Exide Technologies Pasting Machine Operator in Salina, Kansas


Starting pay range is $19.13 to $19.88 per hour with shift differential, plus production incentive for opportunities to earn more.

The paste machine operators’ main responsibility is to operate pasting equipment such as rotary expander, or load grid panels, or spools of expanded grid metal and operate pasting machine that will paste grid metal in the production of battery plates.


Essential Functions

*Employee is required to repetitiously lift and handle scrap, grids, pallets, strip, and layer boards weighing from one to seventy pounds.

*Must be able to understand and communicate in simple English to receive training instructions and perform team responsibilities.

*Will produce an average number of plates per 12 hour shift:

A. Expanded- 225,000 to 300,000 B. panel-130,000

*Will be exposed to lead (dust, wet paste scrap) and other hazards.

*Will work as part of a 2 or 3 man line containing electrical powered machinery, ovens, conveyors, computers, and ventilation equipment.

*Must comply with safety and health regulations for protection of self and others. required to shower and shampoo at the end of each work shift.

*Must learn to follow quality control specifications and maintain accurate and timely spec charts if required.

*Must satisfy attendance requirements as written in company policy.

*Maintain a clean and orderly work area.

*Understand and use JD Edwards system.

*Comply with current quality systems requirements.

*Follow lean manufacturing procedures.

*Perform other duties as assigned by management.

*Must successfully complete the level 3 material handling training and be licensed for the equipment used.


Physical Requirements

  1. Continuous standing

  2. Repetitious lifting, bending, walking and reaching. Lifting of up to 70lbs.

  3. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as gloves, respirator, safety glasses, and metatarsal guard shoes, etc., as outlined in established policy.

Equipment Used

Small hand tools, and numerous types of equipment and control panels, go/no go templates, spools, and pallets of material. Spec charts-(first piece set-up forms), JD Edwards computer entries.

Education, Experience, Skills Required

Previous manufacturing or related experience

Mechanical aptitude

Excellent multitasking skills

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2018-1826

Category Manufacturing - Operations and Maintenance

Position Type Regular Full-Time