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Production Associates

Job Description
SUMMARY
Production Associate positions sets up and operates cell manufacturing and test equipment in order to produce final product. Inspects parts as needed for product quality. Performs standard work and uses process control methods to complete the manufacturing process. Performs routine preventative maintenance on tools and equipment. Reads and interprets all process documents, follows detailed procedures and maintains applicable records. Assists in training of new associates on standard processes within manufacturing, changeovers and inspection. Communicates cell production issues to Production Team Leader and/or other team members. Interfaces with purchasing, engineering, and customer service as needed to deliver product to meet customer expectations. Willingness to work in numerous capacities, ranging from molding, machine operating, assembly, potting, washing, painting, inspecting, and other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty once fully trained. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reads and interprets diagrams, blueprints, specifications, work orders, or reports to determine material requirements and/or assembly instructions.
Selects, aligns, and secures tooling, accessories, and materials on machines, such as hydraulic presses, burnish/test machines, assembly fixtures, air or electric power tools and magnetizers.
Enters appropriate settings and adjusts and calibrates equipment as needed for the assigned production order.
Records production and operational data on specified forms or within specified data-tracking systems.
Performs quality checks on products and parts. Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers and height gauges.
Rotates through all the tasks required in a particular production process.
Works at a variety of workstations and areas with other associates as required to meet customer needs.
Explains assembly procedures or techniques to other associates.
Maintains an orderly, safe, and clean workplace.
Participates in cell meetings and events.
May perform other duties as assigned
ESSENTIAL PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Detail-oriented
Verbal and written communication skills
Team player
Reliable and Dependable
Cooperative
Works well independently and as a member of a team
Problem-solver
Job Requirements
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE CREDENTIALS
High School Diploma or GED is preferred. Previous industrial assembly background is preferred, but not required, however a verifiable and solid work history is. Knowledge of gauging processes is a plus.
Key Performance Metrics
Safety
Product quality
Productivity
On-time delivery
LANGUAGE SKILLS
The ability to read and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, safety rules, quality instruction and process documentation, operating and maintenance instructions, technical and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports, productivity charts, and production correspondences.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to apply concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
REASONING ABILITY
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and/or apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT
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.
The employee is continuously required to stand, walk, reach with hand or hands, hand together with arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects, lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Frequent forward bending and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to work in manufacturing environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
If a conditional offer of employment is extended, the following pre-hire requirements will be administered and assessed; certain proof of your legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Service rules, pre-employment drug screen, general physical abilities, and background checks, as appropriate.


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