Plater Racker

  • Niagara Piston Inc.
  • Smithville, ON
  • Oct 18, 2018
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

Salary: $15.00 to $18.80 / hour


  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • 3 shift rotation (midnights, afternoons, days).
  • Know, understand, and meet specified production and quality standards through visual inspection and gauging processes.
  • Production experience preferred.
  • Advanced ability to effectively problem-solve.
  • Communicate in English (orally and in writing).
  • Team player within multi-disciplined team.
  • Strong organizational skill set.
  • Experience in cross functional team.
  • Knowledge of supplies and equipment.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • First Aid skills and/or certificates are considered assets.

Job Duties

  • Between racking sessions, must ensure all required empty dunnage is provided to final audit, and all full dunnage is removed in a timely manner.
  • Between racking sessions, repack parts as necessary following repack priority schedule.
  • Must be able to load and unload pistons from plating racks to required quality and production standards.
  • When unloading the rack, start from bottom row up loading only one piston in each hand at a time.
  • When loading racks ensure to load only one piston in each hand to prevent handling marks.
  • Must be certified as a relief operator for Grinder Operator and Press Operator and follow safe operating procedures (specific to Maple Manufacturing).
  • Assist pollution as required (Plater crashes).
  • Rotate inventory to ensure First in First out (FIFO) prior to changeover.
  • Assist with rack maintenance and repair or change damaged clips as required.
  • Understand and adhere to the control and containment procedure for non-conforming or suspect non-conforming product.
  • Understand and adhere to the scrap protocol procedure.
  • Perform all related housekeeping procedures.
  • Ensure Forklift pre-operational checklists done daily.
  • Understand and adhere to Escalation Process.
  • Follow rack and hanger condition/preventative maintenance process.
  • Offload during break coverage is to be performed by utilizing one piston in each hand. There is to be no banging, knocking, or hitting of pistons while offloading.
  • Compliance to all safety rules as well as company policies.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Start-Up Duties

  • When requested, assist Line Lead in required duties:
  • Waste treatment probe calibration.
  • Nickel filter charge.
  • Other duties as required by management.
  • Hanger Preventative Maintenance:
  • Wipe excessive grease form all hangers.
  • Check all hangers on the hanger gauge; select the best conditions hangers for use on the line. The remaining hangers are to be sent to maintenance for service.
  • Clean hangers to rack contacts on the hangers that are selected to be used in the plater at the four contact areas with emery cloth.
  • Consult Line Lead if necessary.
  • Rack Preventative Maintenance:
  • Clean any grease from the racks, at hanger contact and from coating, to be run per production schedule.
  • Clean matching hanger to rack contact point with emery cloth.
  • Remove excess “treeing” from contacts, flags, or shields being careful not to further damage rack coating.
  • Straighten and adjust any part pins requiring adjustment for proper part contact.
  • Consult Line Lead if necessary.
  • Set up racking/unracking area as necessary for next production run as per production schedule.
  • Clean rust preventative spray unit, take special care when cleaning optic sensors.
  • Sweep and mop floors in plating and final audit area.
  • Empty garbage.
  • Set up final audit area with required packaging as per production schedule.
  • Flush eyewash stations and emergency showers until water runs clear at platers and parts washers.
  • Clean fire extinguisher covers.


Smithville, ON