Klein Tools - Lincolnshire

Rivet Machine Operator

Job Location US-AR-Fort Smith
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/6/2017 11:05 AM)
5721 S. Zero Street


Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople.


As a Rivet Machine Operator, you will perform all types of machine riveting on such materials as canvas, leather, nylon web, cotton web, vulcanized fiber, Klein Kord and other materials.  The products produced include tool bags, leather and canvas pouches, fiber guards, harnesses, etc.  Specific responsibilities for a Rivet Machine Operator will include:

  • Align and position parts against anvil to set rivets in products by pressing foot levers. 
  • Remain alert for in-process product imperfections and bring them to the supervisor's attention. 
  • Move work within the department after completion. 
  • Set-up rivet machines. 
  • Exercise safety procedures to prevent injury to oneself and coworkers, and to prevent damage to equipment. 
  • Read and check off daily safety operation procedures before starting the machine.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


Qualified candidates will have the following:

  • Two (2) years experience in a manufacturing environment (preferred). 
  • The ability to work closely and effectively with all employees and management staff 
  • Possess mathematical, reading, writing and comprehension skills 
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the different types of materials and their characteristics and flaws for quality acceptability.

Physical Demand Requirements:

  • Employee is regularly required to stand and sit for extended amounts of time. 
  • Must have high dexterity of both hands, have strong hands, wrists and arms.
  • The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Klein Tools provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • 401(k) Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Vacation/Holidays
  • Shared Cost Medical & Dental
  • Flex Spending
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Discount Program  

If you have the commitment to succeed and the desire to join an organization recognized as the industry leader, please submit your cover letter and resume.


No phone calls please.




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