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Sensor Machine Operator

MSA, The Safety Company
Cranberry, PA 16066
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MSA, The Safety Company

Sensor Machine Operator

US-PA-Cranberry Twp

Requisition ID: 2021-5066
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Operational Excellence


This position is primarily responsible for operating the Ring Dial, Dipper, and Winder/Welder machines on a rotating basis. These machines are used to manufacture Electro-Chemical, Combustible, 1-S and 20-L sensors. Position is responsible for interpreting error codes, and making diagnostic and predictive adjustments to the machines to optimize performance, as well as complete assigned machine maintenance. This includes interaction with Winder machine through a touch screen interface and through manual adjustments to all machines. Satisfactory operation requires significant mechanical and precision dexterity skills.

Position may require executing other job functions within the sensor work cells and providing training to other associates and agency temps. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining production goals through productivity targets and cost containment by eliminating waste. Adherence to safety, housekeeping, and quality standards as they relate to production and the companys objective is required.

***Now offering Competitive Sign On Bonus***


Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform efficient operation of the XCell Ring Dial, 20-L and XCell Dipper, and XCell Winder/Welder machines, to include making minor adjustments to the machines and processes to achieve optimum performance. Operation of the Dipper machine requires manual manipulation of coils. Visual inspection to determine if parts meet quality standards.
  • Perform routine maintenance to:
    • Ring Dial to include; loading and threading labels, calibrating label system to ensure proper application, and changing-out /set-up routine wear items
    • Coil Winder and related fixtures including loading and threading coil wire and change-out and set-up of routine wear items
    • Welder and related fixtures including change-out and set-up of weld electrodes and tweezer set-up and replacement
    • Dipper and related fixtures including cleaning vessels, filling humidifier, wiping off dipper chamber
  • Perform calibration of the Coil Winder tensioner and Welder vision system as required.
  • Effectively identify process and machine problems and communicate recommended needs to appropriate staff member.
  • Complete and maintain relevant paperwork including production and maintenance logs. Enters applicable information into the computer system.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements:

  • Complete understanding of the Ring Dial, Dipper and Winder/Welder machine operations and functionality.
  • Demostrated ability to interact with automated machines via touch screens and digital settings.
  • Demostrated ability to maintain production requirements per customer demand.
  • Demostrated ability to effectively communicate with various levels within the organization.
  • Demostrated ability to train new associates and temporaries.
  • Demostrated ability to concentrate for prolonged periods of time using extremely small equipment under magnification.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination required.
  • Excellent mechanical and precision dexterity aptitude required.
  • Demostrated ability to read and understand drawings, work instructions and test procedures.
  • Demostrated ability to understand standard units of measure.
  • Demostrated ability to set-up and interpret results of various measuring devices.
  • Demostrated ability to operate a computer including Microsoft Windows.
  • Demostrated ability to perform standard software operations including SAP.
  • Demostrated ability to occasionally lift, carry, push and pull up to 30 pounds without assistance.
  • Demostrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demostrated ability to organize and prioritize work and operate at a level that meets or exceeds quality and productivity standards for the work area.
  • Willingness to work on various product groups and work flexible shifts.
  • Ability to wear ANSI Z87 safety glasses and other PPE as required by Job Safety Analysis


Education and Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 12 months electronics manufacturing or other related experience

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Associate's degree in electronics or related education
  • Previous experience with automated production equipment
  • Previous experience with resistance welding

# of Positions: 1

Shift: 2nd (2:30pm-10:30pm)


MSA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. As such, it is MSA's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of the person's age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran's status, genetic information, political affiliation, disabling condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. MSA also makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to assist you in navigating this career site, let us know.Contact Us MSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.


Posted: 2021-09-23 Expires: 2021-10-25

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