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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Shift: 3rd shift 

Req ID: 4040

Swagelok, Northeast Ohio, USA


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. 



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. 






Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law. 


Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. 


This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason. 

Looking to take the next step in your career with a company that invests in its people? Whether you’re just starting out or experienced, join us today!​

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75 years of operating with a no-layoff philosophy​

Full benefits, including employee stock ownership program, from day one​

Culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion​

11-time NorthCoast 99 top workplace​

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One of the largest hourly employers in Northeast Ohio​

Locally based, globally strong company​

Clean, safety-first environment​

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