General Electric Extrusion Machine Operator in Minnetonka, Minnesota
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The Extrusion Machine Operator will operate, troubleshoot, repair and perform minor maintenance of the extrusion equipment that processes polypropylene pellets into log form. You will understand both the product construction and the machine operation to maximize yields and machine uptime. You will work shifts that are 12-hours long, on a rotating week schedule. This opening is for day shift 4am-4pm.
As the Extrusion Machine Operator, you will:
Observe all Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) rules, including housekeeping practices
Participate in EHS meetings, investigations, and audits
Proactively communicate and address safety concerns
Set-up and monitor machine operations according to standard operating instructions
Understand department safety, quality and regulatory requirements, and production goals; actively engage in meeting these goals
Inspect raw materials and products to ensure there are no visual defects; take corrective action as needed
Perform checks to ensure accuracy per product specifications, ensure overall product quality, and tracks in manual logs or computer system to capture deviations and quality traceability data
Perform material disposition on all work-in-processes (WIP) parts as assigned
Perform advanced machine adjustments to ensure that proper construction specifications are being met
Interrupt machine operation as necessary to correct operating problems
Minimize the production of products that do not meet specifications by quickly taking action and using investigative, troubleshooting, and mechanical skills
Accurately measure work in process (WIP) and finished goods in inches or centimeters
Communicate technical issues in a timely manner to all levels (managers, co-workers, maintenance, engineers, etc.)
Assist in training of other operators
Assist with failure and perform regular minor preventive maintenance
Perform troubleshooting to solve equipment malfunction
Perform complete setup, adjustments, startup, and shutdown of all equipment in the area
Keep accurate records and explain any discrepancies, if necessary
Perform any additional duties as assigned by supervisor, facilitator, or lead
- Associate’s Degree in engineering, plastics technology, industrial technology, instrumentation, automated systems and robotics, electronics engineering technology, industrial controls and robotics, right skills now for manufacturing or similar technical degree (OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 1 year of experience as a machine operator, or maintenance technician)
Ability and willingness to work overtime, as required
Ability and willingness to work a rotating schedule that includes regular weekend coverage, as required
Ability and willingness to work a 12 hour shift schedule, as required
Ability and willingness to wear personal protective equipment, for example safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, and safety shoes, as required
Ability and willingness to work in a tobacco-free environment
Please Note: GE will only employ those who are legally
authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
Experience working in and navigating computer applications; ability to perform basic functions in Excel, including navigating to files, data input, copy & paste and sums
Strong mathematical aptitude, such as ability to calculate flow rate and take measurements of circumference
Experience participating in the development of work instructions and operating guides
Basic SAP experience, including navigating in the system, looking up test specs and ensuring bills of materials match recipes
Strong mechanical aptitude
Quality inspection experience, including experience identifying and resolving product quality issues
Strong communication skills and ability to learn and understand all policies, practices, and procedures
Lean manufacturing experience
Previous experience performing setup, troubleshooting and operation of automated machines
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Locations: United States; Minnesota; Minnetonka
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.