Strand/Color Operator

Manchester, NH

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Strand/Color Operator

Position Summary:
As an operator you will perform set-ups, changeovers and run both a stranding and colorizing machine to support fiber optic cables.

Essential Functions/ Responsibilities:
• Responsible to meet production standards.
• Ensure both process and manufacturing specification sheets are adhered to.
• Follow established quality standards by performing quality checks in accordance with ISO procedures.
• Responsible for setting up and tearing down the Stranding line and colorizer machine correctly.
• Responsible to measure insulated fiber legs, select closing dies, yarns, tapes and reel sizes.
• Responsible for selecting inks and fiber to set up the colorizer.
• Work with power switches, run controls and tension settings.
• Must complete written production paperwork neatly and legible.
• Maintain cleanliness of machines.
• Observes all safety procedures and uses equipment properly.
• Subscribes to 5S principles, procedures, and guidelines.
• Work a full time shift schedule and overtime as needed while maintaining regular attendance.

Payrate:  $15.50+/depending on experience PLUS a shift differential

Shift:  3rd shift  Sun-Thurs  11pm-7am

Work location:  Manchester NH

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Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Reading english and understand written manufacturing specifications and process sheet instructions.
  • Oral and written communication skills to keep co-workers and supervisors up-to-date.
  • Good math skills and above average mechanical aptitude necessary.
  • Attention to detail is required in machine operation to minimize scrap.
  • Familiar with fiber materials.
  • Ability to enter data into a computerized system.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Hands on experience and knowledge using micrometers, calipers, verniers, and other measuring devices.
  • Read and interpret gauges, dials and equipment controls.



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One-year manufacturing experience and skills with machinery equipment and troubleshooting desired.
  • One-three years of manufacturing experience in similar role
  • Familiarity with cable and twist equipment and troubleshooting desired
  • Cable and wire experience a plus
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Wire and cable experience a plus.
  • Must have good manual dexterity and the ability to pass a color blind test.


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