Machine Operator- Autowinder
SUEZ - Water Technologies & Solutions

Minnetonka, Minnesota

With 90,000 people on five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances.

As an Autowider Technician, you'll play a critical role in the production of advanced SUEZ filtration products. You'll be on the front lines, helping monitor, diagnose, troubleshoot, and resupply production systems. Plus, you'll help test and finish the products that are produced by the Autowinder.

Other key responsibilities include:
1. Check the ratio of the glue to verify that it is within specifications.
2. Stage membrane, spacer net, tricot, and other rolls for the Autowinder by opening boxes and transporting the rolls using electrical lifts and carts.
3. Secure membrane, spacer net, tricot, and other parts onto or into the Autowinder machine by inserting the center spindle and using electric lifts and other devices to raise roll into position.
4. Replace new membrane, spacer net, tricot, and other rolls of materials to existing rolls on the Autowinder.
5. Manually remove spliced sheets from the Autowinder machine.
6. Refill and resupply the Autowinder machine with center tubes, chemicals, and other components as the supply diminishes.
7. Build center tubes for the Autowinder rolling section using plastic sleeves and a heat gun.
8. Measure and inspect rolled elements as they come off the Autowinder.
9. Troubleshoot, adjust, and repair the Autowinder machine when it malfunctions, or rolls are produced out of specification.
10. Transfer completed rolls to the trimmer using a hand cart.
11. Trim the ends of the roll using the automatic trimming machine.
12. Remove and dispose of trimmed ends of the roll from the trimmer.
13. Vacuum test the filters to verify they are within specification and apply glue to seal the filters as necessary.
14. Secure anti-telescoping devices onto filters.
15. Transfer the filters to the fiberglassing station using a rolling rack.
16. Retrieve materials necessary for fiberglassing from the storage areas as needed.
17. Apply fiberglass roving and resin onto the filters.
18. Load fiberglassed rolls onto special rotating racks for drying.
19. Secure elements into the bubble test machine to check for air leaks and visual gaps.
20. Repair elements using glue and vacuum system.
21. Transfer elements to and from the wet test stations using a rolling rack.
22. Secure the filters into the wet test machine by opening the caps, sliding the elements into the test station, and securing the caps using hand and power tools (including but not limited to wrenches and electric ratchets).
23. Fill the test tank with water and the appropriate chemicals based upon the specifications.
24. Remove the filters from wet test machine by opening caps, pushing/pulling the elements out of the testing machine, and transferring them onto a rack or cage using hand and power tools (including but not limited to wrenches, push bar, and electric ratchets).
25. Purge water tanks and drain testing housing once testing is complete.
26. Program and set up the parameters for testing on the computer screen on the wet testing machine.
27. Test samples of the water for chemical concentration, pH, and temperature using a specialized test machine.
28. Add chemicals to the water as indicated by the results of the testing to maintain proper chemical concentration.
29. Pressure test failed elements and repair with glue and a vacuum system.
30. Fill bio treatment containers with chemicals.
31. Slide filters into the power soaker machine and set the filters upright by locking them into place.
32. Program and set up the power soaker machine for filter testing.
33. Build shipping boxes for the elements.
34. Insert filters into plastic sleeves, then into boxes with the appropriate packaging materials, kits, and labels.
35. Label and palletize boxes that contain the same filters as specified by the order.
36. Organize and clean the work area by removing trash, sweeping, and returning tools and equipment to the proper location.
37. Assist the Maintenance staff during preventative maintenance days.
38. Perform pass down meeting with incoming shift to discuss issues, present production, and future production.
39. Clean residual and excess glue from the Autowinder machine.

Core Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Knowledge of basic math (including but not limited to ratios and arithmetic) and computer skills.
  • This is a hands on role, so you should have an interest in machinery and a sense of how to work with

Salary & Benefits

* $19.00/hour ($17.50 base + $.75/hour as a one weekend day adder and $.75/hour 2nd shift differential).
* Suez also has a generous benefits program that includes vacation-entitlement, medical, free dental, free vision, free short-term disability and retirement savings contributions!
* SUEZ promotes employee health through a fitness center available 24/7
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Easily accessible Minnetonka Plant which is a clean, modern facility. Our team members think is a great place to work!

You will work shifts that are 2pm-10pm, Sunday-Thursday (2C schedule)


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