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Title:  Sr. Manufacturing Operator

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Due to demand, CommScope is hiring Sr. Manufacturing Operator(s) for the Catawba, NC manufacturing plant. REQ (58462)

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Senior Manufacturing Operator (SROP) position may require the employee to perform many tasks.  These tasks may include physical manipulation or movement of product or materials, machine operations, forklift operation or other jobs as deemed necessary by business demands.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Working from work orders and standard work instructions Sr. Manufacturing Operator will setup and operate all functions of assigned machines & equipment with minimum to no assistance. Candidate will select the appropriate bits, wheels, machine speeds, punches and dye tolerances and feed rates. Will sets dyes, locating devices, stops, clamps, guides, and guards for the safe and efficient operation of the machines & equipment. Will adjust machine settings for various material thicknesses, temper, clamp placements and work order requirements. Monitor capacitance on wire as required. Assist other operators in start-up, shut-down and change over procedure. Fill out all reports supplying information to needed areas on the product produced.

Responsible for inspecting own parts as well as those of others using tools such as tape measures, scales, calipers and possibly various computerized measuring devices. Must be able to read and complete production orders, QA and manufacturing documentation as required.
Performs secondary operations, such as cleaning and debarring, to manufactured parts as required.

Will arrange parts as needed for production and deliver raw stock, partially completed work, and completed jobs to appropriate storage or production areas. Unload and correctly identify and store finished reels. 

Records machinery operation variances from normal settings and results. Completes basic preventive maintenance on machinery and equipment. Performs visual safety checks for machine wear, damage to tooling and correct positioning of safety guards. Take initiative when there is a problem by using your own skills and troubleshooting. Call technicians and maintenance when needed.

Work closely with R & D Engineering on developing new products and evaluating new raw materials. Engage in Research and Development activities as required, either in direct support or direct supervision. Work in teams on goal-oriented projects.

Keeps department supplied with consumables such as cartons, skids, tote pans, etc. Cleans area as required. Assists other machine operators as required.

Candidate is expected to follow all safety regulations, keep work area in a clean and orderly condition, and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required for the assigned work area(s). Required to follow Corporate Safety guidelines and may participate in audits, incident investigations, etc. as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Completed High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
At least five (5) or more years of related machine operating experience required
Requires a thorough understanding of shop practices and procedures. LEAN Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Five S and Kaizen experience/certification highly preferred.

Must be able to read and interpret average to complex blueprints, drawings, diagrams, tolerance information, route sheets, factory work orders, safety guidelines, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Must be able to use various precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, height gauges, calipers, dial indicators, protractors, and tape measures to ensure components have been manufactured to tight tolerances.

Required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
Ability to stand and reach with hands and arms.
Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift, with assistance, up to 100 pounds.

Must be able to work a 12-hour shift
Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
Must have a knowledge of personal computers in a Windows environment; SAP experience preferred.


EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS:
Types of machinery will depend on area of assignment.

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

 


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