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Line Technician
Location US - Smithfield, PA
Sector Clean Air
Requisition Number 11743
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Johnson Matthey (‘JM’) is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the function, performance and safety of our customers’ products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. Today more than 14,000 Johnson Matthey professionals collaborate with our network of customers and partners to make a real difference to the world around us.


This position is responsible for the inspection, loading, boxing, packaging, labeling and other associated tasks required to accomplish the manufacturing process of diesel catalyst.  The incumbent is responsible to complete required tasks assigned by the Shift Supervisor or Process Control Engineer to satisfy specific manufacturing and customer requirements according with latest production plans. 

The Line Technician participates in the manufacturing process across the production line while observing and reporting immediately any issues that affect the line performance or the quality of the products. The incumbent also participates in the activities associated with line setup, housekeeping and lot changeover.


Key Responsibilities

  • Comply with JM Health and Safety policies at all times.
  • Be an effective trainer of new Line Technicians.
  • Comply with JM, local, state, and federal regulatory requirements with regard to hazardous waste procedures for generation, identification and disposal.
  • Participate in equipment setup activities required to process parts across the production line.
  • Manual handling, loading, identification and packaging of catalysts according to JM production procedures or specific customer requirements.
  • Uphold JM quality standards by visually inspecting each part produced for obvious defects or damage. This includes proper part segregation for disposition by others.
  • Handling, identification and segregation of non-conforming products.
  • Handling and disposition of substrate skids, cartons and boxes.
  • Maintain identity of parts according to lot numbers.
  • Perform other duties associated with maintaining flow of production as assigned.
  • Participate in housekeeping duties to support JM safety operations and plant layout. Active participant of 5s philosophy.


Are you the ideal candidate?

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-2 years experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Good communication skills along with the ability to work well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work a 2-2-3 patterned schedule.


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