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Machine Operator

Company: CertainTeed
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Job Description:

Machine Operator

FULL-TIME

$10.39/hr

POSITION SUMMARY
Sets up and operates highly automated computer controlled manufacturing equipment for the production, testing or finishing of organic bonded grinding wheels by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Works at different work stations as production needs require at Making or Finishing within short notice.

Able to work overtime as required and be flexible with assigned or rotating shifts (1st, 2nd, 3rd) and hours (8, 10, 12 hrs.) when needed.

Able to perform operator preventive maintenance as assigned in monthly schedule.

Performs first level autonomous maintenance on machinery, with the goal of maximizing machine performance.

Able to perform a major dimensional change over when needed.

Able to interact with a PLC computer screen to diagnose press conditions.

Able to perform minor press repairs as needed throughout the shift.

Able to be a line leader that gathers data, inputs it into a spreadsheet and presents daily at group toolbox meetings.

Able to perform operator preventive maintenance based on a monthly schedule.

Flags and recommends repairs to existing worn out parts in need of repair to the maintenance group.

Performs first level maintenance on machinery, with the goal of maximizing machine performance.

Ensures product is within engineered control limits and specifications by making adjustments as needed.

Following the manufacturing order, mix slip requisitions, and associated mini charts, accurately obtains the many sub components necessary to process the order.

Able to introduce all components needed such as glass, bushing, mix and mold on blotters to mold a grinding wheel.
Able to work as a team as well as unsupervised. This requires group problem solving, effective hearing, and effective speaking capabilities. Must have personal initiative and ability to make decisions.

Manager/Supervisor of this position is responsible to find and designate a backup at the time of need, based on the skills and abilities available within the unit at the time that specific time.

Able to introduce all components needed such as glass, bushing, mix and mold on blotters to mold a grinding wheel.

Able to complete hourly reports in order to keep track of press performance and provide data to team leader.

Manager/Supervisor of this position is responsible to find and designate a backup at the time of need, based on the skills and abilities available within the unit at the time that specific time.

Processes abrasive wheels of various sizes while recording productivity, and maximizing machine efficiency while performing minor maintenance and tooling functions.

Comply with ISO Quality Policies as it pertains to the company and job.

Performs machine set up, first piece inspection, reports major problems to supervisory personnel, and assists maintenance when repairs are necessary by operating the machine as indicated.

Able to adjust machine parameters to achieve weight, thickness and balance of abrasive wheels while ensuring product is within engineered control limits and specifications by making adjustments as needed.

Able to plot daily SPC on a written form or in Windows SPC computer program.

Also required to analyze SPC graphs and react to quality specification trends, while maintaining process control limits.

Inspects sub component materials against the bill of material for conformance of standard.

Reports amount of good wheels produced as well as product waste against proper waste codes.

Able to participate in WCM continuous improvement projects to improve safety, quality and efficiency.
Processes abrasive wheels of various sizes while minimizing waste, maximizing machine operator safety and observing good housekeeping standards.

Comply with ISO Environmental Policies as it pertains to the company and job.

Reduce waste at the source by observing and understanding potential causes of waste streams in the work area.

Responsible for maintaining the workstation per 5S guidelines, which includes maintaining a clean and organized work area.

Complies with Company policies (Safety, Documented Procedure, etc.).

Places waste in appropriate designated labeled containers and makes sure lids are properly closed after disposal of waste. Examples of waste are: Contaminated rags, empty aerosol cans, defective lime, etc.

Reports abnormal conditions, such as overflowing barrels and missing identification to supervisor in charge.

Performs SMAT audits when required thought out the year.

Performs “One Minute to Think” before starting any assigned job.

Able to read PPE assessment forms and comply with PPE requirements.

Brings to management’s attention any Environmental, Health and Safety alerts throughout the year by submitting a safety alert form.

Performs operator lock/tag out as required during major change over, operator LOTO scope or minor maintenance functions that involves the operation of the machine.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Other duties may be assigned on supervisor discretion.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent. Previous experience as machine operator or mechanical aptitudes are a plus.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, manufacturing orders, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

Ability to work with SPC concepts. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Ability to interpret extended variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Ability to set up and troubleshoot a variety of automated systems including pneumatic and servo controlled pick and place stations

WORKING CONDITIONS

While performing the duties of this job, employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. Is occasionally exposed to organic chemical odors. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Other PPE requirements include safety glasses and steel toe shoes.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER:
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive description of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position as they may be changed at management discretion or in response to business demands

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Schedule

Shift start: 4:30AM or 6:30AM or 3:00PM or 6:30PM
Shift length:


Benefits
  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) plan

Qualifications
  • Must pass drug screen
  • Must pass background check
  • Can lift 25 lbs
  • Must be at least 18+ years old


About CertainTeed

CertainTeed, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, is North America’s leading brand of sustainable exterior and interior building products. Headquartered in Malvern, Pa., CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years, through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products. CertainTeed and its affiliates proudly have a staff of more than 6,300 employees and operate more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For five consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award.

Keywords: CertainTeed, Brownsville , Machine Operator, Other , Brownsville, Texas

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