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General Operator - $15.97 per hour

Company: Tenneco Automotive
Location: Litchfield
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description



SUMMARY: Responsible for tending to metal fabricating machines such as, but not limited to, cut-off saws, shears, rolls, brakes, presses, sizers, forming machines, spinning machines, and punches that cut, shape, and bend metal plates, sheets, tubes, and structures by performing the duties and responsibilities as outlined within this job description.


(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

* Produce parts as directed by material control, and or the engineering department so to attain the required production levels and quality.
* Prep and inspect parts for final production.
* Run first time production parts as directed and perform Poka Yokes.
* Participate in job rotation through each cell which addresses cross training and ergonomical issues. --- Read job specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirements.
* Set stops or guides to specified length as indicated by scale, rule, or template.
* Position work piece against stops or align layout marks with die or blades.
* Push button or depress pedal to activate machine.
* Observe machine operations to detect work piece defects or machine malfunction.
* Monitor the output of quality parts through inspection, scrap records, statistical process controls, and station control sheets.
* Measure work piece dimensions to determine accuracy of machine operation.
* Remove burrs, sharp edges, rust, or scale from work piece
* Perform 5S activities.
* Perform other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform this job.)

Education and Experience Requirements: High School diploma or general education degree (GED) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Must have the ability to read and comprehend work instructions, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions in English.
* Must have the ability to write simple correspondence in English.
* Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
* Must be able to communicate clearly with supervisors, peers, or subordinates by phone, in writing, and / or in person.
* Must be able to tell when an operating error is occurring and assist in deciding what to do about it.
* Must be able to work within a team environment.
* Must possess the ability to work with hand tools.
* Must possess the ability to maintain accurate records.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

* Standing for long periods of time.
* Use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
* Reaching with hands and arms.
* Talking and hearing.
* Occasional walking, stooping, crawling, kneeling, or crouching.
* Repeatedly lifting, tugging and/or moving up to 35 pounds (at times it may be necessary to lift more.)
* Close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
* Ability to sit frequently for extended periods of time.
* Ability to move about the plant in both the office and manufacturing areas.


(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

* Typical manufacturing environment.
* May encounter extreme heat, fumes, odors, dirt, dust, noise, moving objects.


* Ability and willingness to work any shift.
* Ability and willingness to work overtime when necessary.
* Must be prompt in reaching assigned cell at the start of shift and at the end of each break.
* Excellent attendance.
* Good work ethic.
* Highly motivated self-starter.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Tenneco Automotive, Kalamazoo , General Operator - $15.97 per hour, Other , Litchfield, Michigan

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