Portland, MI 48875
Promote team work and convey a genuine interest in supporting the lean production philosophy. Set-up and operate a variety of equipment in the plant as required. Maintain acceptable levels of performance as measured against work cell benchmarks. In addition, provide input relative to continuously improving the overall production performance of the work cell. You will be held accountable for knowing, understanding, and adhering to the Escalation Policy designed for this position.
Operate one or more production machines, within any given work cell, which requires a moderate amount of training. Make minor tooling changes or adjustments when necessary to ensure proper quality. Performance of other duties, such as charting, is required. Operate test equipment when required. Also responsibilities include housekeeping and adhering to all safety policies and procedures. Setup & operate all of the equipment within the assigned workcell.
High school diploma or equivalent with manufacturing experience preferred. Must successfully satisfy the established job qualifying criteria.
EXPERIENCE, SKILL, JOB KNOWLEDGE:
Work in conjunction with area team leader and supervisor to maintain standards of production. Assist in the development and maintenance of a method of job rotation that will enhance and retain individual skill levels required to maximize team productivity. Maintain acceptable levels of performance as measured against work cell benchmarks. In addition, provide input relative to continuously improving the overall production performance of the work cell. Assist and train fellow team members when required. Must possess the demonstrated ability to read and effectively utilize required inspection gages. In addition, must be skilled in reading and interpreting both parts prints and process sheets.
Operator must also possess a thorough knowledge of the equipment, tooling and related functions in the plant. Ability to effectively communicate, plan, organize and problem solve is essential.
Employee is responsible for producing quality parts and therefore must be familiar with and adhere to the total operator control philosophy. Exercise sufficient attentiveness to maintain pace with machines or equipment, ensure correct assemblies, maintain acceptable quality and avoid unnecessary machine and tool breakage to produce a good part. Visual inspection, along with statistical process control (SPC), provides for anticipating problems so corrective action can be taken before parts become defective. Use necessary gaging equipment or indicating devices as prescribed. Immediate recognition and containment of defective materials is required. Employee responsible for understanding individual cell escalation policy, hour by hour chart, open issue log, communication board as it pertains to cost center specific detailed goals and objectives.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Some jobs may require some or all of the following:
May lift, load and unload parts up to 30 pounds, using proper material handling techniques, approximately 400-500 times per shift, per day.
May push/pull material handling carts, using proper job safety material handling instructions
Work may be performed in a standing position for long periods of time
May be responsible for understanding and/or maintaining proper fluid and media levels in equipment
Ability to read, comprehend work instructions/inspection requirements and document the same at required frequencies
Ability to operate hand gauges per work instructions/blueprints
Possess basic computer skills required to perform routine tasks
Refer to work cell specific, detailed job safety analysis
HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL:
Must adhere to all established health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to avoid exposure to cut and bruises to the hands and arms and/or limited exposure to chemical fumes and minor burns. Employee required to report any work related incidents immediately. Each employee has the responsibility to minimize any negative impacts on the environment. In addition, employee is responsible for the housekeeping, orderliness and basic organization of the immediate work area.
Where possible, needs to minimize continuous exposure to coolant splash, metal chips and normal noise levels.