Under the direction and supervision of the Department Production Supervisor and in cooperation with the Team Leader, perform a variety of tasks to correctly fabricate raw steel and metal parts and pieces per specifications and in accordance with the production schedule, making independent decisions with minimal direct supervision following reasonable training and instructions.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Perform the following functions necessary to operate and maintain the Press Brake, Big Roll Machine, Drill Press, Threader, Beveler, Saw, and other related metal fabrication machines which include:
- Prepare work to be accomplished by studying assembly instructions, blueprint specifications, and parts lists; gathering parts, subassemblies, tools, and materials.
- Layout or details layout on work stock from blueprints or sketch.
- Set up and operate machine to bend or roll steel to blueprint or other document specifications.
- Position workpiece manually or with hoist into position for processing.
- Inspect pieces for conformance with specifications.
- Fulfill job requirements according to KPI quality standards determined for the position and work tasks, including incoming and outgoing quality checks, and other quality inspections as required.
- Adjust and monitor machine for proper operation.
- Adjust and control operation of saw according to type of material cut.
- Replace blades, do daily checks & maintenance as required.
- Cut material ordered on dispatch list, material issue note, or verbal orders.
- Cut parts to print, including all cutbacks, angle & cope as shown on drawings.
- Request material from Yard Crew, by part number & description on material requisition form. Periodically bring material into the Plant from the yard.
- May require unloading steel truck and putting steel in racks with overhead hoist.
- Complete material issue notes from work order packet.
- Through proper planning and accurate measurements, limit scrap to a minimum.
- Complete material cycle counts for all drop off steel the first work day of each month.
- Inform Supervisor of shortages or anticipated shortages of stock materials.
- Clean saw & work area at the end of each shift.
- Operate forklift and/or hoist in transporting materials.
- Job requires using a computer mouse to access and open/close computer documents.
- Operate or use various hand, power, and air tools including grinders (portable & bench), wrenches, hammer, cutting torches, drills, punches, a tape measure, and Air Arc (if welding). Also operate or use forklifts, and overhead hoists and cranes with associated rigging equipment.
- Verify specifications by measuring completed component.
- Use Company property with care and respect, help maintain it in good working condition, and retain it on Company premises.
- Perform work to the utmost of one self’s ability at all times. Continuously strive to improve your skills, efficiency, and the quality of your work.
- Projects positive Company image by interacting with fellow employees, customers, and management in a cooperative, supportive, and courteous manner; displays professional attitude; complies with Company dress code.
- Conduct quality control checks to ensure components and finished product operate correctly. Document actions by completing production and quality forms.
- Keep tools and equipment operational by completing preventive maintenance; follow manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshoot malfunctions; call for repairs, and complete the daily check sheets.
- Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
- Participate in process and product development and improvement programs, teams, and focus groups.
- Perform or assist in other assigned duties as qualified.
- Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
- Responsible for proper handling, arrangement, and storage of materials in assigned areas.
All duties are performed in compliance with Company policies relating to safety and housekeeping.
Essential Functions of the Job (with or without reasonable accommodation)
Education and Experience
- Perform work standing on concrete a minimum of 8 hours and up to 12 hours per day, and a minimum of 4 days up to 6 days per week.
- Willingness to train or work during hours outside of regularly-scheduled core shift.
- Flexibility to work additional hours beyond and/or consecutively with core work schedule when needed.
- Willingness to cross-train and perform the work of other job tasks or positions in the Company outside of or in addition to primarily-assigned position, work area, or department.
- Willingness to assist with training and mentoring lesser-experienced co-workers.
- Regular and reliable attendance.
- Perform work safely in accordance with all Company safety policies, procedures, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
- Perform work in various physical positions including standing, kneeling, squatting, bending, and reaching (temporary variances may be accommodated based on employee’s primary assignment).
- Perform work in heavy industrial setting with exposure to heat, cold, and humidity, industrial odors, fumes, gasses, chemicals, oil, grease, smoke, dust, noise, and vibration, and could involve climbing ladders and stairs, using pneumatic tools, working in cramped quarters, and working with moving machinery.
- Ability to wear the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for this position, including hearing protection, safety glasses, safety boots with metatarsal guards, face shield, and a cloth jacket and/or apron. A respirator may also be required. Dual-hearing protection may also be required.
- Ability to read and comprehend a tape measure. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Ability to understand welding symbols and diagrams, read blueprints, and/or other printed instructional material in the welding of products or parts.
- Ability to use a variety of hand tools and devices.
- Ability to wear the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for this position, including hearing protection, safety glasses, safety boots with metatarsal guards, face shield, welding helmet, welding gloves, welding sleeves/jacket (leather or cloth), and welding apron/chaps. A respirator may also be required.
- Ability to apply common sense.
- Must complete and maintain forklift operation certification and be able to safely operate a forklift.
- Must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check.
- High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred.
- Relevant trade school or college course work desired.
- Blueprint reading skills desired.
- Heavy equipment manufacturing experience desired.
- Computer experience desired, particularly the ability to use a mouse, and locate and open/close files.