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Hitachi Cable America, Manchester NH

Cable / Twist / Strander / Armor / Color / Utility


Department: Production
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Classification: Hourly
Working Hours:2nd Shift

Position Summary:

As an operator you will perform set-ups, changeovers and run both a stranding and colorizing machine to support fiber optic cables.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to meet production standards.
  • Ensure both process and manufacturing specification sheets are adhered to.
  • Follow established quality standards by performing quality checks in accordance with ISO procedures.
  • Responsible for setting up and tearing down the Stranding line and colorizer machine correctly.
  • Responsible to measure insulated fiber legs, select closing dies, yarns, tapes and reel sizes.
  • Responsible for selecting inks and fiber to set up the colorizer.
  • Work with power switches, run controls and tension settings.
  • Must complete written production paperwork neatly and legible.
  • Maintain cleanliness of machines.
  • Observes all safety procedures and uses equipment properly.
  • Subscribes to 5S principles, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Work a full time shift schedule and overtime as needed while maintaining regular attendance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Reading english and understand written manufacturing specifications and process sheet instructions.
  • Oral and written communication skills to keep co-workers and supervisors up-to-date.
  • Good math skills and above average mechanical aptitude necessary.
  • Attention to detail is required in machine operation to minimize scrap.
  • Familiar with fiber materials.
  • Ability to enter data into a computerized system.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Hands on experience and knowledge using micrometers, calipers, verniers, and other measuring devices.
  • Read and interpret gauges, dials and equipment controls.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One-year manufacturing experience and skills with machinery equipment and troubleshooting desired.
  • One-three years of manufacturing experience in similar role
  • Familiarity with cable and twist equipment and troubleshooting desired
  • Cable and wire experience a plus
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Wire and cable experience a plus.
  • Must have good manual dexterity and the ability to pass a color blind test.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching.
  • Repetitive pushing and pulling motion of fiber cable materials.
  • Required to talk, hear and demonstrate manual hand and finger dexterity along with eye-hand coordination to operate machinery, materials, and line components.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, relocate, move a minimum of 70 lbs of objects, materials, and/or product.


Email: or apply in person
Fax#: (603) 634-4174
Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources

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