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Otter Tail Corporation Production Setup 1 in Washington, Illinois


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Company Overview:

BTD is a fast growing metalworking company. We provide custom metalwork services for some of the world’s top brands. Our 1100+ employees work from four facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeast. We invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer our clients the best value possible. We are also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.

Summary: Under general supervision, sets up equipment and insures the production of quality parts. Inspects parts and adjusts the equipment as required for an efficient operation. Operate grinders, tumblers, belt sanders, hand grinders and wire wheel equipment that sands and smoothes to reduce thickness of material and for producing quality parts.

Safety is #1 at BTD: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions:

  • Visualizes and interprets blue prints and sketches.

  • Analyzes, trouble shoots and resolves problems with equipment in production area.

  • Adjusts accordingly to changing production requirements.

  • Verify all necessary paperwork, prints, patterns or check fixtures are present for part being set up. Must verify that all are to current revision level.

  • Manufacture and inspects parts to blue prints and/or sketches using Operator Inspection Instructions (OII) as reference.

  • Displays ability to set-up and operate all types and sizes of equipment in the production area in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Ability and willingness to assist with the training of operators as required.

  • Ensures setup and production processes are being followed.

  • Ensures appropriate exchange of information at shift and/or operator change.

  • Ensures safe setups and operations in area.

  • Enforces and practices 5-pillars concept through daily/weekly maintenance and cleaning schedules.

  • Must be capable of using BTD operating software to enter time/payroll information, job information, etc.

  • Performs the jobs personally as well as through delegation or interaction with others to include running parts.

  • Displays ability and willingness to establish and maintain good working relationships with other areas in the Company.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Graduation from high school or the equivalent.

  • Pass math measurement/blue print with 85% or better

  • Perform Production operator 3 skill sets

  • Ability to set up independently, efficiently and safely

  • Must attend 8 weeks of setup training – pass setup test

Experience and Skills Required: At least one and a half years of recent related mechanical and shop experience which includes the following skills and abilities

  • Ability to organize and run work in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Excellent working knowledge of production processes.

  • Excellent working knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods and practices used in production operations.

  • Excellent working knowledge of related safety requirements to include proper use of safety equipment and proper safety precautions such as lights, guards, switches, tonnage monitor, etc.

  • Ability to understand, follow and issue routine oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)