Primary Operator Level 2 – Swagelok – Highland Heights, OH

Primary Operator Level 2


138 reviews

Highland Heights, OH

Position Summary:
At this level the associate is proficient in running production, maintaining quality and performance objectives, while adhering to 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:

  • Makes accurate tooling adjustments and maintains operation of machining equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Performs start-stop procedures including, but not limited to: machine and conveyor start-up, loading of raw material, and machine shutdown.
  • Performs adjustments to tooling and fixtures within prescribed limits.
  • Completes all records, forms, and electronic data entry as required.
  • Checks machined parts visually and dimensionally according to quality standards.
  • Cleans chips from tooling and parts following all required safety practices.
  • Recognizes and reports machine malfunctions and part discrepancies to supervisor.
  • Performs preventative machine maintenance.
  • Makes suggestions for process changes that may improve machining operations.
  • Housekeeping – replaces worn hand tools and maintain work center
  • Performs all required secondary and auxiliary operations at work center
  • Recognizes and complies with all applicable Swagelok procedures

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Self-motivated and able to learn at a fast pace.


  • Machining experience or mechanical background
  • 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.
  • Strong skills in basic math. Can add and subtract fractions and decimals

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 test
  • 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.

138 reviews

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