East Penn Manufacturing Company

Iowa, Industrial Machine Operator

Job Locations
Machine Operator
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Operates, tends, and maintains machines to make lead acid batteries.

Reads specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirements.

Follows sequences for operational procedures on a computer.

Sets stops or guides to specified length as indicated.

Automatically or manually loads material into machine.

Observes machine operation to detect defects or malfunctions.  

May measure work piece dimensions, thickness and weight in order to determine the accuracy of machine operation.

May perform minor machine maintenance, including cleaning and oiling.

May assist in setting up machine, and stacking, marking, packing, and transporting finish work pieces using an electric pallet jack, hoist or forklift.

Relieves other operators at shift change time and breaks.  

Responsible for proper hygiene, housekeeping, safety practices and overall quality of work produced.

Performs other duties as requested by Management.



Good math skill including familiarity with metric system

Ability to use basic hand tools

Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot machinery

Ability to take and read measurements

Computer Skills

Mechanical Skills

Must be able to read and interpret 1st piece inspection/set-up sheets

Ability to maintain regular attendance

Ability to work mandatory overtime


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