Grid Line Operator - 2nd Shift in Manitowoc, WI at Welbilt

Date Posted: 9/10/2019

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Job Description

Be a part of an industry that touches every life. Manitowoc Ice, a division of Welbilt, is now hiring a 2nd Shift Gridline Operator at its operation in Manitowoc, WI.

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

As Gridline Operator, you will be responsible for assembling and soldering evaporators per Engineering drawings, specifications, and instructions in support of and meeting production schedules while also meeting customer quality expectations. Grid line operators work in a physically-demanding and fast-paced environment, they continually lift, lower and slide copper evaporator components for the duration of their shifts.  Also requires hand dexterity to place evaporator components together prior to final assembly. They work with conveyors conveying equipment, industrial washers and ovens, and miscellaneous fixtures and hand tools to assemble, solder, inspect and repair copper evaporators.

Reporting directly to the Production Supervisor, this position is based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin*.

 Major Accountability:

  • Assemble partitions and evaporators; Inspect and perform minor repair of evaporators.

  • Operate the grid oven, washer, conveyor conveying equipment and tube bender within the parameters set forth by the operating manual(s).

  • Use various fixtures and hand tools in evaporator assembly. Lift and move tools, parts and material per prescribed methods.

  • Perform Waste Treatment procedures as required.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Produce Evaporators per Safety, Quality and Efficiency standards.  Work effectively in a team environment.

  • Follow and comply with all safety rules and practices.

  • Complete all needed paperwork and use a computer.

  • Work in a fast-paced, physically-demanding, team-oriented environment.

Job Requirements

 Job Requirements:

  • Successfully complete all training required for certification in the Grid Line Operations within 2 months

  • Must be able to read and work from engineering drawings, instructions, and standards.

  • Operate torch for solder repair
  • Read and use measuring equipment
  • Excellent Verbal Communications skills
  • Good Organizational and Multi-tasking skills
  • Operate computer to perform daily job functions
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 41-lbs unassisted

  • Ability to maneuver fixtured evaporators up to 100-lbs unassisted

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, physically-demanding, team-oriented environment.

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Shift hours may slightly vary and may be subject to overtime based on operational requirements.

   *Known as America’s #1 Selling Ice Machine, Manitowoc Ice designs and manufactures a complete range of cube, flake, and nugget ice machines, ice storage bins, and ice dispensers with 200+ models in ice-making capacities from 65 to 3,000 pounds per day.  Products can be found in hospitals, schools, hotels, restaurants, and convention centers all over the world.  The facility in Manitowoc, WI is a division of Welbilt, Inc.  

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of 12 award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand, FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-based digital platform brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,400 employees and operating 21 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 5,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit


Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.  All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, or medical condition. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge and abilities, and the feasibility of any necessary job



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