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Posted: 06/05/2018

Production Tech II

Job Type: full-time
Salary: Salary Position

Department name:

Coldmill, Coating, Finish, Pack-Line

Reporting relationships:

Reports to Superintendent, Process Expert and Area Lead

Regular or temporary and full-time or part-time: Regular Full-Time   (non-exempt)

The Production Technician II position is responsible for the daily operation of heavy, moderately complex foundry equipment in a manufacturing environment. This position will run a variety of equipment and may include; presses, mills, casters, shredders, ovens, annealers, alpurs and/or slitters. Tech II’s are responsible for ensuring that product is continuously flowing while visually inspecting to ensure quality standards and customer specifications are met.

Duties (essential)

  • Read and interpret safety and work instructions both verbal and written to understand required specifications
  • Operate machinery using a control panel
  • Safe and efficient operation of machinery using Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) devices
  • Inspect, start-up, operate and adjust machinery to maintain specified parameters
  • Handle large metal coils ranging from 8-10k lbs.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on machines
  • Troubleshoot machines, change out rolls on machines
  • Adjust blades on machine for proper trim measurement
  • Band coils using bander (coldmill) (pack-line)
  • Plastic wrap coils using automated device (pack-line)
  • Use button controlled devices to assist in the packaging process (Pack-line)
  • Use pneumatic controlled pull-down bander device (pack-line) (coldmill)
  • Secure and protect coil using 2x4s, cardboard and ply wood material (pack-line)
  • Prepare coil for shipment by verification, weighing it and attaching the proper product ticket (pack-line)
  • Handle large amounts of chemicals
  • Prepare coating room (coating)
  • Grind paint application and squeegee rolls (coating)
  • Clean coating pans, rolls and back up rolls (coating)
  • Replace applicator roll (coating)
  • Use handheld sheer to cut metal
  • Use handheld pneumatic tools.
  • Operate a forklift
  • Pick up and transport coils, scrap bins and other materials using a forklift
  • Review schedule, work instructions, work logs and other company information by utilizing standard computer programs
  • Assess quality criteria for product, interpret deviations to set criteria specifications and take remedial action as necessary
  • Meet daily machine rates and packaging goals

Duties (non-essential)

  • Perform housekeeping: sweeping, and picking up debris, or scrap
  • Complete appropriate documentation
  • Perform maintenance checks on forklift
  • Operate and inspect overhead jib cranes
  • All other duties assigned


  • Follow all safety procedures including: wearing proper PPE, LOTO, confined space entry and fall protection
  • Report all injuries or incidents
  • Adhere to company values
  • Show up for every scheduled shift on time
  • Have a positive attitude and a teamwork mentality

Working conditions

  • Work 12 hour rotating shifts (days and nights)
  • Work 40+ hours in a week
  • Ability to stand for up to 12 hours per day and, at times, sit for up to 12 hours per day
  • Ability to use manual dexterity to operation various types of equipment and hand tools
  • Ability to hear and understand verbal instruction
  • Ability to lift items weighing 20 to 75 lbs. on a semi-frequent basis, carrying up to 10 feet distance
  • Ability to conduct continuous and frequent body motions/repetitions which include; sit to stand position, bending at knees, twisting, climbing in and out of forklift trucks
  • Ability to effectively and appropriately wear PPE in required areas. PPE may include; hard hat, face shield, spats, thermal gloves, safety glasses (eye protection), hearing protection and steel toed boots
  • Ability to withstand and work with hot (up to 100 degrees,) and cold temperatures, strong fumes, different types of hazardous chemicals, grease, dust, dirt, grime, loud noise (up to 100 Db)

Job specifications

The minimum education: High school/G.E.D. preferred

Work experience: Manufacturing/production experience preferred.

Knowledge/ skills: Must know how to operate a forklift, have basic computer skills, and be mechanically inclined, speak, read and write English, strong attention to detail and basic mathematical skills.

Golden aluminum is an Equal Opportunity Employer