The Operator will need to be able to work directly with a variety of machines and equipment, loading and unloading raw materials for processing and will ensure that product consistently meet specific quality standards.
- Read specifications, instructions, work orders and other production data to complete daily tasks and carefully track quantities produced.
- Clean and maintain custom production machine(s) including occasional troubleshooting.
- Be responsible for daily operations including tracking of material input and output, maintenance records, and other tasks related to operation of a production machine.
- Fill or remove product from trays, carts, hoppers, or equipment using scoops, peels, brushes or by hand.
- Observe the flow of materials and ensure that there are no machine malfunctions, such as leaking or spillage, and notify supervisors if corrective actions fail.
- Perform operator adjustments and observe settings, as needed, in order to maintain prescribed operating condition.
- Maintain production records, including production data, such as weight and amount of product processed, down time, type of product, and time of processing.
- Set temperature and time controls, and start equipment, such as conveyors, receivers, blowers, scale, printers, vibrators, and/or gates.
- Comply with instructions from Supervisors and communicate with coworkers in order to synchronize flow of operations and materials.
- Work in accordance with all safety guidelines, including lock out-tag out procedures.
- Three (3) or more years of prior experience with operation of manual and automated production machinery. You also will have to be able to do mild physical labor at times when loading and unloading production equipment.
- Ability to work with computers and enter data - Knowledge of tools, equipment, materials and techniques, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Requires extremely high accuracy, strong attention to detail and critical thinking skills
- MUST wear required personal protective or safety gear and equipment
- Reading comprehension: must be able to understand written instructions and information provided in work orders, specifications and other work-related and safety communications.