Samson Rope Machine Operator - Lafayette, LA in Lafayette, Louisiana

Job Description:

Samson, the worldwide leader in high performance cordage, is seeking Machine Operators to join our team. Our starting pay for this position is $13.00/hour with an additional shift differential of $0.25/hour for second shift or $0.35/hour for graveyard shift.

The responsibilities of the Machine Operator include performing various tasks including setting up machines and materials for machine operation, monitoring and troubleshooting assigned machines throughout the shift, and performing minor repairs to machines as necessary. The Machine Operator may operate forklifts to supply material to the production area. The successful candidate is expected to practice a high level of business ethics, professionalism, safety and quality in all activities in accordance with Samson strategy and core values.

Experience and Skills:

Applicants Must Meet the Following Requirements:

  • Read, write, and understand English and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work hours and shifts assigned.
  • Strong attention to details.
  • Mechanical and manual dexterity.
  • Knowledge of shop math including use of measurement tools.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work on elevated platforms.
  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, and bend for duration of shift.
  • Machine operation requires the use of safety equipment to include, but is not limited to: safety glasses, hearing protection, and steel-toed shoes.

Applicants selected will be required to complete a basic math and reading comprehension exam.

Applicants must select all shifts they are available to work. If the shift(s) chosen does not match the job opening, the applicant will not be considered.

Job Benefits

For 130 years, Samson has paved the road to success with innovation, quality, and service. Samson knows that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts: From our Corporate Headquarters and manufacturing in Ferndale, Washington, to the manufacturing floor in Lafayette, Louisiana, to our international sales teams, our people are what make the difference in the product and to the customer.

A career at Samson is challenging, rewarding, and satisfying. We accomplish our goals when each individual performs to their full potential while contributing as a valuable team player with others in the organization.

To learn more about Samson Rope, go to

Samson offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k with company match, education reimbursement, paid vacation, and 11 paid holidays.

We are a drug and tobacco free workplace, and an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran).

Employment is contingent on a successful background and drug screen.

Job Tracking ID: 512776-547910

Job Location: Lafayette, LA

Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)

Level of Education: High School/GED

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

Date Updated: September 09, 2016

Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year

Starting Date: ASAP