Machine Straightener

SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, set up and operate the mechanical straightening machines including changeovers. Utilizes precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, dial indicators, and roundness gauges to check accuracy of work.

JOB SKILLS:

  • Must demonstrate a strong work ethic. Which would include, but not be limited to, a responsible attitude, a good attendance record; commitment to working safely, a proactive attitude, and demonstrated ability to take responsibility for problems. Able to follow instructions and otherwise handle assignments in an exemplary manner.
  • Demonstrate initiative and independent judgment for managing work, assisting team members, addressing unforeseen problems, and improving departments performance.
  • Act with integrity.
  • Ability to work and complete given assignments without direct supervision.
  • Share information and collaborate for process improvement throughout the shop.
  • Knowledge of basic fractions and decimal conversions.
  • Ability to measure length using carpenters ruler and other measuring devices.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set up and operate straightening machines.
  • Feed metal bars (weighing up to 50 lbs.) through machine.
  • Use precision measuring instruments to check accuracy of work.
  • Make adjustments independently and notify engineering manager of when more complex machine adjustments are needed.
  • Use material handling equipment such as carts, to transport material.
  • Perform general maintenance on straightening machines.
  • Deliver material to Value Streams following prescribed practice or instruction.
  • Accurately count pieces of material.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area. Perform all work safely and efficiently.
  • Perform all other job duties as required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to perform light push/pull tasks at waist level.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull, up to 50 pounds, using material handling equipment.
  • Must have fine motor hand dexterity.
  • Visual acuity, with or without accommodation, are required for reading orders, machine dial gauges, and precision measuring instruments.
  • Hearing ability is required to monitor machine sounds to identify and diagnose changes.

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