Haywood Vocational Opportunities Inc.
  • Waynesville, NC, USA
  • 13.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits Package, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays


HVO provides vocational training to individuals with disabilities and challenges to help them live more independent, successful, and productive lives through the use of grants and the proceeds from our production of medical devices.


HVO, Inc. (Haywood Vocational Opportunities, Inc.) is a non-profit, mission-driven social enterprise located in the beautiful blue ridge mountains of Western North Carolina providing vocational training and employment opportunities to adults with disabilities and disadvantages in Haywood County, NC. HVO supports our mission through the production of medical drapes and other medical devices for domestic and international surgical needs. HVO has more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing of disposable healthcare products and has created partnerships with some of the key players in the international healthcare industry. We would love to have you come join our team and help us continue to provide life changing services for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages.

JOB TITLE: Production Assembler I

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Hourly, non-exempt

PURPOSE: The Assembler I performs a series of assembly tasks to manufacture products in HVO's portfolio.

AREA OF PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITY: Production Manufacturing Areas


1) Ability to interact, respect and work with individuals with disabilities.

2) Work cooperatively and demonstrate respect to team members.

3) Becomes knowledgeable of products by reading product specifications, drawings and work instructions.

4) Must be able to learn assembly steps and meet productivity rates on multiple products within a manufacturing area.

5) Learns and demonstrates quality expectations of products being produced

6) Keeps accurate work records

7) Learns relevant quality system policies and work instructions.

8) Promptly advise immediate leadership of any issues that may arise carrying out above responsibilities.

9) Is expected to work overtime as requested.

10) Demonstrates good work habits and positive behaviors


1) Must demonstrate knowledge of HVO safety expectations and regulations

2) Maintains a clean and organized work area.

3) Demonstrates an understanding of proper hygiene and gowning procedures throughout the facility.


1) Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment

2) Consistently meets production targets after training period.

3) Demonstrates ability to perform visual inspection of assemblies with a high quality standard.

5) Must communicate well with others


1) Able to lift 30 - 40 pounds with assistance

2) Good manual dexterity requiring hand-eye coordination

3) Upper body repetitive motion requiring standing to perform tasks

4) May be required to stand or sit for long periods of time


  1. Demonstrated ability to read and do basic math functions.
  2. High school diploma/GED or proven work experience in related field.

Work Schedule:

Full Time: Monday - Friday 6:00 am - 2:30 pm

Full Time: Monday - Thursday 6 am - 4:30 pm

Part Time: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Starting Wage:

$13.00 per hour

Haywood Vocational Opportunities Inc.
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