Candle Extrusion Machine Operator Job Description Sample
Machine Operator Extrusion
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DIRECT HIRE STARTING POSITION PAY:
- C Operator ($16+) 1-3 years machine operator experience
- B Operator ($18+) 3-5 years machine operator experience
- A Operator ($20+) 5 + years machine operator experience
1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts available. Shift premium provided to off shifts.
Extrusion Machine Operators will set up and operate an extrusion machine in accordance with established procedures, guidelines, and customer requirements under the direction of the production supervisor.
- Train co-workers on sheet stacker position.
- Ability to operate and clean granulator and conveying system for color changes
- Ability to operate weight scale and troubleshoot if needed
- Responsible for creating shipping labels
- Responsible to stack and package product as required by work order
- Read work order and determine packaging requirements
- Ability to read and understand work orders to determine size and tolerances
- Ability to use calipers and tape measure accurately
- Maintain hi-lo license
- All candidates who have received a written offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre employment drug screening and a pre employment background check which will determine eligibility for employment
- Ability to successfully pass Hilo Operator test
- Ability to read and understand tape measure
- Ability to use calipers
- Strong communication skills
- Experience as a forklift operator preferred
- Reliable transportation
- Must be able to work 12-hour Swing Shift (includes weekends)
- Basic Mathematics skills
- Proven capability of working within a team environment
- Collaborate with all team members respectfully while maintaining positive attitude
- Opportunity for growth! Our supportive teams are dedicated to professional development and offer many opportunities to expand your knowledge, allowing you to advance during your career with us
- Medical -with access to MedNow 24/7 Virtual Care. Dental, and Vision Plans Available.
- 401 K with employer match
- Positive-Friendly Culture with a casual dress code
Extrusion Operator - 1St Shift
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
This position operates, maintains and troubleshoots extruders, blenders, cutters, pullers, water baths, sizing equipment and various other extrusion equipment. Operations are performed per written SOPs, including CGMP guidelines.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS PERFORMED
Operates, maintains and troubleshoots extruders, blenders, cutters, pullers, water baths, and sizing equipment.
Operates extrusion equipment for the mandril, wirebraid, and compounding lines.
Process various documentation, such as work orders.
Assists in the implementation of new products and equipment.
Contributes to meeting department goals and operational metrics.
Assist extrusion supervisor in training other production operators.
Contributes to a positive and safe working environment and the overall team efforts of the department.
Coordinate with materials, production floor, stock room and NPD to establish priorities.
Conduct production, R&D, and engineering runs.
Ensure that employees assisting in completing production work orders are efficient and completing assigned tasks to applicable procedures.
Performs other related duties, as required.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
Lifting -- Not to exceed 50 lbs. -- local practice may apply.
Field of vision/peripheral
Fine motor skills
SUMMARY OF MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma and three years of related experience.
Knowledge of the operation of extruders, braiders, pullers, cutters, dies, etc.
Individual must be self-motivated and possess good judgment in order to maintain a high degree of quantity with quality.
Ability to recognize problems and make adjustments to the equipment.
Ability to perform repetitive tasks well.
Ability to follow instructions in performing repetitive tasks.
Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations and follow procedures.
Computerized test equipment operation
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COMPANY HISTORY Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ, MMSI) was founded in 1987 by Fred P. Lampropoulos. Merit develops, manufactures and markets single-use medical devices primarily for diagnosing and treating cardiovascular and vascular disease. Merit has been successful in introducing and marketing innovative, high-quality products through its expertise in new product design and its capabilities in injection and insert molding of plastics; the application of its proprietary electronic and sensor-based technologies; and wire, extrusion and catheter technologies. Merit also develops and markets embolotherapeutic products for the treatment of uterine fibroids, hypervascularized tumors, and arteriovenous malformations. Embolotherapy procedures are primarily performed by interventional radiologists and use bioengineered microspheres to create targeted vascular occlusion and drug delivery. The Company is utilizing its competitive advantages and technologies to develop and offer products that address a wide range of needs related to cardiology and radiology procedures performed in hospitals. Sales are made primarily to U.S. hospitals through a direct sales force. The Company markets its products in over 60 countries worldwide, utilizing a direct sales force in Europe, and distributors for the remainder of the world.
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D/V
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Extrusion Operator - Night Shift
EXTRUSION OPERATOR - NIGHT SHIFT 6PM TO 6AM Plastics Industry
ROTATING SHIFTS 48 HOURS / 36 HOURS WEEK BY WEEK
This organization manufactures plastic resin building products.
Run a plastics extrusion line.
- Responsible for safety, quality and production of assigned line
· Maximize throughput in accordance with operating instructions and/or SOC’s
· Maintain and monitor gauge profile control in accordance with plant objective
· Ensure correct resin formulations in accordance with SOC’s
· Fill out the raw material consumption according to docket and enter in the system
· Initiate timely line adjustments to correct quality issues, in accordance with operating procedures and/or troubleshooting manuals
· Closely monitor all extrusion functions to ensure that line is running within required operating conditions
· Take line data to verify settings according to product being run
· Maintain frequent contact with rear on line operations to ensure compliance with operating procedures and SOC’s
· Assist adjoining line, as needed, to maximize productivity
· Plan ahead for changeovers
· Assist adjoin line, as needed to maximize productivity
· Properly maintain and care for equipment. Notify Sr. Technician of any maintenance issues requiring immediate attention
· Initiate maintenance work orders on items that need to be addressed on future outages
· Housekeeping: ensure that lines are kept clean and orderly, complying with daily housekeeping requirements checklists
· Overtime as required
· Any other duties as deemed necessary by the Sr. Extrusion Technician
· Provide cooperative support for QC lab requirements in testing procedures
· Support Process Department to meet plant and departmental goals
· Assist in training of Winder Operators
· Attends site training classes
· Comply with Plant safety regulations and good manufacturing practices
· Must have regular, reliable attendance and willing to work outside the regular schedule as required.
· Willing to handle job stress and interact with others in the workplace.
· 2 years’ experience in extrusion department desired
· P.C. knowledge
· Mechanical aptitude
· Oral and written communication skills
· Demonstrated proficiency at winder operator level
· High school graduate or equivalent
· Responsible for safety, quality and production of assigned line
· Maximize throughput in accordance with operating instructions and/or SOC’s
· Maintain and monitor gauge profile control in accordance with plant objective
$12/hour or based on prior Extrusion Experience
Extrusion Operator PO3 ∞
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.
3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.
Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.
3M is seeking an entry level Extrusion Operator for the Custom Compounding Operation located in Hebron, KY. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.
Safely and efficiently conduct compounding processing work with supervision. Follow all safety procedures without compromise. Follow written operating procedures and work cooperatively with technical personnel to attain positive results. Record all processing data completely and accurately. Provide process improvement ideas. Follow the Hebron Training program and perform all tasks safely and proficiently.
Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Acquiring an understanding of plastics processing, able to assist in equipment setups and maintain equipment operation. Able to follow instructions to implement changes in process conditions or equipment settings as needed to influence product properties
Ability to learn and practice a basic comprehension of standard processing in a manufacturing environment
Ability to comprehend and be trained to operate PIVs, Hand tools, and other industrial equipment
Able to respond as directed to change process conditions and equipment settings to minimize production of non-conforming product and loss of material
Accountable to prevent damage to thermoplastic processing and feed system equipment
Able to use basic math skills to insure process conditions are maintained to obtain the desired product quality characteristics
Work at a fast-machine-driven pace, able to respond quickly to rapidly changing process conditions
Ability to learn and practice Lean Values
This position may require:
Working overtime and short notice shift coverage
Working on holidays as needed
Working rotating 8, 10, or 12-hour shifts depending on business needs
Extended exposure to oil, dust, fumes, and noise. Some exposure to heat or cold.
Exposure to conditions that could cause thermal burns from molten material during the operation of equipment.
Frequent exposure to hazardous powders and dust. May handle Hazardous waste.
Frequent physical demands, including:
Lifting up to 30 lbs.
Wearing a respirator while performing physical work
Possess a High School Diploma/GED or higher
Minimum three (3) years of industrial factory experience in a private, public, government, or military environment
Experience working with extrusion and custom compounding of resin and powders
Experience working with lean manufacturing to include 5S Principles
Mechanical abilities and use of general tools
Location: Hebron, KY
Relocation: Is not authorized
This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.
Qualified applicants will be required to take and pass 3M employment testing as a part of the selection process.
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)
Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.
3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
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Work safely with complete adherence to all safety procedures.
Be a committed employee who adds value, endeavoring to make EF a high performance workplace
Communicate with respect and be a team member who is "easy to do business with."
Observe and comply with all EF policies and contribute to the EF culture of a high performance workplace
Every day at the beginning of every shift; Check pack pressure, spin finish waste buckets,Godet oil reservoir, tack filters, monomer press, main hopper screens for angel hair, daybin levels. Some of these checks might need to be done more than once or twice per shift.
Change packs as they alarm, if they are leaking or when going from dark to light color
Change coolindrum filter twice a week
Check compressors and dryers
Change spin finish totes
Pm all winders once a month
Keep pack room clean and organized
Clean assigned floors
Change winders and trouble shoot them
Regular inspection of all electrical, mechanical and other equipment of the facility.
Detecting any defects and malfunction, immediately repairing them.
Coordinating with process and other departments for feedback on the functionality of machines.
Reporting all defects and damages to maintenance supervisor.
Complying with the company standards and safety regulations.
Maintaining all records of repairs and maintenance done on the machines.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must have mechanical or electrical experience of any type.
Physical strength and ability to perform moderate manual labor for extended periods under standard Industrial work conditions.
Must be able to lift 60lbs.
Shift will be night swing
Extrusion Machine Operator - 12 Hour Day Shift
Job Title: Extrusion Machine Operator - 12 hour Day Shift
Location of Position: 5951 Clearwater Drive, Minnetonka 55343-8990 USA
Posting Number: req4101
The Extrusion Machine Operator will operate, troubleshoot, repair and perform minor maintenance of the extrusion equipment that processes polypropylene pellets into log form. You will understand both the product construction and the machine operation to maximize yields and machine uptime.
You will work shifts that are 12-hours long, 4am-4pm, on a rotating week schedule.
As the Extrusion Machine Operator, you will:
Observe all Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) rules, including housekeeping practices
Participate in EHS meetings, investigations, and audits
Proactively communicate and address safety concerns
Set-up and monitor machine operations according to standard operating instructions
Understand department safety, quality and regulatory requirements, and production goals; actively engage in meeting these goals
Inspect raw materials and products to ensure there are no visual defects; take corrective action as needed
Perform checks to ensure accuracy per product specifications, ensure overall product quality, and tracks in manual logs or computer system to capture deviations and quality traceability data
Perform material disposition on all work-in-processes (WIP) parts as assigned
Perform advanced machine adjustments to ensure that proper construction specifications are being met
Interrupt machine operation as necessary to correct operating problems
Minimize the production of products that do not meet specifications by quickly taking action and using investigative, troubleshooting, and mechanical skills
Accurately measure work in process (WIP) and finished goods in inches or centimeters
Communicate technical issues in a timely manner to all levels (managers, co-workers, maintenance, engineers, etc.)
Assist in training of other operators
Assist with failure and perform regular minor preventive maintenance
Perform troubleshooting to solve equipment malfunction
Perform complete setup, adjustments, startup, and shutdown of all equipment in the area
Keep accurate records and explain any discrepancies, if necessary
Perform any additional duties as assigned by supervisor, facilitator, or lead
Work Monday, Thursday, Friday one week (36 hours). Then the opposite Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday the following week (48 hours). Built in overtime (pay at 1.5x) every other week.
The vast majority of benefits start Day 1 of employment!
Company Paid Benefits
Dental & Vision Insurance
Short Term Disability
Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Employee Assistance Program
Benefits with Team Member Contributions
Health Insurance plans to meet your personal needs
Savings Accounts – Depending on which Health Insurance plan you chose, you are eligible to participate in accounts including Health Reimbursement Account with company contribution, Health Savings Account, and/or Flexible Spending Account/Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account
Premium Dental and Vision
Supplemental Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment, including dependent coverage
Long Term Disability
401k with company match
Company retirement contribution
Time Away from Work
Paid Parental Leave
Supporting Career Progression
- Many careers provide opportunities to increase compensation via structured skill development as well as our annual merit process
Encouraging Community Engagement
Enjoy the Journey! Help plan and participate in events that promote fun and team building in the workplace
Events for the family include Bring a Child to Work Day, Holiday Party, and Summer Picnic
Paid volunteer time to participate in company-sponsored volunteer activities
Developing Additional Skills
- Develop new skills via team participation!
o Teams include Safety, First Aid, Spill Team, Evacuation, Employee Activities Committee, HealthAhead and others
- Develop training and leadership skills through Facilitator, Lead, Quality Facilitator and Process Owner opportunities
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Help plan and participate in fun physical activities such as 5K fun run/walks and awareness events such as nutrition workshops
On-site blood pressure testing, cholesterol testing, flu shots, and more
Free on-site Fitness Room! Available 24/7 (except holidays and other shut-down days)
- High School Diploma/GED with a minimum of 1 year (12-months) of experience as a machine operator, maintenance technician, or military service in a technical background –OR– an Associate's Degree in engineering, plastics technology, industrial technology, instrumentation, automated systems and robotics, electronics engineering technology, industrial controls and robotics, right skills now for manufacturing or similar technical associates degree
Ability and willingness to work overtime, as required
Ability and willingness to work a rotating schedule that includes regular weekend coverage, as required
Ability and willingness to work a 12-hour shift schedule, as required
Ability and willingness to wear personal protective equipment, for example safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, and safety shoes, as required
Willingness to work in a tobacco-free environment
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
Experience working in and navigating computer applications; ability to perform basic functions in Excel, including navigating to files, data input, copy & paste and sums
Strong mathematical aptitude, such as ability to calculate flow rate and take measurements of circumference
Experience participating in the development of work instructions and operating guides
Basic SAP experience, including navigating in the system, looking up test specs and ensuring bills of materials match recipes
Strong mechanical aptitude
Quality inspection experience, including experience identifying and resolving product quality issues
Strong communication skills and ability to learn and understand all policies, practices, and procedures
Lean manufacturing experience
Previous experience performing setup, troubleshooting and operation of automated machines
Compensation: Hourly 17.50 - 19.50 USD
Is relocation for this position offered: No
Number of Job Openings: 3
Company Grade/Band: Other Salaried
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SUEZ's Water Technologies and Solutions (SWTS) offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. SWTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
R&D Polymer Extrusion Operator Technician
The primary role of the Polymer R&D Technician will be to operate polymer processing equipment in the R&D Applications laboratory and perform some related testing. This work will be performed in support of the product development, technical service and plant service needs of the polypropylene and polyethylene business units.
Accountable for personal safety, the safety of co-workers and promoting a safe work environment; responsible for carrying out all work activities in compliance with company, federal and state regulations.
Operate polymer processing equipment in accordance with LyondellBasell Standard Operating Procedures and Site/Corporate Safety policies. Main processing types include blow molding and injection molding. Extrusion compounding, rotomolding, pipe extrusion, wire extrusion and blown film extrusion are also practiced at the site.
Perform process set up for molding machines to improve machine efficiency and reduce scrap in an accurate and timely manner.
Perform routine maintenance, safety and accuracy checks on assigned equipment.
Perform the trial runs on all new molds, tooling, resins, and color concentrates.
Work effectively with others in a team environment to ensure competent execution of assigned testing and processing tasks.
Interface effectively with business clients to communicate project status updates and resolve issues.
Promote an environment in which everyone is treated with respect.
Identify and implement quality, safety and reliability driven improvements. This may include participation in site teams.
Participate on committees dealing with investigations, policy and procedure development, and improving the work place environment.
Candidate will also be required to mentor other technicians when necessary.
Engage in frequent developmental dialog with supervisor and others to continually enhance personal and group performance and development
Exhibit strong innate commitment to not only their safety but to that of their coworkers
Participating in regular dialogues regarding safe work practices including stopping work to resolve issues if need be
Understand that completing work safely is our number one goal
High School Diploma with a minimum of 7 years of relevant mechanical or testing experience.
Strongly prefer 7 + years experience polymer processing or testing
Strong computer skills a must, ideally in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to effectively manage multiple and/or changing priorities with minimal supervision.
Strong technical orientation.
Excellent mechanical skills
Excellent problem solving skills.
Highly motivated individual, adept at working independently to complete assigned tasks punctually, effectively and safely.
Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time up to 6-10 hours per day.
Ability to climb 51 steps at a time from occassionally to frequently
Ability to climb a 15 foot ladder up to 8 times a day
Ability to life up to 60 pounds from waist to shoulder occassionally and to carry or lift up to 25 pounds frequently
Ability to exert up to 70 pounds of push or pull force and 40 pounds of grip force
Good eye hand coordination and range of motion
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell (www.lyondellbasell.com) manufactures products at 55 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.
Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.
LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.
LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.
As a 3rd Shift Extrusion Operator in the Hose department you will perform the following duties:
Operation of the assigned equipment and any auxiliary equipment associated with the operation of the assigned area.
Inform the crew leader/shift supervisor of any safety, mechanical, or operational problems.
Document actions completely and accurately as required on receiving, QC, and assigned paperwork.
Qualifications & Competencies
HS diploma or GED
Ability to communicate in English, writing must be legible using proper spelling and grammar
Ability to follow written instructions (ie SOP's and specifications)
Ablity to perform basic math (add, subtract, multiply and divide)
Ability to drive a forklift and posses a valid drivers license
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:
Handle machine parts weighing up to 50 pounds.
Move and control reels of garden hose weighing up to 1200 pounds. Body strength and stamina must be sufficient to perform these duties 50 times per shift.
Remove tooling and properly reassemble using basic hand tools. Basic motor skills are required to perform the necessary mechanical aspects of this job in an efficient manner.
Tolerate summer heat of 15 degrees above outside temperatures.
Body agility to enable bending, stooping and lifting hose, tools and other items needed to perform the job. Body strength and stamina must be sufficient to perform these duties 25 times per shift.
Product Development Associates are accountable for the production of a top quality plastic film in a safe, efficient and effective manner. They must be able to read and understand instructions well and make continuous efforts to improve the quality of the product. They must be job flexible and willing to work on different machines as needed and perform well in a customer driven, safety conscience organization. In addition, this person will assist the Berry team in achieving our vision of being the dominant supplier of value added films in the industry.
(Describe key responsibilities / accountabilities of the position)
Responsible for promoting safety awareness and keeping safety as a number one priority on a daily basis.
Responsible for conducting monthly safety audits.
Continuously pursues the establishment of a high participation work team environment.
Must know how to assist and operate all extrusion and secondary processes.
In general, know how to trouble shoot machine and analyze equipment to make corrective actions.
Distinguish between acceptable and non-conforming products.
Understand procedures for flush outs and change-overs.
Understand factory order and trial plan, and set up machine accordingly.
Must be able to change screens, clean dies and make die adjustments as needed.
Know the difference between raw materials and their uses.
Must be able to perform all required quality checks.
Must work with co-workers as a team member and be supportive of team decisions.
Support all other line teams and plant teams.
Participate in continuous improvement of operation.
Participate in an on-going effort to be cross-trained on each of the extrusion and secondary processes.
Make continuous effort to keep machine and area neat and clean.
Report all maintenance and safety issues immediately.
Assists with the implementation of new products and processes, and develop action plans for continuous process improvement.
Responsible for documenting the trail with all pertinent manufacturing conditions, testing results and costing analysis and ensuring that appropriate personnel are copied.
Lifting up to 50 lbs.
Working from secured platforms of up to 40 feet high.
Standing for extended periods of time.
Wear all personal safety equipment required by Company policy and follow all Company safety policies and procedures.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Must possess good communications skills, both written and oral.
Must possess a good working knowledge of the extrusion process and related processes.
Must seek to understand the effects of process changes on product quality.
Must understand process and equipment capabilities.
Must possess a working knowledge of statistical analysis used in process control (control charting techniques, process capability studies, etc.)
Must possess problem solving skills relating to raw materials and process ability of same.
Must possess working knowledge of test procedures and equipment used to test product quality.
Must demonstrate the ability to build and maintain strong teamwork relationships.
Must have excellent attendance and safety record.
Must be able to travel to support product translation to other plant.
Machine Operator Lead
Berry Global (NYSE: BERY) is a $7.1B global manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products.
Headquartered in Evansville Indiana, Berry operates over 125 global manufacturing facilities and employs over 23,000 individuals. At Berry Global, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. With our proven expertise in packaging and protection solutions, and our dedicated insights team that follows trends across a wide range of industries, we are uniquely positioned to serve a broad range of markets and customer needs.
Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. Here at Berry we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth and safety. We encourage you to be a part of Berry Global, the company that is always advancing to protect what's important!
The Production Lead Operator is responsible for the supervision of Custom Film production lines. Must know Custom film basics, troubleshooting, extruder drives, heaters and controls.
Constantly follows quality and production and makes the necessary decisions to maintain maximum rates with high quality in an efficient time and manner. Helps to maintain the shift safety and training programs to minimize accidents and injuries and to ensure a safe working environment. Coordinates with Maintenance for scheduled shutdowns and repairs in order to achieve the necessary maintenance work with the minimum operational losses.
Trains and helps evaluate staff. Inspects each line and checks the product is being run according to the specifications of the job; take corrective action to resolve problems. Forecast equipment for future orders. Acts as the shift leader by aiding, instructing and directing the shift staff in order to achieve the desired results.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Review production orders and complies with the work order. Must meet production, quality and quantity standards on all lines.
Assures proper set ups and quality checks. Organizes work for smooth operations. Constantly follows quality and production and makes the necessary decisions to maintain maximum rates with high quality on efficient time and manner.
Assists in training packers on how to do quality checks, gauge, length, width and weight and does follows-up on production to make sure product is being produced to specifications and documents paperwork. Helps make necessary adjustments and settings to equipment. Can operate all aspects involved in a start-up, process control blending system, recalibration and control panel, printing press and bag separator and can take a line down properly.
Must be able to troubleshoot the majority of problems on extrusion, bag machines, seal bar units and winders. Helps to implement training programs for packers to learn the components of extrusion, bag machines and how these components work together to make sheeting and bags. Must know resin system and the various resins used for their application and in what capacity.
Inspect the finished products for quality problems and takes corrective action to resolve problems. Notifies Supervisor of equipment and maintenance problems; advises of quality problems. Assists packers and Operators when their lines go down or there is a manufacturing problem.
Moves equipment in and out of manufacturing area for production changeovers with a pallet jack or forklift. Replaces broken or worn out hand equipment and makes sure the packers have all of their PPE available and in use. Must be willing to work twelve-hour shifts and overtime when needed.
Complies with housekeeping rules, ensuring a clean and orderly plant at all times. Has a main focus on safety, quality, production rates, and problem areas affecting the process.
- OPERATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS;
Reads work orders and check production reports on the lines. Verbally communicates with Supervisor and other co-workers on production needs and process.
- HEALTH AND SAFETY;
Adheres to safety policies and procedures in compliance with Berry's guidelines. Visually inspects production area for tripping hazards, equipment safeguards, employee's safety, adherence to policies and maintains a clean work environment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalent or five years of extrusion film manufacturing experience. Good mechanical background a plus. Have valid Berry forklift license.
Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English.
Ability to do functional math; i.e. adding, subtracting, multiplying and division. Ability to use a handheld calculator to figure percentage formulas and out-put yield.
Must be able to calculate the density of the blend and percentage of layer thickness with micrometers. Accurately read a tape measure.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee must be able to keep up with moderate speed production machines winders, bag machines, printing presses, extruders, blenders and pumps.
Manual dexterity required with exposure to arm, wrist and back fatigue. The employee continuously uses their arms, hands and fingers to handle, grasp, hold, grip and squeeze. The employee routinely bends and lifts up to 65 pounds over a twelve (12) hour shift, kneels, squats, pulls and drags sheets of plastic, rearranges and organizes products/materials, climbs/descends stairs into/from the tower areas 50 to 75 feet in the air and pushes a broom to clean the production floor.
The employee stands approximately 10 hours and frequently walks the production area to locate materials, check supplies, locate pallets and offer assistance where needed. The employee routinely steps up 1 ½ feet and pulls themselves into the seat of a forklift. Operation of forklift and lifting equipment are essential to job responsibilities.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions on this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to very loud. The employee is continuously exposed to temperature variances; extreme heat during the Spring and Summer and cold temperatures during the Winter. An essential part of this position is to work in a teamwork environment.
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