Production Operator (AM & PM shifts) Aspen Aerogels
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Primary Responsibilities: As a member of our Production team, the Production Operator will work under the direct supervision of the Lead Operator and report to the Production Line Manager. The Production Operator is responsible for ensuring production targets are met within safety, quality, cost and delivery guidelines. Additionally, this position requires demonstrated abilities which allow the incumbent to meet expected production goals, to work safely and to manage several operations or tasks at the same time.
Duties:MAJOR DUTIES: ?Be aware of production goals and work to meet those goals as directed ?Operate the plant process areas according to company procedures. ?Understand and workwith team members to achieve the plant performance measures ?Monitor and record all required production data. ?Demonstrate awareness of existing workplace hazards and have the ability to assess and respond to potentially unsafe situations. ?Understand and commit to following all Environmental, Health, and Safety procedures and practices. Intervene when required. ?Complete required monthly and job specific training as required and on time. ?Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment as directed or per MTL. ? Communicate with engineering and maintenance staff as required.
Qualifications:EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SPECIALREQUIREMENTS: ?Must have a High School diploma or equivalent. Advanced education preferred. ?Must be able to communicate in verbal and written English ?Must be computer literate or able to become proficient as required ?Should have 1-3 years experience in manufacturing environment that operated under ISO/QS-9000 or similar regulatory requirements or educational equivalent ?Experience working with self-directed teams preferred ?Must be able to work 12-hour shifts; 4 days on/ 4 days off, night shift flexibility a must ?Must be able to work in a 24 / 7 / 365 environment Additional Job Requirements for Success: ?Must have a willingness to work in a team ?Must have mechanical aptitude ?Must be a self-starter ?Must be able to learn different production areas and related equipment following a training plan, then demonstrate proficiency Physical Demands/Mental Requirements/Environmental Considerations Lifting: Frequent lifting between 50-75 lbs Pushing: Frequent pushing between 75-100 lbs - assisted Pulling: Frequent pulling between 75-100 lbs - assisted Standing: Most of the shift, except for breaks and meals Walking: Most of the shift, except for breaks and meals Agility: Must be able to get on and off forklift using 3 points of contact and be able to steer and handle driving a forklift; climb stairs ? two levels, 10-15x/shift Fine Motor: Must be able to use touch screen and keyboard for data input; Must be able to operate machine controls Mobility: Must be able to reach above head; must be able to crouch and bend over Equipment usage: Must be able to use shovel; move 55 gal drums, assisted Personal Protective Equipment Requirements: Steel toed ESD-rated safety shoes; safety glasses; hard hat; NIOSH-approved air-purifying respirator. All Manufacturing Operators must complete an OSHA-required medical questionnaire; complete a medical physical and pulmonary function exam; and successfully pass a fit test wearing a full face air-purifying respirator. Pre-employment Physical: All newly-hired employees will be required to take a pre-employment physical to determine their individual capacity for the physical requirements of the position. The pre-employment physical will be scheduled following a conditional offer of employment. Should the Physician determine that an applicant is unable to perform the necessary physical functions of the job, the conditional offer of employment may be rescinded. Mental requirements: ? Ability to manage several tasks at the same time ? Ability to focus on tasks ? Ability to evaluate operating conditions ? Ability to exercise sound judgment Environmental Considerations: This is an industrial manufacturing environment. Our process creates dust and there is a consistent, noticeable chemical odor in the plant and some individuals may find the dust and odor irritating. Furthermore, there may be situations ? during emergency response efforts ? where exposure levels may increase. Employees will be trained to manage these situations and will be provided the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment with which to do so.
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