Position Title: Manufacturing Operator
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Telephone: +1 (904) 567-5999

Position Title: Manufacturing Operator

Company Description

Optimum Spring manufactures high-quality custom wire springs using specialty alloys for corrosive and extreme temperature environments. Our commitment to customer-focused values has made us successful for over forty years in national and international markets. As a service-oriented organization, the keys to our success are high and consistent quality, design service, fast delivery, competitive prices and above all a strong commitment to personalized service and support.

Position Status

This opening is available immediately. We are looking to interview and hire as soon as possible.

Job Description

This position offers advancement opportunities, where the right candidate will be trained for increasing responsibilities.

We will be screening candidates with machine operating backgrounds. Perform duties to setup and operate a limited range of spring coiling machines, ovens and grinders, within assigned area of responsibility in accordance with job specifications, established quality standards and production rates.

  • Maintain, set up and operate industrial equipment
  • Manufacture high-quality springs following safety rules
  • Spring Manufacturing Process
    1. Review manufacturing order, job card and print to determine machine to set, material needs, spring configuration and dimensions
    2. Request material required and verifies material received with job print for accuracy
    3. Pull required tooling based on wire size
    4. Tear down previous setup and place tools in proper location
    5. Plan setup, locate, position and secure tooling in place, (place wire coil on payoff reel and feed into machine)
    6. Run sample springs to set proper outside and/or inside diameter, amount of wire feed, variable diameters, pitch and type of spring ends, and make necessary diameter, tooling and feed adjustments
    7. Check and submit sample springs to supervisor and Quality Department for approval to run job
    8. Operate and monitor machine operation, inspect and chart part dimensions and load as required, and make necessary machine adjustments to maintain part quality standards
    9. Stress relieve springs as prescribed if in-line oven is used
    10. Move material to grinding or inspection area with required paperwork and arrange for excess material to be returned to stock
    11. Notify supervisor or designated personnel of unusual part, equipment or material problems


    The primary responsibility of the Manufacturing Operator is to produce metal fabricated parts to customer print specifications using a standard process.

    • Follow safety rules
    • Keep work area in a clean and orderly condition
    • Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on industrial machines and building
    • Properly and safely use machine tools, micrometers, caliper, load test equipment, gauge pins, height gauge, comparator and hand tools
    • Operate fork lift, hand truck, hand pallet jack and other similar equipment
    • Operates precision production machinery, systems and processes for manufacturing springs
    • Follows blueprints, guidelines and diagrams to ensure product specifications and tolerance levels are met
    • Clean, calibrate and maintain machines before and after each shift
    • Monitor machines during every procedure to ensure optimum running
    • Troubleshoot problems during machine operation
    • Ensure that regular and preventative maintenance procedures are carried out
    • Perform measurements and tests to ensure accuracy
    • Ensure stocks of needed materials are ready and available at all times
    • Create and maintain activity logs
    • Labeling work in process parts and finished parts according to ISO policy
    • Checks quality of product in process and finished products
    • Perform other related duties as assigned
    • This postion has no supervisory responsibilities
    • Works under immediate supervision, and reports to a manager

    Working Environment

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Regular exposure to moving mechanical parts, electrical equipment, ultraviolet light, acetone, alcohol, argon, nitrogen, hydrogen, argon/hydrogen gas mixture, Nickel base alloys, stainless steel alloys, Cobalt alloys, Titanium alloys, carbon and alloy steels, aluminum alloys, oil based lubricants and cleaning solutions
    • Occasional exposure to moderate cold and extreme heat
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually middling
    • Smoke-free Business Park
    • Fragrance-free
    • The nature of the working environment requires all employees to follow safety rules
    • Must be able to communicate verbally and have the ability to see and hear well
    • Demonstrate a good mechanical aptitude, interest and natural inclination
    • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and stoop or crouch
    • The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel. Must be able to work with small objects
    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to thirty (30) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Must be able to pass an eye exam on an annual basis
    • Physical agility and good hand-eye coordination
    • Knowledge of safe machine operation practices
    • Capable of standing, walking and/or sitting, as required for full shift
    • Ability to exert physical effort required to handle material and tools, as well as frequently and properly lift or move up to 50 pounds
    • Ability to perform with continuous mental and visual attention required to setup and operate automatic coiling machine, involving repetitive or diversified work requiring constant alertness or activity, regular exposure to moving mechanical parts and a usually loud noise level in the work environment
    • Experience with basic metal cutting and shaping tools


    You are a mechanical minded individual looking for a long term career who is naturaly curious and always eager to learn.

    • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment
    • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively
    • "Old-school" work ethic (punctuality/dependability/honesty)
    • You possess a strong sense of accountability


    • Candidates MUST be able to pass a drug screen and federal background check
    • Education: High school diploma
    • Experience: Minimum of 1 year with one company and must have machine or production background. Operates machinery, systems and processes. Computer controlled machine programming, precision measurement, process and machine trouble-shooting, problem-solving, machine maintenance and proficient use of diagnostic and statistical tools
    • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
    • Reasoning Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram forms. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
    • Communication:
      • Ability to speak effectively before team and management members in the organization
      • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
      • Ability to read, measure and comprehend simple two dimensional drawings
      • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

    Position Type

    • Full time or Part Time
    • First Shift
    • This postion has no supervisory responsibilities
    • Works under immediate supervision, and reports to a manager

    Opportunities for Career Growth

    Our system allows you to move up the pay scale ladder based on demonstrated skill set increases.

    • Manufacturing Technician I

    How To Apply

    If you believe that this is the right position for you, please reply to this posting with your resume, a cover letter telling us a little about yourself and why you think that you are the right fit to join our team!


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