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Operator- Team Lead

For Glavel

Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead daily shift operations; including but not limited to supporting production deadlines, delegation of tasks, product flow, shift hand offs, maintenance and repairs, maintenance of production metrics.
  • Oversee dock schedule; inbound/outbound shipments
  • Operate and monitor manufacturing equipment in the production of foam glass aggregate. Processes to include crushed glass cleaning, glass powder ball mill, material blending and furnace operation.
    • Execute raw material storage and staging utilizing electric forklift.
    • Operate telehandler for aggregate transport, storage, bagging and truck loading
  • Execute daily standard machine & facilities maintenance functions - clean & inspect, minor machine/system adjustments & repairs, facility housekeeping
  • Perform finished product Quality Control including sample collection, prep, analysis & documentation.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of SOPs.
  • Follow and enforce all safety guidelines and procedures (PPE, equipment, facility, etc.)
  • Any additional tasked deemed fitting to the efficient operation of the facility.
  • Empowered to take decisions in the absence of the Plant manager.
  • Reports to Plant Manager


Preferred Skills

  • Effective communication skills
  • Mechanical & electrical aptitude
  • Forklift/heavy equipment driving experience
  • Highly self-motivated with ability to work within a team
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • 2+ years’ experience in manufacturing environment


Additional Notes

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Plant operates 24/7 with 12-hour shifts.
  • Day and night shifts available.
  • 9.5% Day Shift Premium.
  • Plus, additional 10% Night shift premium.
  • Will train the right candidate.


Glavel Commitment: Providing the ability to work at a progressive company that explicitly works to be anti-racist, by advocating and protecting the rights of people of color and religious minorities, and feminist, by protecting the rights of women, transgender, and gender-nonconforming people.

Sep 30, 2021
Must be able to lift 50lbs. Duties include indoor and outdoor work regardless of inclement weather. Work may entail both sitting and standing for extended periods. Environment may include dust, loud machinery, and use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
High school diploma or equivalent (preferred, not required)
Saxon Hill, Essex, VT