Secondary Operators (All Shifts)
Spaulding Composites Inc. | Wilton, NH
Summary: Perform a variety of piece work operations utilizing hand tools and/or assembling, milling, hot stamping, lathes and welding machines to ensure product meets customer specifications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The qualified employee demonstrates some mechanical aptitude and the ability to perform repetitive and semi-repetitive tasks such as degating, trimming, assembly, machining, hot stamping, ultrasonic welding, inserting and tapping. Secondary operators must demonstrate the ability to speak, read and write in English and maintain a consistent record of adherence to work rules and quality standards. Employees work from written, verbal or visual instructions. The employee must maintain close observation of machine operations and check appearance of completed parts for compliance with the quality standards set for the operation. May occasionally be required to run plastic injection molding machines.
While in this job classification, secondary operators will be issued tools and a tool box for use in performing specific duties. The secondary operator is responsible for the safe-keeping of the tools.
Generally, machine operators will be machining, tapping holes, ultrasonic welding, assembling, hot stamping, degating, trimming and inserting. Activation of equipment requires close attention to safety rules and personal contact with all personnel near the machinery. Basic operating procedures are listed on the secondary operation work sheet that accompanies each production job. At the completion of the operation, parts are packed according to specific packing instructions found in the Packing Book. Supervision and training is provided by the Secondary Lead person through verbal and demonstrated instructions. All work is to be performed according to quality and safety standards set for the operation. All Secondary operators are required to meet or exceed a parts-per-hour standard for each job. The meeting of this standard is required for acceptable job performance. Secondary operators perform other related duties as directed or as required.
Participation in, and contribution to teamwork within the organization is a responsibility of this position. The ability to maintain clear communications and cooperative working relationships with co-workers is essential.
Knowledge & Experience:
A high school diploma or GED is preferred, the ability to speak, read and write in English and basic math skills are required. Previous experience in plastics manufacturing and/or machine milling operations preferred but not required in this position. Three to six months of training is required to satisfactorily perform machine operator tasks.
Physical, Mental and Visual Requirements:
Physical demands (see chart) and essential functions of the job: Regular attendance and punctuality is required. Most tasks require standing, bending, reaching, walking and occasional sitting. Many tasks are performed either standing or sitting and require a broad range of motion. Good vision is required for adherence to quality standards. The work requires fine motor skills, dexterity, accuracy and continuous mental and visual attention. Record-keeping responsibilities include employee notations and signature on a variety of forms.
Work is performed in a clean and orderly manufacturing environment. Floor mats and hand tools are provided for ease in performing tasks. Employees are responsible for safeguarding their assigned tools and for maintaining their work area in a clean, safe and orderly condition. A variety of chemicals such as paintable mold release, rubbing alcohol and other solvents and chemicals are used in the manufacturing process. Some work tasks or movement within the facility may include exposure to these substances. The employee is introduced to the Hazard Communication Program, Safety Rules and Emergency Exit procedures during the introductory period of training. Personal Protective equipment which the employee may be introduced to include gloves, goggles, safety glasses, ear plugs, ear muffs, finger cots, aprons, protective sleeves and masks. Employees are responsible for wearing any Personal Protective Equipment which may be required in performing certain tasks. The employee must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position without posing a direct threat to his or her health and safety or the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace.