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Fabrication Operator - 2513 in McPherson, KS at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 8/31/2017

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North American Pipe Corporation

Job Description

SUMMARY

Responsible for all operations involved in making couplings for pipe.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Adhere to all safety polices and procedures; perform tasks in a safe manner.

  • Position personnel according to scheduled rotation system and physical abilities.

  • Obtain pipe and packaging specification.

  • Set-up coupling lathes and related equipment to different sizes according to specifications and production schedule.

  • Assist operators in adjusting equipment to produce products within specification.

  • Checks parts for dimensions.

  • Assists with procuring materials needed for production. Must use tape measure, plug gauge, dial indicator, inside caliper, dial caliper, and burr knife.

  • Must operate the various equipment to include cutting couplings, machining couplings on the lathes, grinding splines, drilling holes, putting in set screws, hydro testing couplings, and packaging.

  • Responsible for completion for production and quality paperwork.

  • Record employee absence.

  • Answer employee technical questions when information is known.

  • Direct employees to Fabrication manager or HR/Safety Manger for other questions.

  • Contact Fabrication Manager or Fabrication Leader if problems arise.

  • In the event of an accident or injury immediately notify the Shift supervisor on duty.

  • Contact Maintenance Department to get equipment repaired when necessary.

  • Ability and willingness to take on additional assignments as requested by management.

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBLITIES

    None

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions in English. Communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work well with lathe operators, shift leaders an office personnel.  Shares information with co-workers as needed.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers, plus use calculator. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

    COMPUTER

    Basic knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office.

    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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40-50lbs., as well as standing or walking most of the shift. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    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.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid, hot and cold conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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