Screw Machine Operator (And Trainee)

40485 Schoolcraft, Plymouth, MI 48170, USA Req #1540
Sunday, May 2, 2021

Founded in 1925, MacLean-Fogg is a worldwide enterprise currently operating 40 global manufacturing facilities across 5 continents with annual sales in excess of one billion (USD) and a workforce of over 3,200 people. MacLean-Fogg is a privately held enterprise headquartered in Mundelein, IL USA and is comprised of two primary businesses, MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions and MacLean Power Systems. MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS) is a leading manufacturer of fastener components, engineered components and engineered plastics for automotive, heavy truck, and other diverse industries. MacLean Power Systems (MPS) is a leading manufacturer of products for electric utility, telecommunications and civil markets.

Job Summary

Depending on skill level, operators produce parts, set-up/change over machines and troubleshoot two multiple spindle screw machines equipped with an automatic indexing and feeding mechanism to machine metal bar stock by performing the following duties.

Job Duties

Screw Machine Operators All Levels:

Operate multiple screw machines assigned.  Load appropriate bar stock for part assigned.

Follow quality and packaging procedures to ensure part is within customer specifications.  Use blueprint, tool change charts, packaging instructions, audit sheets, quality alerts, gages and visual inspection as required for the specific part.

Perform production activities to meet the assigned part per hour goals.  (PPH)

Maintain productivity boards at the work center and enter production, scrap, downtime and daily notes into the Plex system.  Print and attach labels to specified container.

Maintain good daily operation of the equipment by using required coolant, oil, solvent, rust preventative and air in the proper amounts.

Clear routine equipment faults or stoppages.

Conducts basic machine maintenance as described above and keep work area clean, organized and safe.

Participate in physical inventory activities as requested.

Trains/mentors other operators as assigned.

Notifies supervisor or leader/technician of any equipment, material or quality and scrap issues.

Participates in proactive team efforts to share knowledge/skill to achieve departmental and company goals.

 

Additional Definition of Skill Levels:

Screw Machine Operator Trainees

Selected associates who meet minimum criteria and who have not run a screw machine previously or have very limited experience will be considered trainees.  All trainee level operators will participate in our in our internal screw machine training program.  This program is approximately 6-7 months in length.  All trainees who graduate from the program will be moved to a Level 1 operator status.


Level 1 Operators

Considered basic operators who are newly out of our internal training program or with basic operator skills from previous experience.  Level 1 operators need to maintain good work performance/attendance for 4 years.  During the 4-year period they will be responsible to operate production on two Screw Machines and successfully demonstrate ability to run at least 2 machine size groups/complexities and all raw material types.

  • Group 1 – 3-4”
  • Group 2 – 1 ¼-8 – 2 5/8”
  • Group 3 – 1 ¼-6 and below

Raw material types may include: steel, aluminum, brass

When a Level 1 operator successfully completes this period they will move to Level 2 operator. 

Skill Focus:  see qualifications below

Level 2 Operators

Considered production operators.  May have 2 or more years’ experience as a L1 or/may have equivalent prior operator experience.

Operates/maintains two Screw machines and meets all department goals. 

Mentors others as assigned.

Performs change over machine from one existing part layout to another existing part layout as assigned

Assist in the set-up and/or repair of machines assigned.

Skill Focus:  see qualifications below

Level 3 Operators

Considered set-up, production operators.  May have 1-year experience as a L2 or equivalent prior experience.

Set-up different production parts throughout the various sizes of screw machines.

Operates two screw machines when not setting up other machines.

Assist in identifying and repairing mechanical/tooling problems with the various machines in the department.
 

Experience and Education

·         Perform work under minimal supervision

·         Handle moderately complex issues and problems and refer more complex issues to higher level staff

·         Possess solid working knowledge of subject matter

·         Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent, some vocational/college courses preferred

·         No experience required for trainees/level 1 operators, L2 operators require minimum of 2yrs experience running 2 Acme-Gridley machines and/or equivalent training and experience. L3 operators must be able to demonstrate performance of L1 and L2 operators and have ability to set up (or change over) machines.

Competencies/ Skills

·         -Basic computer operation.  Ability to enter data (numbers) and simple notes.

-Knowledge of reading blueprints, tool layouts and applying simple to complex instructions.

-Knowledge of GD&T

-Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide positive and negative whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to add and subtract positive and negative numbers up to 5 decimal places.

-Intermediate knowledge of gages.  Ability to read and interpret gages.

-Ability to communicate verbally and written.

-Attention to detail.

-Time management.  Able to maintain multiple machines simultaneously.
 

Notes: All of the work centers have a repetitive nature.  All screw machines have an auto load device that enables operators to move around the machine performing other duties such as checking parts and machine maintenance.  The parts produced range from less than a pound per part up to 11 pounds per part.  The bar stock weights from 5 pounds per bar to 50 pounds per bar.  The lighter bar stock is lifted manually and placed into the stock reel.  The heavier bars are pushed into the stock reel using above average manual force. 


Essential Functions - Environment, Competencies, and Equipment
Choose the appropriate response by each of the functions listed below

Physical Requirements

Environmental Factors

Competencies/Skills

Equipment Use

Yes

General vision

Yes

Works alone

Yes

Reading simple

Yes

Computer

Yes

 

Close vision

Yes

Works with others

No

Reading complex

 

No

Telephone

Yes

Clear Speech

Yes

Verbal face-to-face

Yes

Writing simple

 

No

Calculator

Yes

Hearing

Yes

Extended days

No

Writing complex

 

No

Copy machine

Yes

Hand/ finger dexterity

Yes

Weekend work

Yes

Perceive/comprehend

 

No

Fax

Yes

Flexibility (upper/lower)

Yes

Mechanical equipment

Yes

Math skills simple

Yes

Maintenance tools

C

Standing

No

Electrical equipment

No

Math skills complex

No

Process machines

R

Sitting

No

Pressurized equipment

Yes

Judgement calls

No

Packaging machines

R

Kneeling

No

Burning materials

Yes

Decision making

No

Lab equipment

 

O

 

Stooping

 

Yes

 

 

 

Varying temperatures

 

Yes

Good communication written

 

Yes

 

Measuring Devices

 

O

 

Bending

 

No

 

High places

 

Yes

Good communication verbal

 

No

 

Automobile

 

R

 

Lifting

 

Yes

 

Fumes/odors

 

No

 

Ability to lead

 

No

Powered industrial equipment

30lb

Lifting, pulling, pushing

Yes

Dirt/dust

Yes

Team work

 

 

R

Pulling

No

Gases

Yes

Problem solving

 

 

R

Pushing

Yes

Noise/vibration

Yes

Creativity

 

 

 

EOE-Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Various agencies of the United States Government require employers to maintain information on applicants pertaining to factors such as race, sex, and type of position for which an individual applies. The information requested is voluntary and for compliance with certain record keeping requirements. MacLean-Fogg Company has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all its associates and applicants for employment.  MacLean-Fogg Company believes all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of race, color, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, domestic partnership status, ancestry, religion, national origin,citizenship status, marital status, disability, veteran status, age or any other protected group status.

Other details

  • Job Family Operator
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 40485 Schoolcraft, Plymouth, MI 48170, USA