Operate all equipment in accordance with standard work practices within assigned work area.
Meet or exceed quality, productivity and cost standards within assigned work area.
Maintain a safe work environment with assigned work area.
Satisfactorily perform all essential functions and if necessary fill in for an Operator Level I, II and III.
Perform tool changes and changeovers.
Thorough knowledge of CNC programming
Set up conventional, CNC and robotic machines for Hobbing, Hard & Rotational Turning, Power Honing, Interior Honing, Lapping, & Laser Welding
Adjust speeds, feeds and tools according to blueprints and setup sheets.
Perform first piece inspections, gain approvals and adjust settings as necessary.
Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all equipment and processes in assigned work area.
Trainer for assigned work area according to certification process.
Conform to all safety rules based on Job Safety Analysis (JSA) studies within assigned work area.
Train Level I, II and III Operators in accordance with Quality Standards, SOP's, JSA's and ISO Work Instructions in assigned work area.
Setting up equipment in accordance with equipment specifications, SOP's and JSA's in assigned work area.
Assist and Lead in troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing production equipment in assigned work area.
Verify that all quality checks including measurements and document are being recorded in the SPC system (CMM Reporter or SPC Control Charts) in accordance to job specifications and standard work practices within assigned work area.
Actively participate and contribute to the team within assigned area.
Perform all required duties and communicate information within shift overlap procedure.
Adhere to all housekeeping SOP's in and around work area including 5S standards.
Maintain gage integrity and ensure proper function.
Provide materials and prepare tools.
Optimize machining sequences by changing tool order, program sequences, and fixtures.
Insert, clamp and align work pieces.
Perform tool trials and studies.
Check parts for dimensional accuracy and consistency.
Investigate errors, initiate corrective actions and track progress.
Process and present indicators of productivity and capacity.
Ensure compliance with default values.
Conduct testing as required.
Resolve disturbances (e.g. change and adjust equipment).
Communicate descriptions of disturbances to the maintenance technician and leadership.
Initiate activities of process optimization.
Maintain coolant systems integrity per specification.
Understand and comply with IATF 16949 and ISO 14000 requirements.
Supports and complies with established Company's Corporate Principles.
Other duties as it relates to this position.
Essential Skills and Experience:
High School diploma or GED (General Education Diploma) equivalent
Three (3) years' experience in a related technical area.
Meet all Essential Skills and Experience requirements for an Operator Level I, II and III.
Two (2) years' experience as Machine Operator at ZF Transmissions Gray Court, LLC, in the respective area.
Strength in CNC machining functions, included but not limited, such as to grinding, drilling, milling, hard turning, honing, and deburring.
Knowledge of manufacturing processes, e.g. hobbing, broaching, turning and gear cutting techniques and welding
Understanding of metal hardening techniques including inductive hardening, and vacuum carbonating.
Comprehension in CNC machine change over procedures.
Demonstrated knowledge in CNC machine set up procedures.
Demonstrate understanding of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics.
Demonstrate understanding of PLC Program Logic.
Demonstrated ability to utilize Microsoft Office software: Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated knowledge in Tool Setup Operations.
Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.