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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Shift: 1st shift 

Req ID: [[id]] 

Hiring Manager: Ryan Lubig

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.



• 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

Flexibility -

• 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

Teamwork -

• 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

Communication -

• 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

Accountability -

• 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.

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​

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

Culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion​

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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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