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Unifrax Line Operator in Buffalo, New York

Job Requirements

Unifrax is currently seeking Line Operators to work at our Pirson Plant located in Tonawanda, NY. The ideal candidates must be safety and quality orientated and be willing to work in a team orientated, fast-pace environment.The purpose of this position is to setup, operate and control a variety of processing and auxiliary equipment related to the manufacture of ceramic fiber and its products, as well as assist in testing basic quality, maintain productivity standards and maintain safe operation.This position reports directly to the Production Advisor, but is also directed by the Lead Operator and Process Engineers

We offer:

  • A strong safety program. As an essential business we have numerous measures in place to help keep our employees safe and healthy.

  • Benefits eligibility the first of the month following date of hire.

  • Opportunity for Overtime

  • Shift Premium

  • 401(k) with Company match

  • Safety Shoe & Glasses reimbursement

  • Company provided uniforms

  • Training and Development Opportunities

  • What You Will Do In Your Role:

  • Continuous monitoring of various operating equipment to meet daily key performance indicators (KPI’s) for Safety, Quality and Production Rate.

  • Responsible for following written work instructions to set-up, operate and control process related equipment to safely manufacture ceramic fibers and products

  • Follow written work instructions and perform tasks for chemical solution batching, adjustments during processing and transferring batches between various process tanks

  • Complete record sheets during process chemical batching

  • Monitor equipment and conduct minor repairs as required

  • Perform quality checks per QA work instruction as desired for operations

  • Perform material handling tasks as needed including finished goods packaging, shipping/receiving, raw material storage and maintain orderly racking of materials.

  • Complete minor mechanical adjustments to support manufacturing

  • Changing, disassembling, assembling and cleaning equipment as required

  • Troubleshoots equipment, process and quality issues to assist maintenance and engineering staff in resolving issues

  • Works well indivisibly and in group settings with all levels of plant staff

  • Maintains clean, safe, orderly workplace (5S and Six Sigma knowledge desired)

  • Must visually inspect the finished product

  • Must roll, label, wrap and complete written paperwork of the product per written work instructions

  • Responsible for training operators per work instruction in accordance with Unifrax policies

  • Provide relief for other areas of production

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • The Experience You Will Bring:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, Associate degree or other post high school training preferred (Prior chemical operator experience desirable)

  • The Line Operator must have a working knowledge of Microsoft office, along with basic computer skills are required

  • Be able to learn and access information through computer databases

  • Be able to read and interpret simple gauges

  • Follow work instructions and provide feedback for improvements

  • The individual must also be able to work a 12-hour, continuous shift schedule (4 days on, 4 days off from 7-7 rotating days/nights)

  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Be able to bend, stoop, lift, squat, walk, and stand for up to 12 hours at a time.

  • Tools and equipment used: Fork truck, computer, wet scrubber, furnaces, small hand tools, tape gun, stretch wrapper, power washer, etc.

EEO Policy: Unifrax is an EO employer – Minorities/ Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories.

At Unifrax, we provide innovative solutions to our customers'​ application problems across several different industries. Our engineers work with a team of research and development specialists to create high performance specialty fibers and inorganic materials used in high-temperature industrial, automotive and fire protection applications designed with the ultimate goal of saving energy, reducing pollution, and improving fire safety for people, buildings and equipment. Since 1942, Unifrax products and materials have been providing solutions to our Distributors and customers to solve their application challenges. Our products are known universally for their quality and proven performance with names like Fiberfrax® ceramic fiber products, revolutionary low bio-persistent Insulfrax® and Isofrax® alkaline earth silicate fiber products, PC-Max® and Ecoflex® Support Mats for emission control products, FyreWrap® Fire Protection Systems, and Specialty Glass microfibers products used in high efficiency filtration media by nonwovens producers.

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