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Unifrax Machine Operators in Green Island, New York

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Why work for us?

Alkegen brings together two of the world’s leading specialty materials companies to create one new, innovation-driven leader focused on battery technologies, filtration media, and specialty insulation and sealing materials. Through global reach and breakthrough inventions, we’re delivering products that enable the world to breathe easier, live greener, and go further than ever before.

With over 60 manufacturing facilities with a global workforce of over 9,000 of the industry’s most experienced talent, including insulation and filtration experts, Alkegen is uniquely positioned to help customers impact the environment in meaningful ways.

Alkegen offers a range of dynamic career opportunities with globe-spanning reach. From production operators to engineers, technicians to specialists, sales to leadership, we’re always looking for top talent ready to bring their best. Come grow with us!


Third Hand assists Machine Tender and Back Tender on the setup, operation and cleanup of product manufactured on the #1 and #2 machines.

Individuals will be responsible for Safety (Personal, Housekeeping and Environmental), Quality (through compliance to ISO procedures and company masters) and Productivity (process and product improvement) as it applies to the Third Hand position.

  • Track product production on production schedule.

  • Detect and report defective materials or questionable conditions to the Shift Supervisor on duty.

  • Attach appropriate labels and tags to products.

  • Package finished goods as required for storage or shipment.

  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition and follow prescribed regulations.

  • Must be knowledgeable in the effective use of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) tools and concepts to assist in process improvements, both within Alkegen, and externally at our customers/suppliers. Serve as an active participant in LSS programs that promote continuous improvement.

  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Must adhere to all company policies and safety rules.

Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently with maximum lifting of 100 lbs.

  • Must be able to work extended hours when required.

If you are interested in being part of a world class production team here at Alkegen then we would love to hear from you.

Alkegen is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion throughout the organization. We recognize that we can learn better together with a diverse team of employees and that our individual differences, experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents not only part of our culture, but our reputation.

Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, nation of origin, religion, color, gender identity and expression, age, disability, education, opinions, culture, languages spoken, veteran’s status, or any other protected class.

Alkegen is a specialty materials leader serving mission-critical systems that the world is focused on for the future, including: battery technologies, electric vehicles, filtration media, and specialty insulation materials that enable customers to reduce fossil fuel consumption, save energy, and live greener.

We help people breathe easier, live greener, and go further than ever before.

Our experience speaks for itself. We are a vertically integrated manufacturer with the global reach and talent to solve your most demanding applications.

With 60 manufacturing facilities and 9,000+ highly skilled employees located around the world, we can solve any challenge.

Dedicated to sustainability and human health, we are uniquely positioned to help customers impact the environment in meaningful ways.