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JOB SUMMARY:
This employee will operate one or more of various production machines. Machines operated may include: lathes, mills, drills, saws, automatic welders, benders, punches, shears, flame cuts, hi-definition & plasma, laser, heat treat, shot blast, etc. As a cross-functional team member of this division he or she may also assemble components and perform other duties as assigned.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • May read information from blueprints.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate production equipment while monitoring the performance of the machine and carrying out operations in proper sequence.
  • Set up fixtures, mount parts in fixtures/components, and perform mechanical assembly using hand and air tools (wrenches, torque wrenches, impact wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, etc.).
  • Use a computer to check the location, inventory, and routing of parts and maintain production records.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Manufacturing plant conditions (indoors, with variable temperature and humidity, noise, and dirt).
  • Physical hazards such as powered vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, sharp objects, moving machinery, electrical arc-welding equipment, and materials handling.
  • Work with hazardous materials, such as coolant, solvents, oils, grease, & pressurized gases.
  • A variable work schedule (ranging from 8-12 hours daily depending on production needs, with overtime paid after 40 hours per week) and some scheduled work on Saturdays. 
  • An expectation to work at least 50% of the Extra Time (ET).  

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. 
  • Be familiar with and have basic experience using mechanical repair and assembly tools including wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, etc.
  • Have appropriate reading, clerical, and basic math skills including understanding written instructions, maintaining production records, and calculating sums, differences, and fractions.
  • Experience or training in welding, machining, mechanical repair, or metal working machinery operation would be beneficial. 

 

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS
The physical demands for this job are classified as heavy and include the following: 

  • Be able to regularly handle items weighing in excess of 60 pounds from floor to knuckle. 
  • Be able to regularly pull or push items weighing up to 50 pounds. 
  • Be able to regularly lift items up to 35 pounds from knuckle to shoulder. 
  • Be able to regularly lift items up to 25 pounds from shoulder to overhead. 
  • Job requires frequent standing, sitting, twisting, and bending. 
  • Job requires occasional walking, elevated work, squatting, kneeling, and climbing.