The production operator is assigned to a specific cell or work area on a production shift.? He or she is responsible for the efficient operation of the production equipment and required to perform the following duties.


  • Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.

  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures.

  • Maintain operation of multiple lines, including loading gaskets and packaging end product for shipment.

  • Visually inspect product for quality assurance purposes.

  • Measure and record pipe dimensions as required. Take the proper action according to SPC Charting

  • Control dimensions to maintain pipe specifications with direct supervision.

  • Move bundled pipe from work area (scrap and good product).

  • Assist in production line start-up activities and changeovers.

  • Follow all operational and safety procedures.

  • Cut and band scrap as directed.

  • Maintain a clean, safe and orderly work area per established housekeeping standards.

  • Understand Belling Operations.

  • Report any equipment malfunctions, product defects or unsafe conditions immediately.

  • Read and Understand SOP?s contained in Operator Manual

  • Relieve and assist other operators as needed.

  • Work as a team with other personnel.

  • Other duties as required

  • Follows all SAFETY rules per orientation.

  • Possess the skill and ability to purge a line down with supervision.

  • Proper stacking of pipe in lifts.

  • Perform visual inspection for quality of pipe; seek higher authority when in doubt.

  • Remove gaskets from scrap pipe.? Pipe with gaskets will NOT be placed in the scrap cart.

  • Knows and can display how to get all quality readings from the pipe.

  • Can accurately fill out and use the Control Charts to maintain weights at or below goal

  • Is responsible for assisting supervisor and manufacturing personnel during changeovers.?

??????????? Areas included but not limited to:

???? ?????????????????? Changing tank rubbers

??? ??????????????????? Cleaning sprayers

??????????????????????? Putting in pull pipe

?? ???????????????????? Cleaning around beller, spray tanks, vacuum tanks and the extruder

???? ?????????????????? Checks print strip

?? ???????????????????? Performs assigned task during start-up

  • Is responsible for recording vacuum on vent system and notifies supervisor or leadman on any low vacuum.

  • Can completely and accurately fill out operator sheets.

  • Is responsible for cutting any quality samples assigned by QC.

  • Can communicate all issues to both leadman and the supervisor.

  • Maintaining clean, organized work area

  • Is responsible for keeping gaskets loaded in beller when running gasketed product


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School diploma or equivalent required.? No prior experience or training.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions in English. Communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work well with lathe operators, shift leaders an office personnel.? Shares information with co-workers as needed.


Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.? Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.? Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.? The employee is frequently exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat.? The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.? The noise level in the work environment is usually 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. 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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.? The employee is occasionally required to sit.? The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs pipe, containers, and objects while packaging for shipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


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