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Production Specialist in Shelbyville, TN at Calsonic Kansei

Date Posted: 2/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Starting Pay $15.00 with shift premium of $.75 and full time benefits.


Primary Purpose:

Under direction of line or department supervision, may perform set up, start up, changeover and/or preventive maintenance tasks associated with production equipment, molds and dies. Will serve in multipurpose role of support to manufacturing operations. May also operate complex production equipment.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

• Obtain specialized training related to specific production equipment
• Operate production equipment
• Coordinate activities with line support groups such as maintenance, tooling, quality control,
etc., to include scheduling of tasks and resources to complete.
• Perform or assist in changeovers.
• Assist in training of technicians.
• Maintain up-to-date operational status reports.
• Diagnose and correct problems.
• Identify, propose and coordinate improvement activities.
• Perform preventive maintenance tasks.
• Assist in safety compliance of equipment and line operations.
• Collect data, assemble reports, perform routine computer functions.


• The above typical duties are characteristic of this job and demonstrate a level of difficulty, and are not intended to list or limit the duties which may be required or assigned to an employee in this classification.
• Due to the training and expertise associated with this classification, winning bidders shall not bid on parallel or lessor job classifications for a period of two years.


Shift: 3

Job Requirements


High school diploma or equivalent. Work experience with demonstrated abilities in areas specific to those outlined in this job description. Basic grammar, math skills, and good communications skills are needed. Ability to work a standard forty-hour week with overtime as required. Some travel may be required. May be required to qualify for CDL license or fork truck certification. Ability to meet physical requirements such as lifting materials, standing for extended periods of time or exposure to environmental factors such as; noise, vibration, fumes, or chemicals.



Perform changeovers
Support and perform setup of equipment and processes
Train others in tooling care and changeovers
Identify improvement measures to reduce setup times
Manage proper storage of tooling and dies
Setup and maintain cutter stands
Adjust cutters and roll forming equipment
Perform regular production activities as required


Troubleshooting at production line
Disassemble/assemble molds
Wire and rewire molds
Do hydraulic, plumbing installation and repairing
Perform preventative maintenance on molds
Drive tow motor, operate overhead crane
Become familiar with manufacturing process in order to properly troubleshoot line
Read blueprints & schematics
Do basic welding
Read precision measuring instruments
Some clerical skills


Perform basic programming of robots
Diagnose problems
Conduct overall PM of robots
Coordinate installation and other projects related to robotic equipment
Participate in new equipment training
Train other technicians
Perform regular production activities as required


Operate specialized, complex production equipment
Obtain operator training as well as skills to train other operators
Perform set up, changeover, routine maintenance of machine
Diagnose problems
Program, adjust machine when needed
Record data where required
Perform regular production activities as required


Working knowledge of manufacturing process in designated areas of assignment
Proficient in skills specific to area of assignment
Understands key quality points unique to assigned area
Must possess good communications skills so that he/she is able to demonstrate, explain and teach the production processes of area
Can provide constructive feedback and ideas for improvement on skills to technicians
Can establish and facilitate individual training plans for technicians
Can prepare training materials in designated area