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Teknit Knitter

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Essential Duties and Responsibilities in this existing vacant position include, but are not limited to:

  • run industrial knitting machines efficiently and effectively as assigned by the supervisor
  • assist with additional machines as necessary to insure efficiency is maintained
  • material handle, audit and steam additional parts as necessary
  • must be able to make, identify, and repair knitting flaws
  • read and interpret directions on work orders for machine program selection and part measurement requirements
  • for length, width or weight
  • ensure the upkeep of a clean and safe work area on a daily basis
  • record inventory transactions in DATATEX computer and complete necessary paperwork
  • work to increase knowledge of machine repairs and knitting procedures
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • participate in LEAN, safety, and other sustainability initiatives
  • maintain environmental standards and support ISO 14001 initiatives
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • willingness to work overtime or different shifts when required due to production requirements/customer demand
  • must adhere to all company safety policies and procedures
  • must wear appropriate proper personal protective equipment
  • participate in mandatory training and development as required by the company
  • ability to work independently and be part of a cohesive team
  • ability to maintain efficiency standards
  • work with little or no supervision
  • manufacturing experience
  • ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • must have strong attention to detail

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • knowledge of AS/400 and DATATEX system

Physical Demands for Manufacturing:

  • standing, and/or walking for a minimum of 8 hours
  • frequent bending, stooping, and twisting, ability to lift up to 30 pounds
  • ability to extend and uplift arms
  • use of hands and fingers to handle needles and for sewing
  • ability to recognize subtle color differences and identify color matching discrepancies in yarns and knit parts
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
Teknit Knitter
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

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