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Machine Operator

Friant
Suffolk, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Summary/Objective 

The Machine Operator prepares wood surfaces to become a part of finished goods by utilizing appropriate equipment – including computer-controlled machinery. In addition to operating computer-controlled machines, the operator must measure the dimensions of finished pieces and comply with quality, production, and safety standards of work. The machine operator will be working out of our Virginia branch based in Suffolk.

Responsibilities

  • Set up and operate computer-controlled machines to perform one or more machine functions on wood surfaces
  • Lift workpieces to machines manually and or assisted with Lift tables
  • Monitor machine operation and control panel displays
  • Stop machines to remove finished workpieces or to change tooling, setup, or workpiece placement, according to required machining sequences
  • Measure dimensions of finished workpieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures
  • Listen to machines during operation to detect sounds such as those made by dull cutting tools or excessive vibration and adjust machines to compensate for problems
  • Confer with supervisors or programmers to resolve machine malfunctions or production errors or to obtain approval to continue production
  • Regularly performs basic routine maintenance on the machine, such as cleaning, lubrication, and inspection
  • Confer with supervisors or programmers to resolve machine malfunctions or production errors or to obtain approval to continue production
  • Stack or load finished items or place items on conveyor systems
  • Maintain work area by following good housekeeping rules
  • Meet or exceed daily production requirements

Competencies

  • Safety focus at all times
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Manual dexterity
  • Interest in problem solving
  • Ability to work independently
  • Math proficiency
  • Computer proficiency
  • Effective Communication – listening, responding, presenting
  • Results driven
  • Detail oriented

 Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to hazards associated with manufacturing. The employee will need to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). The employee will work with and around machinery and be exposed to vibration.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must be able to lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position and days of work are Monday through Friday. Mandatory overtime, including extended shifts and weekend work, is sometimes required.

Travel

There is no regular travel required for this position. However, infrequent specialized off-site training may be provided requiring travel.

Required Education and Experience
 

  • Basic proficiency in math and reading comprehension
  • 1+ years of machine operator experience

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities (only if applicable)

 **Disclaimer: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Company Description
Friant is a nationwide leader of creative workspace with a passion for value innovation – making well-designed, premium workspaces more accessible and affordable than anyone else. From custom conference tables to upholstery, our local manufacturing facility is busy year-round creating Friant products for the office furniture marketplace. Our 2 plants in California and Virginia totaling 630,000 square feet of warehouse and production facilities – headquarters being in CA – are equipped with modern equipment and skilled wood and fabric workers. The organization and its people pride themselves on respect and teamwork to consistently achieve goals and deliver a flawless product – a product that has the power to transform the happiness and productivity of businesses.

Friant

Why Work Here?
Friant believes in a work life balance. We offer competitive wages and there is lots of room for growth.

Friant is a nationwide leader of creative workspace with a passion for value innovation – making well-designed, premium workspaces more accessible and affordable than anyone else. From custom conference tables to upholstery, our local manufacturing facility is busy year-round creating Friant products for the office furniture marketplace. Our 2 plants in California and Virginia totaling 630,000 square feet of warehouse and production facilities – headquarters being in CA – are equipped with modern equipment and skilled wood and fabric workers. The organization and its people pride themselves on respect and teamwork to consistently achieve goals and deliver a flawless product – a product that has the power to transform the happiness and productivity of businesses.

Address

1010 Centerpoint Dr.

Suffolk, VA
USA

Industry

Manufacturing

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