible for fabrication of rope assemblies, rope splicing, press operation and sling testing and inspection. Perform a variety of task within assigned Spicing Fabrication Area (SFA).


Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for joining two separate lengths of rope together to make longer stretches of rope or add components per customer’s request.
  • Fill out daily production hours spreadsheet.
  • Monitor quality throughout the shift by inspecting each part before and after it is produced for potential quality issues.
  • Keep supplies readily available and organized.
  • Understand the handling of product and proper methods of splicing according to procedures or supervisor’s instructions.
  • Count, sort and stack finished work pieces and dispose of waste material.
  • Clearly label raw material, work in progress, and finished goods.
  • Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Lock Out, and all other Safety requirements.
  • Consistently adhere to and support company policies, Work Instructions and/or other procedures, and ISO requirements.
  • Compliance with all local, state and federal requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills and Competencies -identify the competencies that are most critical for success in the role

  • Demonstrated reliability and exhibit strong Cortland values, teamwork and collaboration skills. 
  • Ability to read and comprehend work orders, instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required.
  • Ability to read and understand patterns and prints.
  • Ability to read a tape measure.
  • Flexibility to rotate shifts as required.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Independent decision making, judgement and action required. 
  • Ability to work from controlled manufacturing documentation.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under tight timelines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other functional department individuals and groups.
  • Ability to perform and assist in problem solving and root cause analysis when necessary.
  • Knowledge of products and operations.
  • Basic knowledge of MS Windows.


Education and Experience

Education Requirements: High School diploma or GED preferred.

Experience Requirements: 3+ years manufacturing environment, 6+ months of manufacturing experience and rope assembly preferred.


Physical Demands

Ability to lift 1-30 pounds frequently, and intermittently up to 50 pounds.  Employee may have to lift documents/work materials up to 75 pounds (assisted lift) in weight. Employee will have to be able to walk/climb to a variety of primary work locations. Employee will need to listen, understand, and speak with team members at all levels within a diverse workforce. Employee will stand 100% of workday occasionally bends 90 degrees and occasionally twist 45 degrees.


Work Environment

Primary work environment is temperature-controlled workshop/manufacturing facility where following appropriate safety protocols at the location would be required. Employee will be exposed to heavy levels of noise in workshop.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the job described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


Enerpac Tool Group/Enerpac/Hydratight/Cortland is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.