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Senior Operator

Caledonia, Michigan 49316

Job ID: 10076 Category: Professional

Job Description

  • Change over machine configurations to include Form Fill Seal Packaging machines and Automated Assembly Machines
  • Performs minor machine adjustments related to changeovers and set ups as required
  • Keeps turnover notes and data for other Senior Operators and Manufacturing Technicians
  • Performs simple Preventive Maintenance tasks for work area according to Periodic Maintenance schedule and properly records information in Periodic Maintenance logs
  • As needed, assembles, inspects and packages product per work instructions
  • Works on production lines approximately 80% of time to produce products
  • Effectively teaches and trains operators to new work instructions
  • Must have knowledge and experience in the use of hand tools
  • Leads by example to promote and inspire team to excel in exceeding production rates of quality products
  • Performs ERP system (IFS) and traveler activities per work instruction: component traceability, label verification, quantity produced, scrap, package seal integrity, equipment or testing verification and line clearance
  • Completes paperwork accurately with no errors and shows co-workers how to initiate and complete paperwork
  • Troubleshoots systems for issues in manufacturing
  • Liaison between operations and maintenance, decides when a Manufacturing Technician should be called
  • Maintains proper machine operations throughout manufacturing of orders
  • Identifies ways to reduce change over times and reports suggestions to Supervisor
  • Listens actively and takes direction from Supervisor regarding daily work priorities
  • Communicates professionally to teammates when updates are needed in regards to work priorities
  • Motivates team through verbal and physical acceptance of changes
  • Maintains 5S work environment and ensures order is restored in work area at end of each shift
  • Follows Aspen Surgical safety guidelines and procedures when and where required
  • Proactively participates in Kaizen events and creating a continuous improvement culture
  • Rotates and learns new cells and skills as requests to meet customer demands and personal development goals
  • Utilizes downtime properly
  • Maintains and displays strong attendance habits by being present and on time   
  • -While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, talk and hear
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds depending on area of assignment
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to use and inspect through a microscope for long period of time



  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Additional certification level education or Associates degree a plus
  • Has minimum of 12 months experience in a manufacturing facility or equivalent
  • No written or above level discipline for past 6 months for Teamwork, Quality, or Safety
  • Must be on Regular Attendance plan
  • Accelerated Attendance plan employees not eligible
  • Proficient in verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrates proficient computer skills to maintain accurate and efficient data entry into systems
  • Ability to foster team work environment through leadership and professional communication skills
  • Good mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot and resolve mechanical problems
  • Displays overall team player attitude


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