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Process Control Operator

Decatur, AL, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-13422

Description

Job Location

USA, Decatur, AL

Job Posting Title

Process Control Operator

The Challenge

Join the GE Appliances team in a high-energy, production facility environment. Process Control Operators support appliance manufacturing operations to provide operation and setup of equipment and machines in support of safety, quality, delivery, and meeting cost objectives for our Decatur operations. This is an essential manufacturing role involving machine setup and troubleshooting to manufacturing and production equipment.

What you will Do

The Process Control Operator is responsible for being thoroughly familiar with the assigned Decatur plant equipment and operation. Responsibilities also include partnering with maintenance as it pertains to maintenance of controls, as well as recommending preventative maintenance procedures,
assisting in troubleshooting, repair, and modification of equipment.

  • Setup, transfer, operate and adjust production equipment.
  • Perform routine and preventive maintenance, and troubleshoot equipment malfunctions.
  • Complete changeovers as needed; changing dies; and performing manual tool changeovers converting the fixtures to run and trial different size configurations as needed.  
  • Work with operations leadership to prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
  • Work with quality, engineering, maintenance, etc. to provide assistance to help prepare for trials, assist in operations, and handle the disposition of test or scrap materials.       
  • Proactively lead the troubleshooting & analyzing of assigned equipment / machines and processes. Implement actions and help document and track processes for improvement.  
  • Use technology including PLC’s, smart boards, tv screens, kiosks on the shop floor to monitor equipment.
  • Ability to rotate among jobs within department and know all aspects of production process.
  • Maintain a clean work environment and follow all company policies and practices regarding safety and material handling.
  • Utilize a forklift to maneuver parts, materials and dies in the area.

All other duties as assigned.       

  • Why GE Appliances?
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits starting day one
  • Tuition reimbursement and career development
  • Generous 401k plan with company contributions
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and personal time
  • Paid parental leave
  • On-site cafeteria and credit union
  • And, so much more!

What you need to Succeed

Minimum Requirements:

  • One or more years of experience in machine setup, heavy machinery or machining operations preferably in a high-volume manufacturing environment.
  • Must have attention to detail and be able to work independently.
  • Ability to work with tight tolerances (+/- .0005 - .002).
  • Must be capable of working around moving machines – robots, machinery, forklifts, etc. 
  • Requires mechanical aptitude and ability to understand basic mechanical concepts and relationships.
  • Available to work weekends or extended hours as needed.
  • Ability to operate a forklift.
  • You must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • You must be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English.
  • Must pass a background check and drug screen.
  • Must be able to successfully complete physical confirming satisfactory health for job and have the ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation, including, but not limited to:
    •  Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs., with potential heavy lifting up to 75 lbs.                      
    • Must be able to access required areas pertaining to job including, but not limited to: foam rooms, chemicals, high noise, and other areas of the plant.
    • Job may require the use of a respirator at times; therefore, candidates must complete an annual medical evaluation to safely wear a respirator.                                             
    • Must be capable of obtaining & maintaining Fork Truck certifications/licenses.                 
    • Exposure to equipment at elevated Temperatures.                       
    • Must wear all required PPE including steel toed shoes & hearing protection.        

GE Appliances invites all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities. If you have a disability that prevents or limits your ability to use or access the site, or if you require any other accommodation in the application process due to a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting us at [email protected].

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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