Brazing Machine Operator I

Besides being a great place to work, we offer the opportunity to participate in an excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, profit sharing and a 401K plan with a match.  All of that plus a four-day work week!

Eagle Claw is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse workforce. 

A pre-employment drug screen and background check will be required for all positions

Position Purpose

Operate two Brazing machines and monitor the output of each machine to produce fish hooks that meet pre-determined quality and production standards.

Knowledge/skills and experience:

  • Must be able to work any shift and overtime hours when required. 
  • Must have excellent visual acuity and able to inspect small details of fish hooks.
  • Must possess solid mechanical aptitude. 
  • Must possess manual dexterity in both hands to use required hand tools.  
  • Must be able to read, write and possess basic computer skills.
  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Must be a team player and perform all functions of the position in a professional manner.

 

Essential Duties

  • Walks from machine to machine, continuously monitoring output of brazing machines by inspecting the hooks as they fill the catch pans to ensure all specifications and quality standards are met.
  • Maintains acceptable production output by meeting or exceeding 100% of the machine standard
  • Using various hand tools makes adjustments to equipment when necessary to meet quality standards.
  • Using both hands loads strings of double hooks into magazine so they can be loaded into the machine.
  • Fills single hook loader to maintain a continuous flow of single hooks into the machine.
  • Mixes brazing paste and keeps the paste reservoirs and paste guns operational.  Adjust the paste flow to meet hook weight standards.
  • Established and maintains treble hook weight and box load standards. 
  • Enters production into Oracle by scanning tray labels when the box is filled to the exact weight.
  • Uses micrometer, calipers, microscope, testing equipment and optical comparator to monitor hook specifications.
  • Accurately fills out inspection and production forms. 
  • Cleans and oils machinery using brushes, cleaning towels, magnets and oil cans, following established procedures.
  • Observes and performs all safety and good housekeeping regulations of the department and the Company.
  • Endorses all company and departmental rules and regulations. 
  • Passes essential information along to the next shift regarding the operations of the machinery. 

 

Physical Environment and Working Conditions

  • Must be able to stand and walk for periods of up to twelve hours.
  • Must be able to function in a noisy environment and tolerate exposure to oil, grease, chemicals, dust, and heat up to 90 degrees.  
  • Must be able to work around high speed machinery. 
  • Must be able to reach from floor level to a height of six feet in order to check equipment and make adjustments.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs. frequently and up to 75 lbs. occasionally.
  • Must be able to observe the operation of equipment from a height of five feet in order to detect malfunctions.
  • Safety glasses, hearing protection and safety boots are required. 
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