Machine Operator

PDM   Rock Hill, SC   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on April 1, 2024
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Machine Operator (2nd Shift - 3 pm - 11 pm or

3rd Shift - 11 pm - 7 am)

  •  PDM US, 640 Celriver Road, Rock Hill, SC, USA
  •  18.50-20.50 per hour Biweekly, every other Friday
  •  Hourly
  •  Full Time
  •  Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Plan Options • Company Paid Life Insurance • STD & LTD Plan Options • Paid Time Off • Paid Holidays • Onsite Vending Market Daily Allowance • 401(k)

Company Overview

PDM draws on nearly 50 years of experience in the HVAC industry from our origins in Europe!

Our copper mill operation facility operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year while our production side of the operation operates 24 hours (three shifts) Monday - Friday.

Position Overview

The Machine Operator will be responsible for daily operation, set up / changeover and maintenance of casting equipment. This is a hands-on position requiring knowledge of process control systems combined with a mindset to produce a quality product.

The goal is to ensure that production processes continue to deliver products of maximum quality in a profitable, safe manner with no downtime.


Monday - Friday

3 pm - 11 pm (Will train 7am - 3pm)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs basic maintenance on the machines; support refractory replacements and repairs.
  • Sets up machinery and casting molds; start and end the process.
  • Controls melt level and melt coverage; slagging of the furnace as required.
  • Replenish consumables and raw material.
  • Ensures correct layering and fill levels.
  • Performs leak testing on casting molds.
  • Completes scheduled checks for spotting malfunctions and unsafe conditions, reports and corrections.
  • Tightly monitor process parameters, especially cooling water, gas flow and temperatures; adjusting as needed; calls for help if uncertain.
  • Responds to emergency situations, making decisions quickly and efficiently; time is of the essence.
  • Effectively and immediately communicate problems, safety issues and quality deficiencies.
  • Responsible for task related Quality Control (i.e., required measurements / material samples); recognizes potential quality problems and responds by identifying root cause, taking fast effective corrective action; attention to detail is crucial.
  • Maintains proper records.
  • Aids co-workers where and when needed.
  • Communicates opportunities for improvement, whether safety, process, or equipment related.
  • Communicates with internal team clearly any feedback or issues and important information to maintain machinery performance, ensuring quality output, enhancing product yield and machinery efficiency; provides technical assistance in problem solving on assigned platforms.
  • Replenish consumables, raw materials, worn or broken tools, machine parts, and other necessary equipment to ensure uninterrupted production and proper equipment condition.
  • Maintains an exemplary safe, clean, and organized environment by proper housekeeping and care of machinery and work areas.
  • Adheres to strict EHS guidelines, PPE regulations and company standards.
  • Based upon business needs, an individual may be reassigned to another position either temporarily or permanently, at any time, with or without notice performing other duties as necessary or assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow-through to maintain a high level of quality in a safe manner.
  • Must be mechanically inclined with ability to logically troubleshoot manufacturing machinery and above average problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to maintain good working relationships.
  • High regard for quality assurance.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment as well self-motivated with a results-driven approach to also work independently with minimal supervision, and ability to do highly accurate work that requires good judgment in recognizing scope of responsibilities.
  • Use of good judgment in recognizing scope of responsibilities to easily make quick, efficient decisions
  • Ability to perform math calculations and understanding of basic computer skills.
  • Good understanding of LEAN tools; use power tools to change parts and settings on machines.
  • Ability to use basic and power tools to change parts and settings on machines.
  • Understands how to use and read a ruler, tape measure and calipers.
  • Ability to understand and exercise emergency procedures.
  • Regular and punctual attendance required.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Degree in a technical or relevant field preferred, otherwise equal level of training or experience.
  • A minimum of three years of manufacturing work preferred.
  • Ability to be available to work 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift when operationally necessary.
  • Excellent physical fitness with the ability to lift objects weighing between 50 pounds.
  • This candidate cannot be sensitive to strong magnetic and electric fields (i.e., pacemaker)

Training Requirements

  • Forklift Certification preferred; will train.
  • Emergency / Contingency Training within 6 months of hire; annual refresher training thereafter
  • OSHA 10 Training within 3 months of hire; every 5 years thereafter

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions normal for a manufacturing environment. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is equally moderate to loud.

Work involves lifting material and products up to 80 lbs. Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and gloves. Loose-fitting clothes and jewelry are not permitted. This position requires full awareness of surroundings.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here 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 essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:

  • regularly required to stand, walk, and talk and hear.
  • frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.
  • required to smell.
  • required to perform frequent repetitive motions of firm grasping, fine manipulation, finger dexterity, bending, lifting, twisting, reaching, pushing, pulling, kneeling, squatting standing, negotiating stairs and slippery surfaces in a non-climate-controlled environment (hot in summer / cold in winter) environment, occasionally lifting to 80 lbs.
  • occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, crouch, or crawl.
  • specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Language Skills

Must be able to communicate in English language Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

Supervisory Responsibilities and Direct Reports


hereby consent to allow PDM US, LLC to take a specimen of my hair, urine, or blood and submit it to a laboratory testing service for a pre-employment, random or reasonable suspicion drug test. I further consent to allow the laboratory testing service to make the results of the drug test available to PDM US, LLC.


I understand that positive test results, refusal to be tested or any attempt to affect the test results or test sample will result in the withdrawal of my application for employment and/or withdrawal of any provisional employment offer I have received from PDM US, LLC or termination of employment, depending on when the results are received.


I agree to hold harmless and release from all claims PDM US, LLC and its agents from any liability arising in whole or part out of the collection of specimens, testing and the appropriate use of the information from such testing.