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Production Associate in Newport News, VA at Continental

Date Posted: 10/19/2018

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Job Description

The Production Associate classification utilizes entry level skills to support general high volume automated, semi­automated, and operator loaded machining and manufacturing equipment.

1. Typical tasks assigned include manual, semi­automated, and automated assembly and testing of products and components as required by the manufacturing process and work instructions. Production Associates perform other more general tasks such as material movement, sorting, staging of product and subassemblies, janitorial and custodial support.

2. The Production Associate may be required to operate manual and automated equipment such as floor sweepers and scrubbers. When working in the material handling function, the Production Associate may be required to operate a series of fork lifts and material movement devices under the authorization of an operator's license issued by the Environmental Health and Safety department.
3. Production Associates may from time to time be required to transport and identified various production support materials such as waste fluids, hazardous materials, and other materials used during the manufacturing process or that are generated during the various manufacturing processes. NOTE: Any Production Associate that performs this function MUST be certified by the Environmental Safety and Health department and MUST demonstrate proficiency in handling, identifying, labeling, and processing special Hazardous materials.

4. 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 Production Associate individual's success in the job.

1. Function as an active team member. Includes coordination of work assignment with other Production Associate 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 and verifies correct materials/parts are selected based on product to be run.
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 Production Associate when assigned.
10.Operates manufacturing equipment in area assigned at required uptimes and first pass yields and verifies correct configuration at each shift change or product/component changeover.
11.Conduct recovery of machines from cold starts, and power outages in addition to proper shutdown of machines as appropriate.
12.Observes manufacturing equipment during operation to detect machinery malfunctions. This includes monitor of setup and in­process scrap for defects and defect trends.
13.Conducts visual examination of products, components and subassemblies for various processing defects such as blemishes, and missed operations and takes corrective action.
14.Verifies manufacturing machining processes conform to functional and customer specifications.
15.Prepares and records production performance data as required by the process and supervision and prepares appropriate written or computer based reports.


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