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Cell Operator in Newport News, VA at Continental

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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CONTINENTAL JOB DESCRIPTION CELL OPERATE AND SETUP JOB TASK REQUIREMENTS: The Cell Operate and Setup classification utilizes applied technology skills to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems associated with routine operation of high volume automated, semi­automated, and operator loaded assembly and test equipment in "clean room" and or robotic environments. Tasks include routine product changeovers and complete setup of assembly and test equipment to assure achievement of quality products manufactured at the required production uptimes and first pass yields. This is all accomplished within a reasonable time frame. Position requires proficient use of basic electrical and pneumatic fault logic and circuit tracing knowledge to zero in on root cause of equipment failure or non­performance to requirements. These problems could range from simple resetting of sensors to complex breakdowns requiring the cell operate and setup person to choose appropriate tools or pieces of diagnostic equipment to accomplish a task. Successful Cell Operate and Setup individuals must fully understand "if­then" and "cause­effect relationships and be able to apply that knowledge to the actual job. This skill requires an individual to have very good observation skills and the ability to remember complicated work procedures. Tasks are performed at a quick pace, typically outside the employee's control. Good listening skills are important because many of the recommendations and critical work issues received from technicians, supervisors, and engineering personnel, are most often conveyed verbally. The correct understanding of these issues and related information is key to the Cell Operate and Setup individual's success in the job. The successful Cell Operate and Setup person must have a practical working knowledge of reading and working from basic blueprints, layouts, and engineering drawings in the geometric dimensioning and tolerance format. These documents may utilize both English and or metric dimensions. The individual will be required to use this skill as part of their daily tasks for equipment setup, operation, troubleshooting, simple repairs, and or routine adjustments. SPECIFIC JOB TASK REQUIREMENTS: 1. Function as an active team member. Includes coordination of work assignment with other cell operate and setup personnel in area. 2. Communicates workflow and other key information to oncoming or relief operator at shift overlaps and shift changes to minimize delays. 3. Reviews daily production schedules to assure knowledge of daily requirements. 4. Interfaces with technical and supervision to assure job assignment is totally understood. 5. Reads and follows designated checklists and work instructions as required. Signs or initials to indicate compliance. 6. Maintains a safe and clean work area and environment. 7. Utilizes personal protective equipment and special clothing/garb as appropriate for assigned area. 8. Observes all safety and environmental requirements of the process and work area. 9. Trains and cross trains new cell operators when assigned. 10.Set up manufacturing machines in area assigned, and verifies correct configuration at each shift change or product changeover. 11.Conduct recovery of machines from cold starts, and power outages in addition to proper shutdown of machines as appropriate. 12.Operate automated and manual manufacturing machines at required uptimes and first pass yields. 13.Modifies programs of automated machinery, such as robots and conveyors, to change motion and speed of machine. This may require use of teaching pendants, control panels, keyboards, and display screens of robot and programmable controllers. 14.Performs alignments of vision systems using appropriate equipment and masters. 15.Observes manufacturing equipment during operation to detect machinery malfunctions.

CONTINENTAL JOB DESCRIPTION CELL OPERATE AND SETUP JOB TASK REQUIREMENTS: The Cell Operate and Setup classification utilizes applied technology skills to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems associated with routine operation of high volume automated, semi­automated, and operator loaded assembly and test equipment in "clean room" and or robotic environments. Tasks include routine product changeovers and complete setup of assembly and test equipment to assure achievement of quality products manufactured at the required production uptimes and first pass yields. This is all accomplished within a reasonable time frame. Position requires proficient use of basic electrical and pneumatic fault logic and circuit tracing knowledge to zero in on root cause of equipment failure or non­performance to requirements. These problems could range from simple resetting of sensors to complex breakdowns requiring the cell operate and setup person to choose appropriate tools or pieces of diagnostic equipment to accomplish a task. Successful Cell Operate and Setup individuals must fully understand "if­then" and "cause­effect relationships and be able to apply that knowledge to the actual job. This skill requires an individual to have very good observation skills and the ability to remember complicated work procedures. Tasks are performed at a quick pace, typically outside the employee's control. Good listening skills are important because many of the recommendations and critical work issues received from technicians, supervisors, and engineering personnel, are most often conveyed verbally. The correct understanding of these issues and related information is key to the Cell Operate and Setup individual's success in the job. The successful Cell Operate and Setup person must have a practical working knowledge of reading and working from basic blueprints, layouts, and engineering drawings in the geometric dimensioning and tolerance format. These documents may utilize both English and or metric dimensions. The individual will be required to use this skill as part of their daily tasks for equipment setup, operation, troubleshooting, simple repairs, and or routine adjustments. SPECIFIC JOB TASK REQUIREMENTS: 1. Function as an active team member. Includes coordination of work assignment with other cell operate and setup personnel in area. 2. Communicates workflow and other key information to oncoming or relief operator at shift overlaps and shift changes to minimize delays. 3. Reviews daily production schedules to assure knowledge of daily requirements. 4. Interfaces with technical and supervision to assure job assignment is totally understood. 5. Reads and follows designated checklists and work instructions as required. Signs or initials to indicate compliance. 6. Maintains a safe and clean work area and environment. 7. Utilizes personal protective equipment and special clothing/garb as appropriate for assigned area. 8. Observes all safety and environmental requirements of the process and work area. 9. Trains and cross trains new cell operators when assigned. 10.Set up manufacturing machines in area assigned, and verifies correct configuration at each shift change or product changeover. 11.Conduct recovery of machines from cold starts, and power outages in addition to proper shutdown of machines as appropriate. 12.Operate automated and manual manufacturing machines at required uptimes and first pass yields. 13.Modifies programs of automated machinery, such as robots and conveyors, to change motion and speed of machine. This may require use of teaching pendants, control panels, keyboards, and display screens of robot and programmable controllers. 14.Performs alignments of vision systems using appropriate equipment and masters. 15.Observes manufacturing equipment during operation to detect machinery malfunctions.

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