Continental Corporation Calender / Press Machine Operator - All Shifts in Halstead, Kansas

About Continental With sales of €40.5 billion in 2016, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 230.000 employees in 56 countries. As a division in the Continental Corporation, ContiTech is one of the world's leading industrial specialists. Its customers can be found in key industries such as machine and plant engineering, mining, the agricultural industry, and the automotive industry. With around 46,000 employees in 44 countries, the company uses its development and material expertise for products and systems made of rubber, polyamide, metal, textile, and electronic components to combine these with individual services. ContiTech also offers functional and design-oriented living solutions and is always searching for customer-friendly and environmentally-friendly answers – going well and truly beyond its roots as a producer of rubber products. With sales of approximately €5.5 billion (2016), this international technology partner is active with core branches in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

Auto req ID 88484BR

Job Title Calender / Press Machine Operator - All Shifts

Country United States

Posting Location Halstead, KS

Job Description

Press Operator

The Press Operator along with Plant 1 Press Lead or Shift Supervisor make up the normal two man crew required to operate the presses that vulcanize the uncured rubber coated fabric, in a timed heat pressure cure, to produce conveyor belting.

Responsibilities will include compliance to safety procedures for machine operation and ensuring all the press and tooling safety devices are properly used.

The Operator must follow all the production schedule instructions, the proper press operational procedures and the production order Bill of Material requirements. Operator must have the ability to read measuring tools, drive a fork lift and complete all the required paperwork. Candidate attributes will include a strong attention to detail to ensure production of a high quality product.

Calender Operator

Calendering is the first step in our Production process and has the most influence on the cost of our products. Continuous improvement is a must for all personnel in this area.

Responsibilities include:

Change over for calender machines and identification of the most effective way to keep the machines running at all times.

Operation of machines and immediate reporting of any problems or issues to your Department Head or Supervisor using the proper channels and methods of communication.

To complete daily production reporting accurately. This includes all reports relating to Productivity, QC Holds, Material Usage, Material Movements, etc.

Follow all safety, corporate, and internal policies and procedures and requesting clarification from Department Head or Supervisor when necessary.

Daily contribution to the continuous improvement of yourself, your department, and your company as a whole. This can relate to increasing your knowledge on work orders, products, and processes. Contributing to your work area by improving Safety, Quality, Productivity, the cost of our products, etc. Proactively getting involved in trainings both internally and externally. Candidate attributes will include a strong attention to detail to ensure production of a high quality product.

Available Shifts (specific openings will be discussed during the interview process, * indicates eligibility for applicable shift differential):

1st 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

2nd * 2:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

3rd * 11:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. Monday - Friday

4th 6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday

5th * 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. Monday - Thursday

6th * 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday / Saturday / Sunday

7th * 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. Friday / Saturday / Sunday

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

HS Diploma or GED

Basic computer skills

Ability to read and follow instructions & checklists written in Standard English

Ability to work occasional overtime

*Must be legally eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

1+ year of manufacturing or production experience

Physical Requirements:

Standing (for sustained periods of time), kneeling, crouching, reaching. This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds (infrequent).

Subject to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, and exposure to high heat.

What we offer

Take advantage of a wide variety of benefits on Day 1, including:




401(k) with 6% match (100% immediate vesting)

Gym Reimbursement

Many more!

EEO Statement

EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.209.4000.

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