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LidSaver Associate

Location

Dane, WI

Job Summary

We are seeking an individual for the position of LidSaver Associate. This position is responsible for all aspects of the production of LidSaver units, from the beginning “raw materials”, and processing it through to finished product. The machinery/tools used to process the materials/parts, in no specific order are; table saws, drill presses, hand drills, heat bending tables, band saws, rivet machines, and many various hand tools. In addition, as part of assembly, an Assembly Technician will also use solvent cements and instant adhesive (super glue) to bond parts and various sub-assemblies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Consistently follow safe work practices and company policies.
  • Follow all written procedures and adhere to all safety measures such as dock safety, PPE, and LOTO.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work environment, utilizing the concepts of 5S and see to it that all tools and equipment are in good working order.
  • Attend and participate in department, production, and employee meetings as required.
  • Report all injuries, violations, near misses or safety concerns to your supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Be proactive in seeking ways to improve personal and process effectiveness.
  • Must be able to work required overtime hours, sometimes on short notice, which may include weekends.
  • Assist and complete identified preventative maintenance as required.
  • Perform routine 6S and safety inspections as assigned.
  • Assist with the investigation and implementation of new equipment and processes.
  • Make quality decisions to verify that all components are within product specifications.  If they are not within product specifications, then diagnose and correct the deficiency.
  • Able to prepare LidSavers accurately for shipment
  • Make team aware of any repeated offences.
  • Must be able to perform in all areas of the assembly line as assigned.
  • Accurate entry of pic sheets and work orders in Kronos.
  • Ability to use NICE label.
  • Be able to pick correct components.
  • Maintain accurate inventory levels.
  • Inspect and assemble parts (flanges, housings, pagers, etc.).
  • Safely and efficiently use the following equipment: heat bending table, band saw, riveter, drill press, pallet jack and shrink wrapper.
  • Safely and efficiently use hand tools (electronic screw drivers, drills, tape gun, etc.).
  • Mix resin and pour into claw molds.
  • Assemble and glue claws together.
  • Solvent welding.
  • Safe and correct use of Chemicals such as: cyanoacrylate (super glue), methyl ethyl ketone, tetrahydrofuran, xylene, methacrylate (thread lock), and food grade lubricants.
  • Other duties/tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Frequent: Standing, bending, reaching, pushing/pulling, light to medium lifting (1 to 30 lbs.)
  • Education and/or Experience:  Four years of high school or G.E.D is preferred.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in a one-on-one situation to other employees in the organization.  Ability to communicate in a courteous manner with good grammar and without the use of profanity.
  • Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers.
  • Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.  Requires the ability to correctly and accurately record daily production information as needed.
  • Other Skills and Abilities: Requires the ability to operate various office equipment to include a computer, copier, printer and telephone.  Must have the ability to read and understand reference materials and instructions as necessary.  Should have the ability to learn about and maintain a good knowledge of part numbers and the parts they describe. 
  • Machinery and Tool Usage: Frequent use of rivet machine, drill press, band saw, heat bending tables, hand-held drills, and screwdrivers. Occasional use of table saws, micrometers, tape measure, and miscellaneous hand tools as needed.
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools or controls.  The employee is frequently required to talk, hear, bend, reach, and push/pull objects.  The employee is required to stand for the entire shift with regular need to squat, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach above shoulders.
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move small items weighing up to 50 pounds from floor to chest periodically over an eight-hour shift period.  In addition, the employee must be able to periodically mover large heavy loads greater than 50 pounds with the assistance from a cart/dolly or pallet jack.  When performing any lift employees should follow ergonomic lifting techniques and corporate guidelines (see below).  Specific vision abilities required by this job include having depth perception, good peripheral vision, as well as the ability to read documents, see part detail, shorts and other deformities, and have good color vision.
      • Corporate Lifting Guidelines:
        • One Person Manual Lift
          • Small Object Size (20" x 20") - Weight Limit (30 - 50 pounds)
          • Midsize Object Size (up to 36") - Weight Limit (20 - 30 pounds)
          • Large Object Size (up to 48") - Weight Limit (15 - 20 pounds)
        • Two Person Manual Lift
          • Small Object Size (20" x 20") - Weight Limit (50 - 80 pounds)
          • Midsize Object Size (up to 36") - Weight Limit (35 - 50 pounds)
          • Large Object Size (up to 48") - Weight Limit (25 - 35 pounds)

* Any lifts great than above require mechanical assistance (dolly, forklift, etc.) *

  • Chemical Usage: Frequent use of Cyanoacrylate (super glue), Methyl Ethyl Ketone, and Tetrahydrofuran. Occasional use of Xylene, Methacrylate (thread lock), and food grade lubricants.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here 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 can be busy, noisy, and conditions vary with the seasons of the year.  Employees will constantly be surrounded by moving parts and equipment.  Also, contains some mechanical hazards. 
  • Eye protection, safety shoes, and waist to floor coverage is required in production areas and other protection equipment may be required under specified conditions.
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