Production (Assembly)

Autokiniton   Shepherdsville, KY   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on September 21, 2021

Autokiniton is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our production team. Starting pay is $16.00/hour with a $0.75 differential for 2nd shift and $1.00 differential for 3rd shift. New hires are also eligible for a $500 sign-on bonus!

All applicants are welcome, regardless of skill level/experience. Previous assembly and manufacturing experience is not a requirement. If you are willing to learn, we are willing to teach!

Tower International is a brand of Autokiniton that is a leading global supplier in the automotive industry. We are a trusted partner of the world's top automotive manufacturers. Our customers include Ford, Toyota, and GM.

Are you ready to take the next steps? Apply today! Your best future starts here!


This position is responsible for supporting production by means of direct labor to build product while meeting production goals and maintaining quality standards.  This colleague must be capable of demonstrating the behaviors consistent with the values of the Tower International’s MVV Statement.  This colleague must possess excellent verbal and written skills due to the interaction with other Tower colleagues


  • Wears all required safety equipment and ensures area and environment is safe
  • Operates, monitors and helps maintain machine/equipment (press, welders, cranes, forklifts etc)
  • Feeds equipment and tooling
  • Performs or assists in die changes
  • Move parts and product to appropriate positions
  • Lift/push/pull parts weighing at times anywhere from 10-35 lbs
  • Stand, walk, and move into and out of the work area
  • Perform daily operational checks to insure safety
  • Perform quality checks and verify quality (first, middle and last offs, PQI books, SPC etc.)
  • Assist quality and maintenance personnel with issues related to production
  • Conduct daily cleaning of the work area
  • Repair product as required
  • Operate machinery as required
  • Identify and document problems, sets goals, tracks progress and works with teams to implement solutions.
  • Report issues and concerns to the Team Leader or Supervisor
  • Basic understanding of Quality Management System and Environmental Management System standards
  • Watch for potential concerns or issues
  • Train other operators and document training in matrix
  • Be self-directed and encourage continuous improvement through involvement and input
  • Clean and organize area, keep free of clutter and safety hazards – 6S
  • Any other tasks as requested by management


Experience: Previous manufacturing experiences a plus.

Training and Skills:

  • Ability to complete visual quality inspections
  • Ability to read and follow written work instructions and safety guidelines.
  • Good verbal communication skills as evidenced in peer relations.
  • Ability to work independently at multiple stations as a member of the production team
  • Ability to lift/pull/push loads of 10-35 lbs at an expected rate
  • Ability to work in an upright/standing position for up to 5 hours at a time
  • Ability to operate production line equipment including a weld tool and rivet guns
  • Maintain a good attendance record
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Basic understanding of Quality Management System and Environmental Management System standards


  • While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, product, or equipment.
  • The colleague is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The colleague is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms in operating or repairing equipment, welding, grinding or conducting inspection.
  • The colleague must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the colleague regularly works near moving equipment. The noise level in the work environment is very loud.


550 Cedar Grove Road
Shepherdsville , KY