Machine Operator

Benton, AR 72015

Posted: 08/21/2019 Industry: Production Job Number: 278796 Pay Rate: $12.00 - $18.00 DOE

Position Summary: Responsible for the production of high quality ceramic, metallic, and non-metallic products.

Essential Functions:

  • Required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times.

  • May perform advanced set up and/or operation one or more of the following machine(s) concurrently in assigned area under very limited or no supervision: CNC Lathe, CNC Mill, Hone, Bandsaw, Surface Grinders, Chamfer Grinder, Radius Grinder, Swing-arm Drill Press, various Mechanical Presses, Universal Grinders, Manual Lathes, ISO Press, Lap Machine, Double-headed Lap Machine, Polish Machine, Tumbler Machine, Sandblaster, Pressure Caster, Blanchard, Wash Line, Manual Drill Press, CNC EDM, Vertical Mills, Ultrasonic Mill, Centerless Grinder, ID Grinder, Thumping Machine, Microblast Machine, Manual Mill, Slicing Machine, Cut-off Saw, WaterJet, Laser Machine, Injection Molding Machine, Turning Center, Machining Center Horizontal, and Robotics.

  • Possesses advanced understanding of established procedures and applies this knowledge to unusual and complex production problems (i.E. Fixture fabrication, design tooling, set up of process flow, wheel selection).

  • Is the recognized expert and may be sought out to perform leadership duties as necessary.

  • Duties and tasks reflect substantial variety and complexity, requiring extensive knowledge in a wide range of product specific manufacturing processes.

  • May perform basic machine adjustments, if necessary.

  • May read and interpret drawings and blueprints to determine machine set-up and production methods.

  • May visually or mechanically inspect parts for defects (cracks, chips, dimension, surface finish, etc) as part of in-process inspection; records results and notifies lead/supervisor of deviation as appropriate. May use one of more of the following for measuring and inspection: Tape Measure, various types of Micrometers and Calipers, Profilometer, Height Gauge, Optical Comparator, and Coordinate Measuring Machine.

  • Understands and meets or exceeds quality standards; seeks to minimize reject rate.

  • Follows approved electronic work instructions; follows established department procedures, which may be found in electronic or paper form. Incumbent must be capable of finding and referencing work instructions when asked.

  • May be required to perform some simple machine preventative maintenance functions.

  • Keeps machines clean; notifies supervisor or maintenance when machine abnormalities occur.

  • May use the manufacturing computer system for basic departmental functions, such as entering part transfers and scrap; reports any discrepancies to lead or supervisor.

  • May be required to interpret intermediate control charts and simple capability studies within Statistical Process Control (SPC).

  • Willingly accepts responsibility of sharing skills and knowledge with other employees. May train other employees on equipment or process flow as required.

  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts, supporting and implementing new ideas.

  • Maintains good attendance and punctuality and an acceptable level of performance.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Knows and follows all safety requirements; strives to maintain a safe work environment and reports potential hazards to lead or supervisor.

  • Exhibits good cooperation and communication skills to effectively work within a team environment.

  • Assists in any and all areas as assigned.

  • Effectively gives and receives feedback; willingly asks questions and seeks direction, as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • May work any and all shifts/days as required.

  • Maintains acceptable level of cleanliness in the work area.

Education, Training, and Skill Recommendations/Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience of 5+ years.

  • Must be required to complete Measurement and Drawing Basics training or equivalent.

  • May be able to perform advanced math skills, i.E. Algebra, trigonometry.

  • May be required to learn the use and application of Statistical Process Control (SPC).

  • Must meet all training requirements as defined by department.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.
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