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Set Up Operator

Brand:  Matthews Memorialization
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  Bronze NA

Searcy, AR, US, 72143


Matthews International is seeking a qualified Assembly Operator - Set Up Operator to work in our Bronze Foundry  in the Searcy, AR area for our memorialization business segment.   The Set Up Operator will be responsible for the assembling of products, parts or materials for our foundry production process using hand tools, jigs, fixtures, adhesives and fasteners according to the production standards and schedules.    

Competitive Starting Rate of $13.11 plus full benefits starting day one which includes: medical, dental, vision, Health Saving Account (HSA) with company contribution, short and long term disability (after 90 days), life insurance, earned time off (starts accruing immediately), 401(k) retirement plan with company match, employee stock purchase plan with company match and a guaranteed annual bonus based on year of service.



•Working with production equipment in an industrial environment.
•Working in a role that requires using hand tools and production equipment.
•Working in a role that encourages cross training and working in various roles to help with efficency and production.
•Working with an organization that provides the necessary training to complete the job and advance your career.

•Working with  hand tools, projection machines, patterns and templates.
•Setting up and checking products to confirm if they meet specifications.
•Working in a role that requires quality checks and a strong detail to accuracy.

•You will be working in various stations in the department including layout projection, picking templates and patterns in the creation of models used for molds.
•You will be using adhesives in the creation of templates and be responsible for the accuracy of the products to meet order specifications.
•You will be responsible for working and cross training in all set up operation stations.
•Quality inspections on products to ensure no defects on products.


•High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
•3-12 months of previous experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
•Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
•Possess a mechanical aptitude; ability to use a large variety of hand tools and basic knowledge of power tools.
•Ability to work overtime as necessary. 


•Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and see.
•Regularly lift and/or move up to 50+ pounds. 
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
•Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Matthews Memorialization is a leader in the memorialization industry who is committed to helping customers grow their businesses and helping families move from grieving to remembrance by providing products of superior craftsmanship and revenue generating programs and services. Within this industry, our Environmental Solutions is focused on the design and manufacture of advanced combustion systems. Matthews Memorialization is a (MATW) Matthews International company. 


Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants.  In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock