Machine Setter

Job Description
Reporting directly to the shift supervisor, responsible for the overall quality and production output of dedicated machines. Act as "Cell Lead", providing direction and training to machine operator as needed.
Conduct "preflight" checklist items at beginning of each shift to have machine at maximum efficiency to include:
Check fluids and maintain fills as needed
Inspects all fixtures and datums at beginning of shift and make repairs as needed
Perform Quality checks per established Control Plan at beginning of each shift monitor gauges for calibration.
Analyzes results of CMM reports and reacts accordingly (using proper understanding of machine tooling), up to and including radius comps and tool monitoring systems.
Use DataPage to Analyze SPC data from CMM reports and reacts accordingly
Ensure correct materials is staged and ready
Ensure 5S standards for each machine are met and maintained
Conducts tool changes, evaluates tooling wear or breakage issues, stages tools for upcoming tool changes per specified instruction and periodically reviews information with engineering. Confirms tooling instructions remain current.
Coordinates product flow to and from machines, communicates with material handlers regarding upcoming changeovers and monitors material characteristics (rust, correct labeling, etc.)
Approves completed production quantity as described by Inspection Plan
Conducts machine/product changeovers with assistance of operator as requested
Responsible to troubleshoot and repair minor mechanical and automation issues to assigned machines including the change of coolant filters. Issues work orders into Maintenance System for repairs beyond scope of Setter.
Become involved in Preventive Maintenance activities by monitoring fluids and lubricant usage levels, detecting leaks or breaks to equipment. Support maintenance as requested.
Evaluate and dispositions all scrap at end of shift.
Compliance to all Continental and Henderson plant permits, policies and procedures including, but not limited to, environmental, health, safety, security, ISO 14001 and Environmental Management systems, TS 16949 and Quality Management Systems, Human Resources policies, and Continental Business System elements.
Verify all safety devices are in place and remain in place, are operational. Inspects work areas for potential safety hazards.
Immediately communicates production nonconformances to Supervisor and Quality representative. Actively engage in 8D problem solving teams to resolve customer issues. Ensures conformance to all Quality procedures, alerts and operator instructions remain current.
Job Requirements
High School Diploma or GED required
Minimum Bronze Certification Career Readiness Certificate (external candidates)
35 Years General Machining Experience
Knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics
Knowledge of machining processes, gauging
Ability to read and understand mechanical blueprints
Understands principles, concepts and application of SPC reporting
Knowledge of cutting tools, their application and tool wear
Understanding Quality procedures and approved processes
Ability to interpret and react to CMM results
Knowledge of CNC machining and understanding of programs and offsets or basic metrology understanding
Basic mechanical troubleshooting ability (Bennett Mechanical and Math Assessments)
Effective communication skills
Ability and willingness to lead and train others in systematic manner
Must have good personal organization skills
Good basic computer skills, able to maneuver within office software systems and maintain charts, correspondence, etc.
Forklift Certification (as required)
EEO Statement
EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to North.America.Recruiting@continental-corporation.com or contact US Recruiting at 248.209.4000.
About Continental
With sales of ???44 billion in 2017, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 240,000 employees in 61 countries. The Chassis & Safety division develops and produces integrated active and passive driving safety technologies as well as products that support vehicle dynamics. The product portfolio ranges from electronic and hydraulic brake and chassis control systems to sensors, advanced driver assistance systems, airbag electronics and sensorics as well as electronic air suspension systems all the way to windscreen washer systems and headlight cleaning nozzles. The focus lies on a high level of system competence and the networking of individual components. Thus products and system functions are developed along the SensePlanAct chain of effects. They form the foundation for automated driving. Chassis & Safety employs more than 47,700 people worldwide and generated sales of approximately ???9.8 billion in 2017.
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