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Lead Operator - $18.29/hr in Battle Creek, MI at DENSO

Date Posted: 7/15/2018

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Job Description

The role of the Lead Associate is to run highly automated machines for parts production at the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness.

Primary Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):
  • Perform all work safely, following all safety procedures
  • Operate machines at a high level of efficiency and effectiveness to include: preventative maintenance (PM), machine set-up and changeover, material changes, quality checks, machine adjustments to maintain high level of quality, and monitor and document daily machine performance, and maintain production requirements.
  • Receive training to run any and all aspects of the production line when necessary.
  • Thorough understanding of machine operation, function, and interaction between machine sections in order to perform machine fault recovery
  • Support Kaizen (continuous improvement) activities, train new team members, learn and implement troubleshooting techniques, take all steps necessary to meet the customer’s needs.

Job Requirements

Ideal Associate Must Possess: 
  • Strong work ethic 
  • Eye for safety and quality 
  • Ability to take ownership over individual responsibilities 
  • Drive to keep up with fast paced production requirements 
  • Positive team orientation 
  • Desire to accept constructive criticism and utilize feedback for future growth 
  • Good dexterity and be willing and able to work overtime 
  • Punctual mentality with a strong attendance history
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • At least one 1 year of experience/general knowledge of mechanical systems (obtained by running mass production equipment in a manufacturing environment or by work in related fields such as automotive repair, etc.)
  • Ability to pass a validated hands-on mechanical aptitude assessment: A timed assessment measuring understanding of mechanisms and mechanical systems, mechanical reasoning, and the proper use of appropriate tools. 
Physical and Environmental Demands: 
  • Repetitive lifting of 35 pounds
  • Bending 
  • Twisting
  • Repetitive gripping with hands
  • Ability to work overtime
  • Starting pay $18.29 an hour plus overtime. 
  • This position may earn additional annual bonus for up to 3 years when specific requirements are fulfilled.
  • Benefits effective first day of employment (Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision & 401K). 
  • Access to DENSO Family Health Center / Pharmacy & Recreation Center


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