Knitting Operator

Job Order # Company Job Type Salary Location Application Deadline
10559918 Great Lakes Polymer Technologies Full-Time $11.73-$15.00 per hour Kingman, KS 67068 01/26/2018
Responsible for the Safe Operation of their assigned Knitters and all Quality aspects of their job requirements. Must understand the Knitter Operation and problem solving skills to operate the Knitters and maximize run time to meet production needs. Follows Company Safety Rules and Policies at all times and adhere to Key responsibilities listed below. Key Responsibilities All operators are expected to work in a safe manner and follow safety rules. Operators are to clock in at the beginning of their shift and be at their work station by the scheduled shift start. Operators work schedules are issued periodically. Operators are expected to work according to their schedule. Operators may be asked to work overtime on a scheduled day or on an off day to meet company requirements. Operators report directly to the shift lead. All instructions during the shift are to come from the lead. The extrusion line operator will deliver film for the ISO to the knitting operators work station. The knitting operator is responsible for properly identifying the film, welding the roll to the ISO and restarting the machine as soon as the weld is completed. Welds are to be completed per procedures. Each operator will run their assigned machines that they will run. The knitting operator is responsible for continuous operation of their assigned knitting machines at all times. The operator will keep a record of downtime, reasons for downtime and resolution of problems. The summary will be turned in with daily paperwork. Product must be built to spec and packaged per specification. If any product is found to be out of spec, the operator is to report the problem immediately to the shift lead. The operator must keep yarns straight. Any crossed yarns must be corrected immediately. Major breakouts or restringing is to be done by the stringing operator. The operator needs to be prepared to stay to complete straighten yarns so that the problem has been corrected for the next shift. The operator must keep accurate production records for each doff including, roll numbers, roll weights, roll diameters, core lengths, netting widths, film roll numbers and other information as assigned. Rolls are to be clearly identified on the paperwork as scrap, hold or first quality. The reasons why rolls are scrap or held must also be documented on the paperwork. Continuously check the brakes and the stretch of the film throughout the shift. Verify the correct film is being used for the product being produced. Check all temperatures frequently and take action if it is too high or too low. When experiencing significant problems, the operator is to contact the shift lead to arrange for assistance. Operators are to prepare pallets of product from their line. This includes placing plastic sleeves on the rolls, adding labels/stickers, placing roll numbers in the cores, placing roll numbers on the sleeves and placing core plugs in each end of the roll. The operator will then place cradles on the pallet as per specification and load the rolls into the cradles until a full pallet is built. The pallets will be strapped and stretched wrapped by the warehousing department. Operators are responsible to place labels in the correct position and straight. The ISOs are to be cleaned each day shift. This includes the heating plates, the ISO rollers and all sley points. Operators are to leave their machines and work area in proper shape for the oncoming shift. Any welds needed should be made, doffs completed, the area clean and ready for the next operator to start running the machines. Welds are expected to be completed according to procedures. Operators need to continuously check the heat bar on the take ups for yarns jumping. If yarns move out of position, they must be corrected immediately to prevent building scrap rolls. Operators are responsible to place end of roll indicator in each roll specified to contain the indicator. Operators are to take action to address heavy or light rolls of netting by adjusting the draw ratio gauges per procedures. Operators must continually circle around their assigned machines looking for any problems. * Once a problem is detected, they are to take immediate action. Continuously checks during production for holes or bad netting. Operators are capable to lift and move at least 50lb of material. Other Duties: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Work Environment: This job operates in a or . Based on job description, the role will either use standard office equipment or equipment as specified on the plant floor to produce the products for the company. Individuals with physical/mental disabilities are eligible for the position provided they can perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship. Please see supervisor on specific work hours required to support business operations. For some roles, standard operations office hours: Rotating 3 to 4 days per week 12 hour shifts. Mental Effort: Each position requires a degree of concentration to perform essential function of the job. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; handle, or feel objects, manufacturing physical tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel; and talk or hear; and taste or smell. Life 50 lbs.

How to Apply:

Go to greatlakespolymers.com/career to apply for this position. Follow the instructions included at the site, including how to submit an application.

Helpful Information:

General reading and math skills equivalent to a high school Operators will be trained in knitting operating skills. Highest level of honesty and integrity. Motivated, team player that can also work independently. Excellent computer and communication skills. Excellent organization, documentation, and prioritization skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work well with others in a fast-paced, multitasking environment. Excellent attention to detail, ability to create as well as review documents, procedures and other pertinent data. Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules. Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams as well as independently. Ability to work with minimal to moderate supervision.
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