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Production Mechanic

Company: Bradford Soapworks
Location: West Warwick
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Bradford Soap Works

Title: Production Mechanic - 2nd Shift

Location: West Warwick, RI

Do you want to create and deliver innovative products and services to help companies build great brands? If so, lets talk!

Who We Are-

Bradford has helped companies build great brands by creating and manufacturing personal care products for more than 140 years. We are the worlds leading manufacturer of specialty bar soap and solid cleansing products, which include cleansing sticks; solid shampoos and conditioners; bath bombs; and moisturizing sticks.

We work with Fortune 500 companies to emerging brands across all market segments. We are headquartered in Rhode Island, with additional facilities in Indiana and California.

Behavioral Expectations-

* Capable of extended hour commitment
* Understanding of the operating details of converting and packaging equipment within the department.
* General knowledge of soap processing equipment and soap characteristics as they are related to the efficient operation of the converting and packaging equipment.
* General knowledge of packing material characteristics
* Understanding of quality parameters as they related to finished product.
* Feedback is essential to good performance. Two-way communication is encouraged between Manager and operator on a continuing basis.
* Maintain an acceptable level of orderliness and cleanliness in areas of assigned work.
* Understanding of and adherence to machine safety.
* Observance of all safe practices within the department
* Ability to clearly communicate with maintenance coworkers, manufacturing personnel, floor supervisors and management.
* Ability to coordinate with vendors, OEMs, and company representatives
* Detail oriented, organized, ability to multi-task assignments as needed
* Ability to decipher root cause failure, repair machinery and document condition with corrective action
* Complete knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations including but not limited to LO/TO, hoist, electrical, guarding, PPE, etc.
* Math skills to calculate basic math, geometry layout, distance/area/volume, tolerance computation, metric and standard conversations.
* Function with little supervision

Primary Responsibilities:

* Mechanical aptitude to utilize hand tools, basic electric tools and measuring devices without supervision
* Repair equipment to OEM standards and specifications
* Independent setup of line configurations in accordance to manufacturing and quality specifications
* Read and interpret blueprints, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic schematics, piping and control diagrams
* Complete work orders; request new work orders, communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to read and write English.
* Fabricate new parts via duplication of existing or from blueprint, ability to weld, braze, operate acetylene torches
* Operate standard shop equipment including lathe, milling machine, drill press, etc.
* Working knowledge of pumps, bearings, bushings, power transmissions, vacuum, pneumatic, cooling systems and components.
* Ability to troubleshoot breakdowns of machinery.
* Comply with all company policies, procedures, methods, and standards in adherence with Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP)
* Comply with all company policies, procedures, methods, and standards in adherence with Safety program
* Follow bargaining unit Labor agreement in accordance with company objectives.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

* Experience Requirements: 5-10 years experience with manufacturing and packaging machinery
* Education and License Requirements: High school education with diploma or be able to demonstrate knowledge consistent with the level of education. Trade school or technical degree preferred. Computer literate with standard MS Windows software (word,Excel)
* Must be Proficient in reading and writing English
* Physical Working Conditions (Physical Capacities): Capable of prolonged standing, bending and twisting consistent with maintenance type operations. Capable of moderate to heavy lifting up to 100lbs. Exposure to mild noise (machinery) and some mild nuisance dust. Climate conditions are consistent with those of a normal manufacturing environment.



At Bradford, we are always looking to add people to our team who share our core values:

* Customer Focused Always.
* Accountability Own It.
* Innovation New. Better. Amazing.
* Passion Care About It.
* Heritage People. Character. History.
* Safety Above All, Zero harm.

What We Offer:

Bradford offers a full benefits package that includes full medical, vision and dental coverage, employee wellness programs, 401(k), paid vacations and more.

Keywords: Bradford Soapworks, Warwick , Production Mechanic, Engineering , West Warwick, Rhode Island

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