Extrusion Machine Operator I
Extrusion Value Stream
Swing Shift: 3:15 pm – 1:45 am
Monday – Thursday
Overtime may be required

KEITH Manufacturing Co. has the following job opening. If you feel you qualify for the position and would like to apply, please submit your completed application to the HR Office.
Job Brief
As a KEITH Manufacturing Co. Extrusion Operator on the swing shift, you will be responsible for setup, operation, maintenance, and repair of specific machines. The ideal candidate will also have a steady hand and great attention to detail.

Essential Functions
• Load and unload material or parts from the machines
• Make minor adjustments to the machine controls
• Set-up and perform change overs on all equipment
• Able to read red calipers
• Record process settings and part dimensions
• Read and follow specified layouts, procedures, and operating charts
• Perform repetitive operations on require machinery
• Responsible for checking completed parts to meet KEITH Quality Control standards
• All other duties as assigned
• Self-directed, requiring little or no supervision
• Maintain a “customer first” mindset for productivity and quality
• Maintain 6S in the work area
• Meets agreed upon manufacturing goals in a timely manner
• Arrive at work, meetings, appointments, and other work-related functions on time and as scheduled

Peripheral Duties
• Communicate with Leads any operating concerns
• May operate other machinery in the area when necessary

Minimum Qualifications
• Previous experience preferred
• Demonstrate knowledge and willingness to learn about lean principles
• May be required to pass employer performance tests
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Able to read a tape measure, pressure gauge, level, and square

Working Conditions
• Work in a Production Shop
• Exposed daily to continual noise from machines

Equipment/Machinery Used
• Various machinery
• Various hand and power tools
• Forklift

Physical Requirements
• Able to sit or stand for 8 to 10 hours at a time
• Able to lift 80 lbs.

Personal Attributes
• Effective interpersonal skills and relationship-building skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Ability and willingness to follow directions
• Self-motivated and directed
• Keen attention to detail
• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
• Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment