Mechanical Helper

Mechanical · Indianapolis, Indiana
Department Mechanical
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $18.25-19.25

Mechanical Helper



Mechanical Helper


Reports to:

Mechanical Supervisor

May receive assignments/instructions from a Crew Lead, or other designated personnel


Job Summary:

American Art Clay Company (AMACO) was founded in 1919 by Ted O. Philpott. AMACO is known for being the first to commercially manufacture ceramic and non-ceramic clays, lead-free glazes, electric kilns and potter’s wheels. AMACO is a founding member of the Arts and Creative Materials Institute, which established safety standards for children’s art materials in 1936.  Today AMACO continues to manufacture ceramic supplies with the highest standards of quality and safety.

AMACO is a fourth-generation 100-year family-owned and operated company with a strong belief that art and creating art fosters well-being for the individual while enriching society as a whole. Making art facilitates tactile learning, encourages self-expression, develops craft skills and cultivates creativity.  AMACO promotes a culture of continuous improvement and change; and a working environment that embraces innovation at all levels, from the factory floor to the executive offices. Everyone is empowered to improve their role, and their collaborative processes, and to participate in the common goals of safety, quality, customer care, teamwork, respect, and learning and development.  We are looking for a Mechanical Helper that will be a part of the continuous improvement of AMACO.  The Mechanical Helper will assist and perform less skill-demanding duties of one of various classifications including; welder, metal worker, brick cutter, and painter.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.



Manufacture of crafting/packing components

Prepare and/or assemble materials and products

Perform product handling and finish work

Reports production output and activities

Cycle counts of materials



Reading and Comprehension skills

Must understand and comply Bills of Material

Must understand and processing/work instructions

Ability to operate material handling equipment and finishing tools

Safely and effectively operate all equipment necessary to perform assigned duties

Public speaking-to present information to management

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Ability to do cycle counts of materials (i.e.; labels, boxes, cartons, etc.)

Ability to use measuring tools/devices

Must be able to work in hot environments

Ability to lift heavy materials up to 70 lbs.


Work Environment:

This job may require you to stand for an extended period of time as well as lifting/heavy lifting is required.  Must be able to work in hot environments


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Hours of work are Monday through Friday, 40+ hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.



No travel is expected for this position.


Education and Experience:

Required-High School Diploma or Equivalent


EEO Statement:

AMACO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: AMACO is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at AMACO are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the location where we operate. AMACO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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