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Operator in Belle Fourche, SD at Ring

Date Posted: 1/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Purpose
To operate production machinery safely and efficiently; maintain appropriate documentation and communicate ideas and problems to appropriate staff; perform scheduled preventative maintenance and mold changeovers; responsible for producing best quality product.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

1. Ensure the safe and efficient operation of all equipment to meet or exceed company established Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) expectations and customer quality expectations.
• Follow Lock out / Tag out policy.
• Proactive in addressing unsafe conditions on production equipment.
• Process production equipment and maintain documentation to support process changes.
• Proactive in addressing inefficiencies of production equipment.
• Perform maintenance tasks as outlined by Maintenance Manager.
• Use power tool equipment in the shop in a safe manner to avoid injury or harm to self or other employees.

2. Responsible for producing and/or packing the best quality product at all times.
• Ensure all production meet or exceed customer standards and expectations.
• Perform routine bottle inspections as instructed by Shift Production Supervisor.
• Ensure all production is properly labeled and/or tagged.
• Ensure all non-conforming products are placed on hold with proper hold documentation completed.

3. Perform scheduled Preventative Maintenance tasks as outlined by Maintenance Manager.
• Proactive in addressing machine inefficiencies during preventative maintenance.
• Ensure equipment is clean and in ‘showroom condition’ after preventative maintenance is performed on production equipment.
• Continually evaluate equipment for improvement areas. Tag components or parts that need repair, replacement or improvement as outlined in the Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) guidelines.

4. Perform scheduled production equipment mold changeovers as outlined by Maintenance Manager.
• Perform changeovers with limited downtime as described in Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) procedures.
• Ensure production equipment is in safe and efficient operation after each changeover.
5. Perform maintenance tasks as outlined by Maintenance Manager.
• Troubleshoot hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, mechanical and process problems with equipment as needed or directed by management or Production Supervisor.

6. Maintain sufficient records to support the Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) system – MicroMain.
• Record parts removed from inventory on appropriate documentation to maintain sufficient parts inventory.
• Notify Maintenance Manager when parts inventory becomes low or reaches a reorder point.
• Complete the appropriate paperwork required by all work orders.
• Generate the necessary quick tickets when emergency repairs are required.

7. Coordinate with Production Manager as it relates to production equipment training and employee development.
• Provide suggestions for training topics.

8. Communicate problems, progress reports and continuous improvement ideas to management staff, maintenance and production personnel.

9. Perform data collection of quality measurements as directed or when necessary
• Ensure all quality measurements are properly recorded in the NWA Quality Monitor at the scheduled intervals.
• Ensure all raw material lot numbers are properly obtained and recorded.
• Ensure all non-conforming products are placed on hold with proper hold documentation completed.
• Ensure data is accurate and meets customer specifications.
• Organize and maintain clean work stations.
• Communicate out of specification conditions to production personnel.

10. Promote and participate in good housekeeping habits to ensure plant appearance exceeds management and customer expectations.
• Ensure all daily, weekly and periodic cleaning tasks are performed as outlined in the Master Cleaning Schedule.
• Perform line sanitation tasks as outlined in the Master Sanitation Schedule and according to company procedures.
• Maintain a clean work area at all times.
 Empty all garbage cans in work area at the conclusion of assigned shift.
Sweep and/or mop production floor in work area.
 Clean equipment if it becomes dirty or stained during shift operation.
• Proactive in addressing housekeeping issues on the production floor and production equipment.

11. Responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation during the shift.
• Document machine or process changes.
• Perform necessary operator checklists.
• Maintain accurate production reporting documentation.
• Document equipment maintenance and repair on appropriate MicroMain paperwork or handheld device.
• Document part usage or inventory level on appropriate MicroMain paperwork or handheld device.

12. Review and chart Statistical Process Control (SPC) data.
• Evaluate data for consistency and compliance.
• Communicate non-compliance with production and maintenance personnel.

13. Responsible for active participation on plant teams and activities including safety, quality, sustainability, community involvement, OEE, maintenance, employee wellness, brainstorming and continuous improvement which are required to create and maintain a World Class environment.

14. Responsible for their personal development by requesting regular meetings with their managers, requesting additional training, requesting involvement beyond their immediate job responsibilities, seeking higher education opportunities including continuing education classes and establishing self development and performance goals with their managers.

15. Committee Member of the following:
• Problem Solving Team – as necessary

Job Requirements

Experience, Educational and Technical Qualifications

Our Operator should possess a sense of urgency, accountability, business ethics, professionalism, self-motivation and the desire and focus to improve the business.
Our Operator must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent and successfully complete
the entrance examinations and interviews.

Abilities Required

• Must be able to come to work promptly and regularly.
• Must be able to take direction and work well with others.
• Must be able to work under the stress of deadlines.
• Must be able to concentrate and perform accurately.
• Must be able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks as assigned.

Ring Career Track Job Band
Individual Contributor

Additional Competencies

• Action Oriented
• Informing
• Peer Relationships
• Technical Learning
• Learning on the Fly
• Functional/Technical Skills
• Problem Solving
• Decision Quality

Core Competencies

• Drive for Results
• Customer Focus
• Total Work Systems
• Self-Development
• Ethics and Values
• Integrity and Trust
• Organizing
• Standing Alone
• Creativity


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Ring Container Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.


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