Job Summary: This company is looking for Manufacturing Operators to join our team. The Manufacturing Operators will operate equipment used for manufacturing and chopping of carbon fiber in accordance with the technical data sheets (TDS) and operating manuals, and in compliance with this companies safety procedures.
The work environments characteristics described below 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 work environment is not air conditioned and is HOT and HUMID.
• Handling of carbon fiber may cause mild irritation. In some cases, the dust may cause allergic skin reactions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Follow procedures to ensure safety, quality and production of product.
• Inspect size/quality of processed material; ensuring customer’s specifications are met.
• Remove boxes up to 50 pounds from processing line, attach labels and complete necessary paperwork for inventory control.
• Remove and package samples for Quality Control.
• Inspect equipment and product for potential problems and report to the supervisor immediately.
• Maintain equipment and work area – the areas are to remain clean and free of hazardous obstacles.
• Wear required personal protective equipment at all times; be knowledgeable of safety procedures for work area.
• Communicate with team members, supervisor and co-workers effectively.
• Document information and complete paperwork as required The Manufacturing Operator may be cross-trained and work in multiple positions in the manufacturing process, operating various machines including batch, scrip coating, chopping and milling machines or textile machinery.
• Batch operation: Enter information into programmable logic control panel keypad, read and document temperatures, inspect batch interiors, follow a production schedule to load and unload batch carbonization furnaces with fibers, fabrics and yarns; wind carbon fiber fabrics/yarns.
• Scrim Coating operation: Coating material, which comes from the batch operation after carbonization, with a flame-retardant epoxy. Ensuring that material is completely coated and dried. Wind finished material onto cardboard cores.
• Chop operation: Feed continuous strands of carbon fiber through chopper to be cut to length per customer’s specifications, monitor chopper to ensure correct operation of equipment.
• Mill operation: Feed fiber into feed end of mill process, monitor mill to ensure correct operation, inspect quality of processed material, ensuring customer specifications are met.
• Textile operation: Operate various types of textile equipment for the manufacture of carbon fiber yarns and fabrics such as stretch breaking, roving, winding and knitting machines in accordance with Operating Procedure Manual.
• Work schedule: 12-hour shift from 8am-8pm for day shift teams and 8pm-8am for night shifts. (Please indicate your preference/availability for day or night shifts in a message in your application.)
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