Machine Operator
San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind - San Antonio, TX

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Job Summary: Conjoin component parts in order to make a viable product. Accomplish by using non-complex, single needle and double needle, semi-automated and automated machines. The machine requires that few decisions be made by the operator.

Essential Functions: · Clean machines to ensure proper functioning

· Feed material or part into non-complex semi-automated and automated machines

· Align the material or part on the proper position

· Check machine to ensure it is working properly

· Run item through the machine

· Cross train on other machines

· Prepare processed item to give to either the next worker in the process or to the Material Handler

· Perform quality checks. Remove incorrectly assembled items from rotation

· Fix or discard rejected items

· Count number of items processed

· Must be able to work a 40 hours a week with overtime as required

· Must be able to report to workstation without assistance

· Must be able to sit for long periods of time

· Must be able to lift 5-10 pounds

· Must be able to conduct repetitive motions on a daily basis

Additional Responsibilities: · Fold merchandise when needed.

· Assist material handler and peers as needed.

· Work in other departments when needed.

· Clean up left over materials and work area.

· Assume additional responsibilities, perform additional duties, and complete special projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: · Must be “legally blind,” with some sight

· Knowledge of the products being produced

· Ability to count

· Ability to follow detailed oral and written instructions or instructions given by


· Ability to work independently as well as in teams

· Ability to operate automated and semi-automated machines as well as hand tools

Job Qualifications: · Must pass proficiency test on two of the level one machine tasks

· Must be able to follow instructions, follow pattern, and must be able to handle equipment operation

· Must be able to maintain standard productivity rate per project


· Employees must be able to perform, demonstrate, and maintain competence on at least three operator tasks with the work cell within the department


· Single Needle Sewing Machine

· Double Needle Sewing Machine

· Programmable Sewing Machines

· Serger Sewing Machine

· Eyelet Machine

· Cover Stitch Sewing Machine

· Dot Socket Machine

· Grommet Machine

· Western Punch

· Dot Stud Machine

· Ace Cutter

· Absorbent Filling Machine

· Production Inspection

· Walking Lockstitch Sewing Machine

TRAVEL: Approximately -0- percent.

SALARY: $9.00 per hour

This job description does not imply these are the only duties to e performed. The incumbent in this position will perform such other tasks as may be required for the effective operations of the Division/Department upon request by his/her supervisor.

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