Working within a high-production industrial environment, the Production Operator is responsible for meeting departmental production, quality, and safety standards. Upon training within the department, the Production Operator will be responsible for independently reading and verifying the shop traveler, and then setting up and completing the manufacturing process, which may include printing equipment, automated equipment, small hand tools, viewing product through a microscope, and fine assembly work.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Read and accurately understand the shop traveler (job order, instructions, and customer specifications)
- Set up and operate different types of machinery according to the department processes and each job’s requirements
- Consistently evaluate product for quality, verifying departmental procedures are completed accurately
- Record defects, document quality data, and work in accordance with the shop traveler
- Acquire production materials, set up individual production area, and maintain a clean and safe environment
- Follow all safety training and procedures as directed by the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Manager, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), chemical handling, and hazardous waste
- Responsible for immediately reporting all accidents, near misses, and safety concerns
- Cross train on operations and equipment within the area
Ability to adapt and learn new skills due to continually changing work environment.
- A self-starter with the ability to work without direct supervision and a sense of urgency to meet production goals and customer expectations.
- Ability to work with computerized manufacturing equipment.
- Ability to read and comprehend English written instructions, including manufacturing work orders, customer specifications, and shop control documents
- Quality centered mindset with strong attention to detail, mathematical, and technical aptitude
- Able to be a positive team member while also working independently
- Manual dexterity (hand/finger/eye coordination) is essential to the Production Associate job; ability to work with very small components
- Able to sit or stand throughout a shift and independently push, pull, or lift 10-50 pounds