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Processing Operator

at Materion Corporation

Posted: 3/29/2019
Job Reference #: 2816
Categories: Customer Service

Job Description

  • Posted Date2 weeks ago(4/5/2019 7:00 AM)
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    Advanced Materials Group
    Relocation Provided
    Operations - Operations

    Work collaboratively to identify, design and implement improvements to achieve strategic objectives and help create systems, routines & behaviors for a culture of daily improvement.

    Reports to: Continuous Improvement Leader

    May work under the direction of: Production Manager or Area Supervisor (when acting as a production operator for the purpose of process analysis/development/training/learning). May also partner with Engineering personnel.


    Other duties may be expected or assigned

    All duties are in accordance with company policies, applicable laws, and federal, state & local regulations

    Serve as Technical Resource for Solution Design & Implementation

    • Work directly with Operators to understand current practices
    • Operate equipment & run production processes to help identify risks/opportunities
    • Solicit input from production operators
    • Help conceptualize/design/build solutions
    • Research & connect with vendors for solution needs
    • Help establish “best operating practices”
    • Write /Submit GPCs, NCMRs, and Waivers
    • Audit / Author Work Instructions (SOPs) and Route Cards (SAP)
    • Train team members on new / updated processes
    • Utilize CAD to draft layouts and product design for Inside Sales

    Build Improvement Culture

    • Integrate Continuous Improvement & Lean Manufacturing into daily activities
    • Practice Toyota Kata routines - Be a learner & a coach
    • Develop visual management at the process level
    • Build floor level awareness/engagement/contributions
    • Help develop standards for training and transferring knowledge
    • Assist in quantifying improvement gains – calculate & report productivity and spend savings

    Enable Growth

    • Conduct process analyses – output, flow, pace, people
    • Free up floor space – optimize process flow, layout, storage, etc.
    • Measure & monitor equipment capacity – ID opportunities to create available capacity
    • Help identify & remove VS bottlenecks


    • Diversified experience including at least one year of industrial experience (preferably in a related field/position)
    • High school diploma or GED (additional higher education preferred)
    • Must be proficient in CAD
    • Lean Manufacturing / Problem solving background, and/or continuing education preferred
    • Ability to follow both written and verbal instructions
    • Ability to communicate with other employees, share information, and work collectively to solve problems
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and convert in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Compute rate, ratio, percent and conversion of measurement units
    • The ability to operate a computer, and navigate various software programs required
    • Ability to use various tools and measuring devices such as micrometers, calipers, scales, and optical pyrometer