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TUSON Manufacturing Company, LLC General Laborer/Production in Story City, Iowa

General Laborer/Production

Job Overview: This position will operate production equipment and complete necessary steps for established machining processes. The qualified candidate will consistently and proficiently produce quality parts using established processes, document procedures, and written resources. With experience candidates may assist less experienced employees as directed by the Production Manager.

Essential Functions: Perform routine machine change-overs by accessing and loading correct program when required, changes tooling as specified, changing work holding as needed, and ensuring that the process is running correctly prior to implementing regular production mode Use written, known, and established control plans (machine programs, job travelers, Process Inspection Plans, trace sheets when applicable, work instructions and set up sheets or reference documents). Identify and make routine and necessary adjustments (machine controls, tool offsets to home or to a tool, authorized program edits.) Measure product accurately using dedicated gauging according to control plan specifications. Check product for cleanliness, rust and burr-free conditions to meet customer expectations. Calibrate gauging and refer gauging problems to assigned personnel. Complete required documentation accurately, legibly and on-time. Prepare and package product for shipment and/or transfer to next operation according to established procedures. Perform secondary operations (counting, cleaning, removing burrs, packaging) and shall operate secondary equipment during process cycle times. Perform necessary housekeeping duties to maintain a neat, clean and safe work environment. Attend and participate in Company required meetings and discussions Learn new equipment and processes and assist less experiences operators as directed. Perform all other job duties as assigned or requested by management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge - High school diploma or equivalent is required with a minimum of 6 month-experience as a production worker or other relevant role is preferred (but not required).

Skills/Abilities - Hands-on experience working on a production floor while being able to successfully set up, pre-program and run production are necessary. Math skills, including measuring (decimal numbers), and keeping count records along with the ability to follow technical information such as Third Angle Projection drawings with Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerance are necessary. The ability to be flexible and work cooperatively as a team player is required. Good interaction and communication skills are necessary.

Qualifications/Prior Experience: Learning Period - Six months is required to learn the basic aspects of the job.

Supervision Received - Position is under minimal supervision. Exceptional tasks are checked. Employee receives specific instruction and selects from established methods and procedures to complete tasks.

Problem Solving and Decision Making - Determine if machine is set-up and functioning properly to produce quality parts. React to machine and tooling problems that could potentially harm people, equipment, or materials. Determine if parts meet quality and ISO standards. Relation with Others - Working as a team is necessary as well as maintaining good interpersonal skills and communication ability. Employee has daily contact with area team members, managers and personnel from other manufacturing and support teams. The incumbent may participate in small group activities, such as task teams, safety meeting and other improvement efforts.

Work Environment/Other Requirements: Equipment Operated - CNC equipment, washers, tumblers, CNC saws, dabbers, and other manual equipment. Process and quality testing equipment, computers, calipers, bore gauges, and other precision measuring devices.

Working Conditions and Hazards - General working conditions are good. Exposed to hazards of machine ope ation and minimal exposure to fumes and chemicals from machine operation. Safety equipment required consists of gloves, safety shoes, safety glasses with side shields, and other PPE devices as required. Body jewelry must be post style only, dangling jewelry of any kind is not permitted and hair longer than shoulder-length must be tied back.

Physical Effort Required - Continuous standing, visual acuity, attention to detail, and eye-hand coordination is necessary. Must have good manual dexterity and ability to bend, stoop, reach, finger/feel, push, pull and lift frequently. Frequent lifting (to 50 pounds) and movement of machined parts, dies, and containers is required. Significant effort is expended in pushing, pulling, and lifting of various items, tools, machine parts, etc. as needed in a production setting.