The casting machine operator operates the Gimas to produce raw wheels as per current production needs.
With this position, some travel will occur.
- Installs filters and inspects the die for flashing and damage.
- Ensure die top core and base are free of metal before closing to start cycle.
- Operates the die cast auto cycle.
- Removes cast wheel from catcher arm after dies open.
- Inspects casting for defects according to work instructions.
- Makes deformation check on each casting.
- Places die on elevator and send to quench system.
- Assists team leader/process tech in die preparation and start up.
- Maintains a clean and safe work area.
- Follow safety rules and wears required protective gear.
- Promptly identifies safety hazards or unsafe work situations to management.
- Performs basic equipment care consistent with generally accepted standards for operator responsibilities.
- Trains newly hired cast operators on basic machine operations, adjustments, repairs, setups and how to perform all of the responsibilities detailed in this job description.
- Follow all safety guidelines to ensure safety for self, others and the environment.
- Maintaining and supporting QS 9000/TS16949 and has the responsibility and authority to stop a production process that is producing non-conforming product.
- Maintaining and supporting ISO14001 and the company’s environmental, health, and safety programs. They should also be aware of the occupational health & safety risks of their job, and how their job affects the environment.
- Ability to stand, walk or climb stairs a minimum of twelve (12) hours on a continuous basis.
- Ability to lift up to 40 pounds on a frequent basis and 60 pounds on an infrequent basis.
- Frequently be able to reach and handle parts.
- Capable of performing a full range of repetitive motion for up to twelve (12) hours a day.
- High school diploma or G.E.D.
- Previous foundry experience, heavy industrial experience preferred.