Support Operator II at Oerlikon Balzers in Barboursville, Virginia

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Support Operator II


Performs production functions other than special processes that may include any, some, or all of the following operations and tasks: Mask/Deburr, Grit Blast/Glass Bead, Cleanup/Unmask, Lube, Paint, Ship/Receive, Materials & Tool Crib, Component Balance, Inspect, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Chemical Strip, Part Marking, Work Leader. Each of these support operations has a secondary function description that forms a part of this primary job description. A Special Process Operator may also hold Support Operator approvals, and vice versa.

Supervisory Responsibilities: See applicable function description.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities common to all Support Operators include the following. See applicable function description for additional items.

  • Knows, understands, and complies with all company safety, environmental and housekeeping policies, including maintaining a neat and orderly work area.
  • Informs supervisors and/or managers of production problems.
  • Follows work instructions from applicable technical plans, drawings, planning, or procedures with the understanding that no work instruction is to be violated in any way.
  • Operates applicable automation equipment with capability to make minor adjustments to programs.
  • Is responsible for the proper handling and maintenance of equipment and tools.
  • Is responsible for promoting good morale and working well with his/her fellow workers and management.
  • Works productively to meet or exceed established production standards while being aware of costs of supplies, equipment, and poor quality.
  • Supports Operator Acceptance Program (OAP) initiatives.
  • Inspects the part to verify all characteristics for which he/she is responsible before signing the router and forwarding to subsequent operations or shipment.
  • Proposes improvements and solutions to problems observed.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • U.S. Person - This position requires a U.S. Person as defined by U.S. ITAR and EAR regulations due to Oerlikon Metco handling items and data restricted for export by ITAR and/or EAR. Proof of U.S. citizenship (U.S. birth certificate or U.S. passport), naturalization or permanent resident status is required.
  • The competencies listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Job-Specific Competencies

• Communication

• Personal Organization

• Adaptability/Flexibility

• Technical Documents

• Decision Making/Judgment

Education, Experience, Other Skills

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to standard manufacturing shop environmental conditions. Eye protection is required in shop areas. The noise level in the shop can be loud, and ear protection is to be used where required. Other personal protective equipment may be required as appropriate.

Physical Demands

The physical demands 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 of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit, handle, feel and control items or equipment, talk, hear, see, and be able to read, write, and interpret written documents. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, which is regularly required to view computer screen. Occasionally may need to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of more than 10 600 employees at 179 locations in 37 countries and generated sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2020.

Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials and services. With a dynamically growing network of locations worldwide Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, energy, oil & gas, automotive, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team! We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K).

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon Metco is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon Metco to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon Metco is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions. If you require an accommodation during the application process or for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity please contact Human Resources.

Sustainability is a living principle for Oerlikon.


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