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Mechanical Operator

Mechanical Operator

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US-NC-Browns Summit
Production Personnel
Technical Associates, LLC

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Operating, maintaining, and repairing high speed machinery in a plant environment. Steel-toed safety shoes required. May be standing for up to 100% of 12-hour shifts and will need to be able to lift 20-30 lbs. Approximate duration: 6+ months


  • Operate Unit Load formers, palletizers, and shrink wrapper equipment controlled by on-line computer terminals. GMP environment and FDA regulated.
  • Start and stop, monitor quality, clear jams, reset home, restart production, perform changeovers, and equipment set up.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical problems and replace machine parts if needed (limit switches, belts/chains, pulleys, cams, air and grease lines, couplings, and glue nozzles).
  • Perform repairs as necessary, as well as regular cleaning and maintenance procedures required on shiftly, daily, weekly, and monthly bases.
  • Maintain accurate records and data for all operations.
  • Will require frequent operation of sit-down forklift. Must have previous forklift certification.
  • Adhere to lockout/tag-out policy and wear all required PPE.


  • Computer, math, mechanical, interpersonal and technical knowledge is needed.
  • Strong computer / data-entry skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Sit-down forklift experience
  • Experienced with RCTIS or similar scanning system
  • Ability to problem-solve and lead/take charge of situations
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • LO/TO – must be familiar and have experience at the plant level

Essential Functions

  • Must be able to operate and work around industrial equipment
  • Must be able to walk up and down stairways to platforms
  • Must walk in pedestrian walk-ways (due to forklift traffic)
  • Must be able to recognize potential safety dangers around plant equipment and walk-ways
  • Must be able to lift and move up to a 50-pound load
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time (majority of work will be conducted from a standing position)
  • Must be capable of walking the distance from parking lot to designated job area (may be 1 mile+), in addition to walking throughout a large manufacturing plant during course of day for required meetings and other required duties.