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Saw Helper - 3rd Shift

Pennex Aluminum Co.
Job Description
SUMMARY:  Visually inspect extrusions insuring they meet quality standards before being placed in baskets.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
Repetitively lift aluminum extrusions of lengths up to forty feet and weighing up to seventy-five pounds from saw table to metal basket.
Visually inspect metal while placing in baskets looking for burrs, scratches, chips, gouges, dents, bubbles, die lines, etc.  Insure all pieces meet or exceed customer specifications.  When material is questionable, contact foreman, supervisor or inspector for approval.
Keep spacers level and even during stacking operation.
Blow off saw chips between each row or once basket is full depending on need and specifications.
Assist Saw Operator cut up scrap and place scrap in scrap hopper.
Push baskets on wheels into or out of workstation insuring they do not block aisle ways or walkways.
Assist Saw Operator weigh and record empty and full baskets/racks before they leave work area.
Change saw blades and add oil to saw as needed.
Regularly check all equipment to insure it is in safe working order.  Report potential problems or defects to foreman or lead person.
Maintain a neat and orderly work area including general housekeeping of the work area upon completion of a repair.  Assists with general housekeeping of the Extrusion area.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform the 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 general education degree (GED).
Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and procedure manuals.
Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers.  Ability to use measuring devices such as tape measures or rulers.
Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
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.  The employee is required to work a scheduled 8-hour shift.  The employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 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 ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
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