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Production Machine Operators may be assigned to any department or machine in the plant. Flexibility and cross training are expected because as business conditions and needs change employee assignments may be changed. Assigned responsibility could include machine or process operation, inspection and maintenance. Specific duties may vary between departments and / or processes. The plant currently is a 3-shift operation Monday through Sunday with many departments scheduling mandatory overtime during the week and on Saturday and possibly Sunday. May work an alternate shift.
Tools and Equipment
•Manufacturing process equipment
•Personal Protective Equipment e.g. safety shoes and safety glasses with side shields are required, face shields, protective aprons, respirators, gloves •Measurement tools e.g. micrometers, weigh scales etc.
•Hand tools e.g. wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers etc.
•Test equipment e.g. eddy current, voltmeters etc.
•Various grades of titanium and steel
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Read work instructions from work order or traveler Able to identify a quality product applied to and produced at the assigned manufacturing process Consult with Foreman or previous shift operators to determine status of in process work, machine conditions and other work to be completed Set up manufacturing equipment, in reasonable time, using documented procedures, to produce quality product. Responsible to understand the operation of the manufacturing process in order to produce a quality product and to be proficient at operator maintenance. Observe machine operation to determine accuracy of operation and make subsequent adjustments as required to produce quality products efficiently. Informs Foreman or Manager of any irregularities in material, equipment, and procedures etc. including advance notice of need to replenish consumable wear parts. Responsible for maintaining crew compliance with established operating procedures. Maintain product and scrap identification Record required information on forms and/or electronic I/O devices Communicate with other crewmembers to overcome or correct problems as they occur. Assists other operators as required during a downtime situation Familiar with all process chemicals used in work area Follow procedures required in accordance with Quality System (ISO9002) Operate plant mobile equipment and overhead cranes (pendant and radio controlled) Handle process wastes in accordance with documented procedures. Assist in the training of other Production and Maintenance Employees Responsible for maintaining a clean and orderly work area Observe all safety rules and procedures including wearing designated personal protective equipment and lock out tag out Work with Managers, Foreman, Engineers, Technical Development on process improvement projects, Participate in Continuous Improvement activities as requested Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by Foreman, Gang leader, or Manager *These duties and responsibilities reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the Production and Maintenance jobs and shall not be interpreted as a detail description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.
Physical Demands/Work Environment -
•Reach with hands and arms.
•Talk and hear
•Stand; walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl •Lift and or move 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds •Utilize vision including close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
The work environment is such that the employee is regularly exposed to:
•Moving mechanical parts
•Outside weather conditions
•Very loud noise levels.
•Occasionally to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals •Risk of electrical shock or vibration
Personal Protective equipment is required in all work areas.
Qualifications / Training
•High School diploma, General Education Degree (GED), or equivalent experience
•1 - 3 years of experience, preferably in an industrial setting.
•Must have passed a test indicating mechanical aptitude and math ability •Must be able to read and write at the high school level
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