Job Details
Cope Plastics, Inc. - Cedar Rapids - Hiawatha, IA
First Shift

LOCATION: Hiawatha, IA

SHIFT: 2nd Shift Opening - Monday to Friday, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

POSITION SUMMARY: Performs the duties required to operate numerically controlled machines to perform sequences of operations to fabricate plastic materials under direct supervision



Essential Functions:

  1. Keys in or downloads provided programs into manual, semi-automatic, and automatic mills, lathes and other related machines employing recognized tooling and procedures with tolerances that are close but not difficult to maintain
  2. Works from detailed instructions, standard coding and operational data to change or mount tools and to position work piece
  3. Operates control console to orient spindle and check work position at specified reference points
  4. Adjusts machine and fixture stops to maintain tolerance requirements
  5. Interprets part drawings when applicable, uses required measuring instruments to check machine positioning and inspects work
  6. Recognizes and reports machine malfunctions, tooling difficulties, etc.
  7. De-burrs parts, performs final inspection, completes paperwork and prepares parts for transport to packaging


Marginal Functions:

Performs the duties required to contribute to the success of the Cope Team


Physical/Visual Activities or Demands:

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand, hear and use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms
  2. The employee must exert up to 60 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects
  3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include clarity of vision at 20 feet or more as well as 20 inches or less


Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions:

Exposure to manufacturing environment on a regular basis


Education: Requires a high school education or GED


Experience: No experience required



  • Must maintain and safeguard the confidential information of the company
  • Must comply with company policies and procedures
  • Must maintain a clean work environment following all safety procedures and regulations


Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to read and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to effectively work and interact with others
  • Ability to use strong verbal, written, and listening communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time well
  • Ability to be well organized and prioritize successfully
  • Ability to pay close attention to the specifics and details of the work
  • Ability to deal with internal customers in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to operate basic machine controls in a safe manner
  • Ability to verify part to print
  • Ability to change tools


Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:

PCs and application software, calculators, lathes, mills, routers, saws, machining tools, and measuring devices


License(s)/Certification(s) Required: