Machine Operator I

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Wilmington - North Carolina, US, 28405

Company: Heraeus

Machine Operator I
Location Wilmington - North Carolina
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development, and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading, family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees brings forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare and renewable energy to e-mobility, high-tech, and telecommunications.


The primary responsibility of this position is to manufacture product to meet customer and HQAW requirements and contribute to continuous improvement.  Machine Operator 1 is the first level of production skill in manufacturing glass.  This position requires mastering the operation and maintenance of at least 2 pieces of equipment within a process.  In addition, this position is intended to be a learning role to gain higher skills.


The following challenges await you:

  • Master Orientation training, including an understanding of Heraeus, the Safety and Quality Management Systems, principles of Lean Manufacturing as applied at HQA Wilmington, SAP production order flow, and basic care and handling of quartz glass products.
  • Follow safe working practices including wearing all personal protective equipment.
  • Produce products following standard operating procedures, production order routers, and drawing specifications, and refer any doubts to the Production Manager.
  • Record appropriate quality and production information to verify that product meets requirements.
  • Do not pass on product that does not meet requirements.  Stop production to fix problems and refer to the Production Manager those problems that cannot be fixed in a normal amount of time or without additional resources.
  • Continuously improve all aspects of production, for example methods, tools, records, communication and teamwork.  Present ideas for improvement to Production Manager for approval before implementing any change.
  • Develop the following skills to the level approved by the Production Manager:
    • Understand work instructions, production routers, and drawing specifications pertaining to the job
    • Quartz glass characteristics and proper material segregation and control
    • Quartz cutting methods and appropriate tools
    • Quartz OD grinding methods and equipment maintenance
    • Washing, drying, cleanliness and housekeeping
    • Proper use of acid, for cleaning and required PPE
    • Quartz annealing and proper oven use control


Your Profile:

  • As a minimum, Machine Operator should have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (orally and in writing) with all levels within the organization.
  • Perform basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, ability to use keyboard, understand basic programs.

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington