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d1-Manufacturing Production

Utility Operator -Machine Core 1st  Zeeland, MI  Posted: 5/18/2021
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d1-Manufacturing Production


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Responsible for having a working knowledge of multiple machines/lines and be willing to fill-in wherever the need is greatest. Typical work will include extrusion and assembly of plastic core blocks, laminating panels, saw operations (wire and Gibben) and inspect and finish material to prepare for shipment.
  • Determine the customer requirements per the work order
  • Prepare for production run, obtain appropriate work order to meet delivery requirements, load correct raw material, and set up production equipment to run
  • Adjust equipment/dies to achieve correct customer requirements
  • Produce and extrude tubes according to work order
  • Set up frames/racks for appropriate size block
  • Stack straws in a tight, uniform stack pattern
  • Mix glue according to mixing instructions
  • Adjust temperatures to properly melt plastic
  • Adequately cure blocks in oven
  • Assemble water flow blocks with properly mixed glue
  • Turn on laminator to correct heat settings
  • Check gap distance between the rollers
  • Insert polypropylene panel into the laminator
  • Trim cut panels with safety knife
  • Maintain equipment in good working condition
  • Assist other production areas as needed
  • Package finished product
  • Identify what materials need to be cut for the day from the production work order
  • Obtain raw honeycomb materials from extrusion/expansion areas
  • Set up saws according to cutting instruction
  • Cut honeycomb into shapes and sizes designated by the customer requirements
  • Perform and record all necessary information to ensure traceability and quality 
  • Report production results at the end of the shift on all necessary documents and or software
  • Properly dispose of scrap material per companies' non-conforming material procedure
  • Properly identify all material to ensure traceability 
  • Follow all work orders and process specifications 
  • Perform support functions including; screen changes, cleaning cutter, etc.
  • Perform inventory checks on quarterly basis
  • Maintain a clean safe work environment
  • Improve job efficiency and performance through idea suggestions
  • Perfom all reasonably related duties as assigned

Job Requirements


High School Diploma or GED
Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen
Must be able to pass a measurement test
Must be able to present birth certificate


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