The Operator performs all duties and responsibilities involved with operating the production machinery according to Production schedules, while maintaining safety and quality. The Operator is more involved with solving problems beyond minor repairs/adjustments.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Follows all company and departmental policies and procedures.
Maintains active communication with management and other employees about all job-related concerns and informs the Supervisor and the Machine Keeper when where applicable when problems occur.
Operates the machines and completes continuing checks of the system:
- Starts-up the machines.
- Checks materials being fed into the system for correct type and condition.
- Feeds the materials and components to the machines as necessary.
- Checks the controls, gauges, and sensors to make sure they are at the correct settings and in proper operation.
- Continually watches and listens for any abnormality that may be a cause or sign of malfunctions, errors, or other problems.
- Inspects the final machinery output for condition and quality.
- Makes the needed minor adjustments.
Follows the necessary procedures when a problem occurs:
- Troubleshoots the problem by checking for jams, broken or displaced parts of the machinery, and errors in the operation of the machinery (controls not properly set, defective materials that were not caught in the earlier stages of the process, etc.).
- Corrects minor problems with the machines by clearing jams, replacing certain parts, adjusting the guides, and/or resetting the controls.
- Calls for the help of, explains the problems to, and closely assists the Machine Keeper in solving problems beyond minor repair.
Performs preventative maintenance procedures:
• Cleans and lubricates the machinery.
• Disassembles certain parts of the machinery in order to gain access to and clean internal components.
• Repairs and/or replaces worn-out parts.
Make minor repairs and adjustments to the machinery and process.
Ensures that all safety shields and guards are in place during operation and maintains the use of specified safety procedures at all times.
Maintains complete and accurate records of all necessary production control data and information.
Pulls samples from each stage in the process for the QC audits and helps implement the recommended changes and adjustments.
Tests samples at each stage in the process to determine if specifications are being met, and analyze rejected material and batteries to determine the reasons for rejection:
- Measures all specified dimensions (height, width, diameter, etc.).
- Determines the weights of the output and/or components.
- Runs strength and stress tests as appropriate, using testing equipment and machines.
- Takes voltage and amperage readings.
Informs the Machine Keepers (where applicable), Supervisors, and the QE Department of the results of the checks and tests and ensures that any needed corrective actions are completed.
Records information about all problems, and the results from sample checks and tests, in the appropriate logbooks and production charts.
-Performs cleaning and organization of work area.
-Relieves other operators when necessary.
-Trains new employees.
-Picks-up certain materials from storage and moves materials and rejects to specified areas.
Management procedures relevant to positions for which assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED). At least one-year related work experience.
Good communication skills. Basic English skills. Communicate effectively with the Machine Keeper and Supervisor about problems that cannot be resolved by the jobholder.
Basic mathematical skills.
Ability to read, to understand, and follow instructions and operation manuals.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
- Basic mechanical aptitude.
- Ability to use basic measuring and testing devices.
- Basic knowledge of the operation of production machinery.
- Ability to deal with repetitious work and recurring problems.
- Ability to work effectively with different types of people and personalities.
- Understand and follow company and departmental policies and procedures.
- Operate and maintain specified pieces of machinery within the department.
- Identify and follow the proper procedures for handling and using all materials and equipment needed to perform the job duties.
- Recognize material and output defects.
- Disassemble certain parts of the machinery, and clean and perform maintenance procedures on the machines.
- Identify “problem areas” of the machinery and the process in order to notice and deter causes of future problems.
- Make accurate judgments of what procedures to follow when problems occur; when to notify supervisor and other workers of problems, when to make decisions, and what decisions to make.
- Notice abnormalities in the operation of the machinery, both visually and audibly.
- Troubleshoot the machinery to determine the causes and solutions to problems.
- Basic knowledge of EMS work instructions and Hazardous Waste Management procedures relevant to positions for which assigned.
Training may include, but not limited to:
- On-the-job training,
- Department reviews and internal/external training.
- Knowledge within operating parameters specified by permits and EMS work Instructions.
EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS USED
Cutting devices (scissors, box cutters, etc.)
Basic hand tools (screwdriver, wrenches, Allen keys, etc.)
Cleaning equipment (brooms, vacuums, cleaning agents, etc.)
Ability to meet the physical demands of the job, and the job conditions: The physical demands include standing throughout the day, exerting 10-30 pounds of force frequently and up to 60 pounds occasionally, and climbing a stepladder occasionally. Stress levels vary from low to moderate.
The Production Machine Operator spends the workday in a climate-controlled area. The jobholder works on and around highly automated, high-speed machinery. Specified safety equipment and procedures must be used at all times.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.