Sr. Production Operator - (MFG.16.4)

Michaels Stores Kernersville, NC

Basic Function:

The Sr. Production Operator is the team coach, mentor and subject matter expert. Being proficient on all job tasks and certified on all machines used by the team, the Sr. Production Operator is to ensure the team achieves quality and productivity goals.


Primary Responsibilities:


Machine Operation and Training

* Certified to operate all machinery used by the team at required safety, quality, and efficiency standards.

* Technical expert in all team job task components.

* Produces high quality products per quality standards.

* Trains associates to full competency and ensures that all training documentation is completed.


Team Leadership

* Re-trains team on tasks and machines according to SOPs and standards when needed and as seen fit.

* Coaches associates as needed to reach required quality and productivity goals.

* Executes production schedule to meet daily goals.

* Engages team to achieve safety, quality, efficiency and housekeeping standards and goals.

* Facilitates and coordinates Continuous Quality Improvement inside the team.

* Provides assistance to Supervisor as directed.


Safety Organization

* Maintains a clean work area for safe and efficient operation.

* Inspects equipment to ensure safe operations.

* Follows all safety requirements for machine operations.

* Wears appropriate safety equipment at all times.

Job Requirements



a. Education:

* High School Diploma or equivalent

* Basic computer literacy to be able navigate MRP system, company website

b. Experience:

* 1 year experience in manufacturing or equipment maintenance

* Demonstrated technical ability to run production equipment

* Demonstrated ability to provide engagement, training, and facilitation through teamwork.

c. Other:

* Read, write, and speak English fluently

* Verbal and numerical intelligence, some basic Excel preferred

* Ability to comprehend written and verbal communication, and understand company procedures.

d. Physical


Must be able to perform following physical requirements with or without a reasonable


* Constantly stand and frequently walk, and constantly use foot controls.

* Frequently bend from waist and twist.

* Occasionally lift and carry up to 30lbs/18.1kgs from waist to above shoulders and reach above head.

* Constantly push/pull using upper extremities and constantly reach horizontally.

* Feel with the touch of the fingers.

* Constantly grasp, carry, and push with both hands.

* Constantly move arms, hands and fingers to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

e. Environmental


* High noise levels tolerance and moving machinery.

* Non-climate controlled environment subject to dust and high/low temperatures.

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