Production Operator

Heber Springs, AR 72543
United States
Job Description

Production Operator

Posted Date

2 months ago(10/18/2023 2:47 PM)

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Job Location: Address

944 Bypass Road




Heber Springs

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Our growing company is seeking to hire a Production Operator. As an employee/owner at MEC, you will set-up, adjust and operate several production machine tools where tooling, setup detail and operating procedures are standardized and obvious- or operate and maintain setups on special purpose machines where operations may involve several progressive machining sequences. 


A role like this comes with some important responsibilities, some of those responsibilities include:


  • Selects and aligns dies in press according to specifications.
  • Positions work piece against fixtures or stops on machine bed or on die.
  • Starts press and observes operation to detect misalignment or malfunction. 
  • Regulates air pressure and oil pressure.
  • Inspects work pieces for conformance to specifications and adjusts machine to correct errors.
  • Generally close tolerance work where dimensional and finish requirements are not difficult to maintain due to nature of tooling and machine setups. 
  • Work usually repetitive and subject to process inspection. 
  • Packages parts in appropriate containers.
  • Cleans and lubricates machines.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Why Work for MEC?

We don’t want to brag, but we are honored to be the largest fabricator in the nation for 9 years in a row. That recognition isn’t handed out without a lot of hard work and dedication from the 2,500 employee shareholders at MEC. Did we say shareholders? YES! MEC is an employee-owned company that is highly involved and actively supports the communities in which our facilities are located. 


Founded in 1945, MEC is a manufacturer that provides a broad range of Prototyping, Metal Fabrication, Tube Bending, Machining, Welding, Coating, and Value-Added Assembly services to a variety of markets including Commercial Vehicle, Power Sports & Recreational Vehicles, Agriculture, Construction & Forestry, Military, Mining, Automotive, and Power Generation companies. We continue to have an aggressive growth plan, operating 19 manufacturing facilities that are strategically located near its customers in eight states.


What Does It Take to Be a Fit for This Role?

  • One-three months of related experience is preferred.
  • Manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated detail orientation, self-motivation skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Requires a fundamental knowledge of machine shop operations as acquired by short job training and experience.
  • Ability to understand and follow at MEC safety policies and procedures.
  • Ability to left up to 50 lbs. at a time. This position involves a lot of bending, twisting and lifting.



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