This position supports manufacturing operations and is responsible for setting up and changing over automated production equipment. This position is also responsible for troubleshooting machine and process issues as a first line of defense against machine and process failures. Work is of the technical nature where independent judgement is used and decisions are made within limits of general practice policies. Works with minimal supervision.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Performs machine set-up and verifies part conformance to specifications
Ensures that the output of the line is meeting overall equipment efficiency targets
Evaluates causes of process variations and identifies probable causes; interaction with manufacturing engineering and production supervision as necessary to confirm the causes and identify the appropriate corrective action to resolve unacceptable quality conditions.
Ensures the customers product requirements are met in all assigned areas.
Verifies product quality characteristics have been measured and documented.
Monitor/adjust process used to make our products to specification.
Operates and adjusts automated machines where programs are provided and maintained by others
Train and evaluate new operators within the manufacturing line.
Ability to lead and direct operator activities.
Possess extended knowledge of machine operations, while using advanced troubleshooting skills to diagnose and repair minor technical issues.
Capable of creating and following work instructions
Perform periodic inspections of operator maintenance programs. Ensure production personnel are performing and documenting scheduled operator maintenance activities.
Follows defined OSHA safety and housekeeping policies
All employees are responsible for having an awareness and understanding of IFA North Americas commitment to ISO 14001, IATF16949 and our commitment to a safe working environment
Performs other duties as required and assigned
High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required; Technical degree in areas of manufacturing preferred
Minimum three (3) years of manufacturing experience (automotive preferred)
Minimum one (1) year in setting up production machines
Knowledge in product or process troubleshooting desired
Ability to set up, operate, adjust and troubleshoot machines to make parts to close tolerance and finish specifications requiring a high level of skill
Basic mathematical skills
Ability to use Microsoft Office software
Ability to use SAP software
Ability to read and interpret blue prints and mechanical / electrical schematics
Ability to speak and/or read German
Must be able to walk/move about a 90,000 sq ft manufacturing facility
Must be able to stand/walk/move about specific work area
Must be able to bend/reach/twist/stoop
Must be able to lift up to 30lbs on a frequent basis
Must be able to lift over 30lbs on an infrequent basis
Must be able to sit at a work station
Must be able to work and operate a computer terminal
Vision is required to analyze and process work; and to work on computer terminal/machine centers, etc.
Hearing is essential for safety reasons; and to communicate with employees, supervisors, managers, vendors, suppliers and customers via conversation, group meetings, and/or phone conferences
Ability and willingness to travel domestically/international as required
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