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Etch Operator – 3rd Shift - Meadows of Dan VA, USA

Position Description

Etches pattern into flexible tooling per work instructions.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prioritize work according to lead person or supervisor instructions.
  • Make sure serial number on plate matches serial number on manufacturing sheet.
  • Brings up and operates etch machines.
  • Brings up and operates stripper machine.
  • Calculates conveyor speed required.
  • Maintains chemistry of etch baths by doing hourly checks on machines.
  • Review manufacturing sheet for blade height of order and puts in appropriate primary etch machine.
  • Measures background thickness of die on plate thickness indicator.
  • Measure width of blades using microscope with scale.
  • Calculates amount of removal required for secondary etch.
  • Etches metal to size prior to metal prep and performs secondary etch processes as required.
  • Change chlorine cylinders and hydrochloric acid barrels on etch machines.
  • Required to access areas where chlorine cylinders are stored – security/background check required.
  • Clean carbon residue from plates in sink using air powered scrubber.
  • Changes water filters in quad rinse units.
  • Uses RotoMetrics provided computer programs for tracking dies in work area and recording completion of tasks.
  • Sweep and clean assigned areas in Initial Ops production area
  • Wear proper PPE while in work areas of the shop.
  • Other related duties as assigned to meet departmental and Company objectives.

Knowledge /Skills /Abilites

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Proficient skill level simple mathematics
  • Ability to work with supervision to realize company goals.

Education / Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Physical Requirements

  • Stand for extended periods – 2 hour periods
  • Some overtime required.
  • Ability to maneuver 150 lb cylinders and 35 gallon drums using handtrucks provided
  • Ability to pass a respirator exam
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