The Shot Peening Operator sets up and operates shot-peening equipment according to specifications. Attends training to familiarize and educate on the principles of the S/P process. Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, work orders, and other documentation to determine the layout of specific areas to be shot-peened, sequence of operations, and finish specifications.
Reports To: Production Manager
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Lays out and marks areas to be shot-peened on test specimen or part, using measuring and marking instruments, or fits template over part, scribes pattern, and peels away masking compound to expose areas to be treated.
- Mounts part on jig, rotary table, or in shot-peening cabinet.
- Fills hopper with specific size and type shot.
- Sets up, operates, and adjusts shot-peening equipment to achieve specified contour on test specimen or part.
- Measures and checks test specimen or part to verify conformance to specifications and to determine required equipment adjustments, using measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures.
- Records data on equipment settings and adjustments, such as feed rate, nozzle angles and oscillation, number and size of nozzles required, shot size, and air or vacuum pressure settings, to be used for subsequent operation and to develop numerical control programming data.
- Loads control media, such as computer tape, in control console of equipment, or enters commands to retrieve control instructions from computer data base to operate equipment automatically.
- Observes operation of equipment to detect malfunctions.
- Peels masking material from completed part, and cleans part with solutions to remove adhering scale and particles.
- Basic math skills
- Attention to detail
- Critical evaluation and thinking
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
This job operates in a medium to heavy manufacturing environment. Frequent exposure to manufacturing elements such as noise, temperatures, dust, odors and fumes.
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.
- The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 20/20 vision with or without corrective lenses.
- Must be able to safely utilize and wear PPE, such as dust mask, steel toe footwear, safety glasses.
- Chemical exposure is chromic acid, Chromium VI, caustic and corrosive chemicals.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 40 hours per week..
No travel is expected for this position.
Required Education and Experience
- High school graduate
- 1-3 years related equipment experience preferred
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.