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Roberts Joseph Staffing Machine Operator in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Position Description: The Machine Operator will be responsible for operating equipment in a safe manner for the assembly and processing of water heating products according to company specifications. The Machine Operator must have the desire to always perform at the highest level of competence and experience to ensure the overall productivity and growth of the company. Specific Duties: Work within a fast paced, production oriented, safe environment. Ability to read drawings, bill of materials ?BOM? and product specifications. Occasionally will be required to perform basic calculations using a computer/calculator. Prepare raw materials to be loaded into the machine. Prepare tooling for machine changeovers and perform machine changeovers. Entering information such as sizes, shapes or cutting information into computer-controlled machines or adjusting machine settings when required. Monitor the machines to ensure proper function and setup throughout the production process. If a malfunction occurs the operator must immediately contact the Line Lead or Production Supervisor. Capable of lifting up to 50 lbs. with the ability to ask for assistance when required (using the buddy-system). Communicates with associates and superiors to maintain safety and quality. Willingness to take direction from the Supervisor and Group Lead person(s) to ensure quality and productivity goals are met. Must be team oriented. Suggest production and quality improvement ideas to the Production Supervisor. Maintains tools and equipment in good working order. Responsible for housekeeping in assigned work areas. Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment by following company safety policies and procedures by wearing all safety personal protective equipment PPE to always maintain a safe work environment. Accepts other responsibilities as requested by the department Supervisor. Other Qualifications: Language Skills Ability to communicate within the working environment. Reasoning Ability Ability to define problems. Physical Demands Ability to reach and use arms, hands, and fingers. Ability to hear and smell. Weight Limitations up to 50 lbs. Vision Requirements Close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception; and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment Moderate Noise Conditions. Work in areas that may be noisy and dirty. Work in ambient temperatures ranging from very cold to very hot. Personal, Protective Equipment - Ability to wear safety glasses, hearing protection, steel toe shoes, gloves, respirator if required and other job-related personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. Work Schedule - Work various shifts and overtime as needed. Technical Expertise: Must be able to operate over-head crane (training will be provided). Able to use air assisted tools and manual tools. Able to use templates to affix appropriate materials to the product. Able to operate machinery with minimal supervision. Preferred Qualifications: High school or equivalent. Minimum three years? experience working in a manufacturing environment. Required experience/ education: Ability to work a flexible work schedule as required. Work overtime when it?s mandatory required. Ability to communicate and interact effectively in all situations required.