Danaher Corporation Operator I - 1st Shift - Hach - Ames, IA in Ames, Iowa

Danaher Company Description

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensure water quality for people around the world.

OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.



Responsible for manufacturing quality product per the work order or other build signal while adhering to defined work instructions. General duties may include picking, assembling, and packaging. In some areas, minor set-up and equipment operation may be required.

Department: Solutions

Hours: 1st Shift M-F 7:00am to 3:30pm


· Responsible for producing quality products per the build signal
o Gather materials and set-up straightforward equipment.

o Maintain quality of products produced per department standards and visual or dimensional specifications.

o Meet productivity standards.

o Record and maintain quality or traceability information.

o Record and maintain Cell Boards and other visual management tools

o Comply with company safety policies including safe operation of equipment, PPE usage, hand tool safety, lock-out-tag-out, and proper storage of tools, etc. Comply with good housekeeping policies.

o Maintain equipment per work instructions or preventive maintenance tasks.

o Suggest improvements and support kaizen and DBS activities.

· Accurately perform required computer data entry and work order
o Transactions (LOTS, scrap, Oracle, ARIBA, kanban, DRP, etc.).

· Report complicated equipment malfunctions to mechanics.

· Participate in team meetings, which include planning daily work and resource utilization, problem solving, project work, etc.

· Perform cycle counting and other inventory tasks, including material handling if required.

· Maintain visual management of part and raw material storage; clean and organized work area.

· May be required to cross-train on other equipment or other areas as needed . Assist in problem solving of new equipment and products.

Other Non Essential Functions

· Interface with other departments as needed
· May assist in interviewing and training of new associates.

· Perform other duties throughout the facility as assigned.



HS diploma/GED or equivalent required. No experience required.


· Possess manual dexterity and good coordination

· Possess basic reading, writing, and math skills

· Possess ability to resolve minor problems, recognize normal and unusual situations

· Some areas will require the ability to work with manual and/or power equipment.

· Ability to learn instrument or circuit board assembly (Loveland only), machine operations (including set up and changeover), and/or kitting.

· Must have good oral and written communication skills


· No pre-existing knowledge required

· Possess working knowledge of manufacturing processes helpful.

Physical Demands

/The physical demands described herein 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 the essential functions.///

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee isconstantly required to, stand/or sit, (select locations, see below),squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee isfrequently required to hear, walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, and smell. The Loveland facility requires continuous standing for duration of the shift.

The employee mustfrequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 20pounds and/oroccasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 50pounds .

Specific vision abilitiesrequired by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employeemay be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

The noise level in the work environment isoccasionally loud.

Employees will berequired to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) whichmay include:eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. Contact lensesmay not be allowed in some areas.

/The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.//The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as collective bargaining, or compensation./


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

Hach is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.5B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Organization: Hach
Job Function: Manufacturing & Operations
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-IA-Ames
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: HAC004277