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1st shift HVS Braider Operator

Parker Hannifin Corporation Parker Aerospace Group
United States, Iowa, Red Oak
May 16, 2024
1st shift HVS Braider Operator

: RED OAK, IA, United States

Job Family
: Manufacturing

Job Type
: Regular

: May 14, 2024

Job ID: 49021

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Operator is responsible for setting up and operating the reinforcement machines (Braid Machines).


* Report directly to Value Stream Team Leader

* Work closely with other departments to resolve issues with the processes & equipment


1. Set-up machines by doing gear changes, deck changes (wire and yarn), tube changes, layer stock changes and cutting out finished product on a production reel.

2. Operator will monitor multiple machines as they are running to ensure a quality product.

3. Operator will prioritize job duties based on information obtained from Work Leader/Value Stream Team Leader and/or braid set-up sheet.

4. Operator will communicate with Material Handler when needing supplies.

5. Operator will communicate with Maintenance when needed.

6. Operator will monitor the flow of production and check the schedule (via cards or Made to Order) to know what the current run is and what the future run(s) will be.

7. Operator will follow the process specification when setting up and running hose.


1. Work safely in accordance with regulations, standards, and procedures, and in a manner that eliminates unreasonable risk to health and the environment. Notify management of unsafe conditions or practices, unlawful activities and activities which present unreasonable health and/or environmental risk. Report all safety and/or environmental incidents to management immediately.

2. Prevent excess waste of product and/or components by operating the equipment in an efficient manner.

3. Maintain production schedules.

4. Work with groups in initiating and implementation of programs such as Lean Manufacturing and 5-S.

5. Other duties may be assigned later.


1. Required PPE:

1.1. Safety glasses

1.2. Hearing protection

1.3. ANSI Z41 Safety Shoes

1.4. Kevlar gloves

2. Standing is required for extended periods of time. Walking, carrying, stooping, bending, reaching & lifting are done on a frequent basis. Climbing, lifting overhead, pushing, pulling & grasping are performed on an occasional basis.

3. Requires high degree of manual dexterity, which could be performed under restrictive conditions.

4. Requires flexible hours and short notice for overtime.

The employee may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.


Production work preferred but not required

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

1. Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills

2. Basic knowledge and use of hand tools

3. Sound decision making skills

4. Good math, reading, writing skills

5. Demonstrated mechanical aptitude

6. Mental and visual acuity for production of quality product

7. Strong trouble shooting skills


1. Basic computer skills - Microsoft Office package

2. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Other Skills:

Ability to work well in a team environment


Employee must pass Pre-employment screening


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at www.parker.com or @parkerhannifin.

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. However, U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or other appropriate status is required for certain positions, in accord with U.S. import & export regulations.

("Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / VEVRAA Federal Contractor")

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