GENERAL CABLE CORP. MACHINE OPERATOR in MARSHALL, Texas

Description Principal Functional Responsibilities: Operate equipment in accordance with written specifications that could include but is not limited to operating machinery such as a wire drawer, tube strander, rigid frame strander, double twist strander, plexer, serve line, cabler, extrusion line and jacketing line. Tools and Equipment used: Diagonal cutting pliers, 12 and 24 crescent wrenches, hex key set, circumference tape, channel lock pliers, nut drivers, screwdriver, various powered and non-powered hand tools, spatula, fork truck, micrometer scale, a one quart spray bottle, pay-off and take up equipment, arc welder cable cutters, overhead cranes, steel pins, tubing cutters, oscillating cutting saw, band saw, insulation stripper, banana peeler, needle nose pliers, nippers, air ratchet, drill torque wrench, hydraulic and manual cutters, cutting machine, hydraulic and manual crimping tools, hydraulic gate wrench, lathe, computer, microscope, coarse and fine files, air drill. Essential Functions: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we have identified the following important requirements as essential to the performance of this job: Ensure assigned work area is clean and in a good housekeeping state at all times. Make set up/change overs to minimize time constraints associated with returning the line to production with minimum down time. Read, understand, and carry out written and oral instructions, specifications and production orders. Read work orders, scrap tickets, job lot tickets, graphs, logs, schedules, raw material labels and general product labels, etc. Observe and read instruments, gages, and dials to determine operating conditions. Prepare detailed reports and records listing production date, keeping inventory records, and operating logs. Inspect, examine, and observe for product and equipment defects. Use simple arithmetic including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Use measuring devices such as micrometers, rulers, calibrating steel tapes and calipers. Operate hoist, cranes, fork truck, power and non-power hand tools. Read and understand the safety requirements for the job to include, personal protective exposures (right to know) machine guarding, noise protection, and ergonomics as if affects the safe operation of the equipment. Perform any other duties as directed by a supervisor or department manager. In Extrusion processes: During change over, make set up by manually removing, cleaning and installing the extruder heads and bullet assemblies weighing up to 100lbs with temperatures up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the extrusion head. During change over and shut downs, remove and clean extrusions heads and bump screws using required tools that may weigh up to 100lbs. Assist the machine helper in making cut over and roll out of full reels of insulated cable weighing up to 10,00lbs. Continuously walk and climb and stairs while monitoring water levels, seals, etc. along the length of the line. Climb fix ladders up to access, clean, and check filters and compounding hoppers. Work rapidly for short periods while making set up and change overs during periods of restricted operations while returning a line to full production with minimal downtime, additionally to avoid compound solidifying in extruders and extruder heads during change over and shut down operations. In Plex, Serve and Cabler Operations: Locate reels of cable for multiplexing, serving or taping per written production orders and verify number, section, footage and marking, of plexed cable. Set up machine for required operation. Load serve wire from application to the cable or load reels of cable for plexing as per written specifications. String up machine with wire or tape or thread cable to be plexed through rollers/guides. Adjust lay of neutrals while serving the cable. Monitor footage continually pulling wires from each bobbin through rollers and guide tubes