Job Name:
Milling Operator-0201-P30-2nd 4x10

General information

Location: St Paul, MN
Date:
14-Apr-2022
Company:
Andersen Corporation
Ref #:
1199
Job Category:
Manufacturing
St Paul
MN

Description & Requirements

Milling Operator

Pay grade: P30

Cost Center: 0201

Shift: 2nd 4x10

Location: Bayport, MN (Fully In-Person)

ANDERSEN CORPORATION SUMMARY

We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity.” As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Andersen is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ROLE DESCRIPTION  

Effectively operate milling work center hookups for providing subassembly and assembly operations quality parts in a timely manner according to established schedules. 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Aid, advise, and instruct employees in the paint area in setup, machine operation, quality requirements, and inventory control procedures for all profiles & finishes. 
  • Aid, advise, and instruct production equipment operators in setup and machine operation for all profiles.
  • Trouble-shoot setup and running of all profiles.
  • Aid in the development of setup & operating procedures, methods and training programs.
  • Make recommendations for setup & equipment improvements for new & existing parts.
  • Recommend rescheduling on best match for profiles to run on equipment.
  • Monitor & Report effectiveness of training efforts.
  • Performs changeovers to defined standards to meet product specifications.
  • Works within Standard work, JBA’s, control plans, work instructions and quality specifications. Works with support staff on keeping standard work documents current and relevant to defined output.
  • Performs changeovers to defined standards to meet product specifications.
  • Understands the safety needs of the process and works within the parameters defined to protect the equipment, facility, and coworkers.
  • Use measuring tools for managing product quality within defined parameters of the standard work and quality documentation.
  • Identify problems and implement fixes for common issues with the use of AMS tools and standards for continuous improvement concepts, and works with the support staff, management and maintenance on corrective action to resolve.
  • Rotate as required through multiple jobs.
  • Knowledge of product, process, and customer’s expectations within the value streams (upstream and downstream of the process).
  • Demonstrates material handling skills in accordance with the required additional training over and above the PIT certification to operate heavy material handling equipment used. Requires additional training and assessments specific to the operation of equipment covered by DOT.
  • Support and participate in Employee Engagement activities.
  • Support respectful workplace.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor. 

Milling Machines

  • The two basic configurations are vertical and horizontal. However, there are alternate classifications according to method of control, size, purpose and power source.
Vertical Milling Machine
  • In the vertical mill the spindle axis is vertically oriented. Milling cutters are held in the spindle and rotate on its axis. The spindle can generally be extended (or the table can be raised/lowered, giving the same effect), allowing plunge cuts and drilling. There are two subcategories of vertical mills: the bed mill and the turret mill.
    • A turret mill has a stationary spindle and the table is moved both perpendicular and parallel to the spindle axis to accomplish cutting. The most common example of this type is the Bridgeport, described below. Turret mills often have a quill which allows the milling cutter to be raised and lowered in a manner similar to a drill press. This type of machine provides two methods of cutting in the vertical (Z) direction: by raising or lowering the quill, and by moving the knee.
    • In the bed mill, however, the table moves only perpendicular to the spindle's axis, while the spindle itself moves parallel to its own axis.
  • Turret mills are generally considered by some to be more versatile of the two designs. However, turret mills are only practical as long as the machine remains relatively small. As machine size increases, moving the knee up and down requires considerable effort and it also becomes difficult to reach the quill feed handle (if equipped). Therefore, larger milling machines are usually of the bed type.
  • A horizontal mill has the same sort of x–y table, but the cutters are mounted on a horizontal arbor (see Arbor milling) across the table. Many horizontal mills also feature a built-in rotary table that allows milling at various angles; this feature is called a universal table. While endmills and the other types of tools available to a vertical mill may be used in a horizontal mill, their real advantage lies in arbor-mounted cutters, called side and face mills, which have a cross section rather like a circular saw, but are generally wider and smaller in diameter. Because the cutters have good support from the arbor and have a larger cross-sectional area than an end mill, quite heavy cuts can be taken enabling rapid material removal rates. These are used to mill grooves and slots. Plain mills are used to shape flat surfaces. Several cutters may be ganged together on the arbor to mill a complex shape of slots and planes. Special cutters can also cut grooves, bevels, radii, or indeed any section desired. These specialty cutters tend to be expensive. Simplex mills have one spindle, and duplex mills have two. It is also easier to cut gears on a horizontal mill. Some horizontal milling machines are equipped with a power-take-off provision on the table. This allows the table feed to be synchronized to a rotary fixture, enabling the milling of spiral features such as hypoid gears.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Five years’ experience in wood fabrication
  • Basic computer skills.
  • PIT training / fork license required for some tasks.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, perform tasks requiring repetitive motion and stand for long periods.
  • Ability to read and understand reports and a requirement to cross train on several operations.
  • Strong communication, teamwork, problem solving and leadership skills. ·
  • Dependability/punctuality.
CULTURE AND BENEFITS

“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook. 

Benefits include, and are not limited to: 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance  
  • Health Savings Account contributions  
  • Paid holidays plus PTO  
  • 401(k) plan & contributions  
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities  
  • Charity contributions 
  • Nationwide career opportunities 

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today. 

* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects 
** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY:

·   Must be able to stand for 8 hrs

·   Must be able to lift 50 lbs

During 2022, each eligible Andersen employee will receive $1,000 for each full fiscal quarter they are actively employed and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An eligible employee hired during a quarter will receive a prorated payment based on the number of days employed during the quarter. Those eligible include fully-vaccinated regular full-time and part-time employees (at least 20 hours per week) who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement. These and other terms and conditions of Andersen’s 2022 Profit Sharing Plan, including the definition of full vaccination against COVID-19, are subject to change or termination without notice.