Summit Brick Denver is looking for Machine Operators
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
∙ Operates the setting machine system that cuts the individual bricks and then properly stacks them in layers onto the kiln cars for drying and firing.
∙ Sets straight, undamaged, first-quality brick correctly and as efficiently as possible. ∙ Assures that the Assistant Setting Machine Operator periodically checks the size and squareness of the brick.
∙ Setting is to be done without damaging brick and with a minimum of destructive bouncing and banging. This is why an incentive rate is paid.
∙ Adjusts and monitors machine operation and completes the daily checklist to record equipment condition, product quality and machine productivity.
∙ Works as a team with other manufacturing department operators and supervisors to run the machine in conjunction with the pug mill.
∙ Assures that all machine components are in good operating condition by daily inspection, minor repairs and prompt reporting to supervision and maintenance department of air and oil leaks, parts and bearing wear and needed repairs. In conjunction with the maintenance department and Assistant Operator assures that adequate back-up supplies and parts are in inventory. This includes set net, air bags, hydraulic hose, fittings, etc.
∙ With assistance from the Assistant Operator, performs clerical duties such as maintaining the log of major repairs, work orders, preventative maintenance records downtime records, checklists and measurements.
∙ Uses and keeps all safety devices in good working condition.
∙ Uses all required personal protective equipment (PPE) and adheres to all company safety rules and procedures.
∙ Reports all unsafe conditions to supervisors or the Plant Safety Committee.
∙ On a daily basis keep the area over, on, under, and around the setting machine clean, orderly and free of hazards. This includes walkways.
∙ Assists in machine changeovers and/or repairs as needed.
∙ Performs other work assignments when setting machine is bypassed, such as off bearing. ∙ Trains setting machine assistant as backup setting machine operator.
∙ Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
∙ Must be able to read and understand all applicable operation and maintenance manuals, and apply a working knowledge of machine and equipment functions, controls, and adjustments. ∙ Must be able to train a backup operator.
∙ Must have basic troubleshooting skills for electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems. ∙ Must develop knowledge of brick colors and textures and understand the quality requirements for setting machine operation, including brick squareness and size.
∙ Must have a detailed knowledge of plant safety rules and guidelines, demonstrate job safety awareness, and become knowledgeable of all applicable Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s).
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required. Prior setting machine operating experience under the guidance of an experienced operator or supervisor required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The physical requirements are moderate. Physical activities include walking, standing, climbing, turning the head and torso, reaching, grasping, squatting, lifting, pivoting, pushing and pulling, bending and flexing the arms, legs, wrists, hands and fingers, and the ability to regularly lift 50 pounds to 100 pounds occasionally is required. The sense of being able to see, hear, and having full power of speech are required.
Physical requirements include climbing up and down stairs and ladders, walking across catwalks, working on platforms, and walking up and down ramps.
Work is performed in an industrial operations area that includes moving machinery and equipment and has elevated noise levels. Operator must wear all required Personal Protective Equipment. Work schedules may require periodic overtime including weekends. May be required to start work at an earlier or later hour or work late on some days in order to meet production requirements.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
∙ Equipment: Materials include clay slugs, unfired brick, scrap clay, oils, slurries, etc. Equipment includes the setting machine and associated equipment and controls, conveyor belts, kiln cars, clay dumpsters. Uses a variety of hand tools as required.