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

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This employee will 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, 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:
  • Learn to read information from blueprints.
  • Learn to set up, adjust, and operate production equipment. This includes monitoring the performance of the machine and carrying out operations in proper sequence.
  • Learn to 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.).
  • Learn to place components into fixtures with a hoist and manually. Certain operations may require handling large numbers of components.
  • Learn to 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.
  • Learn to 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 and work independently much of the time with limited supervision
  • Through behavior and communication, maintain positive 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.
  • Variable duties, work loads, and priorities. Changes often happen with little advance notice.
  • Workdays of up to 11 hours with frequent work on Saturdays.

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 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.

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