Thermo Fisher Scientific Fabrication Operator Press Brake – Rack Cell -2nd shift in Marietta, Ohio

Job Description

When you are part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will do important work, and you will be valued and recognized for your performance. With talented managers and inspiring coworkers to support you, you will find the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Position Summary:

Supports the manufacturing process by performing forming operation on press brakes of fabricated sheet metal parts for products in a safe and efficient manner to provide high quality parts for work cells and allow our team to meet scheduled demands.

Responsibilities:

  • ​Maintains clean, orderly work area to support others as well as safety, quality, etc.

  • Works in teams to accomplish overall goals regarding safety, efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction.

  • Sets up and operates hydraulic press to accomplish production goals.

  • Observes environment to insure safe working conditions are present and corrects or reports issues that need attention.

  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.

  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machine and enters commands to edit program in order to accomplish quality production goals.

  • Confirms accuracy of first set ups regarding size, shape, forming sequence, etc., using test pieces and again with first production piece and at subsequent intervals.

  • Determines sequence of operations, applying knowledge and experience, to determine best method to achieve completion of part(s) in a safe and high quality manner.

  • Initiates activity that supports department and team goals and anticipates needs and takes steps to create smooth production process.

  • Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.

  • Verifies dimensions and angles by using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks.

  • Works as team to accomplish production efficiencies, prevent excess tooling set-up, etc.

  • Identifies proper materials, plans, equipment, etc., to accomplish production specifications.

  • Sets up press brake and gauging system and forms desired parts using drawings and/or forming sheets.

  • Communicates effectively within manufacturing cell to relay key information to accomplish daily production goals.

  • Retrieves, inputs, interprets drawings and other data found in computer system.

  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance results, and adjusts machine controls or control settings as required.

  • Implements production practices that support and meet ISO standards by following forming sheets and confirming specifications are met.

  • Inspects work piece for defects, quality related exceptions, and judges condition and action to be taken.

  • Makes adjustments to production machine to generate the desired dimensions of specific parts.

  • Positions work manually against stops to align layout marks to dies.

  • Repositions work piece and changes dies when making multiple or successive passes.

  • Serves as a positive role model in the work place.

  • Sets up and operates conventional and special-purpose machines to fabricate materials that conform to production specifications.

  • Selects and positions flat, V-block, radius, or special purpose die sets into ram and bed of machine.

  • Focuses on key production goals and be open to asking for and accepting suggestions from others regarding production quality, steps, etc.

  • Operates various machines in the production process using manual and computerized controls, gauges, hand tools, etc.

  • Receives verbal instructions, reads production board, or confers with supervisor for work instructions.

  • Troubleshoots work-related problems by applying knowledge and experience to effectively maintain production/quality goals with minimal attrition to equipment.

  • Utilizes bar code system for tracking production information, time keeping, etc.

  • Utilizes computer (SAP) system shared plant-wide to accomplish and track production data.

  • Works overtime and week-ends when needed to accomplish production goals.

  • Maintains awareness of equipment condition, performs scheduled maintenance, to slow equipment attrition and maintain high quality production.

  • Suggests improvements in work methods and procedures by speaking with supervisor(s) and joining PPI teams when possible.

  • Communicates with other departments to accomplish production goals and assists other departments when asked to do so.

  • Confers with other operators, engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.

  • Starts press and monitors machine operation to detect misalignment or malfunction.

  • Determines production rate by calculating parts present upon completion of job and comparing to OPS card.

  • Measures, counts, organize materials and parts to monitor production quality and volume.

  • Trains others on job duties, quality goals, company guidelines, etc.

  • Turns hand wheel or levers to set depth and pressure of ram stroke.

  • Operates hand tools such as sander, drills, hammer, etc., to accomplish department goals in a safe manner utilizing PPE/JSA guidelines.

  • Cleans scale or scrap from die with air hose or brush to achieve quality.

  • Grinds out burrs and sharp edges, using portable grinder.

  • Moves finished pieces to storage area using pallet jacks, two-wheelers, or caster based racks, etc.

  • References the Department Operating Procedures Manual for job specific details to determine that quality and conformance standards are being followed.

  • Attends training and department meetings when asked to do so.

  • Participates in teams and utilizes Excel spreadsheets, charts, graphs, data analysis.

  • Perform all job duties in a safe manner and obey all safety policies and procedures

  • Perform all job duties consistent with the Code of Ethics and the 4-I Values

  • Perform all job duties within ISO standards

  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives and support all PPI, Keys and Lean projects

  • Perform other duties and cross training as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Physical Demands:

  • Ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds individually and occasionally lift greater than 75 pounds with assistance.

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, bend, kneel, reach, lift repetitively in a hectic, noisy environment in hot, cold conditions, with airborne dust/fumes present while paying special attention to critical processes.

  • Ability to work in hot, cold, dusty, elevated, noisy area where foot and motorized equipment movement is present.

  • Ability to lift, position, move, bend in order to accomplish production goals that require loading, adjusting, turning, and removing small and large parts.

  • Ability to maneuver work pieces by hand in a repetitive manner conductive to efficiency, job specifications, safety, and quality goals.

  • Ability to stand, bend, stretch, reach and lift repetitively to accomplish production and other company-wide production goals.

  • Ability to manually move machine controls using hand and foot guides to adjust machine for accuracy.

  • Ability to distinguish basic colors and shapes when running CNC punch press.

  • Computer Experience: Ability to maintain basic knowledge of SAP and Windows Operating System.

  • Minimum assessment on ACT WorkKeys of Observation Level 5 and Locating Information Level 4 will be preferred.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.