Machine Operator I (Wire)

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Machine Operator I (Wire)

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Location: Bridgeport, NJ

Salary: $34,320.00 (dependent upon expierence)

Shift: 2nd (2:30pm - 11:00pm) 

Machine Operator I (does not necessarily require extruder experience)

Objective:  Operate wire respooling, insulation taping, glass insulation wrapping and braiding machines.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Reads and interprets specifications of work orders. 
  • Monitors & adjusts machine controls to regulate process control parameters such as speed, tension, wire length, spool size in accordance with verbal direction or process documentation. 
  • Responsible for detecting product quality defects.
  • Places reel(s) of specified wire onto pay off spindle of machine (weighing up to 100lbs) and threads wire through feed rolls.
  • Starts machine and observes operation to assure machine/s are running properly. 
  • Verifies wire sizes and calibrations using micrometer and Acromag.
  • Examines wire for visual conformance to specifications and removes defects or defective pieces.
  • Properly identify and tag finished goods, record production data, and fill out associated production paperwork
  • Maintains acceptable productivity levels according to established standards.
  • Practice 5S / Lean principles follow safety procedures and adhere to established quality policies.
  • Follow correct oiling and cleaning procedures on braider and wrapping insulation machines and reloading of proper insulating materials to insulate bare wire.
  • Maintains acceptable productivity levels. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and management
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with assistance
  • Able to lean, reach, kneel and stand for long periods of time
  • Knowledge on the use of hand tools
  • Knowledge of calibration metal types and thermocouple color codes
  • Computer skills to effectively use Human Resource Information System and ability to utilize on-line training
  • Mechanical aptitude

Education and/or Experience:                                                  

·         High School Diploma ( or equivalent )

·         1-year previous machine operation experience

·         Prior experience using hand and measurement tools

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