Swagelok Primary Operator Level 4 in Strongsville, Ohio

Requisition Number18-0893

Post Date5/31/2018

TitlePrimary Operator Level 4




DescriptionSwagelok Company is a privately held developer and provider of fluid system products, assemblies, training, and services for the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, semiconductor, transportation, and power industries. Headquartered in Northeast Ohio,

Swagelok earns approximately $2 billion in annual revenues and serves customers through more than 200 sales and service centers in 70 countries, supported by the expertise of more than 5,500 corporate associates at 20 manufacturing facilities and five global

technology centers. Swagelok is a NorthCoast 99 Winner and takes pride in a culture led by our values.

Swagelok are experiencing tremendous growth and hiring many positions in our Strongsville facility. We are currently hiring experienced and entry level conventional machine operators for an expansion of an existing product line into our Strongsville plant.

Position Summary:

At this level the associate is proficient in all aspects of the process. They are able to solve most non-routine process problems. The associate at this level has a greater awareness of the overall business and is able to recognize the need for and escalate

process improvements to standard work that reduce cost and/or improve quality and delivery. They may interact with associates in other functional areas and can oversee and assist with department development.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Capable of completing set-up operation and troubleshooting of equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

• Perform start-stop procedures including, but not limited to: machine and conveyor start-up, loading of raw material, and machine shutdown.

• Perform simple and advanced changes, adjustments, and set-up to tooling and fixtures.

• Complete records and forms.

• Check machined parts visually and dimensionally according to quality standards.

• Clean chips from tooling and parts.

• Recognize and escalate machine malfunctions and part discrepancies

• Preset tooling as required.

• Set-up parts, process and machine as required.

• Perform preventative machine maintenance.

• Generate and modify speeds and feeds as required.

• Troubleshoot and correct problems for set-up, non-conformance, tooling and machining processes.

• Diagnose and respond to program alarms and make adjustments as required.

• Make suggestions for process changes that may improve machining operations.

• Make suggestions for schedule optimization / attainment.

• Able to train others to improve their skillset.

• Generate and modify part programs as required.

• Repair, replace and/or modify the equipment if required.

RequirementsEducation and/or Work Experience Requirements:


• High school diploma or equivalent

• Advanced knowledge about the products, processes and equipment

• Self-motivated and able to learn at a fast pace.

• Demonstrates proficient machining, communication, and troubleshooting.

• Operate Machining equipment that includes; loading and unloading parts, inspection gages, comparator, micrometers, calipers, 6” rule, dial indicator, ring gages, drill/reamer, Johnson gages and Datum gages, magnifier and lights, miscellaneous hand tools and

chip strippers.

• Identifies and corrects machining problems relative to tools and tool holders, collets and chucks.

• Ability to identify and rectify minor mechanical equipment malfunctions.

Critical Competencies:

Customer Focus

• Direct and assist others in getting required support work completed in a timely manner

• Independently display prioritization skills

• Understand and anticipate the internal customers’ needs and initiate action to meet them

• Meeting customer needs is their driver

Reliability and Integrity

• Drives improvements and helps others make a positive impact on quality and plant metrics

• Along with providing it themselves, encourages others to provide reliable information

• Acts as a direct liaison with product, process and quality Engineers to ensure appropriate application of technology

• Supports organizational changes positively through actions and words


• Always willing to be flexible in their schedule

• Shares knowledge that they have obtained with others

• Open to taking on new challenges

• Can easily be interrupted or redirected to a new task, or site based on Swagelok’s needs

• Has useable ideas to help increase equipment reliability


• Creates strong morale and spirit within the team by encouraging others and making them feel valued and important

• Facilitates Root Cause analysis effort for equipment reliability

• Facilitate Shift Start up and departmental meetings

• Promotes group reputation in a positive manner

• Effectively coordinates resources to achieve ZCD


• Communicates well with all different levels in the organization (shop floor, office, engineering, supervisors, managers, directors, lean leaders, etc.)

• Promotes own ideas and information with others

• Drill-down to root cause in all work order solutions

• Communicate through appropriate escalation channels when required

• Is a voice for Quality and will take time to explain theories and philosophies

• Receives input from others


• Drives team goals and results

• Takes ownership of the actions and results of the team as a whole

• Coordinate, communicate, and execute in the absence of supervision

• Control emotions and reactions according to the situation and the audience

• Provides accurate and detailed documentation including the use of SIS

• Provides feedback to Supervision and guidance for other specialists in training

Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:

• Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.

• Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.

• May be required to pass pre-employment and annual Vision Acuity tests

• Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift Kegs and Boxes on a regular basis between 25 - 35 pounds and occasionally between 35 - 50 pounds. Considerable standing, stooping and bending is required.

Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information,

veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law. Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans

with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.

Swagelok will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the

compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure

is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party

is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason.

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