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GAF Production Operator (Roofing) in Mt. Vernon, Indiana

Come Build Your Career Under OUR Roof

Job Description:


Mount Vernon, Indiana is located about 20 miles west of Evansville, along the Ohio River. Evansville is the 3rd largest city in Indiana and in 2017 was ranked as one of the most affordable places to live in America! The GAF site in Mount Vernon was founded in 1973 and produces a wide variety of products, including both residential and commercial roofing materials. Our 88 acre site is currently undergoing many exciting changes, including a large expansion of our production team! There’s never been a better time to join our team!


The Production Operator assists the Roofing production line where needed including, but not limited to, machine operation, quality verification, packaging, housekeeping & forklift operation.


  • Responsible for safe operation of equipment; preventing damage to equipment and preventing injuries

  • Participates fully as a member of the crew during downtime and start-up, product changes, operational problems, clean up, etc.

  • Assists in sheet breaks, threading machine and product changes.

  • Will assist in clearing machine jams (at the autocatcher) to keep product moving

  • Responsible for basic maintenance, trouble shooting, and cleaning of assigned equipment

  • Records and documents all required data on applicable sheets

  • Maintains work area in neat and orderly condition per housekeeping procedures for the department

  • Operates forklift in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Completes product testing in accordance with product specification. Keeps supervisor informed of variations in the production process at all times.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Additionally, a high degree of quality knowledge of each product made to be able to make decisions on the quality of those products. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


High School diploma or general education degree (GED) is required. Experience in manufacturing concepts and safety practices and procedures is preferred. Positive attitude and a willingness to contribute to a continuous improvement environment is critical.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to solve problems involving a few concrete functions of this job.


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 have the ability to use hands to fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; to raise and lower objects without mechanical aids; to extend hands and arms in any direction to reach, push or pull objects; to bend at the knees and at the waist; and to talk or hear.

The employee is frequently required to be able to stand for long periods of time, to walk, to have the ability to balance when assisting in the thread-up of the machine and to climb industrial ladders and use catwalks and stairs in the work area.

The employee must have the ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move 50 lbs. Product & raw materials in excess of 50 lbs. must be moved with two employees. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to wear and use required safety equipment, including safety glasses, steel-toe safety shoes, hearing protection, head protection, and gloves.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to fiberglass mat, asphalt, granules, fumes or airborne particles that fall below OSHA PELs. The employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to vibration from machines.

The employee occasionally works in high places when assisting with thread-ups and above the floor level on catwalks and/or stairs, and is exposed seasonally to hot and cold weather.

The noise level in the work environment requires hearing protection.


The Mount Vernon plant schedules are based on business need. Candidates must be available to work rotating shifts. Overtime, holidays, weekends and other shifts may be required.


  • We offer a very competitive starting wage of $21.80 per hour that increases to $26.18 per hour after 6 months of employment, as well as a bonus and benefits package. You are eligible to begin taking advantage of our insurance and 401k programs starting on your first day! Our excellent 401(k) includes an employer contribution of up to 7%!

  • Your professional growth and development is very important to us and therefore we offer internal training programs, as well as a generous tuition reimbursement program.

  • New employees can expect to begin accruing vacation immediately, which is prorated from your start date.

  • In support of working families we offer a parental leave benefit, in which employees who give birth or adopt a child may be eligible for paid leave.

  • Insurance coverage plans include medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, disability, life insurance, employee assistance program, and more.

  • Other exciting benefits include health club/gym membership reimbursement, referral program, and product rebates when purchased for an employee’s primary residence.

Must have ability to work in the U.S. without current/future need for GAF visa sponsorship.


We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

With 130+ years in the industry, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, we are also part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world.

Our communities help give our work meaning and the products we manufacture help protect what matters most. The shingles help to shelter the families living in the homes in our towns. The TPO helps protect what is under that hospital’s roof. In addition to quality products, we make sure they are installed by quality craftsmen and women. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors.

GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. Our success is driven by a commitment to empowering our people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation and the desire to protect what matters most. ​