Dependable self-starter experienced in manufacturing production, assembly, quality assurance and machine operation and maintenance.
Received 2015 “Award of Appreciation” distinction from Shaw Industries Inc.
Notify supervisors or mechanics of equipment malfunctions.
Inspect products to verify that they meet specifications and to determine whether machine adjustment is needed.
Start machines, monitor operation, and make adjustments as needed.
Replace depleted supply packages with full packages.
Observe operations to detect defects, malfunctions, or supply shortages.
Operate machines for test runs to verify adjustments and to obtain product samples.
Inspect machinery to determine whether repairs are needed.
Stop machines when specified amount of products has been produced.
Observe bobbins as they are winding and cut threads to remove loaded bobbins, using knives.
Tend spinning frames that draw out and twist roving or sliver into yarn.
Adjust machine settings such as speed or tension to produce products that meet specifications.
Measure bobbins periodically, using gauges, and turn screws to adjust tension if bobbins are not of specified size.
Repair or replace worn or defective parts or components, using hand tools.
Clean, oil, and lubricate machines, using air hoses, cleaning solutions, rags, oilcans, and grease guns.
Tends one or more machines that fold and press pleats into materials, such as cloth, paper, plastic, or parchment: Turns thumbscrews or levers to adjust pleating knife according to width specified for pleats and for distance specified between pleats, and to adjust temperature of pressing rollers.
Places roll of material on rod at entry end of machine and draws end of fabric through guides, pleating knife, and between heated pressing rollers.
Laps end of fabric around take-up roll or guides end into box.
Starts machine and observes pleating for conformance to specifications.
May thread material between layers of paper to prevent heated rollers from scorching material.
May tend machine that attaches waxed thread to edges of material to hold pleats in fabric.
Read blueprints and drawings and take or read measurements to plan layout and procedures
Determine the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements
Set up components for welding according to specifications (e.g. cut material with powered saws to match measurements)
Operate angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded
Align components using calipers, rulers etc. and clamp pieces
Weld components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions (vertical, horizontal or overhead)
Repair machinery and other components by welding pieces and filling gaps
Test and inspect welded surfaces and structure to discover flaws
Maintain equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety
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