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Machine Operator I
Ref No.: 18-11575
Location: Forest City, North Carolina
Production Operator 1 (Trad)

M-F 11:00pm – 7:00am + some OT (must be able to work week-ends if needed)


1 year Mfg experience preferred. Must be flexible to train on 1st shift for 4 weeks.

Position Title: Traditional Cell Level One

Primary Job Function:
The Tradition Cell Level One position operates production equipment to manufacture hydraulic hose and has five main components:

Stencil & Inspect: Operates the stencil machine to put the appropriate model and lot number on the hose and inspects it for any defects during this process.
Finishing (Cut/Coil & Eject/Test): Ejects mandrel from the hose by using water pressure, and proof tests hose to make sure that it meets specifications. Cuts the hose at the appropriate place on the reel, and coils the hose to prepare it for shipping.
Mandrel Prep (Rubber & Grilon): Prepares rubber and/or grilon mandrel for the rubber to be shaped around during the extrusion process.
Yarn Winder: Prepares customer supplied yarn on bobbins for use in the braid process.
Braid (Horizontal & Vertical): Operates braider machines to interweave two or more strands of yarn to provide reinforcement for the hose before the cover process.

In addition, the operator participates as an effective member of a production workgroup, as well as on various teams including, but not limited to, 5S, TPM, and cross-functional teams. Maintains a safe, clean and orderly work environment through effective housekeeping, 5S and TPM practices.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

 Perform duties relative to production in the assigned area, and is able to operate all equipment and machinery in the assigned area.
 Produce a quality product, safely, on-time, and with the least cost possible.
 Accurately record data on process travelers.
 Accurately complete computer transactions.
 Participate in cell/team activities and adhere to cell/team norms.
 Maintain all skill certifications.
 Identify areas for improvements.
 Communicate with co-workers, management, internal and external customers, and others in a courteous, professional, and proactive manner.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:
 High School Diploma
 Manufacturing experience preferred
 Good verbal and written communication skills
 Good interpersonal skills/teaming ability
 Ability to learn computer transactions
 Ability to learn and successfully operate production equipment

Physical Requirements:

Lifting/Carrying Ground to Waist Ground to Shoulders Ground to Overhead Waist to Shoulders
0-10 lbs. Frequent Continuous
11-30 lbs. Frequent Occasional Continuous
31-60 lbs. Occasional Occasional
61+ lbs.

0-100 lbs. Frequent
101-200 lbs. Frequent
201 + lbs. Frequent
KEY: Continuous = Over 70%; Frequent = 40-70%; Occasional = 15-40%; Rare = Up to 15%
Number of hours per day each activity is performed:
Sitting_0_ Walking _1_ Climbing Stairs _0_ Standing _7_ Bending/Kneeling _0_ Reaching _4_
Seeing _7__ Hearing _7__ Speaking __2__ Feeling _0_

Visual Acuity: Near Vision _X__ Far Vision _X_ Peripheral Vision _X_ Depth Perception _X_

Describe any repetitive hand use (simple grasp, fine manipulation, twisting motion) and frequency of job rotation or breaks.

1. Placing full bobbins on the braid machine and taking off empty bobbins.
2. Moving reels through the braid process.
3. One 10-minute break and one 30-minute lunch break.