Allegion Job Title: Cover Cell in Princeton, Illinois

Job Title: Cover Cell


The Cover Cell Operator is responsible for working safely and completing 5S assignments, as well as using standard work processes for packing and filling cylinders in a productive manner in order to meet daily customer demands. In addition, the Cover Cell Operator is expected to inspect parts for quality and correctness to ensure proper parts are being packed. Finally, Cover Cell Operators are expected to let their Leads or Team Leaders know if they encounter any problems that will keep them from meeting these responsibilities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, which are to be performed accurately, efficiently, within company safety and quality standards, and within required time frames as needed. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Determine parts to run from AS400 and Kanban boards; make color and style changes as needed

  • Remove appropriate parts from conveyor; locate parts from stock

  • Package finished parts and prepare them for use on pack lines

  • Perform quality checks on parts and products

  • May perform other duties as assigned and extend into other areas as needed

  • Follow safety regulations; keep work areas and equipment clean and orderly using 5S standards

  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed

  • Perform tasks in a timely and accurate manner


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships

  • Ability to work effectively in independent situations and exercise good judgment to reach sound conclusions

  • Ability to use Kanban workflow for optimal build performance

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, schedules, rules, procedures, etc.

  • Ability to read, interpret, and perform from various documents, including method sheets, assembly drawings, production reports, safety rules, printed shop schedules, KanBan cards/boards, operating maintenance instruction and procedure manuals, etc.

  • Ability to properly identify components and gain extensive parts knowledge

  • Ability to identify and obtain appropriate parts for work station operation

  • Ability to use the AS400 computer application

  • General knowledge of machinery, specifically related to areas of responsibility

  • Ability to judge distances, spatial relationships, and perform visual and/or mechanical inspections; ability to distinguish colors and finishes

  • Basic math and computer skills

  • Ability to perform jobs at the same or lower labor grade than current job

  • Must be able to pass confined space and other relevant training courses


  • Ability to continuously lift up to 5 pounds, frequently lift up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift up to 60 pounds. Any lifts over 35 pounds should be done with assistance.

  • Ability to demonstrate manual dexterity; ability to use fingers and hands to feel, handle, or squeeze; reach with hands and arms; twist/turn body; perform repetitive motions

  • Ability to stand, walk, and/or sit, frequently and for extended periods of time

  • Ability to occasionally climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl


  • Ability to use pneumatic tools

  • Ability to use cover cell conveyor, paint system, and operate robot


  • Exposure to various chemicals including greases, oils, and adhesives in safe exposure amounts and approved for use in our facility by EHS

  • Exposure to temperature changes

  • Exposure to moderate noise levels with intermittent loud noises

  • Exposure to vibration

  • Exposure to dirt and/or dust

  • Exposure to sharp objects and parts

  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts, protected by approved guarding and controls


  • Minimum requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Three months of related experience

*This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee and are subject to change as necessitated by operational requirements.


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