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Unifrax Line Operator in Buffalo, New York

Job Requirements

The incumbent is expected to perform the duties Living the Unifrax Values of Safety, Ethics, People, Commitment, Customer Focus, Innovation, Continuous Improvement, Teamwork, Speed and Agility.

  • 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


  • 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.

Other Duties / Quantitative Dimensions:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time or without notice.

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.