Manufacturing Technology, Inc. Machine Operator in South Bend, Indiana

As a Machine Operator for Manufacturing Technology, based in South Bend, Indiana, you will be responsible for the machine operation of the Manufacturing Services Business Unit. You will be doing a variety of duties including but not limited to: operating friction welders and special machines to weld parts per individual customer specifications, starting machines, loading and unloading work pieces, programming machines, operating special-purpose machines, using various gauges, calipers and micrometers to inspect and measure welded pieces to meet customer specifications. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in a production facility environment and knows how to operate machinery. They will be reliable and attentive to quality standards. Experience driving a forklift, ability to read blueprints, and experience using manual equipment such as lathes, grinders and mills would all be preferred, but not necessary.Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Work safe and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE ).Starts machine, loads and unloads work pieces (lifting work pieces manually or using hoist), secures work piece in fixture and observes machine operation.Maintains welders and special-purpose machines. This may include replacing worn machine accessories such as collet pads or fixture pads, cleaning equipment using solvent and rags, and lubricating equipment as needed.Makes fixture and chuck changes, performs fixture and chuck alignment tests, and other set-up changes such as machine controls and limit switch dog or guide locations required to run a particular part.Operates special-purpose machines or equipment required for the production of customer parts.Inspects and measures welded work pieces to verify conformance to customer specifications using instruments such as preset comparator, fixed gauges, calipers and micrometers.Set-up and run research and development sample jobs.Use lift truck to move parts between welding, storage and shipping areasMay be responsible for counting inventory and completing associated documentation required for special customers.Communicates with co-workers and supervisor to receive instructions and coordinate activities.Promotes cultural values and behavior in others (Respectful, Purposeful, Integrity, Collaborative, Adaptable, Positive Attitude, Excellence, Effective Communication, Self-motivated, Responsible, Recognition and Appreciation).Perform other assignments, as requested by supervisor or manager.MS Core Competencies:Quality FocusAchievement OrientationClient FocusTeamworkSafety FocusRequired Skills:Mechanical aptitudeBasic math skillsComputer literacyGood communication skillsFunctional Competencies:Attention to DetailContinuous LearningCalibration/MathematicsInitiativeExperience and Education: High School education or equivalentPhysical Requirements: Frequently required to stand. Moderately required to sit; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.Use hands for purpose of keyboarding; handle or feel.Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.Ability to function in a manufacturing environmentVisual Acuity:Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions, and ability to adjust focus.Accommodations as required for reading, office files and computer screens.Hearing Ability:Talk and hear.Ability to monitor machine sounds to identify and diagnose changes in order to take appropriate action.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate