Production Technician
WireCo WorldGroup - Montgomeryville, PA

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Sets up and operates one or more wire drawing machines. Positions and secures specified dies in dieholder, using hand tools. Lifts coil of wire onto feed reel, and threads it through dies. Coats wire with lubricant to facilitate drawing machine and starts machine. Inspects and measures drawn wire to verify conformance to specified shape, size and resistance, using instruments such as wire gauges and micrometers, replaces worn dies by using hand tools. Performs tensile strength and other tests and records test data on proper form.

Responsibilities:

  • Inspects machine and equipment used to ensure safe mechanical operation. Makes minor maintenance repairs and reports any maintenance or safety problems that require corrective action.
  • Determines size of wire to be run and verifies that machine dies are correct sizes. Checks dies with micrometer for accuracy and replaces worn dies as needed. Checks rod or breakdown wire to conform with requirements and places in proper position on poles, stands, or flippers, using fork lift when necessary. Cuts tie wires, straightens tangled coils, and breakdown wire if a new setup is required; otherwise, welds the top of new material to bottom of material running out. Threads pointed end through die and around block in accordance with standard procedure or as directed by Supervisor. Strings up machine in prescribed manner.
  • Checks wire size and adjusts die boxes to obtain proper cast, and cuts test samples. Gauges wire with micrometer, operates tensile and torsion machine to test samples, and records test data on form. Checks optical temperatures and wire speeds. Checks weights of carriers or spools on special length jobs.
  • Checks wire tolerances after each spool, prespool or coil and sample. Records wire diameters on appropriate paperwork.
  • Repairs all breaks, exercising good judgment. Sets counter to prescribed count or standard setting. Changes heads, bonnets, pins and shafts if necessary. Cleans water lines, steam nozzles, water jets, and water drains as needed. Maintains proper lubricants in all die boxes and replenishes as needed.
  • Removes spool or coil from machine, replaces empty spool, starts machine and ties up bundle or spool. Ensures that all material is properly tagged and placed on proper pallets or skids.
  • Checks machines, tools and auxiliary equipment to be sure they are operating efficiently and safely. Performs minor maintenance to correct problems and ensures maintenance is notified of problems requiring corrective action.
  • Regularly performs safety inspection in area and corrects problems where possible. Reports other problems to maintenance or Supervisor for corrective action. Responsible for housekeeping in area.
  • Ensures all material is packaged according to customer specifications and is prepared for shipment. Loads and unloads trucks and keeps material in a neat and orderly manner. Inspects forklifts on a daily basis and logs inspection on proper form. Monitors and maintains proper fluid and fuel levels as required. Operates forklifts in a safe and orderly manner.
  • 10. Assures that finished products meet quality standards and specifications.

    Performs any other miscellaneous duties as may be assigned. Assists other employees in work group or other work groups as needed. Responsible for passdown of operating information, problems, etc., to co-workers on the next shift.

    Required Qualifications:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    INITIATIVE and PEOPLE SKILLS:

    Must show initiative as part of job responsibility. All team members will be cross-trained in various job responsibilities. Expected to find ways to continually improve the process. Must work as a member of team; therefore, must be willing to become involved and contribute to the successful operation of the Plant. Must be able to interact with co-workers on all levels and possess excellent people skills.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

    High school diploma or general eduation degree (GED) required. Prefer one to two years experience in manufacturing environment.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS:

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

    REASONING ABILITY:

    Ability to solve practical problems. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

    Must be able to be certified as forklift operator. Must be able to be certified as a Certified Welder.

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