Machine Operator 1

Date January 2018
Position Machine Operator 1
Class Reg/Full time
Grade Hourly/Non Exempt
Department Manufacturing
Reports To Shift Supervisor

Job Function

This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of equipment and processes utilized in the production of quality weather stripping for customers in the window and door manufacturing industry. The Machine Operator 1 works closely and communicates with the technicians, supervisors and other personal as necessary to maintain continuous operation of the equipment and processes.

Upon successful completion of operator training, the operator’s primary responsibility is to keep the machines accurately running. Upon learning advanced skills, will assist technicians to solve and troubleshoot issues, change over and or equipment repairs.

The position requires the associate to work on 2nd shift from 3 pm to 11 pm, Monday to Friday.


  • Safety
    • Follows all safety work practices as outlined in standard work procedures
    • Supports plant or departmental safety initiatives
  • Quality
    • Performs all quality inspections in accordance with standard work instructions
    • Ensures product is within specification tolerances
    • Completes inspection audit sheet or charting requirements
    • Informs technician of quality issues on the production line
  • Productivity
    • Follows standard work for light priorities
    • Notifies area technician of issues with the production lines to ensure prompt resolution
    • Replenishes raw material supply on machines
    • Removes finished product
    • Makes minor adjustments to machines
    • Performs minor repairs
  • Records problems
    • Records time and reason machine is out of operation
    • Records time when machine is back on line
    • Records repairs needed to machine
    • Records amount and reason for scrap
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Housekeeping of area
  • Quality products
  • Documentation accuracy
  • Preparedness and organization
  • Productivity, ability to maintain 3 machines including material change times


  • High School diploma, GED or TASC required
  • One year manufacturing experience preferred


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop/squat, climb stairs; use hands, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift/or move up to a maximum of 50 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


The key attributes of success that this employee should demonstrate are:

Commitment – to family, fellow employees, and customers
Passion – to do his/her best at any assignment taking the initiative before being asked
Self-Esteem – respect for self and others
Sense of Urgency – an implicit understanding of job needs and priorities
Flexibility – willing & comfortable adapting to new circumstances & conditions
OPM – thinks of and treats the assets of the Company as if they were his/her own
An active learner – seeks feedback & constantly evaluates how things can be done better
Team orientation – enjoys working with others & accomplishing with others
Organization – easily structures & controls repetitive tasks/responsibilities
Detail Oriented – follows up all action items & has a concern for accuracy

Willing to travel or make a personal sacrifice to support a business need

How to Apply

There are 3 easy ways to apply for one of our current openings.

  1. Email your resume in Word or PDF format to
  2. Download and complete our employment application and fax to (585) 742-5605. Downloadable PDF
  3. Complete an application in our office at:
    1050 Hook Road, Farmington, NY; Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

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