Utility Operator

  • Company: Arconic
  • Location: Martinsville, Virginia
  • Posted: March 07, 2017
  • Reference ID: J3K3TR73PP05WSSW3RJ
Work will be performed primarily in the Forge Shop and Grinder buildings. Department consists of a five person team operating large equipment to include a 5,000 ton forging press, conditioning grinder, large gas fired production furnaces, production saw, remote controlled overhead cranes and mobile manipulator material handling machines.Potential hazards include proximity of moving machinery, high temperatures and noise. PPE includes appropriate clothing (FR9), safety glasses, hard hat, and steel toed boots with metatarsal protection, hearing protection, and other safety equipment as required all provided by the company.

The successful candidate will perform setups, adjustments, and other modifications on the equipment; be responsible for the inspection and quality of the product; interact with other departments and company personnel; work with and assist Mechanical and Electrical maintenance techs as needed or required; have basic knowledge of the mechanical functions of machinery and perform some preventive and predictive maintenance; must be able to work with little supervision to complete work on time; maintain a clean and organized work area; complete required daily paperwork and make computer entries; follow all safety rules including lockout procedures; have the ability to work in a fast paced production environment.

Basic Qualifications

Must have a strong work ethic, excellent attendance, be quality and safety conscious and a team player. Must have a high school diploma or GED and have a strong learning aptitude as 95% of the knowledge required must be learned on job. The position requires an individual to stand, stoop, sit, climb steps and ladders, move equipment; bend, reach, lift at least 50 lbs. as needed while exercising good eye/hand coordination and depth perception. Must have basic computer skills for entering and retrieving data in a windows based system. Strong reading for understanding and communication skills required and the qualifications to operate a company vehicle. Must be willing to work flexible schedules, available for any shift including overtime and weekends as needed in a 24/7 operation. Must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S. without need for sponsorship. Ability to work in a manufacturing atmosphere safely and follow safety practices and regulations is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

Associates Degree in a related field; Experience in hot working of metals; operation of hydraulic presses and/or machinery, dies; experience operating heavy equipment such as cranes & forklifts; knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office software. Two or more years in a manufacturing environment and industrial safety training preferred.

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