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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Shift: 24/7 days (6am - 6pm) 

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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!​

Right Fit.​

75 years of operating with a no-layoff philosophy​

Benefits, including employee stock ownership plan, from day one​

Culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion​

12-time NorthCoast 99 top workplace​

Right Here.​

One of the largest hourly employers in Northeast Ohio​

Locally based, globally strong company​

Clean, safety-first environment​

Right Now.​

We’re a leading manufacturer of tube fittings and valves. Come grow with us.​

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland