Vision Inspection Operator 1
Work on a team reporting to the Vision Inspection Technician/Lead and the Production Supervisor. The team will run two adjacent quality inspection units. You are responsible for assisting with running the machine in designated zones and basic troubleshooting under the supervision of the VI Lead. Additionally, you will follow the reaction plan to notify the VI Lead in the event of excessive rejects or machine downtime.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Under the direction of the VI Lead, the Operator will monitor the buffer conveyor lanes and wash tray handlers of the two adjacent machines. The Operator will correct minor issues such as tipping cans in the lanes and stuck in the barrier gates. Any complex issues will be reported to the VI Lead. Perform basic troubleshooting. Work together with the VI Lead and other Operators to optimize steady production.
- Under the direction of the VI Lead, the Operator will be responsible for monitoring the infeed conveyor, finished tray handler and tunnels leading to the palletizers. They will perform basic restart and corrective procedures. Additionally, the Operator will be trained in reject identification to visually check the cans in the finished good trays.
- Understand the SOP’s and required TPM’s. Ensure the checklist documentation is signed as the duties are performed.
- Record accurate downtimes for the machines on the appropriate logs.
- Participate in the shift changeover communications with your relief. Cover maintenance, reject and production issues so they have a full understanding of the machines current condition.
- Monitor production performing visual can inspection at prescribed intervals during production. Insure that defect cans are not being stacked in finished good trays in the palletizers. Check to see if the machine is causing any damage to the cans. Document via log. Report any adverse findings immediately to the VI Lead.
- Be aware of reject rates at the inspection unit including root causes and follow the reaction plan escalation process in case of rejects above the described thresholds. Notify the VI Lead immediately.
- Perform general housekeeping duties in your assigned area as needed and described in the TPM procedure.
- Follow company policies, procedures and comply with standard safety rules and regulations.
- Work as a team player and proactively support the continuous improvement process by attending workshops, recommending adjustments standard work instructions, taking part in problem solving meetings and helping to find root causes.
- Support in developing and improving the work environment to reach and exceed all production goals.
Physical Demands / Work ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment 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 this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch and reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger, handle or feel, to talk or hear, is occasionally required to sit or crawl and to lift up to 25lbs. Close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus is required. Employee will be in a manufacturing environment with a moderate to high noise level, experiencing vibration on a regular basis. Regularly required to work near moving mechanical parts and be exposed to fumes or airborne particles. Must have the ability to lift one box of parts weighing 35 lbs., to reach to use tools and equipment, to manipulate and feel small parts for inspection, to inspect small parts visually and through use of magnifying equipment and to perceive depth to set up equipment.