Rubber Pre-Molding Utility Operator
Job Description Summary
Assist where needed at the Banbury, Regrind and Extrusion Operations. This will include 3rd Floor Batch-Up Mixing, Banbury Mixing, Mill, Batch-Off, Extrusion, and Regrind. This position will provide the necessary manning required where needed to meet production and quality standards.
Batch-Up Mixing Operations:
Keep ingredient hoppers and oil systems supplies at proper levels.
Supply minor ingredients to 2nd floor area for Banbury usage.
Maintain necessary records for proper lot and batch traceability.
Set-up mixer and auxiliaries as required for a specific mix or formulation using tape or manual control.
Inspect mixer to make sure all services are operating (i.e. lubricator, cooling water, dust collector, air supply and process oil). Collect deficiencies and report any breakdown to supervisor.
Supply rubber to in-feed conveyor, load minor ingredients in mixer hopper at proper time.
Monitor operation of automatic loading, mixing and discharge system for any miscellaneous loads of ingredients. Record necessary data in operating log provided.
Operate hand and electrical trucks to move and relocate materials as necessary.
Maintain daily machine downtime log.
Inspect mill to make sure all services are operating, i.e. safety stops, lubricator and cooling water. Report any malfunction to Supervisor or Technician immediately.
Operate mill as follows: allow batch of rubber to drop completely through mill rollers. Reload batch on mill, cross blend as needed to obtain uniform dispersion of stock. Position mill knives and strip off batch to cooling system.
Cut and deliver QC samples as required.
Maintain batch and/or lot history documentation; label all samples with correct identification.
Maintain dip tank for the cooling conveyor system.
Assist batch-off operator in maintaining of production standard for rubber stock and batch-off cooling unit.
Perform required PM's.
Set-up Extruder to produce pellets as set-up in standards, and specifications.
Check the slurry contents as per standards.
Monitor extruding and pelletizing operation to standard set-up. Report any problems to Supervisor/Lead.
Load totes with pellets on skid for transfer to cold room.
Perform general Preventative Maintenance tasks.
Set-up, maintain and operate regrind equipment and all auxiliary processes (washer, granulator, conveyors).
Monitor incoming waste material to be processed for correct identification and separation by compound type.
Perform particle size analysis of regrind materials per provided test methods.
Assign and maintain lot history documentation of all regrind material.
Monitor and maintain first in, first out staging and storage of all incoming waste and outgoing regrind materials.
Monitor and document liquid nitrogen supply and usage.
Perform line clearances and required GMP cleaning.
Maintain cleanliness of equipment and work area paying particular attention to oil, waster, cardboard paper and other foreign matter that could contaminate product.
Observe all Safety and Environmental Procedures and Quality System Requirements.
Perform other duties as directed by Supervisor, Lead, or business needs.
Continuous & Versatile Learning
Promotes An Inclusive Work Environment
Dealing With Ambiguity
Drive for Results
We Accept Personal Responsibility
We Always Seek To Improve
We Do What is Right
We Treat Each Other With Respect
Managing & Measuring
H.S. Diploma/G.E.D. (if hired after 6/1/00) Internal transfers exempted
20/40 Vision, equipment operation.
Working around moving equipment.
Product color variation, color-coded forms/guides.
6 months - 12 Months experience in extrusion
Must be able to read, write and do simple math.
Must be computer literate.
Workkeys Skill Levels
Applied Math - 4
Locating Information - 4
Observation - 4
Reading for Information
Team Work - 4
No Supervision of others
May be required to take a leading role, such as assigning activities to other associates who perform work that is similar or closely related to this position (less than 50% of the time)
Regularly required to take a leading role, such as assigning activities to other associates who perform work that is similar or closely related to this position (50% or more of the time)
Provides leadership, direction, and supervision for non-exempt associates, including writing performance reviews
Provides leadership, direction, and supervision for non-exempt and/or exempt associates, including writing performance reviews
Computer Skills Required for Position
Gloves (Type __________________)
Goggles (Required when using compressed air)
Safety Shoes (steel toe)
Sleeves (cut resistant)
Sleeves (heat resistant)
Smock (for product safety)
Lifting up to 50lbs.
Carrying up to 45lbs.
Pushing up to 20lbs.
Pulling up to 20lbs.
Work at the extruder during the entire shift.
Tasks associated with running the extruder.
While operating forklift, doing paperwork.
Removing shaker trays from conveyor, totes.
Carrying totes of pellets to pallet.
Pushing empty rubber slab cages.
Pulling empty rubber slab cages.
Color changes, cross over ladders on extruders.
Color changes, PM's.
During daily QSR cleaning assignments.
Bending for access to rubber slab and other tasks.
While performing color changes on extruders.
Handling rubber components.
Using machete to cut rubber slab, scale entries.
General communication, instructions, alarms, etc.
Primary Work Location
USA SC - Sumter
US BD 12 Hour day Shift 5pm-530am (United States of America)
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