Machine Operator 2 / Cold Heading Operator

Full Time La Vergne, TN

Summary: This position is responsible for performing various tasks to set up operate, monitor, troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance on assigned machines. The Machine Operator will also be responsible for inspecting parts to specifications and making adjustments, or tool changes as necessary to maintain quality specifications.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required. Associate’s degree in machining, tool & die or other related field preferred. 2-4 years of experience as a machine operator in a high-volume manufacturing environment. Use of standardized work, lean and 5S is preferred. Must be able to read blueprints, schematics and manuals and use precision measuring instruments to check part tolerances to customer specifications. Must have demonstrated ability to work in a diverse, team environment and work independently.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Perform necessary pre-operation activities on assigned equipment to ensure proper startup and operation. Assigned equipment may include, but is not limited to: Drill presses, Stamping machines, Lathes, Milling machines, Gear sorter, Grinding machines, Forging, etc.

2. Operate/monitor multiple pieces of assigned equipment during operation to ensure quality production and minimal unplanned stops, including PM checks, set-up, change overs, troubleshooting, routine inspection of product to customer specifications, and production counts.

3. Communicate with team members and support teams to ensure continuous production of the correct product at high quality levels with minimal wasted time and materials.

4. Proper record keeping of consumptive tools and dies.

5. Housekeeping and 5S.

6. Assist in preparations and actively participate in TS16949/ISO/customer audits and keep abreast of best practices and production trends.

7. Continuously improve quality, productivity and safety through feedback.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.

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