Finishing Department Machine Operator
Work is within a manufacturing plant environment. Employee's time is spent primarily in a standing position performing repetitive tasks with high-speed machinery. Temperature of plant often times exceeds 95 degrees during summer months. Noise levels are between 80-95 decibels and require hearing protection be worn at all times when on the production floor. Protective eyewear is also required at all times the employee is in the plant environment.
Physical Requirements to Safely Perform Job Duties:
+ Ability to stand and walk on concrete surface for up to 8-12 hours daily, 5 - 6 days a week. Steel-toed shoes are required.
+ Mental clarity and alertness to perform duties using high-speed machinery.
+ Requires critical thinking and decision making skills.
+ Must be able to work in a deadline driven, high pressure environment that has the responsibility of keeping the product on the main conveyor line moving forward.
+ Employees must have adequate endurance to be able to perform any of their duties for periods of up to 3-4 hours before a rest period.
+ Repetitive motion duties often performed that require joint flexibility to bend, crouch, stretch, twist and reach in all directions, often within a restricted work area.
+ Push -pull movements at waist level of materials weighing up to 12 pounds. Push- pull movement is performed while also twisting body 20 degrees from center (approx) to place materials in a new position.
+ Repetitive forearm and wrist movements that entails lifting, pulling or manipulating sheets of corrugated board up to 48" X 72" in size.
+ Agility and strength to climb on machinery to clear jams, by use of hand holds and foot holds
+ Some tasks require bending and/or stooping .
+ Requires adequate strength in legs and arms to reach at or slightly above shoulder level (height approximately 5'5") to lift, place and remove material weighing up to 50 pounds and carry that weight distances up to 10 feet before placing it on a handcart.
+ Occasional need to push and pull rolling handcarts loaded with up to 300 pounds of material at any one time.
+ Ability to distinguish variations in shades of color.
+ Handles extremely sharp cutting blades and knives that are an integral part of the print press.
+ Normal dexterity and hand, eye and foot coordination, including occasional data entry on computer keyboard.
Employee spends the following percentage of time in the following activities in an average 8 hour day:
Lifting 30% Stooping 30%
Walking 15% Bending 60%
Standing 70% Climbing 20%
Reaching 80% Typing 5 %
Push/Pull (5 lbs) 30%
Percentage of time employee lifts indicated weight:
< 10 lbs* 25%
10 - 20 lbs* 20%
20 - 30 lbs * 15%
30 - 40 lbs 10%
40 - 50 lbs 5%
50> 0 %
*To a certain extent employee can at most times self regulate lower weight amounts as the lift weight is often determined by their own grasping of material in amounts of their own choosing.