Job Title: Casting Room Technician
Production Department, Kings Mountain, NC.

Position Summary:

  1. Responsible for casting operations required to manufacture and repair (re-manufacture) fluid film bearings, seals and related component’s in a designated department in Pioneer Motor Bearing Company’s facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
  2. Acts in accordance with Pioneer Motor Bearing’s long established quality assurance program, including Pioneer’s many quality specifications (such as for rebabbitting, etc.) as well as customers’ specifications.
  3.  Supports all company policies within the department.
  4. Is a champion of company advancements in programs and projects such as (LEAN, TPM, TEAM)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned):  

Carrying Out Casting Operations in the Casting Department:

1. In accordance with verbal and written instructions from the Departmental Lead Person, carries out casting operations for new production and repair (remanufacture) activities for all jobs in keeping with effective human relations, effective operations, and cost factors.

2. Acts in accordance with the letter and sprite of the company’s quality manual and policy, work procedures and work instructions.

3. Help develop and champion a lean culture with continuous improvement throughout the company.

4. Has a respect for the importance of honest time record keeping in the completion of job cards, based on an understanding of the commercial consequences of inadequate or misleading production or job histories.

5. Does the best job he/she can do and learns as much as he/she can about their jobs; seeks and accepts constructive criticism, new ideas, differences of opinion; recognizes that there will always be differences of opinion and conflict between different personnel on the shop floor but knows how to handle and manage conflict in a constructive fashion so as to prevent natural conflicts from becoming unnecessary and destructive confrontations.

6. Maintains a clean, safe, good looking working environment, recommends to the Departmental Lead Person necessary or advisable expenditures on equipment to maintain excellent housekeeping habits and maintenance.

7. Becomes aware of and abides by all applicable State and Federal environmental and worker safety laws, rules, and regulations.

8. Believes in the following statements;

  • Shop floor casting activities are crucial to Pioneer’s progress;
  • The shop floor is where the most fundamental value-added activities in Pioneer take place.The shop floor is where the most fundamental value-added activities in Pioneer take place.
  • People engaged in casting activities are not only producers of value in the company but are also as important to the company’s success as are the customers;
  • The shop floor provides a critical environment for people’s career development;
  • Developing self-managing capability on the shop floor will help people and the company to chart a course in today’s business environment.

9. Believes that the following are symptoms of a lack of coordination or poor management concepts in a traditionally run company

  • Trash and cigarette butts on the floor; People “fighting” their work, or doing a lot of troublesome work;
  • People “fighting” their work, or doing a lot of troublesome work;People not working in a team spirit, but rather working autonomously;
  • People not working in a team spirit, but rather working autonomously;
  • People doing very monotonous work;
  • Parts scattered all over the floor;
  • Management information not shared;
  • People’s desire to improve neglected.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • None

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

High School diploma or equivalent, 1 year experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interprets technical procedures and company, customer and governmental specifications and regulations. Ability to write reports, and procedure and process steps. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and co-workers.

Math Ability:

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, and circumference.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Metal Working Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing and machining operations relevant to a company manufacturing and repairing fluid film bearings. General knowledge of deburring processes (surface finishes and tolerances, drilling, and abrasive processes.) General familiarity with materials (steels, nonferrous metals and alloys). Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex technical drawings.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Must have a current, valid driver’s license and a current valid forklift operator certification..

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; stoop , kneel, crouch, or crawl’ and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Clarification: “Adjust focus” means the ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus. This is required when doing close work at varying distances from the eye. Some examples are:
1. Shifts gaze from viewing a computer monitor at a distance of several feet to forms that are closer to compare data.
2. Inspects blue prints and other technical drawings, and at times small sub-components of parts, using unaided vision as well as magnifiers and precision gauges.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, consisting for the most part of rotating machine tools in the shop, and typical office equipment in the office.