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Swagelok 1_PRIMARY OPERATOR - LVL2 in Highland Heights, Ohio

Shift: 3rd shift

Req ID: 4011

Swagelok, Northeast Ohio, USA

Position Summary:

At this level the associate is proficient in running production, maintaining quality and performance objectives, while adhering to standard work processes. This includes recognition of routine problems and the ability to keep the process running by making appropriate adjustments to correct the problems.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Makes accurate tooling adjustments and maintains operation of machining equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

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

Performs adjustments to tooling and fixtures within prescribed limits.

Completes all records, forms, and electronic data entry as required.

Checks machined parts visually and dimensionally according to quality standards.

Cleans chips from tooling and parts following all required safety practices.

Recognizes and reports machine malfunctions and part discrepancies to supervisor.

Performs preventative machine maintenance.

Makes suggestions for process changes that may improve machining operations.

Housekeeping - replaces worn hand tools and maintain work center

Performs all required secondary and auxiliary operations at work center

Recognizes and complies with all applicable Swagelok procedures

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:


High school diploma or equivalent

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


Machining experience or mechanical background

Operate machine: 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.

Strong skills in basic math. Can add and subtract fractions and decimals

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 test

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.

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.