Maintenance Techs & Production Operators
All shifts available
Excellent benefit package and bonuses
Nikkei MC Aluminum America, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The maintenance technician position is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.
Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities.
Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.
Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.
Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Production Operator Duties and Responsibilities
A production operator’s specific duties vary by what type of products the company makes. However, an analysis of job postings reveals that many responsibilities are similar to every position. Here’s a look at some of the most common expectations:
From calibrating equipment to monitoring gauges, production operators attend to machines so they operate correctly and produce the desired results. When something doesn’t sound, act, or seem right, the production operator investigates, making adjustments. Likewise, they set up cleaning and maintenance schedules to prevent problems by keeping machines in good working order.
Inspect Finished Products
Sometimes it can be difficult to know that a machine has a problem until you look at the items it produces. Production operators act as quality control when they examine output to ensure what’s being made lives up to standard. If they notice a defect, production operators must figure out where the error is occurring and correct it so that future batches come out right.
Companies can’t make money if they lack things to sell! Production operators are aware of the output goals that ensure sufficient quantity to meet delivery obligations. Delays lead to empty store shelves or dissatisfied clients.
Report to Leaders
Production operators often present their supervisors with reports on daily activities. They also inform managers when they notice anything that might be affecting assembly line output.
Maintain a Safe Environment
Production operators often work with large, powerful equipment. They abide by workplace and governmental guidelines to reduce the chance of injury to themselves and others. Wearing proper safety gear and cleaning up their work area are two basic safety actions.
Seasoned production operators may be assigned to get new hires up to speed. Since many who enter this profession do not have prior training, these mentors need to be able to explain things thoroughly, monitoring progress carefully. On the flipside, production operators themselves should possess a willingness to be trained on new equipment or techniques to remain relevant and increase their value to their employer.
Production Operator Skills and Qualifications
Being comfortable around machinery is an obvious must for a production operator. But getting the job done also involves a variety of other things, such as the following:
• Physical requirements – because they stand on their feet for a prolonged amount of time and need to bend, lift, carry, and stretch to perform their duties, production operators should possess adequate fitness and stamina
• Attention to detail – maintaining a good focus enables hearing a machine making a “wrong” sound or noticing that the quality of the finished item isn’t up to par
• Communication – production operators need to be able to clearly explain problems or give instructions to others involved in keeping operations running smoothly
• Independence – being able to perform the job with limited supervision
• Cool-headedness – stress can build when problems are hard to solve or if deadlines are looming, but remaining composed allows for clearer thinking and better morale
• Work ethic – arriving on time, staying on task, and taking pride in one’s job contribute to better output and reaching production goals
• Computer competency – production operators sometimes must enter data into the company’s system, keep track of inventory, create activity logs, or write up inspection results
Nikkei MC Aluminum America, Inc. (NMAA) is a secondary aluminum manufacturer who supplies aluminum alloys to the die-casting and gravity-casting industries.
Nikkei MC Aluminum America, Inc. is located in Columbus, Indiana. NMAA is a secondary aluminum company that specializes in creating many different aluminum alloys. We provide products that meet the characteristics, specifications, and quality our customer’s demand. Meeting these demands is achieved through the diverse product line-up including; high toughness, high wear-resistant and high thermal conductivity alloys.