Info on Plant: The Fort Bend Plant welcomes you. We are happy that you have chosen to join Crown’s Beverage Division. We are one of several divisions within CROWN Cork & Seal USA, Inc., a wholly owned company of Crown Holdings, Inc. Crown is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods. The Company’s primary products include steel and aluminum cans for food, beverage, household and other consumer products and a wide variety of metal and plastic caps, closures and dispensing systems. Crown Holdings’ manufacturing operations currently consist of 147 plants, located in 41 countries and employs over 20,000 people. Crown Holdings is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CCK.
SUMMARY JOB DESCRIPTION FOR PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN
Responsible for the tending of one or more automated production machines or equipment that performs one or more functions in the making of aluminum cans. Maintains and observes operation of machines and equipment to insure the production of high quality cans. Inspects cans according to customer specifications. If specifications are not met, makes the necessary adjustment to insure the correct can's specifications. Replenishes inks, oils, chemicals, fluids, or other supplies according to the requirements of each machine or equipment. If the machine jams, stops machine and makes adjustments as necessary: clearing away damaged or jammed cans, etc. If malfunctions of the machine are detected, stops machine and makes adjustments or repairs as necessary (see next paragraph). Duties include operating forklift for materials handling. May include loading/unloading trucks or rail cars, warehousing, and staging materials. Other duties as assigned by the team or management.
Responsible for the mechanical performance of line and standard production output. Diagnoses or troubleshoots machines or equipment to determine malfunction and the need for adjustment or repair. Performs mechanical repairs and maintenance required for production such as: repairs or replaces defective parts, installs special functional and structural parts in devices. Lubricates and cleans parts, installs, moves, sets-up and operates all types of machinery, equipment and machine tools, and perform any dismantling, fitting or assembly work required for plant maintenance. Reads blueprints, sketches, machine parts or specifications to determine type and dimensions of stock required. May operate manual machine shop equipment and work with close tolerances. May repair electronic or electrical equipment: performing a variety of general electronic or electrical maintenance, repair and installation work. May install, repair, construct, adjust, overhaul, calibrate and service all types of electronic and electrical equipment.
Responsible for all required paperwork of area or machine assigned examples: Statistical Process Control (SPC) charts, logbook entries, and maintenance checklist for the body-makers; or bills of lading, inventory sheets, and warehouse tags for the warehouse area. Initiates purchase order for parts and machines.
Educational Requirements: High School or equivalent with the following language skills, mathematical skills, and reasoning ability:
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. Ability to speak effectively before groups of team members or to customers.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Work Experience Requirements:
Three (3) to five (5) years experience as maintenance mechanic in a manufacturing environment. Must be experienced in maintenance and repair of production machines and equipment. Must be highly skilled in troubleshooting and repairing machine malfunctions. Must have significant experience in operating production machines. Related work experience or technical training/school or technical degrees may be substituted for the required work experience.
While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The team member frequently is required to climb or balance and talk or hear. The team member is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The team member must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and /or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Working with high speed automated machines and equipment in a manufacturing plant producing aluminum cans for the beverage industry. The plant operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Will have constant pressure to produce high quality cans and to keep the production line operating. The shifts are rotating with four (4) days on and four (4) off with the shift starting at 7:00 and ending at 7:00 (12 hours). Rotates from days to nights every two (2) cycles and vice versa. The plant is hot when the weather is hot and cold when the weather is cold. Will be assigned to different areas of the plant throughout a team member's work career. Must be willing to work all areas of production and on any shift. While performing duties, the team member regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The team member frequently works in high, precarious places and may frequently be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The team member may occasionally be exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level is loud in the work environment.