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Production Operator

Company: Minerals Technologies
Location: Portage
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) is a resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. The Company has three reportable segments: Specialty Minerals, Performance Materials and Refractories. MTI provides a business environment and promotes a culture that encourages all employees to contribute to our success. We have long been committed to the recruitment and advancement of the most talented and qualified people. We recognize that MTI's ability to provide the highest caliber of products and services is enhanced by a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities and countries in which we work.Minteq International Inc. is the premier supplier of engineered refractory lining systems, metallurgical wire products, bulk calcium and calcium alloy products, refractory measurement systems, and advanced carbon products.What We Offer:Competitive pay, commensurate with experienceHealth/Dental/Vision plans401k company matchLife InsuranceShort Term Disability & Long-Term DisabilityEducational AssistanceEmployee Assistance PlanPosition: Production OperatorLocation: USA Portage, IndianaJob SummaryThe Production Operator, under minimal supervision, is responsible for making decisions necessary to produce a quality product at optimum production levels. Including but not limited to operating all plant equipment; performing all tasks in a safe manner; maintaining equipment as required and maintaining an organized workplace.This is considered a safety sensitive position therefore will be subject to random drug testing as required.Responsibilities:Blending and CastingOperates mobile equipment - crane / forklift for heavy lifting over 50 pounds.Lifting of 50 lb boxes, buckets and bags of materialLoading bulk sacks in hoppers using forklift.Operates power washerAdds the proper additives to batchesUse Minteq Formula cards to make material blendsPacks finished goodsWarehouses finished goodsUnloads inbound trucksLoads outbound trucksMaintains the quality of the productPerforms all SPC functionsMaintains equipment as requiredMaintains records related to the production, warehousing, and shipping functions,Must perform all functions in a safe mannerGeneral cleanup of work areasMaintains an organized workplaceJob duties specific to CastingDisassemble steel casting molds using impact gunRe-assemble steel casting molds using impact gunPuts 20 lb vibrators on steel casting molds for castingOther Duties & ResponsibilitiesPerforms other duties as assigned.Operational Excellent / Lean Processes:Actively participates in the implementation of -continuous improvement processes, such as 5S, Kaizen, Daily Management Control, Standard Work and Problem Solving.Attends OE training as it is deployed by the OE team.Suggestions - meet requirement of 24 per year. Gemba walk done daily.Note: Management reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any timeQualifications:The requirements listed in the sections that follow are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions (primary duties) of the job.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:Strong mechanical aptitude, mobile equipment and computer experience desirable. Lean Manufacturing experience also desirable. Communication, interpersonal, adaptability, ability to learn quickly, initiative, integrity, customer and quality focus, judgment/problem-solving, safety awareness. Strong communication skills. Must be able to read, write and speak English.Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent is required.Working Conditions:Repetitive Lifting of 50 lb bags of material, must be able to withstand the physical pressures of constant standing, walking, bending, climbing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, sitting, extremes of hot and cold, as well as carrying, lifting, pushing and pulling heavy objects. Must be able to handle a high level of stress. Required to make quality and processing decisions and balance multiple priorities successful. May require working rotating shifts, emergency call outs, and overtime.Safety Equipment: Safety equipment required while performing the duties of this job include but not limited to an ANSI approved hardhat and safety glasses, safety shoes/boots with steel toe protection. Also may be required to wear goggles, cotton or high impact gloves, work vest, face mask, respirator, chemical/Neoprene Gloves, Chemical Apron, Hearing Protection, and Fall Protection device.Safety Training: Employee should maintain his safety training by a qualified individual or assigned virtual training. Additional refresher safety training will be required as management deems appropriate or as dictated by MSHA/OSHA regulationsEOE IND123

Keywords: Minerals Technologies, Gary , Production Operator, Professions , Portage, Indiana

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