Production Operator--Shelby

Shelby, NC, USA Req #92
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) is one of the largest glass fiber manufacturers in the world, with manufacturing and sales in all three major world regions (Americas, Asia and Europe).  The Glass Fiber Division is one of several businesses that make up the global NEG Group – a leading manufacturer of specialty glass, headquartered in Otsu, Japan - that manufactures and sells a broad range of high technology glass products.  NEG has a strong focus on customer satisfaction, technology and social responsibility.  The global NEG Glass Fiber business has a mission of being the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance, high quality glass fiber products, with a focus on investing in the growth of the business in all regions.


NEG-US Glass Fiber includes the former PPG Glass Fiber business unit in the Americas, as well as Sales and Marketing resources that import products from other NEG locations.  The NEG acquisition of PPG’s US Glass Fiber operation was completed on September 1, 2017.  The US operation has been in existence since 1959 and includes three manufacturing sites in the Carolinas (Shelby, NC, Lexington, NC and Chester, SC).  There is also a Research & Development site in Shelby, NC and a Sales/Business office in the Pittsburgh area.  In total, NEG-US employs close to one thousand people in a wide variety of commercial, technical, manufacturing and business roles.


The Glass Fiber Division manufactures a range of thermoplastic and thermoset compatible direct roving and chopped strand products, along with continuous strand mat, multi-end roving and wet used chopped strands.  These products and NEG’s technical and commercial resources support a wide range of applications in the market – including transportation, wind energy, oil and gas piping, infrastructure and construction.  NEG’s glass fiber is used as the primary reinforcement in these applications.


NEG-US offers competitive salaries and wages along with a 401(k) program that includes an employer match and additional employer contribution. Health care benefits, life insurance, disability, paid vacations and holidays are also provided. If you desire to be part of the NEG-US organization, please review a list of open positions, and we invite to apply for position(s) you may be qualified to perform. We look forward to your interest in NEG-US.

Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) is currently interviewing for full-time Production positions at its fiber glass manufacturing facility in Shelby NC. If you are interested in working in a
dynamic, growth-oriented environment and being part of a successful, global manufacturing company, we invite you to join our team.


NEG offers competitive wages & excellent benefits including health care, dental plan,
life insurance, 401(k) savings plan with a match, (DCRP) Defined Contribution
Retirement Plan
, educational assistance,10 paid holidays yearly, paid vacation 
(1 week) after 6 months of employment. (2 weeks) after 6 months and the start of the next calendar year.


Production operations run 24 / 7 / 365 with 12 hour rotating shifts. Entry Level Production Positions may include direct contact with fiber glass material, physical movement including lifting, bending, squatting, and standing. Production workers salary is between $23.21 and $26.11 per hr. Depending on the occupation. THIS IS TOP PAY FOR ENTRY LEVEL JOBS---PAY PROGRESSION WILL BE $1.00 LESS AND MOVED TO TOP PAY WHEN YOU ARE A QUALIFIED OPERATOR (30-90 DAYS AVERAGE) Opportunities to move to Core Jobs with higher pay are available & encouraged.


Direct Roving Packer – $23.21

Direct Roving Winder or Sliver Position – $23.99

RWC Operator Position – $24.66

RWC Doffer or Sliver Position – $23.99

Wet Chop Operator Position -- $24.66

Direct Chop Operator Position -- $26.11

Effective July 1, 2018, NEG requires qualified applicants to possess a High School Diploma or equivalent to be considered for employment.

The only exceptions are applicants who possess a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).

Although an applicant may possess a HS diploma, they are encouraged to attain a Career Readiness Certificate, which is an assessment-based credential that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills. More information about CRC is provided at the following website or at local community college.


National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Online Class - Cleveland CC

NC Career Readiness Certification - Isothermal Community College

National Career Readiness Certificate - ACT Work keys | ACT


Previous industrial/manufacturing experience is preferred, but not required.

  • All employment offers are contingent on successfully passing an interview process, drug & background screens, and a complete physical.
  • NEG-US is an equal opportunity employer Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Applicants must have the legal right to work in the United States

APPLY AT:      What: Nippon   Where: Shelby


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NEG-US prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.


NEG-US offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. NEG-US is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $23.21
  • Max Hiring Rate $26.11
  • Travel Required No
  • Travel % 0
  • Telecommute % 0
  • Job Start Date Thursday, March 16, 2023
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  • Shelby, NC, USA