Hydromat Set-Up Operator

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Location
Livonia, MI
Salary
$48,000 - $62,400
Hourly
$23.00 - $30.00
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Aug 08, 2018
Job ID
2576071

We are currently looking to hire a Hydromat-CNC Set-up Operator.  This position is for the 2nd shift and is paying between $23 hour to $30 per hour.  The grades listed below will determine your pay rate based on skill set. 

SUMMARY:

Set-up and operate the Hydromat machines and their associated secondary operations. in the manufacture of quality fuel rail and other machined parts. The successful Hydromat set-up operator must be able to follow and adjust to customer demands.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Quality-Statistical Tools. Guaging, Quality Concepts. Corrective Actions

Grade 1

Can complete SPC charts, has ability to read and understand part specific blue prints and dimensions, can use micrometers, calipers and all basic gages. Recognizes quality principles as applied to products (features, fitness-for-use, freedom from defects, etc.)

Grade 2

Performs first piece inspection of parts with optical inspection equipment, or equivalent measurement equipment. Performs all measurements without assistance. Understands the procedures and work instructions in the QS manual as it relates to the manufacturing function.

Grade 3

Uses appropriate statistical tools. Able to read and apply specifications. Writes, edits and modifies quality procedures and work instructions as needed.   Can export floor profilometer information into the computer and/or SPC program and determine the appropriate action to take on the Hydromat, if any.

Grade 4

Understands SPC concept and uses information for appropriately changing tooling, etc. This includes inputting data, printing/viewing output, and taking appropriate action.  Understands GD&T terminology stated on internal and customer documents. Understands the basics of the Quality Manual as it relates to the entire organization, may participate in internal audits.

 

Grade 5

Thorough knowledge of SPC; uses information for appropriately changing tooling, etc. This includes inputting data, printing/viewing output, and taking appropriate action.  Understands GD&T terminology stated on internal and customer documents.  Can determine gaging needs from print requirements with minor assistance. Recommends modifications for changes to Quality procedures/work instructions.

 

Grade 6

Thorough knowledge of SPC; uses information for appropriately changing tooling, etc. This includes inputting data, printing/viewing output, and taking appropriate action.  Understands GD&T terminology stated on internal and customer documents.  Can determine gaging needs from print requirements with minor assistance. Recommends modifications for changes to Quality procedures/work instructions.

Technical Skills-Hydromat Machining; Mechanical

 

Grade 1

Knows proper operation of machine (i.e. start/stop; "jogging"), visual check of parts for quality, identification of stations and functions of each, basic machine check (tooling, etc.), performs minor basic machine preventive maintenance.   Can complete routine oil level checks and re-fills.  Can perform any secondary operation.

Grade 2

Has the ability to change Hydromat tools and change offsets, can clear a fault and comprehend root cause.   Can pull tools from tool crib and pre-set tools without assistance.  Can complete all dimensional checks for machine using gages and mic’s, and profilometer.  Can complete a changeover with assistance and run CMM with assistance.  Can train others on Secondary Equipment use.

Grade 3

Can complete a Hydromat changeover without assistance.  Can change stations, including moving units in and out.  Perform comprehensive machine preventive maintenance routines.  Can read blueprints and can read and understand machine layouts.  Can run CMM without assistance. Can make adjustments as required on any secondary operation equipment.

Grade 4

Can complete a solo changeover on a Bar or Chucker style Hydromat machine within the allotted setup time. Has ability to troubleshoot Hydromat and their associated Secondary machines for dimensional as well as operational problems, without assistance or major downtime.  Can properly identify signs for machine maintenance, complete major set-ups. Will perform minor developmental set-ups on existing jobs.   Can work with Engineering or Tool Vendors on tool tests, providing feedback and documenting results.

Grade 5

Will perform developmental set-ups and prototyping on new jobs.   Can calculate surface footage and feed rates.  Can edit or modify an existing program and completes advanced tool developments without assistance.  Can edit or modify an existing program for the robot.  Can work with Engineering to develop or eliminate secondary operations/equipment.

Grade 6

Will perform developmental set-ups and prototyping on new parts that other Grades are not able to achieve. Can identify and assist in designing new tools for existing jobs, and demonstrates knowledge of metal removal concepts. Can interact with Engineering or Subcontractors (for example: Hydromat) to develop a job from Part Drawing to Machining progression and Tools on Machine. May also assist or suggest areas for machine or process development.

 

Production- Setup. Run. Planning: Organizing:

 

Grade 1

Knows raw material locations, can properly load bar and blanks into machines, operate hi-lo to move parts/bar, properly read and complete wire tags, travel tags, and production reports. Performs minor adjustments with assistance and operates at least 1 machine without assistance during normal shift and maintains acceptable production levels. Will follow daily scheduled heading requirements.

Grade 2

Can perform minor set-ups with assistance, can operate any one of the Hydromat or Secondary machines without assistance and maintain acceptable production levels. Has the ability to analyze and interpret production data. Follows manufacturing schedule as assigned.

Grade 3

Maintains quality production on any Hydromat or secondary machine without assistance, as assigned, and performs setups without assistance.  At or above 40% in average productivity (earned hours/paid hours).

Grade 4

Performs comprehensive set-ups on a variety of Hydromat and Secondary machines. At or above 50% % in average productivity (earned hours/paid hours).

Grade 5

Maintains quality and production levels for both setup and operation.  At or above 60%  in average productivity (earned hours/paid hours). Organizes tools and tool pre-sets to assist himself, and next shift, with quality and production levels.

Grade 6

Should understand operation of all Hydromats and Secondary Ops, and have demonstrated ability to operate any combination of those. May act as a Team Leader. Can be called on for troubleshooting and can plan flow of parts thru the operations.

* A production floor leader may be designated by Management. Additional responsibilities include all areas of the plant, including Shipping, Quality Control, etc. and will be responsible for opening/closing of plant, including arming security system.

Reporting and Initiative

 

Grade 1

Performs tasks given by leader, supervisor or management. Reports verbally to supervisor with status of projects. Complies with company policies and procedures with regard to safety, housekeeping, attendance, work rules, etc. Performs tasks with minimal Supervision

Grade 2

Accurately captures data on production reports, and lists production problems/solutions Performs tasks without Supervision.

Grade 3

Works directly with other area operators, and reports status or problems and solutions. Performs tasks without supervision and accepts tasks outside of normal duties.   Demonstrated history of keeping a second Hydromat operational for brief periods, while another operator is completing other tasks.

Grade 4

Can properly or successfully train new machine operators, and evaluate progress. Assists others without being asked. Initiates tasks outside of normal duties, and is willing to champion new ideas or test improvements not directly related to daily activities.

Grade 5

Can act as Team Leader and train new machine set-up operators. Determines areas for improvement using various quality tools. Runs tests of self-generated improvement ideas and is able to include other operators.

Grade 6

Acts as "change agent" in work area. Able to complete improvements in the area without assistance.

Teamwork Grade 1

Capable of interfacing with all departments' personnel with regard to resolving issues involving quality, engineering, maintenance and production.

Grade 2

Contacts appropriate personnel when required.   Regularly communicates with other shifts regarding status, problems, ideas, etc.

Grade 3

Can work with Engineering department and tooling designers to develop new tooling and jobs.  Can work with other shifts in a cooperative manner.

Grade 4

Understands/interprets engineering drawings and tooling specifications and has the ability to provide performance feedback to engineering or tooling department.   Demonstrated history of assisting other operators within their shift on their operational or setup problems, Hydromat or Secondary equipment.

Grade 5

Can offer solutions to problems and offer supporting data. Can run a problem solving meeting with assistance for their area.  Demonstrated history of assisting other operators on their operational or setup problems, within their shift and within their machine on prior or succeeding shifts, Hydromat or Secondary equipment.

 

Grade 6

Can form and lead problem resolution teams in any area of the plant or front office.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency is required, in addition to prior experience in a fast paced environment, preferably in the fastener industry. Previous experience operating Hydromats is preferable.

TRAINING:

Basic Orientation, Quality Systems Overview, Standard Operating Procedures and job specifics as defined by the quality system.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Interaction with plant and management personnel required. Must possess the ability to understand verbal and written instructions. Should have the ability to effectively communicate with management and co­workers in a friendly, professional and respectful manner.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Should possess basic math skills, including ability to use gages, including micrometers, calipers and various sized plug gages.

REASONING SKILLS:

This position requires the ability to work independently.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequently required to talk and hear, sit/stand for 8 hours. Frequently required to bend, stoop, kneel, reach or crouch. Frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds; up to 25 - 30 pounds on a regular basis. Use of magnetic tools available to assist in "grabbing" parts from a part bin; use of flashlight is required when visually inspecting parts.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise Grade in the work environment is usually very loud. The employee is required to wear all personal protective equipment provided by the company.