Machine Operator

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for performing various tasks to set-up, operate, monitor, troubleshoot and perform preventative maintenance on assigned machines, ensuring the interminable and efficient running of production.  The Machine Operator will also be responsible for adjusting machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications and in a timely fashion.  The main goals expected of this position are to meet all customer product needs, help coordinate production line activities, reduce machine downtime, improve product quality, obtain or exceed targeted throughput, and reduce maintenance department calls.  Performs other duties as required.

ABOUT YOU:

High school diploma or equivalent.

At least three years of production experience, preferably with machine operation experience.

Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-speed environment, follow standardized work procedures and adhere to safe work practices in a continuous improvement team environment.

Attention to detail, mechanical aptitude and/or ability to troubleshoot and ability to work independently.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MACHINE OPERATOR AT VPI:

Ensures all line operations are performed safely and in accordance with all Company safety policies and procedures.

Performs a daily inspection of equipment and machinery and determines when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Performs daily/routine preventative maintenance on equipment (adjustments, oil and grease, cleaning, etc.)

Reviews customer orders and specifications; obtains material from stock and sets up machines for the run.

Tends and operates all line equipment.

Reports accurately all required production, quality, and operating statistics.

Ensures a quality product is produced 100% of the time.

Ensures the daily/weekly production schedule is met.

Maintains machinery in top working order by regular routine maintenance and works with the Maintenance Department when any major equipment maintenance is required.

Inspects and measures product; records results and takes corrective action

Makes equipment adjustments as necessary to prevent or correct quality, productivity, or waste issues.

ABOUT YOU:

At least three years of production experience, preferably with machine operation experience.

Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-speed environment, follow standardized work procedures and adhere to safe work practices in a continuous improvement team environment.

Attention to detail, mechanical aptitude and/or ability to troubleshoot and ability to work independently.

Starting wage: $12 – 16/hour

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