Unifrax is currently seeking Line Operators to work at our Pirson Plant located in Tonawanda, NY. The ideal candidates must be safety and quality orientated and be willing to work in a team orientated, fast-pace environment.
The purpose of this position is to setup, operate and control a variety of processing and auxiliary equipment related to the manufacture of ceramic fiber and its products, as well as assist in testing basic quality, maintain productivity standards and maintain safe operation.
This position reports directly to the Production Advisor, but is also directed by the Lead Operator and Process Engineers
A strong safety program. As an essential business we have numerous measures in place to help keep our employees safe and healthy.
Benefits eligibility the first of the month following date of hire.
Opportunity for Overtime
401(k) with Company match
Safety Shoe & Glasses reimbursement
Company provided uniforms
Training and Development Opportunities
What You Will Do In Your Role:
Continuous monitoring of various operating equipment to meet daily key performance indicators (KPI’s) for Safety, Quality and Production Rate.
Responsible for following written work instructions to set-up, operate and control process related equipment to safely manufacture ceramic fibers and products
Follow written work instructions and perform tasks for chemical solution batching, adjustments during processing and transferring batches between various process tanks
Complete record sheets during process chemical batching
Monitor equipment and conduct minor repairs as required
Perform quality checks per QA work instruction as desired for operations
Perform material handling tasks as needed including finished goods packaging, shipping/receiving, raw material storage and maintain orderly racking of materials.
Complete minor mechanical adjustments to support manufacturing
Changing, disassembling, assembling and cleaning equipment as required
Troubleshoots equipment, process and quality issues to assist maintenance and engineering staff in resolving issues
Works well indivisibly and in group settings with all levels of plant staff
Maintains clean, safe, orderly workplace (5S and Six Sigma knowledge desired)
Must visually inspect the finished product
Must roll, label, wrap and complete written paperwork of the product per written work instructions
Responsible for training operators per work instruction in accordance with Unifrax policies
Provide relief for other areas of production
Perform other duties as assigned
The Experience You Will Bring:
High School Diploma or equivalent required, Associate degree or other post high school training preferred (Prior chemical operator experience desirable)
The Line Operator must have a working knowledge of Microsoft office, along with basic computer skills are required
Be able to learn and access information through computer databases
Be able to read and interpret simple gauges
Follow work instructions and provide feedback for improvements
The individual must also be able to work a 12-hour, continuous shift schedule (4 days on, 4 days off from 7-7 rotating days/nights)
Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Be able to bend, stoop, lift, squat, walk, and stand for up to 12 hours at a time.
Tools and equipment used: Fork truck, computer, wet scrubber, furnaces, small hand tools, tape gun, stretch wrapper, power washer, etc.
EEO Policy: Unifrax is an EO employer – Minorities/ Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories.