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Primary Operator – Level 3 Job in Solon, Ohio US

Primary Operator – Level 3

Confidential Posting - Solon, OH

Posted: 5/13/2021 - Expires: 8/11/2021

Job ID: 227267868


Job Description

OhioMeansJobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County is partnering with a local manufacturing company to source for a Primary Operator – Level 3.


Position Summary:

At this level the associate is able to perform more complex duties per standard work including process changeovers and troubleshooting with minimal guidance or help from a trainer or support. They are able to recognize and solve some non-routine problems.

This position is eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus!


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Complete set-up and operation of machining equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Perform start-stop procedures including, but not limited to: machine and conveyor start-up, loading of raw material, and machine shutdown.
  • Perform simple and advanced changes, adjustments, and set-up to tooling and fixtures.
  • Complete records and forms.
  • Check machined parts visually and dimensionally according to quality standards.
  • Clean chips from tooling and parts.
  • Recognize and report machine malfunctions and part discrepancies to supervisor.
  • Preset tooling as required.
  • Set-up parts, process and machine as required.
  • Perform daily, semi-annual and annual machine maintenance.
  • Correct problems in set-up, non-conformance, tooling and machining processes.
  • Make suggestions for process changes that may improve machining operations.
  • Maneuver around machine, includes but may not be limited to standing, bending, stretching and walking.
  • Repair, replace and/or modify the equipment if required.


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • External: Minimum of 30 months of applicable machining experience.
  • Internal: Must be fully qualified as a Level 2 Machine Operator
  • Advanced knowledge about metal or plastic cutting processes and equipment
  • Self-motivated and able to learn at a fast pace.
  • Demonstrates proficient machining, communication, and troubleshooting.
  • 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.
  • Identifies and corrects machining problems relative to tools and tool holders, collets and chucks.


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 tests
  • 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.

Debra Madey-Grivna


(216) 777-8209  office


Identified Skills

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Attained Certificate of equivalency for a HS degree
Work Days:
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Work Shift:
Job Reference Code
$19.53 - $23.10 /hour
Licenses / Certifications:
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