The Weir Group PLC

  • Set Up Assistant

    Job ID 2018-20035
    Posted Date 4 months ago(11/26/2018 10:28 PM)
    Job Location
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.






    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Under the supervision of the Manufacturing Operations Manager or the Production Supervisor, the Setup Assistant is responsible for dedicated support in the setup and tear down of components for the CNC Machines in accordance with company policies and procedures.



    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:


    • Read and interpret blueprints and setup sheets to assure accurate tooling setup.
    • Communicate with the machine operator to review production schedules for job setup and start of job setup.
    • Set up tooling for the next job during present job. Perform de-burring, cleaning, skidding, etc. during machine cycle time to maximize machine usage. Setup tooling and offsets when required. Some inspection as necessary.
    • Deliver and setup fixturing and components when required.
    • Tear down of components when required so the operator can start the next scheduled job.
    • Deburr and clean components of chips and coolant after job is complete.
    • Clean fixturing and store away when complete.
    • Clean and store tooling back into original position in storage racks.
    • Keep an accurate database of tooling used and store into CNC Pro for future use.
    • Setup tooling in storage carts for the 2nd and 3rd shift machine operators.
    • Ability to operate heavy equipment using overhead cranes and hoists, using chains, slings and various other material handling equipment.
    • Perform daily maintenance (TPM) and housekeeping (6S) for machine and/or work area.
    • Advise the operations management team of potential machine, plant, equipment, and safety problems.
    • Regular and reliable attendance is key to performance of this job.
    • Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, and customer focused attitude within and between departments.
    • Attend training, safety, employee, and department meetings, as required.
    • Complete special projects as assigned.
    • Comply with all Operations Department and Company policies, procedures, and programs. Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.


    Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.



    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.



    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.




    Ability to read and interpret blueprints, Good organization, communication, motivation, human relations, problem solving, and follow-through skills. Work well under pressure and with a diversity of people. Good work ethic - proactive.



    Requires the ability to operate a computer for basic e-mail and job log on and off activity. Basic hand tools, part measuring equipment, overhead and jib cranes, lifting chains and slings and all machine shop equipment presently located at our facility.



    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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.


    The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.



    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Work is regularly performed near moving mechanical parts. Work is performed occasionally in high, precarious places. Occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, sudden temperature changes and vibration. Loud noise.


    Core Competencies

    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


    Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


    Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.


    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


    Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


    Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


    Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.


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