Machine Operator

Website Little Rapids Corporation

Basic Position Objective Statement:

Operate Machine as per customer requirements.  Keep work area compliant with 6 S and lean manufacturing principles.

Safety Philosophy:

Little Rapids Corporation will manufacture products in a manner that respects the safety and health of our associates, the environment, and the communities in which we operate.  We believe that every Associate plays critical role in creating a safe work environment by exhibiting personal safe behaviors.  To be successful as a company, we will have exemplary safety performance.

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

·         Operate work center in a safe manner and identify unsafe work behaviors, areas, and methods. 

·         Participate in the quality of finished products that meets specifications and meets/exceeds established production standards.

·         Maintain film for Machine and put new parent rolls on machine. 

·         Ensure adequate and proper cartons are available prior to product runs. 

·         Identify and react to production problems (safety, quality, shortage of raw materials, out of spec raw materials and inventory issues.)

·         Perform machine clean-ups as required.  Maintain a clean, organized, “set in order”, and “shine” environment in the work areas. 

·         Troubleshoot machine problems and determine which problems need to escalate to maintenance and/or plant supervisor.

·         Attend and participate in meetings and training sessions as required (e.g. safety, quality, production, teams, informational, continuous improvement, and others) as requested.

·         All other assignments assigned by management.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the “essential functions” for purposes of the ADA.

Knowledge, Education and Training Qualifications and Certifications

High school/G.E.D. required

Key Functional Competencies

·         Experience in a manufacturing environment.

·         Experience in warehousing/shipping environments is helpful.

·         Experience in quality management systems (FDA, ISO, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, etc.) is helpful.

Key Performance Competencies

·         Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.  (Such as machine operation instructions, safety instructions, etc.)

·         Mechanical aptitude and experience to use basic tools including wrenches, hammers, utility knives, screwdrivers, brooms, and measuring devices in rulers and scales, etc., used in a manufacturing environment.

·         Willingness and flexibility to work a variety of shifts that involve all days of the week as needed.  This includes ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as determined by the business. 

·         Ability to perform basic computer operations such as email, data entry, navigation skills within system and desktop, etc.   Experience and ability to operate computer keyboard.

·         Ability to effectively communicate.

·         Able to work independently and follow instructions

·         Able to work as an effective team member

·         Willingness to cross train.

·         Able to work 12 hour shifts and overtime as needed

·         Regular attendance is required to provide continuity and accomplishment of job responsibilities on a continual and timely basis. 

Physical Requirements

·         NOTE:  Frequency and repetition of tasks listed below are based on a 12-hour shift.  However, overtime opportunities exist. 

·         Must follow instructions for safety and proper job performance; safety apparatus required:  Ear plugs, safety shoes, safety glasses, hair nets, gloves (all types) and other protective equipment as dictated by job function.  Forklift and clamp truck certification. 

·         Shaft up between 2 and 8 new rolls of paper per shift. 

·         Open and stage film rolls into place by hand and put film onto the machine using shafts.

·         Slab 2 to 8 rolls of film per shift to remove damaged stock and place it into the scrap box.  (slab stock can weigh 100 pounds/move in smaller parts)

·         Splice new rolls of film to existing web and thread machine when necessary.  (Ability to climb ladder and reach overhead)

·         Carry broke rolls and make ready rolls to broke holder by hand 2 to 8 times per shift.  (Rolls could weigh up to 70 pounds).

·         Use a forklift to move raw materials to and from the machine.  (Ability to get on and off the forklift numerous times per shift)

·         Place headers and edge guards on finish rolls when returning stock.  (Ability to bend and reach)

·         Must be able to stand and walk up to approximately 12 hours per shift.

·         Required to meet the overall work classification of “Medium Work” as defined in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (D.O.T). 

·         Need manual dexterity and accurate eyesight. 

·         Exposure to temperatures and paper dust.

·         Exposure to noise levels exceeding 90 dB.

·         Must be able to communicate verbally through regular conversation and shouting (in loud environments) and using hand signals (as needed). 

EOE including disability/veteran