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Machine Operator (Applying) - B Shift

United States
Work Location:
Sanford/Precision Forming
North Carolina
18 Mar 2021
Job Type:
About The Opportunity
Performs and maintains complete set-up and machine operations in the forming process including but not limited to; billet preparation, tool assembly and warm forming as well as general preventative maintenance as required to ensure the quality and quantity of finished product.
Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure that all Safety systems designed to protect the operator are functional and are being used. Ensure that Production Management are notified immediately if any system is not functional or is being violated.
  • To contribute to the achievement of the company’s goals and objectives including budgetary and production goals as defined by the Precision Forming Leadership Team and Production Management Team.
  • Operate Fork Lift Truck with approved GKN License.
  • Maintain Heat Lot Integrity.
  • Maintain proper housekeeping and complete TPM responsibilities.
  • Ensure that Utilization Sheets and all other daily Production paperwork is completed at each press, including end of shift notes and shift change communication.
  • Ensure that Process Scrap and Discrepant Materials are handled in accordance with procedure and Discrepant materials are dispositioned by the end of the shift with accompanying paperwork.
  • Interpret stage drawings (blueprints) and verbal instructing to process work in establishing proper size, shape and finish.
  • Demonstrate proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Monitor quality of product throughout shift operations.
  • Conduct visual checks of first five parts on each new side of the parts cooling table.  Conduct measured checks of parts and verify that parts meet specification requirements and record readings on SPC charts as required.
  • Respond to out of specification or out of Statistical control conditions and make machine adjustments as needed.
  • Knows significant environmental aspects of the job and the related operational controls.
  • Interprets stage drawings, (blueprints), job layouts, sketches or verbal instructions, etc., and then processes work to establish proper size, shape, and finish.  May be required to analyze and interpret program commands (PLC).
  • Use any type precision measuring instruments necessary to check and maintain accuracy of results including 1st article inspection using conventional and coordinate measuring equipment.
  • Sets up and maintains his/her own work, determining proper settings of all process parameters relative to the warm form processes.
  • Train others to perform more complex warm form operations.
  • Makes all adjustments, either electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical or mechanical while insuring the maximum utilization of the machine capabilities concerning quantity and quality of warm formed extrusions.
  • Uses all tools, jigs, and special equipment associated with warm form machine operations including grinders, polishing, torque wrenches, set-up adjustment, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting both product and machine faults and other machine and process adjustments.
  • Knows significant environmental aspects of the job and the related operational controls.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

  • Ability to read and write English Language.
  • Good motor skills, hand dexterity, ability to stand for long periods, walk, stoop, kneel and move/push +40 lbs and good or corrected vision and hearing.
  • High School education or GED and work key completion at Bronze or higher.
  • Prior experience in manufacturing as an Machine Operator.
  • Successful completion of pre-hire screening and interview.       
  • Ability to work as a team player with minimal supervision.

- Less than a level 2 discipline for internal candidates.

About Us

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions.

With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s car manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.