Sage Automotive Interiors - Technician

Post-Hire Training

Recruitment #11-499-05


In Cooperation with  
Piedmont Technical College 
is assisting with the recruitment and training for

The fundamental idea behind Sage has never changed: We design and manufacture innovative interiors that complete the automotive experience. Sage Automotive Interiors is a company of lifelong learners motivated by meaningful work. At a global company focusing for sustainability, there is always work to do, space to learn and opportunity to mobilize your career in any direction.

Potential employment opportunities exist for our Sharon facility in Abbeville:


Starting Wage Range: $21.56-$23.89

Job Summary: This position is responsible for the overhauling of the machinery of the plant. Responsibilities include:  checking for worn, loose and damaged parts, making machine changes and settings, handle non-conforming warps and filling, inputting information in computer, maintaining a routine set of machines, completely machine checklists. Each associate is responsible for their own safety. 

Machines, tool, and equipment used:
Grinder, Hand Tools, Hoses, Air Gauge, Vice, Drill Press, Carts, Tool Box, Flashlight, Ladders, Computer, A Frame, Hoist/Power Truck, Jacks, Weave Machine, Inspection Frames, Wrenches

Materials Used:
Paper products, Tape, Rubber Bands, Paper Clips, Pen/Pencil, Lab Chemicals, Glue, Wire, Cleaning Solution, Loom Control Card, Brushes, Oil, Pipe Cleaner, Tie Straps, Light Bulbs, Paint, Shop Towels, Grease

Job Requirements:
Ability to read & write, Comprehend written & verbal instructions, Good organizational skills, Ability to perform various computer operations, Ability to prioritize tasks, Ability to work in a team environment, Basic math skills, Good visual perception, Good interpersonal relationship skills
Education Requirements:
2 years above High School Education/Training – Preferred
Other Requirements:
Must submit to & pass a drug screen. Must comply with all company rules, including but not limited to: safety, attendance & other job specifications

Physical Requirements:
Standing – Perform daily work on plant machinery, to replace parts as needed for different styles, to view computer & input information, to perform “smash” work & to prepare paper work for reports, must be able to stay of feet for duration of a 12 hr. shift. Accounts for approx. 30% of the skill requirement
Sitting – Performed daily to attend meetings, to peg new pattern changes, to replace harnesses, to install new pattern chains, to change machine settings under machine & on jet side & dobby, to build pattern changes, to align take-up gears & belts, to clean inside take-up & do paperwork. Accounts for approx. 25% of the skill requirement
Moving – Usually in the form of walking to perform routine check on equipment, to make machine changes, to walk to supply room to retrieve parts, to walk to parts rebuild area to retrieve parts, to walk to meetings. Must be able to move freely in a weave catwalk 16” wide. Accounts for approx. 40% of the skill requirement
Climbing – Performed 2-3 times daily to climb a maximum of 18 steps to the gantry to work on head of machines. Use step ladders to work on overhead items & to operate power equipment. Accounts for approx. 10% of the skill requirement
Lifting – Up to 25 lbs. To handle hand tools, equipment, to handle hoist, to left hold down bars, to left filling yarn pkgs, to use hand light, to handle tubes & moving various machine parts. Performed 150-160 times daily & accounts for 10% of the skill requirement.
Pushing/Pulling – Performed 60-70 times daily to use hand tools, to move hand cars/buggies, to open/close gates/cabinets/drawer/doors/& to move chain operated doors. Must be able to push oiler, battery grease gun & pull various lever & handles on equipment. Accounts for 15% of skill requirement
Reaching – Must be able to reach freely to work on plant equipment, to draw ends as needed, to open/ close file drawers, to get tools & equipment, to make machine changes, to replace pattern chain, to retrieve supplies. Also work on machine rollers. Performed numerous times accounts for 15% of skill requirement
Visual Acuity – Normal vision required
Bending/Stooping – Performed 150-200 times daily to work on machinery, to work on samples, to pick up tools & supplies to work on “smashes”, to get material from the toolbox, to work on dobbies & to make machine changes. Accounts for 15% of skill requirement.
Other – Must be able to hear for person to person communication & emergency alarms
Safety Equipment Required – Hearing protection, safety shoes, apron, rubber gloves, safety goggles (when using compressed air)

This reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the essential function of the job identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all of the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

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