An ‘Operator II’ is an operator who has been trained to independently operate all major manufacturing process functions at the plant site, and takes responsibility for several other secondary job functions (i.e. lab testing and calibration, motor lubrication).
- Qualified to independently operate all manufacturing processes (including Distributive Control System (DCS) and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) operations) with at least one secondary job function and ability to rotate from process to process.
- Competent in at least 25% of secondary job functions (eg. Lab equipment calibrations, motor lubrication, boiler operations etc.)
- Understands plant layout, main processes, product names, administrative processes, product specifications, and customer needs.
- Can perform quality control including performing lab tests, documenting accurate results and generating lots.
- Capable of logging production and quality data into the computer system.
- Ability to make process decisions and execute changes based on process data, quality checks and test results to keep products at target and within manufacturing specification to meet customer needs.
- Ability to adjust production schedule to ensure customer needs are met.
- Can troubleshoot equipment and processes and then take appropriate actions.
- Basic Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system functions (SAP) such as purchase requisition generation, work order completions, receiving of goods, shipment confirmations and other functions as needed.
- Licensed forklift operation and ability to use pallet jacks.
- Capable of basic maintenance, general preventive maintenance and housekeeping.
- Can recieve and unload all raw materials.
- Can independently package and load all finished products.
- Able to assist in developing operating procedures.
- Can provide training and guidance to new employees
- Capable of completing time sheets, utilizing the Performance & Development Dialogue (P&DD) system and willing to embrace any other system that is deployed to the plant site.
- Education- H.S Diploma or equivalent
- Minimum of 5-years of manufacturing experience
- Basic mathematical skills including the ability to interpret tanker calibration charts, convert of weight measurements, calculate product formulations, adjust product percent solids, etc.
- Basic literary skills including the ability to read and comprehend instructions required to perform job function, to maintain batch sheets, log books and other job function forms and reports, to understand and express information and ideas verbally.
- Basic computer skills in Microsoft applications (i.e. Outlook, Excel,Sharepoint)
- Ability to work as part of a team and good interpersonal skills.
- To be self-motivated and thorough with assigned work.
- Recognize and complete tasks before they are assigned
- Be a reliable and committed employee with a valid Wisconsin Driver’s Liscense.
- Be willing to develop and support company policies, procedures and initiatives
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Employee must be able to use a full mask respirator, half-face respirator, as well as a N95 mask.