Job Title: Automatic Press Operator - Technician
Reports to: Team Leader—Manufacturing
Objective: The Automatic Press Operator - Technician in sets up and operates automatic presses to stamp metal parts in an exemplary manner according to the company quality policies.
Qualified candidates will possess the following Minimum Requirements:
Diploma or GED
18 Months experience setting up and operating automatic presses and trouble-shooting dies
Ability to prove mechanical inclination, computer literacy and general math knowledge through aptitude testing
Willingness to attend off-site, job-related training classes
Willingness to train and work on any shift
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Excellent work records (including attendance)
Technicians are responsible for owning a set of approved calipers and micrometers
Prepare presses and work sites for set up. Follow set up instructions when setting up presses. Set up presses within all press categories, including preparing and adjusting straighteners; preparing, loading and adjusting feeders; aligning stock; assisting with transfer system set-up (adjusting finger positions, installing and homing rails, and setting pitch;) and preparing next set up (clean slugs and bolsters, and obtain fixtures).
Prepare dies for installation, installing and removing dies in the press.
Operate the automatic presses, following general operator instructions and the control plans, including reading, understanding and completing all production paperwork, and reading, following and completing tags.
Monitor and maintain press fluid levels, changing lubricant and adjusting concentration of lubricant during both set-up and troubleshooting, and properly disposing of waste oil.
Troubleshoot presses (using Smart Pac, CNC computers, sensors and controls) to ensure both quality and maximum levels of production.
Troubleshoots tooling (in presses and on the production floor).
Troubleshoot any press problems and perform corrective action as necessary (dies, fingers, sensors, feed equipment, and auxiliary equipment).
Provide technical support for day to day manufacturing operations.
Verify the proper raw material stock against router and check sheets.
Load, remove, start, end and band steel coils.
Utilize various systems (intranet, Kanban, EAM) to obtain information pertinent to job tasks and to order materials as necessary.
Safely operate hi-los, overhead cranes, and die carts to load and unload steel coils, transport dies, move scrap, and transport finished product.
Follow all ISO/TS policies and procedures.
Use calipers, micrometers, height gages, protractors, attribute gates, variable gages, taper gages, and/or ring gages to ensure quality production per the Control Plan.
Operate the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and interpret CMM reports.
Document procedures per the control plan, including visual inspections, first-piece and parts-in-process inspections, and Statistical Process Control (SPC) Charting, reporting any discrepancies to the Team Leader.
Consistently follow safety procedures during all phases of work: set up, installation of dies, loading material, operating presses, etc.
Use designated personal protective equipment for the work environment.
Identify potential safety issues and take appropriate action.
Continuous Improvement/Lean Principles/5S:
Participate in lean initiatives and continuous improvement and problem-solving events, applying lean manufacturing concepts to work methods (CIA’s, quick set-up, standardized work, error-proofing) and identifying and attempting to eliminate all types of waste.
Anticipate problems and work to eliminate them before they happen.
Participate in the development and implementation of successful action plans to achieve temporary and permanent corrective actions, as needed.
Monitors press strokes per minute (SPM) and drive for continuous improvement.
Organize and maintain work area and 5S zone to optimize productivity (based on audit score), including items such as sweeping, mopping, wiping down press controls, and controlling slugs.
Demonstrate good communication skills and competency when providing troubleshooting guidance to team members and when directing the work of others, such as Utility workers, Hi-lo Drivers, and others.
Consistently exhibit appropriate attendance habits, working the hours necessary to perform the job.
Provide necessary, accurate, and timely feedback of all pertinent information to co-workers, effectively communicating with Die Techs, Maintenance personnel, team members and management personnel to enhance teamwork and communication initiatives.
Consistently adhere to, and support, company policies and procedures, including ISO, IATF 16949, and safety regulations.
Accept instructions and duties in a positive manner.
Treat all co-workers with dignity and respect.
Assist in maintaining company values (Integrity, People, Customers, Ownership, We Can If…, Safety) daily, through thoughts and actions.