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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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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