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Equipment Operator I

Posted: 11/24/2021

Basic Function
Work is performed under the supervision of the Department Supervisor and in cooperation with the Department Leader.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serve as operator of yard equipment including forklifts, payloader, and trucks.
  2. Responsible for unloading steel and other materials from incoming trucks, and distribution of materials to designated storage areas.
  3. Distribute materials to manufacturing work centers.
  4. Transport parts and partially completed units to and from departments.
  5. Transfer completed units or parts to and from the blast and paint areas.
  6. Maintain and arrange for maintenance of all equipment assigned.
  7. Load finished equipment onto trucks.
  8. Perform daily equipment inspections.
  9. Job requires using a computer mouse to access and open/close computer documents.
All duties are performed in compliance with Company policies relating to safety and housekeeping.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform other tasks as assigned throughout the shop including production.
  2. Assist with parts staging and packing
  3. Assist with placing decals on equipment and prepare for transport.

Essential Functions of the Job (with or without reasonable accommodation)

  1. Perform work standing on concrete a minimum of 8 hours and up to 12 hours per day, and a minimum of 4 days up to 6 days per week.
  2. Willingness to train or work during hours outside of regularly-scheduled core shift.
  3. Flexibility to work additional hours beyond and consecutively with core work schedule when needed.
  4. Willingness to cross-train and perform the work of other job tasks or positions in the Company outside of or in addition to primarily-assigned position, work area, or department.
  5. Regular and reliable attendance.
  6. Perform work safely in accordance with all Company safety policies, procedures, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
  7. Perform work in various physical positions including standing, kneeling, squatting, bending, and reaching (temporary variances may be accommodated based on employee’s primary assignment).

Position Description for EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I, cont.
  1. Perform work between a heavy industrial setting and an outdoor setting with exposure to heat, cold, ice, rain, snow, wind, and humidity, industrial odors, fumes, gasses, chemicals, oil, grease, smoke, dust, noise, and vibration.  This work involves using pneumatic tools, and climbing ladders, stairs, and into and out of heavy equipment many times a day.  This job involves the movement of heavy objects, and working in cramped quarters and with moving machinery.
  2. Ability to wear the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for this position, including hearing protection, safety glasses, safety boots with metatarsal guards, face shield, welding helmet, welding gloves, welding sleeves/jacket (leather or cloth), and welding apron/chaps.  A respirator may also be required.
  3. Ability to use a variety of hand tools and devices, including a hand-held two-way radio.
  4. Ability to read and comprehend a tape measure.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  5. Operate equipment safely.
  6. Perform work in heavy industrial setting involving congestion, with exposure to industrial fumes, smoke, dust, and noise.
Education and Experience
  1. High School Diploma or GED required.
  2. Heavy equipment manufacturing experience preferred.
  3. Computer experience desired, particularly the ability to use a mouse, and locate and open/close files.

Essential Qualifications

  1. Must be dependable, dedicated to getting the job done correctly, and use time wisely.
  2. Adept at problem-solving.  Adaptable to new situations and challenges.  Open to changes and new ideas.
  3. Ability to satisfactorily work alone, and willingness to work with others respectfully and professionally in a team environment, with reasonable instructions, training, and supervision.
  4. Ability to communicate, express needs, and ask questions.
  5. Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed and uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  6. Ability to handle the stress that accompanies production standards and deadlines.
  7. Ability to accept constructive criticism and make subsequent adjustments, and willingness to rework incorrect tasks completed by oneself or others.
Physical Demands 
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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continually required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to communicate and exchange accurate information. The employee frequently is required to walk; stand; sit; use foot/feet; use hand/foot controls; use both hands simultaneously to finger, handle, feel, grip, and/or drive; use fine finger ability; use wrist motion; reach above/below shoulders; carry with hands and arms; step up/down, climb or balance; and bend/stoop, twist, squat/crouch, kneel, or crawl.  Must be able to step up or pull oneself up to a height of 2-1/2 to 3 feet off the ground.  Occasionally walk or work on uneven and slippery surfaces.  Specific vision abilities include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, and hand-eye coordination.

Position Description for EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I, cont.
Primary work assignment will require employees to frequently push/pull/lift from the floor to the table, and lift from table to shoulder level, up to 45 pounds.  Employees may occasionally push/pull/lift below or above shoulder level greater than 45 pounds if they are physically able to safely do it.  Employees are encouraged to
use caution at all times when pushing/pulling/lifting.  Please consider the size, shape, weight of the object to be pushed/pulled/lifted, the path and the distance you must travel along with your own physical ability.  If necessary, please seek assistance with pushing/pulling/lifting tasks.  Employees should never lift more than they are physically able to handle safely. 
This description is intended as a guide only.  The listed duties may be changed at the discretion of the incumbent’s supervisor and needs of the company.

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