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3rd Shift - Coating - Production Operator

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Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Middletown, DE, US

Company: Datwyler

The Sealing Solutions division is a leading supplier of custom sealing solutions to global industry segments, such as the health care, automotive, consumer goods, oil and gas, general industries, as well as civil engineering. We are always looking for talented, highly qualified employees at all levels of our organization. Datwyler offers the opportunity to join exciting industries and to be part of a highly esteemed brand. From production staff to client advisors, from technology experts to design engineers, from China to Mexico: at Datwyler, our employees will experience diversity in a way that only an international company can provide. We focus on helping talents reach their full potential – professionally and personally. Our working environment is shaped by our values and beliefs: we are entrepreneurs, we bring value to our customers, we excel in what we do and we have respect for others. With more than 20 global operating sites and more than 7,000 employees, Datwyler Sealing Solutions generates an annual revenue of approximately CHF 900 million. Based on a strategic decision, we are looking for a…

Summary/Essential Functions

The Washing and Coating operator is responsible for maintaining production, quality performance levels, and the efficient use of manufacturing equipment in accordance with his/her knowledge and training in conformance with established Work Instructions, Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practice.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Operates washer, washing lift, container washer, oven, oven lift, coater, and auxiliary machines to support the washing and coating process including in process checks in accordance with SOP’s and WI’s to produce rubber stoppers in accordance to productivity standards.
  2. Adheres to all safety rules in accordance with SOP’s, GMP as well as federal, state and local safety regulations.  Expected to demonstrate our Company values and Code of Conduct.
  3. Regular attendance and punctuality required in order to meet production needs of customers. Willingness to work in shifts (late or early hours, weekends, and overtime if necessary).
  4. Demonstrates a strong commitment to quality. Works conscientiously and accurately, recognizes details. Identifies problems in time and strives to solve them. Observes rules and instructions.


  • Work under the guidance of Supervisor to perform and complete the assigned duties in timely manner.
  • Ensures that equipment are maintained in good and safe working condition and work area is clean, safe and organized.
  • Set-up and operate washer, washing lift, container washer, oven, oven lift, coater, and auxiliary machines to support the washing and coating process including in process checks in accordance to specifications.
  • Monitor equipment performance and recommends improvements.
  • Duly follows organizational and work specific instructions, attends applicable trainings and meetings.
  • Fulfils tasks efficiently and in due course. Meets productivity standards (where defined). Can organize and perform work effectively.
  • Abides by safety regulations at all times. Promotes safety standards at work place and in the team. Identifies potential safety risks and reports them actively to line manager.
  • Demonstrates initiative to exceed a common performance. Flexibly adopts changes in tasks, work place, or team. Works reliably, keeps agreements. Assumes responsibility for tasks entrusted.

  • Is open, respectful, and helpful. Constructively contributes with own skills to problem solving in team. Shares and accepts information and knowledge.
  • Participates in department or quality team meetings. Suggests improvements and works alone or with others to implement improvements, as assigned.
  • Trains new operators and/or trainees as requested.

Environment/Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to elements including environmental heat and high heat from moving mechanical parts, small parts may be encountered on the floor, and dust particles may float in the air.  Work is done in both office space and in the plant where safety is a critical concern.  PPE must be worn.

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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions, provided it does not create an undue hardship on the Company, in accordance with applicable law. Work conditions are those that are present in normal manufacturing environment.

The washing and coating operators must stand for prolonged periods of time, frequently walk up and down stairs, (frequently lift 30 lbs, lift 60 lbs two person lift infrequently), carry, push, and pull frequently 10lbs, occasionally up to 30 lbs and gripping of 20 lbs.  Operators will also climb to retrieve rubber sheets and clean in high areas above machinery. Operators will experience substantial movements (motions) of arms, hands, wrists, and/or fingers. Operators must pass a vison test (with or without corrective lenses) as all work involves sharpness of different types as well as depth perception, color and field.  The operator must have a variety of eye and hand range, i.e. use of scales, color template, labels, read dials or controls, movement of material, etc.  Must wear proper personal protective equipment to include but not limited to gloves, hair net, beard cover, safety glasses, gowning, etc.


  • High school diploma
  • One month, in plant training -  TQM, SPC, GMO, SOP’s, in conjunction with;
  • Six months on the job training
  • Ability to speak, read and write English in order to understand operating and other related procedures and to complete all position related documentation.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic skills.
  • Performs basic computer skills

Preferred Education and Experience
Previous manufacturing experience in a regulated environment


We Offer a Diverse and Global Working Environment
As a globally operating company, Datwyler offers a broad spectrum of job profiles and career opportunities. We offer ambitious individuals who approach their task with dedication and enthusiasm the right environment to excel and grow. This gives every employee the opportunity to influence the way we work. At Datwyler, we enable our employees to bring their talent to a global context and grow it steadily over time. Our employees are therefore at the very heart of Datwyler – we interact with respect, trust and loyalty. Mutual consideration and appreciation are key.