The Weir Group PLC

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Hose Builder- 3rd Shift
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Company Profiles

Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


Business Need / Purpose of Role

At Weir Minerals Madison we are looking for people who: Think Safety First, Delight our Customers, Deliver Quality, Do the Right Thing, Explore and Innovate.

Does this sound like you?

Our Hose Building is looking for a few individuals who will embody our Vision!

Hose manufacturing is an uncommon and respectable trade. When manufacturing a hose, one must take proper care to detail to ensure its safety and functionality is higher than satisfactory standards. Individuals we seek will be quick at numbers, being able to accurately and promptly calculate measurements.

Every day will be a new exciting challenge! One day you might be evaluating blueprints and the next you might be assembling parts of the hose. You’ll be proud as you see the results of what you and your teammates are building, looking at your accomplishments and thinking “Hey, we did that!” Develop a work ethic built in camaraderie as you work closely with several other individuals from diverse backgrounds.

When working in the Hose Building at Weir Minerals, you work with a community of hard working individuals, who are proud of their continual growth in skill and profession.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

  • Assemble, static test, and mount accessories to insure a quality end product is delivered to the customer.


  • Read and interpret blueprints to assure accurate assembly of products including preparation of components before assembly and testing, and inspection after completion at a normal level of efficiency to meet production standards.   


  • Inspect in-process assemblies and completed products per the design specification, advising the Shift Leadperson of defects. Accurately complete all required data, time sheets, quantity of parts, etc.


  • Advise the Shift Leadperson of time discrepancies relative to production rates, for all assemblies.


  • Produce product or perform work that will meet Weir’s efficiency and quality standards.


  • Perform daily maintenance (TPM) and housekeeping (5S) for machine and/or work area.


  • Advise the Shift Leadperson of potential plant, equipment, and safety problems.


  • Regular and reliable attendance is key to performance of this job.


  • Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, and customer focused attitude within and between departments.


  • Attend training, safety, employee, and department meetings, as required.


  • Complete special projects as assigned.


  • Comply with all Operations Department and Company policies, procedures, and programs.


  • Keep the Manufacturing Team Manager aware of pertinent issues and information warranting their knowledge, action and/or resolution.


  • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations.  Maintain departmental housekeeping standards. 


  • Participate on cross-functional teams to ensure the continuous, ongoing improvement of processes, methods, productivity and quality, while reducing costs.


  • Responsible for Environmental Health and Safety management and policy commitments as prescribed for this role in Weir’s Duty of Care.


  • Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 



Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.



Requires a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.



Basic knowledge of shop math.  Ability to read and interpret blueprints.  Ability to use and read part measuring equipment.  Good organization, communication, motivation, human relations, problem solving, and follow-through skills.  Work well under pressure and with a diversity of people. Ability to promote and maintain positive relationships.  Good work ethic - proactive.



Requires the ability to operate a computer for basic e-mail and job log on and off activity.  Basic hand tools, pneumatic grinders, part measuring equipment, overhead and jib cranes, lifting chains and slings.  Pushing, pulling, prying, lifting and carrying rolls of rubber, product parts, steel molds and etc. up to 50 pounds on a frequent to constant basis.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell.


The employee is frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.   



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


The employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  Work is occasionally performed near moving mechanical parts, in high, precarious places and darkness or poor lighting.  Occasional exposure to wet or humid conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, sudden temperature changes, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  Loud noise. 

Core Competencies


Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. 

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.