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Mat Handler Prod 4

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Vishay Dale in Columbus, NE is currently seeking a full-time Production Material Handler responsible for drawing necessary materials from stock, preparing materials if necessary and furnishing materials to the operators within the department.  Assists the Supervisor in increasing line efficiency by insuring that materials are in place promptly, assisting in the training of new employees, managing orders through the line in proper sequence and working on the production line on occasion to assist in breaking material banks or operating key machines during operator breaks.  Assists in the hazardous waste collection in area of responsibility.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understands all processes and specifications within the department and reports to Supervisor any discrepancies in line specifications.
  • Surveys material needs of production line, schedules the withdrawal of necessary materials from stock, prepares materials for manufacturing if necessary and furnishes materials to department operators as needed.
  • Assists Supervisor in managing the line flow of orders including expediting, filling in at any work position as necessary or operating key machines during operator breaks.  Reports any excessive work banks at line positions to Supervisor.
  • Assists Supervisor in the instruction and training of line workers, monitors worker's technique and makes recommendations for improvement.  Reports to Supervisor any problems or difficulties encountered by the production workers in their operation, materials or equipment.
  • Moves in-process products from one workstation to another and finished product to shipping.
  • Reports any machine breakdowns to the Supervisor and/or maintenance, and reports any tool shortages or tools in need of repair.
  • Assists in the monitoring of the collection and handling of waste chemicals to insure that chemicals are not mixed.
  • Brings to the Supervisor's attention any questions, misunderstandings or issues of line personnel.
  • Answers routine questions of line workers regarding company policies, procedures, benefits or programs and refers other than routine questions to the Supervisor or to Human Resources.
  • Runs queries on the computer to determine manufacturing priorities.  Must learn to use in-house developed software.
  • Performs tasks assigned by the Supervisor that are unique to a specific line or are required due to a special situation. (Examples may be setting up machines, checking subassemblies, taking inventory.)
  • Assists the Supervisor in monitoring and controlling line safety, insuring that machine guarding is in place, required safety equipment is in use and safety procedures are followed.
  • Various hand tools, computers and manufacturing equipment such as coil winders, reel packers, test equipment, etc.



High School diploma or equivalent. Three months to one year experience required. Initial hazardous waste management procedures (RCRA) training within six months of the appointment of  position dealing with hazardous waste and subsequent annual refresher thereafter. Initial emergency contingency plan implementation training within six months of the appointment of  position dealing with hazardous waste and subsequent annual refresher thereafter.

This position requires access to information subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations. As such, this position is open only to applicants who qualify as “U.S. Persons” according to U.S. federal law.


Vishay offers a comprehensive suite of benefit programs including health care coverage, financial support programs and other resources designed to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. With us, you'll experience unique career paths, an open and collaborative culture, a stable business that will be there for you, and opportunities to work globally and locally.

Do you have the skills we need? Are you ready to power your career as you power the world? If so, apply today.

Vishay is an AAP and Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Lincoln