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 Entry End Operator is responsible for loading raw metal coils on to the mandrel of the paint line and for verification of the correct metal strip dimensions (thickness and width) prior to loading the coil(s). Also, the Paint Line Entry End Operator is responsible for safely stitching the ends of each coil together in the paint line. The Paint Line Entry End Operator inspects the metal surface of every raw coil that is charged into the paint line.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for loading raw metal coils on to the entry mandrel of the paint line.
  2. Responsible for verifying the correct dimensions (strip thickness and strip width) of each coil that is loaded on the paint line for processing.
  3. Responsible for recording the correct coil numbers and dimensions on to production and/or quality report documents.Responsible for correctly entering coil information into the information system (computer).
  4. Responsible for safely stitching coil ends together so that they can be processed across the paint line.
  5. Responsible for inspection of the strip surface through the entire entry section of the paint line (including accumulators) and identifying defective product.This includes determining whether a condition is evolving from the incoming material or is being created by the paint line equipment (i.e. dents). Exit operator should be inspecting the strip at all times when he isn’t performing other functions.
  6. Responsible for quarantining defective product (using the HFI process), obtaining representative samples of defective product and notifying Quality Control when non-conforming conditions exist.
  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,
  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. Responsible for assisting in the unwrapping of material for processing.
  10. Responsible for assisting in restacking and staging coil areas.
  11. Responsible for removing all trash and scrap metal to the proper containers.
  12. Responsible for keeping work area in a clean an orderly condition. 
  13. Responsible for performing various other duties as required or as assigned. 
  14. 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 Entry 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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