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Manufacturing Associate

Mascot, TN, US, 37806

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.


Job Title: Manufacturing Associate Levels 1-4                                                                         


Overall Purpose:  Ensure all bearing components are inspected, repaired, and assembled in accordance to industry and customer specifications, while achieving productivity performance expectations and on-time delivery.


Essential Functions:

  • Follow all safety rules and regulations.
  • Ensure that standard procedures are followed in all aspects of work.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks to prevent equipment downtime.
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives utilizing lean manufacturing tools and techniques.
  • Act as a role model, coach, and trainer for new associates to foster a team environment.
  • Work in a team-oriented environment by assisting in other areas where needed.
  • Maintain material-handling equipment by completing pre-use inspections.
  • Maintain in-process inventory at production lines by delivering and opening materials and supplies.
  • Disassemble roller bearings using hydraulic press and hand tools.
  • Manually load/unload components for washer/shot blaster.
  • Verify conformance of bearing components through visual and dimensional inspection using measurement instruments.
  • Perform minor repairs including buffing, de-burring, and grinding using handheld rotary tools.
  • Perform assembly processes including component installation and the setup and operation of assembly equipment.
  • Apply labeling and package product in accordance with customer specifications.
  • Prepare finished stock for shipment by identifying, pulling, packing, crating, loading, and securing product.
  • Document and communicate manufacturing performance issues to department supervisor.
  • Keep workspace clean and organized.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended period.
  • Ability to perform repetitive or short-cycle work
  • Frequent lifting, reaching, and handling
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. 
  • Moderate twisting and bending.
  • Limited climbing on step stools or platforms.
  • Fine motor skills with frequent hand and arm movement.
  • Requires frequent lifting, reaching, handling, and transitioning on and off the lift truck.
  • Vision must be normal (20/20). Correctional lenses are acceptable.


  • Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in math and reading, good written and verbal communication skills, and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Candidates shall successfully complete training program and applicable qualification requirements.
  • Certification required to progress through position levels. 


Environmental Conditions:

  • Loud manufacturing environment, exposure to metals, machine lubricants, rust preventative and other process chemicals, seasonal cold/heat.


Protective Clothing and Personal Devices:

  • Safety glasses, safety gloves, safety shoes, hearing protection.


All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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