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Machine Operator - Extrusion - 3rd Shift (11pm to 7am) - Manchester, New Hampshire

Machine Operator - Extrusion - 3rd Shift

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Reports to: Production Supervisor
Department: Production
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Non-Exempt*

Position Summary:

Set-up and operation of extrusion machine to manufacture insulated cable products during shift.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to meet production standards by performing quality checks, in accordance with ISO procedures and following Process and Manufacturing specification sheets.
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing process, meeting production schedules and customer deadlines.
  • Measure extruded items for conformance to specifications.
  • Must complete written production paperwork neatly and legible.
  • Communicate and work closely with fellow operators and supervisors to coordinate tasks, discuss production problems, and exchange information to produce quality products.
  • Observes safety procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Maintain cleanliness of work area and machines, including utilizing Jet Printers to print cables according to specifications.
  • Subscribes to and practices 5S principles, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Work a full time shift schedule with regular attendance and ability to work overtime as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail is required in machine operation to minimizing scrap.
  • Ability to work with a variety of cable and wire products.
  • Familiarity with frequent change-overs and handling of different compounds and wires in order to produce made to order and high quality products.
  • Must be able to read, follow and understand written and verbal instructions in English.
  • Log written data as required in legible format.
  • Good math skills and above average mechanical aptitude necessary.
  • Hands-on experience using micrometers, calipers, gauges, and other measuring devices.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One-year manufacturing experience and skills with machinery equipment desired
  • Cable and wire experience a plus
  • Must have visual acuity and ability to distinguish colors and pass a colorblind test to identify coded cables, products, and material

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Frequent bending, stooping, moving within plant
  • Repetitive pushing and pulling motion of wire cable materials
  • Required to talk, hear and demonstrate manual hand and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination to handle machinery, materials, tools, and parts
  • Must be able to lift, carry, relocate, move a minimum of 70 lbs. of objects, materials, and/or product

Contact:

Send resume to: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

Purchasing & Compliance Coordinator - Manchester, New Hampshire

Purchasing & Compliance Coordinator

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Reports to: Supply Chain Manager
Department: Purchasing
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Salary/Exempt*

Position Summary:

This role will be support role responsible for obtaining materials, components, equipment and services from suppliers meeting Index’s expectations for quality, delivery, and price at the direction of the Sr. Buyer. In addition, to Maintain REACH and RoHS information for supply chain and support compliance activities.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with providing support to production control, manufacturing, administration and most departments in the acquisition of materials and supplies at the direction of the Sr. Buyer
  • Manage and process material requisition orders on a daily and/or routine basis
  • Update raw material pricing in product file when pricing changes
  • Contact and negotiate with suppliers to secure favorable pricing and purchasing costs
  • Assist in identifying qualified suppliers for HCA
  • Conduct pricing searches using the internet and various websites to obtain best pricing
  • Review and analyze price quotations as needed per direction of Sr. Buyer.
  • Document price comparison and cost savings in spreadsheet for as reporting tool
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external vendors and suppliers
  • Assist in the creation and control of new documentation, as needed.
  • Identify preferred suppliers and create alternate sources as necessary
  • Consider HCA quality, quantity, cost-effectiveness, and product availability when working with outside vendors and suppliers to fulfill requisitions requests
  • Communicate effectively and frequently with vendors, suppliers, customers and employees
  • Subscribe to and practice 5S, JIT, and Process Improvement activities
  • Observe safety procedures and conduct; use equipment and materials properly
  • Monitoring internal MRP for on time delivery
  • Research, continue to develop policy and procedures to support initiatives and maintaining compliance info for REACH, RoHS, and Conflict Minerals

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Cable and wire knowledge with ability to understand HCA premise and electronic products, materials and pricing preferred
  • Familiar with Kanban, Lean Manufacturing, and/or Theory of Constraints.
  • Positive and successful interaction with customers, employees, reps and vendors
  • Ability to successfully multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Remain current on pricing of standard materials and products
  • Ability to negotiate with suppliers and vendors for procurement of supplies and/or products
  • Attention to detail including mathematical aptitude
  • Work well independently and within a team environment
  • Use sound judgment to resolve routine daily issues
  • Proficient and strong computer skills working with Microsoft Office, including WORD, Excel, Access and PowerPoint and other, with ability learn ERP systems

Qualifications:

  • AA degree in Business or related field preferred and/or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years related purchasing experience in manufacturing environment
  • Strong customer-service oriented background

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Position works in an office environment, sitting for long periods of time, working at a desk
  • Finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination for operation of personal computer and operating of office equipment on daily basis
  • Light lifting, carrying of files, supplies, ability to move, carry, lift up to 30 lbs. of objects, materials, etc.
  • Ability to speak and hear customers, vendors, and or other employees via phone or in person
  • Requires sufficient autonomy, standing and walking to move for one office location to another and within the plant facility

HCA reserves the right to change or revise functions and responsibilities as the need arises. HCA is an “at-will” employer and this document is not a written or implied contract of guarantee of employment.

Contact:

CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES:
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA, 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

Production Shift Supervisor - Manchester, New Hampshire

Production Shift Supervisor

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Reports to: Manufacturing Manager
Department: Manufacturing
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Exempt*

Position Summary:

The responsibilities of this position is to direct, coordinate and supervise the activities of manufacturing personnel in order to satisfy customer quality and on-time-delivery needs. Under the direction of the Manufacturing Manager, the individual assumes the responsibility for achieving production results in a manner that optimizes productivity and provides maximum return. Through a coordinated effort with others in the company, the individual will properly maintain the plant to ensure it is safe, clean and organized at all times. The Production Supervisor is expected to coordinate with their peer Production Supervisors to ensure that each shift has proper staffing coverage and follows the daily production schedule.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes and directs assigned personnel to meet production schedules.
  • Lead 5S activities encouraging operators to subscribe to 5S principles and procedures while ensuring operator work areas are maintained in accordance with 5S principles.
  • Overseeing visual standard work boards in each operation reflecting shift health while taking countermeasures when daily goals are not met.
  • Maintains awareness of and implements plant policies and procedures while taking an active role in enforcement.
  • Oversee plant operations to ensure proper machine set-up, correct machine speeds, sample retention and the completion of process and/or quality sheets during each operation.
  • Responsible to adhere to the daily Shift Supervisor Checklist of duties. (see attached)
  • Observes, evaluates and corrects problems in manufacturing on a daily basis.
  • Focus on scrap reduction and minimization efforts to achieve budget
  • Proactively work in a cooperative manner with other departments (Production Control, Quality Control, Engineering, etc.) to ensure orders are completed on time.
  • Reviews all job cards and operating procedures before and during manufacturing of the company’s products.
  • Provides for the proper identification of rework, scrap and regular handling procedures.
  • Train, teach and motivate employees regarding efficiency, productivity, cooperation and morale, while ensuring quality products are produced. Performance reviews and feedback.
  • Coordinate cross-training activities on a continuous basis to develop and create a multi-task and skilled workforce.
  • Monitors areas for safety issues ensuring the correct PPE for the area or job are in use.
  • Conduct shift turnover by reporting updated information and performing daily walk-through at shift transfer
  • Observes safety procedures and uses equipment and materials properly
  • Ensures clean working environment
  • Regular attendance required and ability to work in excess of a 40-hour work week when necessary

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of plant machinery and equipment, including the identification of problems related to machine, equipment breakdown, and material quality
  • Ability to train operators and personnel in the use and application of plant equipment
  • Knowledge of 5S and JIT principles, Kanban’s and six sigma concepts.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to handle personnel problems related to quality, process sheets, job cards, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in English orally and in written form
  • Good math skills and above average mechanical aptitude necessary
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Qualifications:

  • BS / AS degree or other progressive manufacturing supervisory experience. Cable experience a plus.
  • Six Sigma experience with 1-3 years of a practicing background but not required.
  • Experience in manpower scheduling of personnel and jobs assignments due to changing priorities, customer demands, etc.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to exchange information with managers, employees, and co-workers
  • Ability to maintain production schedule in accordance with targeted customer deadlines

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, transverse throughout entire facility/plant
  • Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching
  • Pushing and pulling motion of wire cable materials and reels when necessary
  • Required to talk, hear and demonstrate manual hand and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination to handle machinery, materials, and parts.
  • Must have visual acuity and ability to distinguish colors and pass a colorblind test to identify color-coded cables, products, and materials
  • Able to lift, carry, relocate, move a minimum of 50 lbs of objects, materials, and/or product
  • Must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) safety headgear with shield and gloves when handling MEK and bander equipment

HCA reserves the right to change or revise functions and responsibilities as the need arises. HCA is an “at-will” employer and this document is not a written or implied contract of guarantee of employment.

Contact:

CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES:
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA, 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

IoT Technician - Manchester, New Hampshire

IoT Technician

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Reports to: Continuous Improvement Manager
Department: Operations
Location: New Hampshire
Classification: Internship/part-time hourly

Position Summary:

Provide support and technical assistance to the Continuous Improvement and Automation departments with the development and implementation of a plantwide Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Programs and configures IoT software to capture and read data from the IoT devices on the plant floor. Uses skills to create reports that will display the collected data to end-users. Upon the understanding of the MES system, they will perform the daily troubleshooting tasks to keep the system up and running smoothly.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Assist Electronics Technician in developing PLC tag list for IoT platform
  • Interpret ladder logic and schematics to assist with generating tag lists
  • Configure PLCs and associated objects inside IoT platform, test and ensure functionality
  • Assist in system report development
  • Develop knowledge of company MES platform and be able to perform basic day-to-day troubleshooting tasks
  • Develop and maintain documentation on IoT system and MES platform as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of SQL databases
  • Knowledge of modern programming languages (Java, SQL, Javascript) is helpful
  • Experience with USB, Serial, MODBUS, Profinet, EthernetIP buses and devices is helpful
  • Knowledge of basic networking concepts
  • Experience with PLCs, Raspberry Pi, Arduino or similar
  • Troubleshooting ability
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills

Qualifications:

  • Currently in the second year of / or just graduated an Electronics, Automation, or Computer Engineering Associates Degree Program
  • Strong math, analytic, and computer skills
  • Comfortable using digital hardware and software, up to the level of minor programming
  • Ability to think critically to solve problems and be detail-oriented to follow complex instructions
  • Wire and Cable experience is a plus.
  • Strong verbal, written, communication and interpersonal skills to exchange of information with co-workers, supervisors, and/or outside software developers.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination for operation of PC and office equipment,
  • Sitting for periods of time, working at a desk in office environment.
  • Standing, walking, and/or navigating throughout the plant daily, to monitor manufacturing operations.
  • Light lifting, carrying of files, supplies, with ability to move, or lift up to 30 lbs. of objects and/or materials.

HCA reserves the right to change or revise functions and responsibilities as the need arises. HCA is an “at-will” employer and this document is not a written or implied contract of guarantee of employment.

Contact:

CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES:
Email: HR.NH@hca.hitachi-cable.com
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: HITACHI CABLE AMERICA, 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

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