Operator I - Hach, Ames, IA

Purpose of Position:
Responsible for manufacturing quality product according to the work order or other build signal while adhering to defined work instructions. General duties may include picking, assembling, and packaging. In some areas, minor set-up and equipment operation may be required. Hours of work: Monday - Thursday, 5:00 am - 3:30 pm. First shift. Overtime is required.
Essential Functions:
Responsible for producing quality products per the build signal
Gather materials and set-up straightforward equipment.
Maintain quality of products produced according to department standards and visual or dimensional specifications.
Meet productivity standards.
Record and maintain quality or traceability information.
Record and maintain Cell Boards and other visual management tools
Comply with company safety policies including safe operation of equipment, PPE usage, hand tool safety, lock-out-tag-out, and proper storage of tools, etc. Comply with good housekeeping policies.
Maintain equipment according to work instructions or preventive maintenance tasks.
Suggest improvements and support kaizen and DBS activities.
Accurately perform required computer data entry and work order
Transactions (LOTS, scrap, Oracle, ARIBA, kanban, DRP, etc.).
Report complicated equipment malfunctions to mechanics.
Participate in team meetings, which include planning daily work and resource utilization, problem solving, project work, etc.
Perform cycle counting and other inventory tasks, including material handling if required.
Maintain visual management of part and raw material storage; clean and organized work area.
May be required to cross-train on other equipment or other areas as needed
Assist in problem solving of new equipment and products
Hach is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Education, Background and Skill Requirements:
HS diploma/GED or equivalent required
No experience required.
Skills:
Possess manual dexterity and good coordination
Possess basic reading, writing, and math skills
Possess ability to resolve minor problems, recognize normal and unusual situations
Some areas will require the ability to work with manual and/or power equipment.
Ability to learn instrument or circuit board assembly (Loveland only), machine operations (including set up and changeover), and/or kitting.
Must have good oral and written communication skills
Knowledge:
No pre-existing knowledge required
Possess working knowledge of manufacturing processes helpful.
All external hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, physical testing and a complete background check which could include credit history.
Hach is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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