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About UFP Technologies:

UFP Technologies is an innovative designer and custom manufacturer of components, subassemblies, products, and packaging primarily for the medical market. Utilizing highly specialized foams, films and plastics, UFP converts raw materials through laminating, molding, radio frequency welding, and fabricating techniques. The Company is diversified by also providing highly engineered solutions to customers in the aerospace & defense, automotive, consumer, electronics and industrial markets.

Position Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Shift: 1st and 3rd Shifts

Shift Hours: 1st Shift – Mon – Thurs: 5:30am – 4:00pm and 3rd Shift – Sun – Wed : 6:30pm – 5:00am

Summary: Working independently within teams and/or cells, an Operator III is responsible for accurately and efficiently operating equipment and performing duties required to produce products that meet customer quality, delivery schedules and cost standards while following all safety policies.  He/she completes documentation in accordance with existing policies and procedures and participates in continuous improvement activities. The job incumbent will be required to operate complex machinery with minimal supervision. Supports set-up of complex equipment as required including but not limited to verification of capability to meet customer requirements on completion of set-up. The incumbent is trained and qualified to perform multiple operations (over 90%) both within and outside of assigned production area or cell.  Sets-up and is certified to provide employee training on both the operation and set-up of complex equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Performs production operations including but not limited to assembly using heat guns, machining operations using heat guns, presses, saws, hot wire equipment, ovens, water jets, laminating and routing equipment as well as complex machinery, as required.
  • Understands and completes process documentation including but not limited to production orders and travelers, to ensure compliance to customer requirements.
  • Qualified to run multiple operations/equipment (over 90%) both within and outside of assigned production area or cell.
  • Monitors operations to ensure quality and productivity requirements are achieved.
  • Certified to provide machine and process training support as requested by team leader or supervisor.
  • Visually reviews and inspects parts for non-conformance to customer specifications.
  • Monitors operations to ensure quality and productivity match documented work instructions and may make corrective decisions regarding a process or machines capability to meet requirements, as requested.
  • Reports discrepancies to team leader or supervisor.
  • Participates in the identification and implementation of corrective actions.
  • May be required to complete die changes and tooling changes. 
  • Performs and supports set-up of complex machinery and is able to determine capability to meet customer requirements.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and may serve as back-up to Team Leader as needed. 

Qualification Requirements 

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability and or certified to set-up and run complex machinery.   Operator II work experience required.
  • General manufacturing skills, advanced math skills and use of standard and metric measuring equipment and basic computer skills. 

UFP Technologies, Inc. offers a full benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401K with a matching contribution, paid time off, paid holidays, employee discounts and much more!

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UFP Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled