Manth-Brownell Machine Operator-1st Operations - Multiple Shifts in Kirkville, New York

Essential Functions:

  • Load production machinery with bar stock into feed mechanism.

  • Perform tool, holder or attachment adjustments/changes as necessary to maintain part quality. Sharpen tools as needed.

  • Assure parts meet customer specifications by measuring parts per inspection plan. Enter SPC as required and properly respond to out of control conditions.

  • Alert QC or supervisor if there are any questions/concerns regarding part quality.

  • Perform machine PM per work instructions, including clearing chips from machining area & maintain proper oil/coolant levels.

  • Complete all paperwork per proper procedures (routing card, tool change logs, count sheets etc.). Properly identify parts and enter production into information system.

  • Communicate all information needed to assure smooth shift transition with prior/next shift at all times.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • May instruct others in the use and procedures of machine operation as directed.

  • Housekeeping: maintain work area in a neat and orderly manner, keep floors clean and free of oil & chips.

  • Perform all safety inspections to equipment daily, use proper machine guards and lifting techniques.

  • Follow company policies, procedures and safety rules as described in the Manth-Brownell Employee Handbook.

Knowledge, skills and ability:

  • Ability to read and understand Blue Prints, Inspection Plans and follow instructions.

  • Ability to use and interpret most precision measuring gauges including micrometers and calipers, comparators & special gauges.

  • Ability to sharpen and adjust tools, adjust holders and attachments and to troubleshoot machining problems as necessary.

  • Have a basic understanding of machine sensors including, but not limited to drill/tap sensors or short part detectors.

  • Ability to work with others in troubleshooting machine problems or as a Trainer.

  • Ability to use a computer to enter production & print routing cards, to use, understand & properly respond to SPC results.

  • Ability to use hand tools to make necessary tool or machine adjustments, tool changes or perform minor set ups (hammer, screw driver, allen and other wrenches).

Special attention to the following safety policies:

  • Wearing of personal protection equipment

  • Lockout/Tag out

  • Fire response and evacuation

  • Ergonomics

  • Lifting policy

Education, Training and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Ability to use basic math and understand instructions and strong mechanical aptitude.

  • Minimum 3 months operating screw machine with ability to sharpen and set tooling.

Physical Requirements:

  • Heavy work - lift up to 35 lbs. frequently, Occasionally up to 50 lbs

  • Reach into machine, push/pull to engage machine, move parts.

  • Significant standing & walking required.

  • Bend, stoop or crouch to clear chips or lift part pans.

  • Use fingers & hands to manipulate parts while loading machine.

  • Use close visual concentration while inspecting parts.

  • Repetitive motion required for loading stock

  • Continual standing and walking to perform duties.