Machine Operator


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Ludington, MI - (USA) 332 North Jebavy Drive MI Ludington , MI - 49431 Phone : 231-845-0338



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Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, mill, drill, slit, punch, crimp, notch, or bend aluminum material. Basic arithmetic and knowledge of shop practices and procedures, production processes, quality control, manufacturing machines and related tools preferred. Operate machinery and inspection equipment to make quality aluminum parts, safely and efficiently, following established production and quality instructions. Read work orders, routings, quality plan and production schedules to determine specifications, such as materials to be used, dimensions and tolerances. Measure completed work pieces to verify conformance to specifications, using micrometers, gauges, calipers, templates, or rulers.

Examine completed work pieces for defects such as chipped edges and marred surfaces, and sort defective pieces according to types of flaws. Load work pieces or chemical solutions into machines. Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten aluminum material. Start machines, monitor their operations, and record operational data. Set and adjust machine speeds and actions, according to product specifications, and using gauges and hand tools.

Requires standing for long periods of time and some walking (up to 7 hours), using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls; frequent repetitive movement, bending or twisting, lifting up to 10 lbs frequently, and occasionally up to 50 lbs; Exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable, and wearing common protective or safety equipment.