SUMMARY Operation of wax injection presses to produce wax patterns, inspection of wax patterns, and trim and patch of patterns. Use small tools such as a hand torch, hot knife, trim knives, etc. to prepare wax patterns and assemble wax molds in accordance with specified quality requirements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Examines all shop order paperwork instructions, and verifies accuracy of wax type being used, press parameter settings, quality requirements, alloy or part number inserts (when applicable), and all special instructions within the work packet. Reports any deviations immediately.
Injects patterns, inspects, trims, and patches wax patterns, sprues, gates, and feeders as required in accordance with quality parameters.
Marks patterns using permanent marker with product number, and employee identification number, and places them on trays, boards, or fixtures as required. Uses permanent markers to write product number, alloy, and employee identification number in ceramic pouring cups.
Assembles and seals all parts and ceramic pouring cups as indicated in the shop order instruction packet, attaches a bar code label, and places on conveyor to be transported to the Dip Room.
Properly handle dies, inspects for wax buildup with maximum interval of 25 cycles between inspections.
Keeps patterns separated by product number.
Retrieves all necessary supplies and equipment, such as wax billets, empty racks, trays, boards, etc.
Disposes of scrap and cleans area at the end of jobs or shift.
Examines all shop order paperwork instructions and verifies the accuracy of parts to be assembled.
Accurately records all required production data.
Performs duties in a safe manner and follows all of the safety procedures.
Undergoes required training in applicable work instructions, Quality Assurance procedures, and quality polices.
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 and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six to twelve months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. REASONING ABILITY Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
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 and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
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 and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.