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Newell Brands Opr Machinist-The Coleman Company, 1st Shift in Wichita, Kansas

The Coleman Company, Inc.

Job Description

Job Title: Operator Machinist

Department: 604 Machine Shop

Reports To: Production Manager Appliance

Job Code: 175P

FLSA Status: Hourly Non-exempt

Prepared Date: May 2017

Update: May 2017

Summary: Set up, maintains and operates multiple metal cutting Machines. Setup and operate all machine groups within the Machine Shop.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  • Performs own tool maintenance to maintain efficient production and specified quality standards

  • Perform all finished part inspections to maintain specified quality standards

  • Sets up machines, verifies accuracy of first pieces and makes necessary adjustments to complete set, and produce parts to required quality specifications

  • Loads stock into machine

  • Maintains tooling as well as other associated tools

  • Performs new tool tryouts and provides input on new parts and their layouts pertaining to tooling sequence.

  • Makes machine adjustments such as clutch , belts, and tool offsets

  • Keeps machines and work area clean and orderly

  • Reports material shortages

  • Troubleshoot tooling and machine problems and offer solutions

  • Observe all safety rules and supports team objectives

  • Other duties as assigned

· Capable of performing all operations on assigned machines with minimal instructions or supervision

· May be required to assist in the training of other employees

· Must be able to work a weekend schedule

· Must be able to work overtime as needed

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Mentoring responsibilities.


Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Teamwork: Contributes to building a positive work environment. Interacts with fellow team members to build morale and maintain a sense of Coleman pride.

Change Management: Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Leadership: Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Uses feedback to improve overall quality of finished product.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment and production schedules. Must be able to perform multiple tasks.


Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Be able to operate machines listed below:

  • Brown & Sharpe

  • Davenport

  • New Britain

  • Hydormat

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred or combination of related experience plus education.

Language Skills: Ability to read, write and understand basic English.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands: 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Personal Protection Equipment Requirements

· Safety shoes

· Safety glasses

· Hearing protection

U.S. Boiler Plate

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Rubbermaid, Sharpie, Graco, Coleman, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Yankee Candle, Paper Mate, FoodSaver, Dymo, EXPO, Elmer’s, Oster, NUK, Spontex and Campingaz. We are focused on delighting consumers by lighting up everyday moments. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.