Entry level Spark Operators needed in the Turners Falls area! No manufacturing experience required.

This is a temp-hire opportunity.

2nd Shift: 3pm-11pm, $19/hr

Individuals will be responsible for a variety of duties including: Performing required operations connected with measuring, inspecting, testing and re-spooling wire and cable in preparation for shipping or its next operation.

Job Characteristics

  • Work from factory orders, special customer requirements and verbal instructions to evaluate and meet specifications with regard to conductor size, amount of insulation over diameter, sparking voltage, type of repairs allowed (if any), number of pieces per reel, type of reel for put-up, sparking sequence, number of conductors, multiple lengths, amount of order.
  • Set up wire or cable on sparking machine, selects proper counter eyes, applies prescribed sparking voltage, maintains proper traverse while operating machine at fastest allowable speed; set up voltage tester, test wire and small cables at prescribed voltage, check continuity tester to insure there are no breaks or shorts.
  • Visually examine and inspect wire/cables as they are pulled through the machine to detect sparking (defects). Identify areas of defective insulation, cut out defective piece
  • Use micrometer to check conductor for proper size, check appearance of insulation and centering of copper wire in the insulation; tag reel in accordance with specifications, direct to next operation.
  • Detect and report any unusual conditions, defective materials or other malfunctions
  • Maintain equipment and work area in a clean and proper condition. Observe safety regulations.
  • Ability & willingness to cross-train on other machines throughout the plant.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Able to pass a drug screen & background check
  • Able to lift up to 40lbs
  • Previous manufacturing experience is not required, but is a plus

Benefits Upon Hire Over (90 days)

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Life, AD&D and Disability
  • PTO and Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Overtime after 8 hours/day or more than 40 hours per week.

Job Location: Turners Falls, MA