Machine Operator I - Evening or Night Shift
Ditch Witch 9 reviews - Perry, OK

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This employee will operate one or more of various production machines. Machines operated may include

equipment in fabrication & machine shop, automatic welders, tube expanders,etc. As a cross-functional team member of this division he or she may also assemble components and perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job, the employee must:
  • 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 in fixtures, and perform mechanical assembly. This includes using hand and air tools (wrenches, torque wrenches, impact wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, etc.).
  • Place components into fixtures with a hoist and manually. Certain operations may require handling large numbers of components.
  • Be able to lift and handle parts that weigh in excess of 50 pounds.
  • 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.
  • Use a computer to:
  • Check the location, inventory, and routing of parts
  • Maintain production records.
  • Meet or exceed typical production, quality, attendance, and safety expectations.


The environment in which this employee works includes:
  • 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.
  • Variable duties, work loads, and priorities. Changes often happen with little advance notice.
  • Workdays of up to 12 hours. Extra shifts on Saturdays are fairly common.


To be considered, applicants must:
  • 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 handle items weighing in excess of 50 pounds. This includes pushing, pulling, lifting, and positioning items.
  • Have a good work record, including indications of strong self-motivation, high productivity, reliable attendance, 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.

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