A low experience position where an employee ensures machinery is set up, works properly, and conforms with (and can produce materials that conform with) company quality, quantity, and safety standards.
∙ Must be able to perform all the duties of an Operator and the following (as required):
o Sets up and operates tools according to instructions, specifications, and standard charts.
o Studies blueprints, work orders, and other specifications to ensure the proper setup sequence is followed.
o Selects, places, and secures tools.
o Places and secures work pieces in proper machine table, holding device, or other appropriate surface using clamps and wrenches.
o Prepares fixtures and feeding devices, starts machine, and engages feed.
o Observes each machine to verify quality performance.
o Verifies measuring instruments such as gauges, calipers, and micrometers are in proper working order.
o Sets and adjusts necessary controls to regulate machines.
o Sharpens tools with bench grinder as needed.
∙ Performs other related duties as assigned.
∙ Thorough understanding of mechanics and other properties of machines.
∙ Ability to follow written instructions, diagrams, and blueprints.
∙ Ability to follow proper safety protocols.
∙ Ability to determine whether machinery is working properly based on specifications for expectations such as fixtures, cutting speeds, or feed rates.
∙ Must be able to complete paperwork accurately and legibly.
Education and Experience:
∙ High school diploma or equivalent required; technical/vocational school diploma highly preferred.
∙ At least 5 years of experience as a machine operator required.
∙ Must be able to work in noisy environments.
∙ Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
∙ Must be able to bend, stretch, squat, and climb to access all parts of the machine.
∙ Must be able to tolerate manufacturing process odors.