Katecho Machine Operator in Des Moines, Iowa

Machine Operator

+ + Job Tracking ID: 512885-570165

  • Job Location: Des Moines, IA

  • Job Level: Any

  • Level of Education: Any

    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: July 11, 2017

  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years

  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

An Operator II is responsible to set up and operate complex machinery in the Manufacturing Department with minimal supervision according to applicable drawings; must inspect the quality of the materials and work in process as well as accurately complete associated paperwork; must lead the employees of the manufacturing area by example in the areas of attitude, work quality, work ethic, dependability, and company loyalty.

  • Primarily responsible for set-up, run, cleaning and general maintenance of Delta Mod-Tech’s manufacturing press equipment, Printing equipment or Gel manufacturing equipment.

  • Lead other operators and assemblers to meet quality and productivity expectations.

  • Verify through work orders that job processes, and drawings are correct before production runs.

  • Set up complex machines according to applicable drawings within the define setup times.

  • Inspect the quality of the materials and work in process. Specifically focusing on quality standard by checking registration and for debris and print quality.

  • Troubleshoots and resolves machine related issues including: tension, pressure, settings web-breaks and gel folds

  • Accurately process and handle associated paperwork as required for the work being completed.

  • Complete work in a timely manner according to departmental schedules.

  • Operate multiple machines fluently with a minimal amount of supervision.

  • Lead the employees of the manufacturing area by example in the areas of attitude, work quality, work ethic, dependability, and company loyalty.

  • Communicate and work together with other departments as required.

  • Maintain and improve 5S within the work area.

Experience and Skills:

  • Experience working with various inks, coatings, including solvents, alcohol, UV, and water based varnish and other printing supplies.

  • Experince running and setting up machines, like CNC, bindery, or print press

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Experience using measuring devices including rulers, comparators, calipers and gauges to collect and record data

  • Must be able to communicate in English: read, write and understand.

  • Able to work smart and at a brisk and safe pace.

  • Able to communicate and work with others as a team.

  • Able to read and understand assembly drawings and build product accordingly.

  • Able to adjust and adapt when obstacles present themselves.

  • Strong attention to details.

  • Able to recognize quality problems with materials and work in process.

  • Able to use required tools, fixtures, rulers, etc. involved in the assembly process.

  • Good work attendance and dependability.

  • If working nights or shifts with minimal supervision, must pass a criminal background check.

  • Job requires the employee to stand. The employee is frequently required to use hands to grasp, finger or handle objects and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or exert force from 25 up to 80 pounds. Push and/or pull up to 300 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and color determination.

  • Must pass a Physical Capacity Profile (PCP) test for a Machine Operator.


Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD/STD options, FSA


We are currently looking for multiple operators for our Night Shift: M - W, 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.