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Production Operator I
Location US - San Jose, CA
Sector New Markets
Requisition Number 13491
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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.

Performs a variety of manual and machine operations related to the production of Nitinol Tubes, Sheet and/or Specialty Components to specification by performing the following duties: 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Follow JM safety principles and contribute to behavioral safety. The use of Personal Protective Equipment as well as the use of applicable machine guarding is a primary responsibility. 
  • Reads work order/traveler to determine sequence of operations and requirements. 
  • Uses and operates most hand tools and equipment necessary to perform the job. 
  • Verifies conformance and dimensions of tubes, sheet, and components using laser micrometer, microscopes and pin guages. 
  • Perform secondary and finishing operations as required, that includes but is not limited to, cutting sheet or tube material to length, sandblasting, and cleaning.  
  • Maintains lot traceability, work orders/travelers, and good housekeeping practices at all times. 
  • Must have strong organizational and time management skills in order to optimize output with the ability to handle several assignments at one time. 
  • May confer with relevant lead, engineering, and/or production supervisor to identify producton issues. 
  • Participates in local programmes to improve EHS performance. 
  • Accurately records daily production as required and provides detailed handover. 
  • Commitment to comply with ISO and manufacturing related requirements 
  • Other duties may be assigned. 


Are you the ideal candidate? 

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • 1-3 years of manufacturing and/or machining work experience with demonstrated ability preferred. 
  • Ability to use in process inspection tools desirable. 
  • Ability to use both hands in a semi-repetitive motion for up to 6 hours per day. 
  • Ability to occasionally lift 10 – 20 pounds. 
  • Employee stands, sits and walks frequently. 
  • Frequently required to reach with both hands and arms and occasionally stoop, kneel, or crouch. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus 





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