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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Shift: 2nd shift 

Facility: (Impaction) 6100 Cochran Road, Solon OH 44139 

Salary Grade: Hourly D (D) 

Req ID: [[id]] 

Hiring Manager: Teddy Wilson 


Position Summary:

At this level the associate has demonstrated the proficiency to do their job with only limited help while maintaining performance objectives on standard work processes. This includes recognition of routine problems and the ability to keep the process running by making appropriate adjustments to correct the problems.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Demonstrates ability to effectively use tools introduced at Level 1 in order to complete adjustments needed in the trainer’s absence.  This includes the following: using necessary machine controls for adjustments, die and holder end and side shifts, understanding the set-up card, understanding the die and part identifier (a.k.a. UTNS#), capable of checking dies for proper installation, cleaning/inspecting of dies and holders.
  • Capable of completing cell PVD Boards.
  • Understands the purpose and operation of Pyrometer Infrared Camera.
  • Capable of performing daily and weekly machine maintenance.
  • Capable of basic Heater operation.
  • Capable of basic robot operations and adjustments as required.
  • Capable of basic Trim Press operations and adjustments as required.
  • Understandings of proper re-heat procedure.
  • Knowledge of process differences when dealing with exotic materials and material segregation.
  • Qualified to perform in process inspections.
  • Recognize and comply with all applicable Swagelok procedures.
  • Understands and interprets production schedule.
  • Perform start-stop procedures including, but not limited to:  machine and conveyor start-up, loading of raw material, and machine shutdown.
  • Perform simple commands on the control panel.
  • Perform simple and advanced changes, adjustments, and set-up to tooling and fixtures.
  • Complete records and forms.
  • Check forged parts visually and dimensionally according to quality standards.
  • Recognize and report machine malfunctions and part discrepancies to supervisor.
  • Preset tooling as required.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual machine maintenance.
  • Correct problems for set-up, non-conformance, tooling and machining processes.
  • Make suggestions for process changes that may improve machining operations.
  • Assist with associate orientation as assigned.
  • Perform job related administrative tasks using SAP.
  • Maneuver around machine, includes but may not be limited to standing, bending, stretching and walking.


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:



  • No Education Required
  • Basic computer software skills (e.g. Microsoft Office). 
  • Able to read and follow work instructions. 
  • Familiar with operation of PLC interface screens.
  • Requires the use of hand tools, SAP, and standard work.
  • Must have good mechanical aptitude and be able to utilize a micrometer, caliper, and 6” rule to gauge parts.


  • 2-4 years of forging experience preferred. 
  • Knowledge of products and processes is also preferred



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 (Zero Customer Disappointments)



  • 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 loads of 50lbs or less.



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.

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