Join us at NGK Ceramics USA
NGK Ceramics USA continues to build on a foundation that's been impacting the world for over 25 years. Spanning borders and industries, we are always looking to innovate and leave a lasting positive influence on our customers, our people and our community.
Be part of a team driving for business results through new ideas, collaboration and inclusion. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that will acknowledge your hard work and support the achievement of those results.
Each and every day we work together to help provide products to the world that enable all of us to breathe a little easier
At NGK we want our members to be able to perform at their best everyday and one way to do that is to provide a sense of security and caring through available benefits for them and their family.
401K Retirement Plan with Company Match
Exceptional Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
Long Term and Short Term Disability Benefits
On-Site Wellness Center staffed by Nurse Practitioners; open to employees and their family.
Company Provided Uniforms with Cleaning Service
Company Provided 24/7 Gym Membership
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Time Off
New Learning Center
I. POSITION SUMMARY
Operates, monitors, and assists in the drying and finishing processes, which involve the drying; the automated cutting; the visual inspecting; and the manual stacking of dried, formed products. Those products are supplied to the kiln area where they are fired in kilns, in which ceramic products are produced that meet the required specifications & quality standards.
II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (The section is not intended to be an all-inclusive list and NGK Ceramics reserves the right to include other duties as assigned):
Performs established start-up procedures in accordance with the work instructions
Verifies that the finishing machine set-up, as well as the production line set-up, have been successfully completed once the automatic processing has begun Inspects greenbody wooden pallet for damage; confirms that both sides of the wooden pallet have the same pallet number; and places finishing pallet cart on table lift in a safe and efficient manner
Calculates and verifies the number of layers and pieces of greenbody per layer for each travel ticket quantity
Picks up the product that is deposited onto the finishing table by the third transfer; applies part specific visual criteria understanding to visually inspect the entirety of each part; and places the approved parts onto the pallet in the proper manner
Places white cardboard between each layer of greenbody, using the proper technique; when proper amount of product has been placed on finishing pallet, lowers cart and rolls cart to a location where the pallet may be easily removed by the forklift; and places the Finishing Travel Ticket on the finished pallet
Enters complete and accurate process information into the company's information systems
Determines maximum allowable values for dimensional characteristics (perpendicularity and length) by referencing the Target Sheet; checks length and perpendicularity; and determines location and magnitude of maximum perpendicularity variance by using the proper test timing
Calculates accepted, rejected and handled part quantities; performs yield/defect rate calculations; and calculates the number of total cuts on a specific blade and/or sets of blades and records the required information
Segregates and stacks/disposes of shiro-modori; wraps pallet and completely and accurately fills out the modori tag
Performs re-inspection tasks, including completely & accurately filling out the Re-Inspection Form
Completes the Drying/Finishing Activities Log to document the amount of time not processing parts; performs equipment setting adjustments and troubleshoots process and equipment problems; performs established change-over procedures, as required
Starts dryer operations according to established power up procedures; verifies initial settings for: exhaust fan, heater temperature, supply fan,etc.
Calculates relay evaporation ratio when product forming begins
Checks continuous dryer conditions twice per shift & records on the Continuous Dryer Condition Check Sheet; performs carrier change outs as needed, according to product being produced
Adjusts machine settings to facilitate the manufacture of quality dried formed products
Works safely by avoiding forklifts; staying clear of forklift doors; and using personnel doors when entering or exiting the buildings
Participates in PM (Preventive Maintenance), MMOL (Machine Maintenance Operator Leader), and 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize,Sustain) activities as needed
Follows all EMS (Environmental Management System) procedures, including the disposal of waste and used materials
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
About this company
There are three goals to make NGK a company
of excellence based on global standards:
Strategic Growth, Competitive Performance, Good Corporate Citizenship.
Come join the NGK team and be a part of a
growing company with competitive wages,
great benefits and a stable tomorrow!