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Are you looking to join a pioneering team working in the evolving world of heavy trucks? If yes, we want to hear from you! 

The STS Group is a globally leading supplier of components and systems for the commercial vehicle and automotive industries headquartered in France. The Adler Pelzer Group, a global Tier 1 supplier recently acquired STS group to expand its target market in the USA. STS is pioneering operations of Class A surface components for the heavy trucks in the USA. We are seeking experienced Production Operators (day shift) for the manufacturing processes of the brand new STS start up in Salem, Virginia - Roanoke, VA area. Forklift experience is a plus.


The Production Operator operates machinery to manufacture the highest quality automotive products as assigned to meet or exceed customer requirements. This role performs all functions as team player contributing to the success of the whole. This is a high visibility role with opportunities for growth in the next few months as the plant launches. 


The major responsibilities of the Production Operator are:

  • Required to begin production as scheduled (start of shift).

  • Ensures all manufacturing equipment is safe to operate and all guards and stop buttons are functioning prior to beginning production.

  • May complete other check lists or operator production sheets prior to and at end of production.

  • Manufactures product ensuring that all finished goods meet customer requirements in quality, quantity and proper packaging and labeling.

  • Maintains good housekeeping in work area and throughout the plant.

  • Follows APPS and Lean Manufacturing directives and instructions.

  • Ability to understand and comprehend operational work instructions.

  • Ability to work necessary overtime, which may include weekend work.

  • Good attendance and dependability record from previous employers.

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds overhead as needed.

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.

  • Ability to operate a forklift is preferred.

Note: This section is not inclusive. Other duties are assigned as necessary to support team objectives.

Please refer to the required list of skills and experience below. Education can be substituted with equivalent experience.

If you have manufacturing experience or a manufacturing background in any of these below, we want to speak with you!

  • SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) Thermoset

  • Bulk Molding Compound (BMC) Composites Technology

  • Hand layup thermoset (boats, truck tops, hot tubs, tanks, etc)

  • Cast thermosets (bowling balls)

  • Fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFTD, GMT, etc.)

  • Resin transfer molding (RTM)

  • Reactive Injection Molding (RRIM)

  • Paint and adhesives

  • Epoxies

  • Thermoplastic molding (large parts preferred – TPO, DCPD)

  • Any compression molding of any materials

  • Tires

  • Manufacturing plant launch


  • Opportunity to be a part of a brand new launch pioneering STS North American class A surfaces and grow one’s career

  • Competitive pay and benefits package

  • Hourly Range is $15.00 to $19.00 per hour. Specific rate is commensurate with relevant experience and factors such as specific experience with equipment and processes, education, certifications, licenses, technical skills, and training.

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance options after 90 days

  • Generous and flexible paid time off

  • 401(K) match, fully vested

  • Company provided life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, employee assistance program

  • Variety of automobile purchase discounts (BMW, Ford, GM, Subaru-many others)

  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development

To learn more about our Company and our rich history, visit our websites: and

Adler Pelzer Group and STS provides sponsorship for employment visa status based on business need. However, for this role, applicants must be currently and in the future authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without the need for visa sponsorship. 

No Unauthorized Referrals from Recruiters & Vendors

We are an equal opportunity employer. STS participate in the E-Verify Program.



Skills - required

Advance level of collaboration

Behaviors - required

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations - required

  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

  • Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Education - required

High School or better

Experience - required

3 years: Previous manufacturing experience

Licenses & Certifications - preferred

Forklift license (Preferred)

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