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Production Assistant - DI10 3rd Shift in Mesa, AZ at ZF

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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Job Description

3rd Shift 10:00pm- 6:30am

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under close supervision, coordinates daily production for the production area including performing highly routine and repetitive production activities where work is of a machine loading and tending nature such as assembling and post-processing of inflators.

  • Oversees daily production activities
    • Assigns schedule rotation
    • Assures efficient start-up/end-of-shift/changeover
    • Communicates production-related information
    • Can do all the jobs of the line and area.
    • Coordinates planned maintenance assigned tasks
  • Loads materials which may include items such as diffusers, initiators, disk, support barrels, retainers, end caps, shorting clips, and canisters; unloads product from production equipment.
  • May check, correct or perform rework of inflators.
  • May perform electrical tests on inflators on an as needed basis.
  • Perform quality procedures/audits including dimensional and weld checks as required.
  • Performs visual inspection of completed inflators.
  • Performs traceability activities to ensure accurate tracking of product/materials.
  • Performs general housekeeping duties in work area.
  • Performs TPM maintenance.
  • Operates drillout machine and dispose of scrap.
  • Stocks materials within production areas on an as needed basis; transports assemblies to next manufacturing area.
  • Identifies and is first line in notification of abnormal conditions –Accountability Board to track and raise red flags.
    • Reviews standardized work
    • Identifies and raises Quality issues
    • Identifies and raises Safety issues
    • Monitors Materials flow to raise efficiency issues as needed
    • Searches for improvement suggestions to implement from observation of process and operators.
  • May operate forklift.
Knowledge of manufacturing, rework and preventive maintenance instructions. Must be able to be forklift certified. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to effectively direct the work of people. Strong ability to coordinate and plan.

High School Diploma or GED required.

6 months - 3 years manufacturing experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to push, pull or lift 40 lbs regularly and perform continuous, active, physical effort. Prolonged period(s) of standing may be required. Work is may require the use of specialized safety equipment.

As with all positions, will have responsibility for the following:

Safety and Environmental:
Safety Meetings
Safety Inspections
Incident Investigations and Corrective Actions
Protective Equipment
Safety/Environmental Regulations and Practices
Waste and Wastewater Management
Operations and Maintenance of Equipment
Pollution Prevention
Regulatory Updates

Promotion of product quality and attainment of customer satisfaction by supporting plant quality objectives.

Supports and actively participates in continuous improvement activities and applies Lean principles in efforts to reduce variation in our products and our processes.

TRW Mesa Operations screening process includes a hair substance abuse screening test, ATF lifetime background check, verification of eligibility for employment, and a screening for nicotine.

U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident Status Required

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
High School Diploma or GED required.

Experience and Skill Requirements
6 months - 3 years manufacturing experience preferred.


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