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Temporary ( 6mo) Expansion Joint Technician : Finisher/ Service tech



Temporary ( 6mo) Expansion Joint Technician : Finisher/ Service tech

  • 492342
  • Palmyra, New York, United States
  • Garlock
  • Operations
  • Full-Time/Regular
  • Temporary

Are you interested in working in a fast pace manufacturing environment, learn and develop different skill trades? If you enjoy making custom parts, enjoy working with tools our Expansion Joints department at Garlock might have an opportunity for you! 

The Garlock family of companies manufactures industrial sealing and pipeline protection products. We are industry leaders focused on continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. As a division of EnPro Industries, we offer employees nearly unlimited opportunities to develop their professional interests and passions while also giving them the tools and resources to pursue their personal fulfillment outside of work.

** This is a temporary ( 6 months) position with Direct to Hire opportunity! 


  • Cuts materials and prepares cements for building expansion joints.
  • Works from job card which specifies style and size of joints required, and from manufacturing specifications showing material requirements.
  • Pulls or unrolls fabric and rubber materials onto cutting table. Measures, marks, and cuts material to specified dimensions using board, templates, patterns and scissors.
  • May cut flange fillers on clicker press using a die.
  • Performs related duties such as the splicing and trimming of pieces, soap stoning stock, arranging pieces on worktable, rolling up liner cloth, and disposal of scrap materials.
  • Assists other operators in handling heavy rolls of stock and in pulling stock from roll onto table.
  • Places raw material on storage racks in cold room.
  • Sets up and operates slitter to slit material to desired widths.
  • Labels and stores material in cold room.
  • Typical duties performed include: repair forms for manufacture of expansion joints; repair tooling including the air/pneumatic equipment; relocation of metal racks and shelves, performs minor repairs to equipment and machinery.
  • Maintains the expansion joint stockroom where a wide variety of forms, plates, materials, general supply items, and tooling are stored and issued in accordance with production requirements.
  • Maintains a close surveillance over production and keeps joint builders supplied with materials and tooling.
  • Works closely with Production Control, production supervision, and workers in matters pertaining to manufacturing schedules, order priorities, material and tooling shortages, and like matters.
  • Supplies expansion joint tooling and materials to builders for the manufacture of expansion joints to customer and company specifications.
  • Travels between work centers to determine start and finish of current projects and to establish the needs of builders and duck cutters for materials and/or tooling
  • Inspects all tooling returned from production; welds braises, grinds, smoothes, and refinishes metal forms; and performs other work necessary to recondition tooling and notifies supervisor of items in need of major repair.
  • Maintains inventory records on all tooling and supplies and takes a physical inventory periodically.
  • Keeps accurate production records.


  • High School diploma or equivalent ( GED) required
  • Forklift license required
  • Maintenance experience prefered
  • Welding experience or knowledge prefered
  • Able to lifting heavy weights. 
  • Must be proficient in the use of various measuring instruments, work to print and sketch specifications, or verbal instructions.
  • Working knowledge of drill presses, band saw, cut off saw, oxy acetylene torch use.

The above statements are intended to describe general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel classified under this job title.

Physical Requirements:

POSTURE:  Standing, bending, stooping, climbing,                                                                                     

MAXIMUM WEIGHT TO BE LIFTED:      Up to and including 35 lbs ( anything over 35lbs requires two people or appropriate lifting equipment)


REPETITIVE MOTION TASKS:  lifting , reaching, pushing, & pulling                     

DURATION OF SHIFT: 80%                        

We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage for employee plus eligible dependents
  • Employer matching 401K, paid time off, holidays, employee assistance programs, wellness programs, on-site medical staff and fitness center
  • Life and AD & D insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, and HSA, FSA
  • Progressive pay scale
  • Welding certification opportunity
  • This position is eligible for a shift differential 

Job Type: Temporary - 6 months - Direct to Hire opportunity available

EnPro Industries are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

This specification is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic requirements of all positions at Garlock.




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