Production Technician

Advanced Filtration Systems Inc.

Advanced Filtration Systems Inc.

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

About AFSI: Established in 1986, AFSI is a joint venture of Caterpillar Inc. and Donaldson Company Inc. AFSI manufactures liquid filters using automated, computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) techniques. Highly automated production techniques enable AFSI to manufacture filters of the highest quality at competitive prices. The filters are used in fuel, oil, and hydraulic applications.

AFSI Perks: Competitive health insurance with low monthly premiums, dental and vision insurance, monthly bonuses, 401k with 5% company match, 160 hours of PTO your first year, health and wellness incentives, education assistance and more!

Summary: Tends to one or more machines or processes that are part of the manufacturing process.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manually handles materials or uses area-specific equipment to supply product to machines for operation.
  2. Starts and stops machine, engages feed, and observes operation to detect malfunctions of machine.
  3. Makes minor adjustments or repairs such as opening and/or turning valves, setting guides, clearing away damaged product, and changing parts.
  4. Inspects and measures filters or filter elements to verify conformance to specifications.
  5. Manages work in process inventories.
  6. Replenishes raw and consumable materials such as boxes, pallets, cartons, glue, lubricants, ink or labels.
  7. Tracks and monitors production and quality by recording information manually and/or on a computer.
  8. Monitors product and process for non-conforming product and communicates inadequacies to appropriate personnel.
  9. Escalates equipment, productivity, and quality issues as required.
  10. Ensures Six S (Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize, Sustain, Safety) and general housekeeping practices.
  11. Maintains flexibility in work assignments and assists others as appropriate.
  12. Regular punctuality, attendance for scheduled shifts.
  13. Ensures Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) work orders are completed on time.
  14. Follows documented procedures and work instructions as well as instructions from Line Leads and Shift Supervisors.
  15. Works in a safe manner, following all safety policies and procedures while keeping in mind other’s safety as well.
  16. Reports any accidents and potentially unsafe conditions or unsafe acts immediately to appropriate supervisor.
  17. Completes daily record keeping/log book entries.
  18. Be available for overtime as needed – possible weekends.
  19. Other duties as assigned.

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 this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee may be required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee may be required to stand for prolonged amounts of time; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Qualifications: To perform this 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma, general education degree (GED) or 3 months related experience preferred.

Language Skills: Is able to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos; write simple correspondence; effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills: Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

Reasoning Ability: Is able to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions; deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of basic computer operation. Will learn manufacturing software on the job.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: N/A

Other Skills and Abilities: Must be able to work minimum 8-12 hour shifts and possible overtime.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Advanced Filtration Systems, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.