Machine Operator I - Day Shift
Ditch Witch - Perry, OK

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This position is for a High-Definition Plasma Operator. As a cross-functional team member of this department, work may be required anywhere in the Fabrication Department and perform other duties as assigned by the Section Leader.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Read information from blueprints and verify acceptability of components being produced.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate production equipment.
    • This includes monitoring the performance of the machine and carrying out operations in proper sequence.
  • Load jobs, pull parts from active plate, and perform daily, weekly and monthly preventive maintenance on the machine.
  • Hand and air tools will be used daily (magnets, grinders, chipping guns, sanders, etc.).
  • Remove parts from plate with a magnet or hoist, clean or de-burr them, check them for quality using measuring tools (micrometers, tape measures, rules, squares, etc.), detect and correct defects.
  • Use a computer to:
    • Check the location, inventory, and routing of parts.
    • Print production orders as well as transfer or move tickets.
  • Maintain production records.
  • Meet or exceed typical production, quality, attendance, and safety expectations and work independently much of the time with limited supervision.
  • Have the willingness and determination to cross-train on other machines as skills are developed.
  • Be willing to contribute to ongoing Continuous Improvement efforts to eliminate identified waste while increasing efficiency through process modification, setup reductions, idea cards, etc..
  • Through behavior and communication, maintain a positive attitude and relationships with customers, supervisors, and co-workers.

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.
  • Working with hazardous materials, including coolant, solvents, oils, grease, and pressurized gases.
  • Fast pace environment.
  • Varying duties, workloads, and priorities.
    • Changes often happen with little to no advance notice.
  • Workdays of up to 12 hours Mon-Fri and Saturdays as needed to meet production schedules.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Be familiar with and have basic experience using mechanical repair and assembly tools.
    • This includes wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, etc.
  • 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.
  • Be able to regularly and safely handle items weighing in excess of 50 pounds.
    • This includes pushing, pulling, lifting, and positioning items.
  • Have a good work record, including attendance, safety, performance, behavior, self-motivation, attention to quality, ability to learn new skills, and a cordial, cooperative personality.
  • Experience or training in any of the following would be a plus:
    • Welding, machining, mechanical repair, or metal working machinery operation.