Seasonal Production Opportunity

Sparton - Watertown, SD3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $23,000 - $33,000 a year
Machine Operator I

Sparton (SPA) is a publicly traded leading contract design and manufacturing company with a specialization in electronic and electro-mechanical assemblies. Our customers include, Military, Medical, Biotechnology and Aerospace companies that are highly regulated with specialized needs.

Are you looking for a position that will work with your class schedule? What about a position that is full-time during the summer and part-time (20 hours) during the school year? Look no further! Sparton has a seasonal production opportunity for you. Sparton strives to maintain a clean, bright, and safe environment for all. Holiday pay, career advancement, and paid lunches/breaks are just a few more reasons why you should join the Sparton team today!

Basic Purpose of Position: Operate, set-up and maintain assembly machines and equipment used to produce various production assemblies. Examples of this equipment are (but not limited to) the following: SMT, wave & solder machines, auto insertion, component prep, wire cutting machines, blender machine, mixer machine, VSF extruder, Megomat, and other automated or semi-automated equipment.

Primary or Major Responsibilities:
Performs or assists with full machine set-ups including transferring programs to specific machines.
Responsible for reading, interpreting and performing set up and/or prep instructions.
Initiate and maintain accurate paperwork and records as required by job.
Responsible for daily clean up of all assigned work areas.
May be responsible for monitoring machine line balance to achieve run rates and report to line supervision.
May monitor scrap rates and identify potential component waste and report to technician.
Ensure product integrity and operator safety by adhering to precise, detailed instructions.
Perform daily and weekly preventative maintenance.
Troubleshoot functional problems with equipment and make minor adjustments as required.
All other duties as assigned.

Ensure that all assignments are performed in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, Provincial and Company safety and health regulations, and where applicable, proper personal protective equipment is utilized.
“Employees assigned to job tasks which require them to handle hazardous waste (Wave/ERSA Maintenance/Cleaning, Cathode Room Operator, Chemical Handler, Spray Room, and Facilities Supervisor), will be required to complete Hazardous Waste Management Training, Respirator Safety Training, Respirator Fit Test, and Lead and/or Respirator Surveillance annually.”

Minimum Requirements:
High school graduate or equivalent.
Must be computer literate.
Must have a minimum of 1 year experience in equipment work
Must be quality conscious and possess ability to meet production and quality standards.
Ability to add and subtract whole numbers, fractions and decimals using direct reading, gauges, rulers and scales.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and written work instructions.
Must be willing to schedule, attend and pass continuing training courses.
May be required to pass solder training class to operate certain pieces of equipment.
Ability to use personal judgment to make minor alterations.
May be required to pass Forklift Training for some operations.
May be required to do heavy lifting (in excess of 30 lbs.) on some operations.
Must maintain ESD Precautions Standards certification.
May be required to enter confined spaces.
May be required to handle hazardous chemicals and maintain appropriate training requirements.
Equal opportunity employer/veteran/disability