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Machine Operator

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Middletown, OH

Machine Operator


Job Description

First shift openings and off shift openings. First shift hours are 8am - 8pm and off shift hours are 8pm - 8am (two days on, three days off, two days on, three days off, three days on, three days off and repeat)

20/HR plus a $1 shift differential (direct hire)

Job Description:
Summary: As the Machine Operator I, you will operate, monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain a machine in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. To succeed in this position, you must be able to read and understand work orders and special instructions related to machine operation and maintenance. You will be responsible for maintaining standard operations of the machine including making adjustments and changes depending on the situation and work order requirements. You will become proficient at machine maintenance and techniques to achieve product quality standards.
The Machine Operator I must adhere to all plant safety standards and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment around machinery. Good time management, interpersonal skills and attention to detail are required for success in this position. The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or its equivalency and at least 6 months of manufacturing work history, as well as the desire to work with a team to meet shared goals and achieve product quality standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
o Read and understand work orders, including special instructions
o Print labels and adhere to finished goods and pallets
o Enter a Safety, Maintenance, and/or Planning request when needed
o Complete necessary changeovers in the allotted time
o Complete proper shift turnover process
o Demonstrate full proficiency and proper Operator techniques for at least one machine within Machine Group meeting quality standards. Machine Groups are currently defined as Paper, Poly, Sideweld/Wickets, and Auxiliary (Bubble, etc.)
o Meet production and throughput standards
o Execute machine operating procedures such as: adjust tension control, unwind, roll change, perform regular maintenance and adjustments and troubleshooting (specific tasks will vary per machine) Set up, operate, and maintain label applicator bander Case Sealing (Tape) machine, including adjustments and troubleshoot issues with the machines
o Move the punch, release liner, bubble piercer, and cooling bars safely and efficiently
o Understand and perform machine-specific Preventative Maintenance
o Position may require the ability to work up to 12 hours/shift
o Must be able to work overtime as needed (based on production and department needs)
o Other duties as assigned.
Safety & Housekeeping Duties and Responsibilities:
o Adhere to all Plant Safety policies and procedures, including identifying the location of machine safety devices (EStop, light curtains, etc.), demonstrating and understanding the process of reporting all incidents, injuries, illnesses, and first aid, demonstrating and understanding the proper Lock Out/Tag Out procedures, and always using proper PPE for processes that require additional PPE
o Safely and efficiently stop the machine for any reason or concern such as safety, quality, production, or jams
o Safely and efficiently clean the knife of foreign debris and add glue to the glue tank, when needed
o Inspect and utilize hoist safely and efficiently
o Maintain a clean and orderly work area by removing scrap, dumping trash, keeping floors swept, etc.
Quality Duties and Responsibilities:
o Display proficiency in all quality processes and procedures, including quality checks, detection of defects, and carton configuration, etc.
o Utilize all quality tools and equipment necessary, including rulers, thickness gauges, force gauges, etc.
o Verify raw material is correct
o Make production entries without errors in allotted time
Teamwork, Training, & Company Values Duties and Responsibilities:
o Work as a team with all Company Team Members by communicating and cooperating in a clear and professional manner
o Communicate all concerns regarding safety, quality, or production to the appropriate personnel
o Maintain good attendance
o Successfully complete and pass Core Operator Training Modules for designated machine group
o Successfully complete a basic Leadership/Communication training
o Demonstrate basic mechanical aptitude and knowledge of running a CM Machine
Supervisory Responsibilities: ^ none ? yes

o Capable of reading work instructions
o Capable of reading safety rules
o Capable of reading a ruler
o Able to adapt and work efficiently in a fast-pace environment

Education and/or Experience:
o Must have a high school diploma or its equivalency
o At least 6 months of manufacturing work history desired

Language Skills:
o Must be able to be trained to read, speak, and write English with good interpersonal skills Mathematical Skills:
o Must be capable of performing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations.

Reasoning Ability:
o Must possess good organization and time management skills and practices Computer Skills:
o Must be capable of using a computer to perform data entry and printing functions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
o Work is performed by using both hands and arms while in a standing position for an eight to twelve-hour shift. Frequently bends, reaches, twists, pushes, pulls, squats, or kneels. Must be capable of lifting 70 lbs. from floor to waist on a regular basis.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
o Employee will primarily be working inside in a semi climate-controlled manufacturing environment in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

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PDSI Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, military service or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, consideration of employment staffing submissions are based on demonstrated skills, qualifications, work experience, expertise and expectations meeting the position requirements as specified by the client, including compensation