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JOB SUMMARY:

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, gun drill, etc. As a cross-functional team member of this division he or she may also assemble components and perform other duties as assigned.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Read information from blueprints.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate production equipment. This includes monitoring the performance of the machine and carrying out operations in proper sequence.
  • Set up fixtures, mount parts/components in fixtures, and perform mechanical assembly. This includes using hand and air tools (wrenches, torque wrenches, impact wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, etc.).
  • May remove parts from fixtures, clean or de-burr them, check them for quality using measuring tools (micrometers, gauges, tape measures, rules, squares, etc.), and detect and correct defects.
  • Performs basic operator maintenance to the equipment with which they are assigned to avoid down time and loss of production.
  • Use a computer to check part locations, inventory, and maintaining production records.
  • Provide input for trouble shooting and problem solving.
  • Consistently meets or exceeds expectations for Safety, Quality, Productivity, Performance and Attendance metrics.

 

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, and pressurized gases.
  • Variable duties, workloads, and priorities. Changes often happen with little advance notice.
  • 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 Saturdays worked (ET). 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Typically, 18 to 36 months of directly related experience required; experience in welding or mechanical repair preferred.  
  • Demonstrate and apply a higher degree of skill/knowledge in machining or fabrication than just basic skills.
  • Have basic experience using mechanical repair and assembly tools. This includes wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, etc.
  • Be knowledgeable of SAP and be able to utilize the system, and assist others, based upon job needs.
  • Have appropriate reading, clerical, and basic math skills. This includes the ability to understand written instructions, maintain production records, and calculate sums, differences, and fractions.
  • Demonstrates the ability to move from process to process with little to no supervision.

 

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.