• Location: Byron Center, Michigan
  • Type: Contract to Hire
  • Job #12057

Position Title: Machine Operator
Location: Byron Center, MI
Pay Range: $16/hr
Shift: 1st

medical coverage, life insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid vacation, PTO and holidays

Job description
• Starts machine up and stops machine when specific amount of product has been produced.
• Navigates in Applied Textiles Fabric Availability System (FAS) for finishing to load and unload batch ID’s for processing.
• Reads FAS process specs for proper machine settings and chemical mix requirements.
• Complies to production schedule for staged A-frames and properly identifies batch ID’s for sew-ins
• Mixes chemicals in the order of FAS recipe and volume quantity requirements.
• Properly threads fabric through guides and rollers of machine per processing spec requirements for impregnations, back coatings, and powder coat applications.
• Operates machine for test run to verify spec requirements for chemical add-on and record data on daily production logs.
• Monitors and verifies that equipment (tanks, troughs, hopper) has enough chemical to complete scheduled runs and takes appropriate action to refill to prevent line downtime.
• Pre-stages chemicals for mixing to minimized changeover time. • Monitors and makes appropriate adjustments to heating settings, overfeed tension, width settings and speed of machine to produce product meeting desired specifications.
• Inspects product to ensure product meets specifications and to determine needs for machine adjustments.
• ·Assures appropriate amount of leader yardage is available and sewn in for batch change overs.
• Inspects machinery to determine adjustments or repairs needed and reports to Lead/Manager.
• Writes or types required data on the Daily Production Log.
• Conducts tasks to support VITO and trial order requirements.
• Completes daily PM Cleaning checklist and turns in to Processing Technology Lead.


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