Textile Equipment Operator
National Older Worker Career Center Las Cruces, NM
- Expired: 29 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience in setting, operating, maintaining, and improving saw- and roller-ginning ginning machinery and accessory equipment. OR HS/GED Degree
- Skill in operating shop tools, such as drill presses, band saws, grinders, hand powered tools, hand tools, and stick and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welders and cutting torches. Ability to operate a forklift. Knowledge of proper and safe operating procedures for each cotton gin machinery sequence.
Operates, maintains, makes alterations, and improves the commercial-type saw ginning and roller ginning plants and a seed-cotton cleaning and conditioning plant to support the mission of the Laboratory.
- Sets up, maintains, and operates the Laboratory?s conventional and experimental, full-scale and small-scale saw- and roller-ginning ginning machinery and accessory equipment according to the test plans. 50%
- Fabricates and installs both conventional and experimental ginning equipment and component parts 50%
- Health and Safety Considerations: Most work is performed inside heated and ventilated shop and laboratory areas. Work is exposed to noise, dirt, dust, cotton lint, and drafts and to physical hazards from powered tools and machinery, metal chips, snags, and welding and cutting equipment. Occasional outside work may be subject to dust or prevailing weather conditions. Some tasks require wearing personal protective equipment, such as welding helmets, aprons, safety glasses, dust masks, ear protection, and hard hats. Safety rules and protocols must be observed. Enrollee will informed of safety rules and protocols and by the Primary Monitor, and enrollee will participate in regular safety training with Laboratory staff.
- Required Safety Gear: See above
- Physical requirements: Work requires stooping, bending, reaching, crawling on machines, climbing ladders and platforms, and working from a prone position while operating and adjusting various machines. The work frequently requires walking or standing for prolonged periods and lifting, pushing, and pulling loads that occasionally exceed 50 pounds in weight.
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