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Machine/Equipment Operator - 1st Shift

Apply Job ID REF4347F Date posted 04/14/2022 Address 1600 Patrick Drive, Pocahontas, AR Job Type Full-time Job Status Non-Exempt

1st shift | M-F | 6am - 4:30 pm 
+ $2,000 Sign-on Bonus
 payable in (2) installments,
   $15.00 Starting hourly rate  

JOIN OUR TEAM!   ITW has an exciting career opportunity at our Manufacturing facility located at 1600 Patrick Drive, Pocahontas, AR!

ITW offers its employees a path for advancement, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package designed to help employees care for themselves, their families, and their futures.

The 1st shift Machine Operator is responsible for the setup, operation, and preventative maintenance of nail collation lines.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • We are looking for individuals with strong mechanical aptitude and experience on mechanical manufacturing machinery such as nail headers, threader and collators.
  • Able to make necessary machine adjustments to consistently produce products that meet quality specifications and maintain productivity targets.
  • Perform efficient set-ups, changeovers, and start-ups.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • Prior experience with hand tools (e.g. wrenches)
  • Performs and documents quality checks in adherence to specifications sheets.
  • Recognize and inspect quality issues and troubleshoots process or quality issues with engineers to correct and document.
  • Use precision measuring tools such as calipers and micrometers
  • Understand all safety hazards and follow all safety rules and precautions. 
  • Maintains, oils, and cleans machines on a regular basis.  Drains and cleans oil trays; dumps scrap and sweeps floors to maintain housekeeping standards.  Maintain a clean and safe work area at all times.
  • Works with other team members and participates in team events and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED, preferred
  • At least one year of experience in high-volume manufacturing highly preferred (e.g. equipment setup/operation/changeover, use of measurement tools and knowledge of preventive maintenance)
  • Willing to work assigned shift with some mandatory overtime including weekends
  • Ability to understand basic machinery
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Must have above average troubleshooting skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, a strong team player, and able to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to complete routine production and quality reports.
  • Understanding and compliance with safety rules and regulations
  • Demonstrate a willingness to cooperate in a team environment
  • Ability to recognize and identify parts, problems, and offer resolution
  • Ability to read blueprints / specification sheets and follow instructions
  • Successfully complete on-the-job supplemental training (blueprint reading, technical math, and measurement tools, etc.)
  • Close vision is required and the ability to focus
  • General housekeeping duties
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

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 this position, the employee will be exposed to fumes, heat and dust, climate variances and moving mechanical equipment typically found in a manufacturing environment.  The noise level in the work environment is high when exposed to the manufacturing areas.  Certain personal protective equipment is required when in the manufacturing areas. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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 this job, the employee is frequently required to grip, grasp, reach, push and pull with hands and arms, walk, stand, sit, speak and listen. The employee must frequently lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this position to include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Company Description:

ITW Residential & Renovation offers a broad range of professional grade anchoring tools and fasteners for numerous construction applications. Our products include wood to wood fastening systems (Paslode), structural wood fasteners (GRK Fasteners™), concrete anchoring systems (Tapcon®, Red Head®, Ramset®), underlayment screws (Rock-On®, Backer-On®), self-drilling screws (Teks®) and drywall anchoring systems (E-Z Ancor®). ITW Residential & Renovation excels in meeting the growing demands from end-users for high-quality home improvement and construction fastening products. Our products are trusted by industry professionals and each brand is the market leader in its respective category in terms of quality, performance and ease of use.

ITW offers its employees a path for advancement, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package designed to help employees care for themselves, their families, and their futures.

ITW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes. To be considered an applicant, please apply online to a specific job posting.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please click here for information on how to contact us directly. 

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access this online application system process due to your disability, please email corp_accessibility@itw.com to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.