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Position Purpose

Performs and has primary responsibility for machine operations in multiple work centers as required, including, but not limited to, setting up, adjusting, and operating various machines/equipment, including welding machines, to produce quality (as defined by Haworth quality standards) parts per blueprints, product orders, and engineering specifications, within tolerance.  Performs necessary quality checks, practices machine preventive maintenance, and performs general utility work to meet work schedule.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs duties to ensure department and plant meet daily and weekly workload requirements.
  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates various equipment, per production orders and engineering specifications, to produce quality parts/materials.  Shares knowledge and expertise with others.
  • Performs first piece inspections and additional quality checks per inspection instructions, utilizing precision measuring instruments, such as calipers and micrometers, ensuring Haworth quality specifications are met.
  • May assist engineering with understanding sequence of operations and selection of appropriate tools to create Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) and other computer-driven programs.
  • Advises engineers of design discrepancies and manufacturing process limitations of equipment; makes recommendations to improve part function or manufacturability.
  • May provide operator training of CNC controls, as directed by Engineering department members.
  • Utilizes various manufacturing systems, via personal computer (PC) and keyboard/mouse. 
  • Monitors material usage and floor stock to ensure inventory accuracy; reports discrepancies to appropriate parties.
  • Verifies accuracy of production orders and Bills of Material (BOMs) to inform appropriate parties of any BOM inaccuracies.
  • Tracks and records statistical process control (SPC) data into log as required, ensuring components meet quality standards.
  • Follows all safety requirements and communicates any safety concerns.
  • Maintains safety and cleanliness of work area by performing various housekeeping duties, including work center preventive maintenance.
  • Frequently loads, unloads, and/or positions materials/parts, weighing up to 50 pounds, occasionally more (assistance given with heavier objects by work partner[s]), requiring standing, bending, lifting, reaching, pulling, pushing, and/or twisting.
  • Performs all duties as assigned to ensure department and plant meet daily and weekly production requirements.
  • Completes appropriate paperwork.
  • Flexes work schedule as business demands; may work more than eight hours per day and/or forty hours per week, including weekends and/or holidays.

Education & Experience

  • High school graduate or equivalent (equivalent is defined as equivalent degree OR job-specific work experience OR combination of education and job-specific work experience; three years job-specific work experience equals one year of formal education).
  • Up to twelve months’ on-the-job training required.
  • Two years manufacturing experience.
  • One year related machine operation experience preferred.

OR

  • High school graduate or equivalent (equivalent is defined as equivalent degree OR job-specific work experience OR combination of education and job-specific work experience; three years job-specific work experience equals one year of formal education).
  • Up to twelve months’ on-the-job training required.
  • One year Haworth manufacturing experience.
  • Related machine operation experience preferred.

OR

  • High school graduate or equivalent (equivalent is defined as equivalent degree OR job-specific work experience OR combination of education and job-specific work experience; three years job-specific work experience equals one year of formal education).
  • Certified Machine Operator from accredited educational/vocational facility.
  • Up to twelve months’ on-the-job training required.
  • Related machine operation experience preferred.

OR

  • High school graduate or equivalent (equivalent is defined as equivalent degree OR job-specific work experience OR combination of education and job-specific work experience; three years job-specific work experience equals one year of formal education).
  • Demonstrated skills and competencies to perform functions of Machine Operator position (achieved three-square capable) as documented in Member Training Matrix (maintained by Operations).
  • Up to twelve months’ on-the-job training required.
  • Related machine operation experience preferred.


Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

Job Segment: Machinist, CNC, Facilities, Inspector, Welding, Manufacturing, Operations, Quality

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