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Machine Operator - Silver Mill

Hoover & Strong

Hoover & Strong in Richmond, Virginia, is looking to hire machine operator for their silver mill operations. The machine operator operates drawing and rolling equipment to produce wire and sheet products; uses measuring instruments for quality control; orders parts when needed; and learns/adheres to all safety rules and regulations.

Primary Qualifications:

  • REQUIRED: HS Diploma/GED
  • Basic knowledge of arithmetic, weights, and measures
  • Basic computer skills necessary for tracking of jobs
  • Good communication skills and attention to detail are essential

Essential Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • May be required to perform specific tasks that involve standing, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting or kneeling
  • Must be able to lift with or without mechanical aids on a recurring basis (up to 45 lbs.)
  • Work is performed within a production environment, subject to temperature variations, hazardous chemicals, mechanical parts, increased noise levels and dust

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the machinery operation
  • Prior experience as a machine operator
  • Sets up and prepares machines for production runs of close tolerance for wire and sheet
  • Must learn how to make adjustments when product specifications are not within tolerance
  • Inspects product visibly with use of magnification and using precise measuring instruments for quality and proper dimensions
  • Basic computer skills are necessary for tracking of jobs
  • Proficient use of precision measuring equipment (calipers, micrometers, indicators)
  • Ability to perform in short cycle, frequent changeover environment
  • Identify proper dies for wire drawing
  • Identify parts and descriptions using work order information
  • Ability to schedule multiple jobs from processing stock
  • Identify correct process steps for different metals and products
  • Able to covert decimal equivalents into fractions
  • Confers with lead to determine status of assigned projects
  • Maintains work area in clean, safe, and orderly manner
  • Understand procedures for ordering supplies used in work area
  • Understand how to order parts
  • Understand location of parts/supplies and contacts for order notification
  • Uses proper safety equipment and apparel required for each operation
  • Have working knowledge of all basic safety training items specific to your work area
  • Other duties as assigned