Overview

The Machine Operator (Blowmolding) is responsible for operating machines and equipment used in the production of products and will work with other associates to safely and effectively meet department and company product quality and production rate standards. The individual in this position will perform and document quality checks, and will also assist in troubleshooting process problems and performing maintenance to ensure continued operation of the plastic molding machines and equipment.

This is a production-oriented position and requires heavy physical labor, including ability to lift 50+ pounds, standing for long durations, and performing tasks requirement bending, stooping or twisting. Must have schedule flexibility and willingness to cross train within and between departments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function.

Safely and effectively operate and monitor blowmolding machines and equipment used in the production of products.

Perform quality control checks in accordance with company policy and procedures, and ensure production meets quality standards at all times.

Perform machine start-up, shut down, changeovers, and clean up; ensure all production materials are readily available.

Coordinate production, sometimes monitoring multiple production lines at once.

Provide guidance to team members as appropriate.

Collect and properly record production and quality data.

Adjust operations machines and equipment as needed to correct quality and production issues.

Perform equipment changes as indicated by the production schedule.

Perform minor adjustments and routine maintenance; assist as needed with preventative maintenance and major repair work.

Work with others as a team and help in training of new associates.

Maintain good house keeping and regularly clean work area, machines, and equipment.

Identify and contribute to continuous improvement efforts to reduce costs or increase productivity without reducing effectiveness.

Maintain an open and candid working relationship with immediate supervisor/manager in discussing matters of importance.

Adhere to established company values, practices, policies and procedures at all times. Follow and support compliance with all applicable safety rules, laws, regulations, and standards.

Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance at the assigned work location.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

The individual may be asked to perform other duties as requested.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

An individual qualified for this job must be able to:

Perform work in a safe manner at all times.

Learn and effectively operate machine work processes in accordance to standard operating procedures including attention to details and be accountable as necessary.

Visibly inspect equipment to detect any problems and make adjustments, as needed.

Conduct required quality checks and tests.

Demonstrate good mechanical and operational understanding of machinery.

Be cross-trained into a variety of positions and willing to perform those functions as required.

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