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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Shift: 1st shift (7am-3:15pm) 

Req ID: [[id]] 

Hiring Manager: Derek Rohr

Position Summary: 

At this level an Independent Process Operator is able to perform more complex process changeovers, including troubleshooting. They are able to recognize and solve some non-routine problems.  


Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Performs & meets the requirements of all previous skill sets.  

  • Troubleshoot and perform low level maintenance 

  • Ability to use machine controls necessary to perform set-ups and make process adjustments (if required) 

  • Identifies quality issues and determines root cause, completes QN’s and segregates parts with defects.  

  • Use the schedule to make decisions and manage order flow- ADD to JLG Guide 

  • Complete routine set-ups independently within the targeted time.  

  • Notify supervision if capacity requirements are not being met  

  • Able to transfer chemicals to the appropriately labeled container.  

  • Knows how to identify & label chemicals, using the appropriate Safety Data Sheets (SDS) 

  • Able to identify the size, material, and configuration by the part number 


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements: 


  • High school diploma or GED required 

  • Processing experience preferred or related job aptitude (e.g. ability to troubleshoot and follow instructions) 

  • Able to read and follow standard work instructions  

  • Recognize functional and cosmetic defects.  

  • Applicant must be able to multi-task and prioritize. 


Support company philosophies, systems, and policies by: 

  • Being accountable, taking ownership of actions and inactions 

  • Interacting with others in a constructive, professional manner  

  • Displaying integrity   

  • Embracing continuous improvement and assisting with implementation of changes 


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 

  • May be asked to work at other Swagelok sites based on business cycle 


  • Creates strong morale and spirit within the team by encouraging others and making them feel valued and important 

  • Promotes group reputation in a positive manner 

  • Effectively coordinates resources to achieve Zero Customer Disappointments (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 

  • Communicate through appropriate escalation channels when required 

  • 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 

  • Receives input from others 


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. 

  • Must be able to lift boxes on a regular basis weighing 35 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.   

  • Considerable stooping and bending is required. 

  • Must be able to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (i.e. safety boots, face shield, plastic aprons, safety glasses, rubber or latex gloves.) 

  • Can work on their feet per work center requirements 

  • May be required to pass pre-employment and annual Vision Acuity tests 



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, protected veteran status 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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75 years of operating with a no-layoff philosophy​

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Culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion​

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