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Reclaim Operator

SUMMARY
To set up and operate the Reclaim machinery.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
I. MANUFACTURING;
Remove the scrap plastic from gaylords and process it through the Reclaim machinery. Sets up and operates the Reclaim machinery ensuring all specifications are being followed. Assures efficient and economical utilization of materials and elimination of wasteful practices within the department. Operate forklift to move product. Print reports and maintain recordkeeping on machinery and product.
II. OPERATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS;
Notifies Materials Manager if additional materials are needed for the line. Verbally communicate with co-workers on problems and activities.
III. HEALTH AND SAFETY;
Adheres to safety policies and procedures in compliance with AEP's guidelines. Visually inspects production area for tripping hazards, equipment safeguards and maintains a clean work environment.
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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalent or previous manufacturing experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to do functional math; i.e. adding, subtracting, multiplying and division. Accurately read a tape measure.
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 the job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee must be able to keep up with moderate to high speed production machines. Manual dexterity required with exposure to arm, wrist and back fatigue. The employee continuously uses their arms, hands and fingers to handle, grasp, hold, grip and squeeze. The employee on occassion bends and lifts up to 65 pounds of plastic over a twelve (12) hour shift, and routinely pulls and drags sheets of plastic, rearranges and organizes product, climbs stairs into the tower areas 50 to 65 feet in the air and pushes a broom to clean production floor. The employee stands approximately 10 hours and frequently walks in the production area to locate materials and check materials. Stretching and reaching to reprocess discarded plastic is done on a routine basis. The employee routinely steps up 1 ? feet and pulls themselves into the seat of a forklift. Operation of lifting equipment and driving the forklift are essential to job responsibilities. Climbs a ladder as needed, approximately 12 feet high to open hatches.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions on this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to very loud. The employee is continuously exposed to temperature variances; extreme heat during the Spring and Summer and cold temperatures during the Winter. An essential part of this position is to work in a teamwork environment.



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