Machine Operator

Company: The AMES Companies, Inc. ( Learn More )

General Information
US-VT-Wallingford
N/A
High School
Full-Time
Not Specified
Not Specified
False
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Job Description Position Summary
The Manufacturing Operator is an entry level position for the production of lawn and garden tools and components. Operators will monitor, tend and or operate various pieces of high speed and manually operated equipment in support of our injection molding process and finished goods assembly.
Major Responsibilities
  • Operate all machinery and production cells as assigned by the Team Leader or Shift Supervisor
  • Demonstrate the understanding of all required paperwork to include but not limited to, the Bill of Materials (BOM), Hour x Hour sheet, basic tool prints, communication boards, standard work documents, quality visuals
  • Demonstrate the capability to meet or exceed established production rates and standards
  • Follow basic work instructions on a daily basis with reasonable supervision
  • Perform operator fundamentals including: simple problem solving including ability to clear routine machine jams, identify and fix routine/repetitive problems, notify appropriate support person if unable to resolve problem themselves
  • Perform visual and simple mechanical quality inspection of products being produced
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Address rework as required
  • Regularly perform primarily pre-scheduled job duties at a normal pace; occasionally perform primarily pre-scheduled job duties at a rapid pace
  • Follow the required standard work and achieve the published standard work goals
  • Participate in continuous improvement through cost savings suggestions, CI Events, or other related activity
  • Work and communicate in a professional manner with all business associates
  • Must comply with all safety policies and procedures; including, but not limited to wearing all required personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Follow all Ames True Temper Policies and Procedures
  • Other duties as assigned (including, but not limited to, training of others within job class, housekeeping, reporting labor & production, continuous improvement activities, etc.)
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    Job RequirementsRequired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    Education Requirements
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Must be able to complete simple math, to include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
    • Must be able to read and comprehend simple instructions
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions Relevant Work Experience
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience Competencies
    • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality while cutting costs; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
    • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works efficiently.
    • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly; wears all required personal protective equipment (PPE).
    • Dependability and Attendance – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to work hours, arriving on time, each day; Completes tasks on time. Certificates/Licensure/Training
    • None
    Environmental/Physical Requirements
    Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand on concrete floor with/without floor mats; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms (which may include above and/or below shoulders); bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.  The employee is regularly required to use left and/or right hand for simple grasping; fine work, pushing/pulling and low speed assembly.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb or balance.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accomomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
    Company Statement
    Ames offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Tuition Reimbursement, paid holidays & vacation, and more. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.