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Machine Operator/Production

Location : Piqua
Job Type : Temp to Hire
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : : One-year certificate from college or technical school; or six months to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Education : High School Diploma or equivalent
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Manufacturing
Job Category : Manufacturing and Production

Job Description :
We are currently seeking 


for a local manufacturing company located in 


Observing all safety rules and using food work practices, the Machine Operator sets up product specific tooling in the production lines and runs production lines to produce product that conforms to customer specifications. Machine Operator may also use a forklift or crane to load and unload raw material and/or finished product cut from production lines. All quality requirements are the responsibility of the Machine Operator. The Machine Operator may also dispose of nonconforming material as requested. Occasionally one may need to perform the duties of the material handler, shipping/receiving as requested. Must be able to work in a group environment. Assisting other operators when necessary is an option as per group leader instructions.


Includes the following for all MO levels. Other duties may be assigned, for specific directions in doing those duties, see Level 3 Work Instructions.


The Machine Operator will possess the: 

o Ability to follow safety procedures. 

o Observational skills.

o Mechanical aptitude. 

o Measuring skills using instruments such as calipers, micrometers and dial indicators.

o Cognitive ability to diagnose problems. 

o Handwriting and reading skills. 

o Material handling skills. 

o Ability to read & work with dimensional part drawings. 

o Eyesight to read fine instrument graduations & small print on part drawings

SETTING UP THE LINE: The Machine Operator’s primary duties include setting dies and rollers in specific machines according to the product specifications. This involves lifting dies that weight as much as 65 lbs. into place and bolting them according to set up instructions. Bolt torques specifications may be as high as 150 ft. /lbs. Additionally, the operators will place rollers and shafts in specific machines conferring to product specifications and adjust them accordingly to instructions provided. Rollers/Shafts combinations can weight up to 75 lbs. As part of the machine/tooling set up procedure. The Operator will set parameters in all other equipment in the production line and adjust accordingly. With the exception of setting rotary cutters for Level MO1. 

RUNNING PRODUCTION: The Machine Operator will run product in view to customer requirements. This includes measuring product dimensions and recording SPC data. It also includes performing specific checks as outlined in our job instructions. The Operator will make necessary adjustments to the production line to correct problems that develop during the course of production runs. Furthermore, the operator will use two different joining welds to join raw or finished material during the course of the production. Moreover will check tooling coolant levels and concentration levels at required time during production.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintenance: The machine operator will perform maintenance tasks as requested. This may include greasing bearings or changing machine parts. The machine operator will keep tools and supplies arranged neatly and orderly in work area. 

TOOLS AND TOOLING: The Machine Operator will remove tooling form the production line at the end of the production run, clean it thus to instruction sand deliver it to tooling department. The Operator will have common hand tools necessary to perform daily responsibilities. Tools and supplies will be provided. It is the duty of the operator to keep their area clean and in good order. A request for replenishment of supplies or tools is the responsibility of the machine operator. 

QUAILITY: The Machine Operator is responsible for his/hers own quality management of the product. It is the duty of the operator to stop his/hers production line and notify the supervisor is any serious problems arise. Adjustments to the process or equipment is to be completed, so that product meets the customer needs. 

JANITORIAL DUTIES: The machine Operator is accountable of trash disposal from production line daily. He/She will keep machine areas mopped, swept and keep machines in production line clean. Occasionally, the machine operator will paint machines.


  • Training provided on 1st shift (up to 3 months)

  • *Upon completion of training* this will be a 2nd shift - Monday-Friday schedule 

  • $800/avg. weekly pay (before taxes)

  • Long term employment opportunity

Required Qualifications :
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative for the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be prepared to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

MO1 STATUS: Must be capable to demonstrate knowledge listed in this job description, not able to set up jobs without the assistance of a group leader. MO2 STATUS: Must be able to demonstrate adequate knowledge, have the capability to work on all lines and setting up the rotary dies. Properly diagnose more complex process problems; ex snaking, camber, pairing. Competent in identifying different tooling properties & their effects on products. 

MO3 STATUS: Must be able to demonstrate knowledge to instruct and train others when requested. Complete set up on any line including final cutter setting. Ability to troubleshoot and aid others shall problems arise on other lines. Assist group leader when requested with other functions and duties. 


TRAINING REQUIRED: See training requirements for machine operator levels. Certain levels of training may be waived at the discretion of the action Manager for this department. Discretion to waive training may be due to previous experience and performance. Ongoing Safety Program as required by law.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: One-year certificate from college or technical school; or six months to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.




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.


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
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