Latitude Corp
  • Verona, WI, USA
  • Full Time

Job Title

Handles Machine Operator II 

Position Reports to

Handles Foreman / General Foreman 

Pay Classification

Non-Exempt 

Education and Experience Requirement

Manufacturing shop, metal finishing experience required.  

Skills Required

  • Possess the ability to follow direction. 
  • Ability to grind and polish handles that consistently meet or exceed specifications.
  • Ability to perform one or more additional specialized operations within the department above and beyond the Operator I level.
  • Ability to inspect product to ensure good parts within the job function.
  • Basic Math Skills 

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Physical- capable of lifting 50 lbs. safely or with assistance.  Capability of standing and bending over for long periods of time while performing manual labor with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Pass an eye test.
  • Working Hours- fulltime.
  • Personal Traits- Good communication skills with positive teamwork attitude. Conscientious attention to detail and accuracy.  Ability to follow direction and or work independently, able to multi-task and trouble shoot.  Punctuality and safe work habits. 

Level of Responsibility and Authority

Timely completion of job functions.  Adhere to ISO-9001 quality systems. Work with various machines in a safe and efficient manner while following applicable work instructions.  Operational inspection of handles in conformance with the customer aesthetic standard.  Responsible for producing quality workmanship, which meets or exceeds customer requirements.   

Job Duties

  • Grind handle parts in conformance with specifications and meet daily required production assignments.
  • Operate grinding and buffing machines within the parameters of the company's safety standards.
  • Operate, as requested, end cap buffing machines in conformance with specifications and meet daily required production assignments.
  • Understand the Quality Policy and Quality Objectives.
  • Ensure internal and external customer satisfaction by working with department supervisor and department lead.
  • Work safely and ensure hazardous conditions are eliminated.  Follow company safety procedures.
  • Communicate accurately and effectively to other individuals in the department.
  • Complete task independently from job-list.
  • Follow and execute ISO Quality system procedures including, instructions on job traveler and control plan per ISO procedures.
  • Accurately maintain MES system as instructed.
  • Arrive to work in a punctual manner and be willing to work overtime when needed. 
  • Audit of materials and/or production parts before delivery to next operation area.
  • Maintain neat and clean work area.
  • Other ad hoc duties as assigned. 

The Handles Operator II is required to be able to perform all of Handles Operator I and two or more of the following operations. Operator needs to have a minimum of six months experience with a mentor for each operation and be self-motivated. 

Inspector/Packer

  • Understand and follow all safety procedures for this operation.
  • Inspect and pack parts in conformance with specifications and meet daily required production assignments.
  • Understand the customer's visual aesthetic requirements and utilize these requirements when inspecting parts.
  • Perform the final inspection on all production parts in the handles department. 

Drill/Tap Machine Operations

  • Understand and follow all safety procedures for this operation.
  • Set up drill machines as specified by job traveler.
  • Drill and tap handles to meet daily production requirements.
  • Maintain and clean drill machines.
  • Measure using appropriate equipment and record data as required by control plan. 

Insert Machines

  • Understand and follow all safety procedures for this operation.
  • Set up and maintain both machines.
  • Insert handle tube and measure to ensure quality part per the job traveler. Meet daily production requirements.             

Brake Press Operation

  • Understand and follow all safety procedures for this operation.
  • Set-up, operate brake press in a safe manor with our special dies.
  • Learn and use the safety features on the brake press.
  • Adjust brake press to maintain the dimensional and visual standards set by our customer.
  • Use measuring equipment and inspect product to ensure customer specifications are met.
  • Have the ability to maintain brake press dies.
  • Pull maintenance requirements as spelled out in the maintenance log.

Centerless Grinder Operation

  • Understand and follow all safety procedures for this operation.
  • Set-up, operate grinders in a safe manor with our special dies.
  • Inspect product during process to ensure customer specifications are met.
  • Adjust grinder so handles meet visual standards set by our customer.
  • Pull maintenance on grinders and dust collectors as required to keep grinders working properly. 

Saw Operation

  • Understand and follow all safety procedures for this operation.
  • Set up and operate saw in a safe manor.
  • Identify material required for handle order that is in process.
  • Measure and record parts to length as per customer standards and requirements.
  • Inspect parts during the process to make sure they meet the customer specifications.
  • Adjust the saw so the handles meet visual standards set by our customer
  • Pull maintenance on the saw and loader as required to keep the saw working properly. 

Autopulit Grinder

  • Understand and follow all safety procedures for this operation.
  • Set up the grinder heads, drive wheels, roller track and knife height as require for each diameter handle so machine can be operated in a safe manor.
  • Identify parts in order to make sure parts have been identified correctly.
  • Operate the computer to perform the correct operation to the handle presented.
  • Adjust the Autopulit so the handles meet visual standards set by our customer.
  • Pull maintenance on the Autopulit as required to keep the saw working properly. 

Bridgeport Machining Center

  • Understand and follow all safety procedures for this operation.
  • Set up and operate the machining center in a safe manor.
  • Measure and record dimensions so part is to customer specification.
  • Inspect handle so it meets the customer requirements.
  • Maintain controller so programs can be accepted.
  • Pull maintenance on the machining center as required to keep the machining center working properly.

Position comes with competitive salary along with an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company paid life and disability coverage, 401k with a match and generous paid time off.

Latitude Corp. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Applicants can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster and its supplement at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm.

 

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