Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

The Machine Operator responsible for operating complex equipment and assisting with projects. All team members are responsible for the Safety and Quality standards are delivered and maintained to operating standards. Operators will manufacture products by using a variety of equipment, machines, work instructions and test equipment to perform a series of operations to correctly manufacture specified parts. Once the equipment is set up the provide parts to the quality department for sign off on parts and process.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Comply with Westlake Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Works with supervisors and teams to manage and prioritize work assignments/production schedules are met
  • Use basic problem-solving skills to ensure stable operation of the equipment
  • Report problems or concerns with quality, processes, equipment, and materials to Production Supervisor
  • Identify and support continuous improvement efforts with Production Supervisor
  • Participate as an active member of the production team and manufacture products
  • Follow documented policies and procedures as designated by the company’s Quality System
  • Follow detailed manufacturing instructions, processes, and procedures
  • A willingness to learn new technologies and equipment that may develop within the company
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area to facilitate manufacturing functions
  • Process treatment of materials and monitor equipment for proper operation
  • Identify the material that is recyclable to process
  • Adjust, program, calibrate, and perform preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Regular attendance, timeliness, and scheduling flexibility 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Work well with conflicting priorities and deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strategic thinker
  • Strong work ethic
  • Adapt easily to changing conditions, requirements, and environment
  • Self-directed, independent worker
  • Tactful, diplomatic, empathetic - Says the right thing, knows how to bridge gaps of understanding, and is sensitive to others
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and blueprints, procedure manuals
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communications
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to work with others collaboratively
  • Strong organizational skills and basic math skills

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

The employee should have the following:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and training or certification in relevant skill or trade
  • 1 - 2 years' experience in a relevant field

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

The employee should possess the ability to:

  • Be exposed to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable
  • Withstand exposure to temperature extremes inside or out
  • Prolong standing or in stationary position
  • Complete repetitive movements
  • Bend and/or twist
  • Lift/move/transport items up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work around dust, chemicals, and other substances, and in various environmental conditions
  • Must tolerate an environment with inside ambient temperatures.
  • Must be able to wear required personal protective equipment (hearing, vision and hardhat protection, safety shoes etc.)

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities or may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US markets. The base pay range for this position is $18.00 to $19.31. This range is based on relevant market data in our lowest and highest geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, experience and skillset. Westlake is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, sign on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package (also to include a full range of medical and other benefits).

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