Machine Operator

Location US-GA-NE Marietta
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Metal Coaters® cleans, pre-treats and roll applies organic coatings in a continuous process on hot-dipped galvanized, Galvalume®, cold-rolled, electro-galvanized and aluminum coil. Pre-painted steel and aluminum coil is used in a wide variety of construction applications such as pre-engineered wall and roof panels, architectural building panels, agricultural wall and roof panels, garage and entry doors, door frames and commercial or manufactured goods such as acoustical ceiling grid, light fixtures, closet hardware, consumer electronics, office furniture and appliances.


Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


The Paint Line Exit End Operator is responsible for ensuring proper startup of paint line. Also, the Paint Line Exit End Operator is responsible for safely discharging finished coils from the paint line. The Paint Line Exit End Operator monitors and inspects the finished product that is coated on the paint line as it is recoiled. The Paint Line Exit End Operator also records finished coil and shop order data into the information system.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the overall operation of the exit section of the paint line, including speed, steering and tension adjustments. Monitors the operating conditions to verify that line tension and drive systems are operating properly.
  2. Responsible for inspection of the strip surface through the entire exit section of the paint line according to MCG_008 (Exit End Production Report) and identification of defective product. This includes determining whether a condition is evolving from the incoming material or is being created by the paint line process.
  3. Responsible for controlling and adjusting line speeds according to guidelines provided by Quality Control, or by MCG_xxx (Paint Line Operating Speed Matrix).
  4. Responsible for safely cutting and discharging finished coils from the exit section of the paint line.
  5. Responsible for quarantining defective product (using the HFI process), obtaining representative samples of defective product and notifying Quality Control when non-conforming conditions exist.
  6. Responsible for correctly entering finished coil and shop order processing data into the information system (computer).
  7. Responsible for understanding and complying with the fundamental principles associated with the Quality and Environmental Management System in place at Metal Coaters of Georgia, Inc.
  8. Communicates daily with internal personnel from Maintenance, Operations and Quality Control in order to help resolve any problems and help achieve company goals.
  9. If (in the event of an abnormal occurrence) an employee feels uncomfortable, unsure or unable to safely correct an issue, that employee must contact a member of plant leadership for assistance prior to attempting to correct the issue.

Environmental Impacts of this Position:

The Paint Line Exit End Operator has a responsibility to take all foreseeable precautions to avoid environmental impacts, while performing daily duties, such as: oil containment and good housekeeping practices.


To perform satisfactorily in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with certain disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience:

High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) or equivalent job experience.


Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend documents including safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and simple correspondence. Also, the ability to, communicate information (in small group situations) to other employees.


Mathematical Skills:

Ability to, calculate figures and amounts such as fractions and percentages.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to, apply common sense understanding to perform work instructions that are furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Also, the ability to, solve problems that involve multiple variables in a standard situation.


Other Skills & Abilities:
Incumbent is required to drive a forklift and use power tools. The incumbent should also possess basic computer (data entry) skills and should be capable of recognizing metal defects.


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; bend; stoop; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance. The employee will be required to be capable of lifting a minimum weight of 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close-up and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee performs near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme cold or heat. The noise level in the work environment is considered moderate.





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