Production Operator I

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Date: May 9, 2024

Location: Rifle, CO, US

Company: JM Huber Corporation

Portfolio Business: Huber Engineered Materials 

J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest privately held, family-owned companies in the United States. Established in 1883, we are a diversified, global supplier of specialty and commodity chemicals, hydrocolloid solutions, engineered wood products and natural resources to customers spanning a wide variety of industries. With approximately $3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a material presence in more than 20 countries.

Position Summary

The position starts at $22.00/hr.  After 90 days probationary period, the pay may increase to $26.00/hr.

Responsible for the production of the company's products within prescribed specifications and efficient machine operation.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

•    Cooperate with HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) manager to implement all regulatory requirements for plant operations.
•    Set up production machines each day according to established procedures.
•    Operate production machines to produce parts in accordance with established standards and guidelines.
•    Manipulate controls in an efficient manner to minimize waste.
•    Inspect produced parts for faultiness and report flaws immediately to management.
•    Detect and report machine malfunctions promptly to management.
•    Maintain an adequate supply of operating materials for production machines and obtain additional materials according to
•    procedures.
•    Cooperate with QA manager to ensure customer needs are met.
•    Document production activity each day as assigned.
•    Package and transport produced parts as needed.
•    Perform other related duties as assigned.

Specialized/Technical Knowledge or Required Skills

Knowledge of:
•    Basic understanding of systems, operations, packaging and other facilities operations.
•    Basic Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.
•    General office procedures, policies and practices, as well as basic knowledge of computer and other general office equipment.
Skill in:
•    Basic understanding of facility operations and maintenance.
•    Accuracy and attention to detail.
•    Using a PC with basic level proficiency in document/file management, word-processing, database management, email usage and Internet browsers.
•    Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. Communicating clearly and effectively in English, orally and in writing.
•    Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments independently.
•    Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
Mental Abilities:
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals. 
•    Ability to speak effectively before public groups and respond to questions.
•    Ability to operate effectively in a team environment.
•    Ability to multitask and be flexible.
•    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and so forth.
•    Ability to maintain a courteous and helpful manner in dealing employees and with the public.

•    Simple Office Equipment; equipment requiring involved set up, adjustments and operational procedures (e.g. personal computer, scanners and digital copier, printer).
•    Hand and power tools, specialty tools. Heavy- and light-duty equipment and vehicles, two-way radio, cellular phone, PDA.   
•    Software: MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook), Internet Explorer, Adobe, Great Plains.

Physical Requirements

•    While performing the essential functions of the job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk or hear. Employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel crouch or crawl; taste or smell, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
•    Frequently required to use close and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
•    Work is performed frequently in both outdoor and indoor environments. Outdoor environments include exposures to summer and winter temperatures. 
•    Work environment occasionally involves exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles. 
•    Work environment occasionally involves exposure to high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.
•    The employee’s working conditions are typically moderately loud and occasionally very loud. Employee must be able to work schedules as assigned, including weekends, evenings and holidays, and must be available for call-out during emergencies, inclement weather or other critical events.


High School Diploma

Our employees are our strongest asset, and their safety, health, and well-being is our highest priority. We respect the individual by providing opportunities for professional and personal development. Our Principles drive us to create an inclusive workplace where employees share core values, show dignity and respect toward others, and work hard to achieve their best performance.  

J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO / AAP employer. Pre-employment drug screening is required


Nearest Major Market: Colorado

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