Compression Molding Machine Operator Job Description Sample
Machine Operator - Compression Molding
Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, boring machines, and grinders, to machine plastic or metal work pieces. Will be able to work to exacting tolerances, determine speeds and feeds, and sharpen own tools.
Must be able to visualize finished product, recognize and report corrections in blueprint errors. May operate molding machine to form sand molds used in production of metal castings with the ability to perform the following duties:
Reads blueprint or job order for product specifications such as dimensions and tolerances, and tooling instructions such as fixtures, feed rates, cutting speeds, depth of cut, and determines sequence of operations.
Selects, positions, and secures tool in tool holder
Positions and secures work piece in holding device, machine table, chuck, centers, or fixtures.
Moves controls to position tool and work piece in relation to each other, and to set specified feeds, speeds, and depth of cut
Sets up fixture or feeding device, starts machine, and turns hand wheel to feed tool to work piece or vice versa, and engages feed
Observes operation of machine and verifies conformance of machined work piece to specifications.
Operates bench grinder to sharpen tools
Sets up and operates machines and equipment other than machine tools
Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Listens and gets clarification.
Able to read and interpret written information.
Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback.
Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
Approaches others in a tactful manner; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
Is consistently at work and on time.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent with one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Pearland, Texas, United States
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Machine Operator - Solid Dosage Compression
Responsible for breaking down, cleaning, tooling, setting up, running, and monitoring Tablet compression machines such that all quality and/or customer specifications are achieved in an effective and efficient manner.
The hours for this position are 2pm-10pm
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare compression equipment for use, to include:
Following SOP's, clean all compression equipment, tooling and rooms.
Get next scheduled product from operation specialist.
Gather all necessary paperwork to manufacture the next scheduled lot.
Verify product for use in the manufacture of each production lot.
Manufacture tablet cores, to include:
Follow the batch record instruction to manufacture the tablets
Document all processing steps in the batch record
Monitor and graph physical characteristics of tablets per SOP
Reconcile the final bulk product
Overtime as required.
Knowledge and compliance of company policies and SOP's.
Knowledge and understanding of all cGMP's related to this position.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Must complete the operator certification program within 6 months.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Some mechanical experience helpful.
Good math skills.
Accuracy and attention to detail is required.
Work Environment / Travel / Physical Demands
Frequently required to stand, walk, and use both hands.
The employee must be able to maneuver weights up to 100 pounds on occasion and lift up to 50 pounds and regularly up to 25 pounds.
Must be able to work in a dusty environment with a wide range of raw materials.
Must wear personal protective equipment as required by batch record and SOP's, which may include: dust masks, gloves, goggles, and hearing protection.
Molding Machine Set-Up Operator
WHO IS STANLEY BLACK & DECKER? We are the leader in tools and security. We are Stanley Tools. We are DEWALT. We are Mac Tools. We are Vidmar. And we are much more. We are the doors that protect you at airports. We are the lock and deadbolt on your front door. We are the hydraulic breakers that rescue trapped earthquake survivors. We are the people on the phone in an emergency. No matter where you live, what vehicle you drive, what stores you shop at, or what building you work in, you can bet that we had a hand in making it work. Our purpose is to create the innovative solutions for those that make the world.
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WHY WORK FOR STANLEY BLACK & DECKER? Since 1843, we've set the standard for excellence in everything we do. No company on earth has a stronger or more compelling history of delivering the hardworking, innovative, powerful tools that help professionals around the world build, repair, and protect the world's most valuable things.
As a Fortune 500 Company that was recently named one of the Top 100 Companies for Millennial Women and one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies, Stanley Black and Decker always strives for excellence when it comes to our employees. We are a stable yet always advancing company with a proven track record for longevity and quality.
The Stanley Black and Decker New Britain Tools Plant also offers employees a highly competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
TWO Pension plans
11 Paid holidays
Flexible Training opportunities and more!
Responsibilities may include:
Machine Setups that involve changing of molds, setting a variety of limit switches to achieve proper mold height, stroke, closing, etc.
Set injection pressures, adjust material feed and back pressure and ram speed.
Set heat controls and timers.
Set up automatic product removal system and conveyor for automatic operation and adjust ejection system for proper removal of product.
Perform wiring hookups required for limit switches. Adjust ejection system for proper removal of product. Install necessary plumbing apparatus and connect temperature control equipment, parts separation equipment and wiring hookups.
Monitor operation of automatic equipment, unload parts, cut off sprue and gates and place in container. Spot check work and make adjustments to maintain tolerances.
Make minor repairs to fixtures and equipment and lubricate machines as required.
Must have prior experience operating and setting-up molding machines.
Must have prior experience working in a manufacturing environment.
Must be mechanically inclined.
Must be able to work a 2nd shift (3:00 PM – 11:00 PM).
Molding Machine Operator - 1St Shift
Rexnord® is a $2 billion multi-platform diversified global industrial company. Within our platforms, we serve a wide array of growing, global end markets by offering the broadest, most reliable product portfolios and trusted brands in our industries. Within Process & Motion Control, we design, manufacture, market and service specified, highly engineered mechanical components used within complex systems where our customers' reliability requirements and the cost of failure or downtime are extremely high. Within Water Management, we design, procure, manufacture and market products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation, in which customers specify our products due to performance, life cycle and project cost, and our service levels. Founded in 1892, Rexnord is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and employs approximately 7,400 associates worldwide. For more information about the company visit us at http://www.rexnord.com/.
Power Transmission Group
Within the Process & Motion Control platform, Power Transmission (PT) associates design and manufacture a broad portfolio of products such as Falk branded gear drives, Rex bearings and industrial chain, plus a wide range of couplings and conveyor components. Rexnord products enhance the reliability of equipment used worldwide, supporting industries such as transportation, mining, energy, food & beverage.
Set up, operate, and tend molds to create elements for a wide variety of shoes. Coordinate with other departments to ensure machines work properly and accurate run of molds. Keep track of daily output requirements.
Repair and wax molds for surface imperfections.
Move and position mold sections using lift tables.
Brush wax onto mold sections to facilitate removal of elements from molds.
Lift upper mold sections from lower sections and remove elements.
Visually inspect elements to ensure quality.
Hang elements on appropriate racks for baking process.
Distribute elements to appropriate bins in saw department.
Accurately cast molds.
Monitor temperature of molds.
Monitor pressure gauges of casting machines.
Other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Minimum two years of continuous molding experience.
Good mechanical aptitude.
Ability to read precision measuring instruments and learn computer spreadsheets.
Ability to read and interpret production schedules and issue computer generated reports.
Must be detail oriented and possess good communication skills as well as time management skills.
Lift up to 50 lbs.
Matching 401(k) contribution
Discretionary Personal Retirement Account
Short-Term Disability Insurance
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
Matching Gift Program
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Minority/Veteran/Disabled
Machine Leader, Injection Molding
The primary responsibilities of this position include performing manufacturing procedures and associated documentation of injection molding of plastic parts and assembly of these parts in accordance with written procedures. Performs as a multi-skilled team member, serves specialized areas, and plays a significant role in process improvement and facilitation.
Candidate is responsible for performing manufacturing procedures and associated documentation of injection molding of plastic parts and assembly of these parts in accordance with written procedures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (these are primary responsibilities of the role and the incumbent will perform other duties as assigned):
The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Performs set-ups on complex automated injection molding machines and assembly robots, identifies potential bottlenecks in the flow process and takes action to prevent reoccurrence. Responsible for utilizing resources, both their own and others, to meet production goals.
Performs quality checks for manufactured parts, identifies defective materials and alerts Production Unit Lead of unusual trends for corrective action. Works with and assists Production Unit Lead, Engineers and Production Management in resolving quality, production process issues, and raw material issues.
Performs minor trouble shooting to assist in identifying equipment problems as they occur and initiates appropriate support function interventions.
Responsible for knowing and following all safety and compliance requirements by maintaining cleanliness within work area, ensuring proper hygiene in work areas at all times and maintaining good documentation practices on all required paperwork.
Works directly with other team members in new and existing process validation, documentation, and implementation. Assists engineers in prototyping, specialty builds, testing, validating, and implementing new materials, designs and process improvements. Records data when necessary. May assist in the design of fixtures.
Responsible for proper handling of waste and accurately documenting supportive data relative to waste.
Conducts preventive maintenance in area of responsibility including but not limited to cleaning and inspection on all components of equipment in a safe manner.
Accountable for learning and applying computer skills, including PC skills in the Windows environment and training new employees as required
Maintains confidential information and performs other duties as assigned.
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
Advanced understanding of manufacturing operating procedures in the field of injection molding and part assembly.
Requires basic knowledge and understanding of mold design and construction.
Requires extensive and practical knowledge of different materials and their workability, especially in the field of thermoplastics.
Requires team cooperation and ability to prioritize workload to meet customer demands. Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills with peers, leaders, customers, and support groups.
Ability to work effectively and efficiently as an individual contributor, team member, and leader.
Capable of applying planning and allocation skills acquired through education and job experience.
Safety conscious, following safety rules, policies, and procedures.
Demonstrated strong problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
- Successful completion of an Injection Molding Technician Program preferred.
Physical / Safety Requirements
Must be able to work in an environment without daylight / windows
Ascends/descends ladders to access machinery
Lifting and/or moves up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move in excess of 50 pounds using lifting aids, techniques, or appropriate assistance
Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends
Use of hands and fingers to manipulate equipment is required
Requires standing, walking, bending, pulling, pushing, climbing and crawling.
Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts to include day and night time hours
Injection Molding Machine Set Up Technician III
Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
Machine Set Up Technician 3
Shift C: Wed – Sat, Thur
- Sat 6am – 630pm
Our Manhattan, Montana facility is seeking a Machine Set Up Tech 3 to add to our team. The Machine Set Up Tech 3 is responsible for but not limited to: Technician must possess excellent knowledge of injection molding process, materials, molds and machinery. Technician must maintain molding schedules; evaluate parts based on quality standards and specifications, and assist machine operators as needed. Technician will assist material handler with start and setup procedures. This position supports 32 IMM's with a drive for 90% uptime along with 2 other machine set up technicians of varying experience. This position is a direct supporter/contributor to the success of the Operations Manager and any/all delegated work is expected to positively promote the Blackhawk brand.
Including but not limited to the following
Verify correct set-up of molds, presses, and auxiliary equipment before machine start up.
Establish proper molding conditions.
Perform mold changes and sampling runs according to molding schedule.
Assist with the set-up and maintenance of auxiliary equipment, including granulators, conveyors, liquid temperature controls, and mold electrical controls.
Make minor repairs to machines and equipment and notify proper personnel of necessary major repairs.
Relieve other molding technicians on breaks and in the event of absenteeism.
Train and assist machine operators
Responsible for adherence to Quality Specifications for all products.
Follow and promote all safety and environmental procedures
Promote and maintain an atmosphere of cooperation among and between shifts, tool room, quality control, and management to facilitate production goals.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Minimum 7 years as Machine Set Up Technician I/II or similar experience (external applicants)
Proficient in plastics material handling processes and procedures
Taken and passed Assessment to move to level 3 (internal applicant)
Displayed strong team player and a drive to make the team successful
Strong demonstration of leadership skills and associated qualities
Performs all tasks associated and expected of the Machine Set Up Tech 1 and Machine Set Up Tech 2
Demonstrated consistent drive to continued learning
Shows drive to assume more responsibility and accepts assigned tasks readily and willingly
Willingness to train others and actively participate in knowledge transfer
Has taken formal Machine Processing Training courses
- Problem Solving
- Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
- Oral Communication
- Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings
Action Oriented-Quick to act on an opportunity, Enjoys working hard, Energetically addresses tasks the are seen as challenging, Not fearful of acting with minimal direction, proactively seeks out more opportunities than most others
Delegation-Clearly and comfortably delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions, Shares both responsibility and accountability, trusts people to perform but available to provide advice, allows direct reports to finish their own work but knows when oversite is needed.
Directing Others-Good at establishing clear directions, sets stretching objectives, Distributes the work load appropriately, Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner, Maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results, Brings out the best in people, Clear communicator
- Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
- Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
- Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
- Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
- Drive for Results-Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully, Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers, Very bottom-line oriented, Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled
Machine Operator- Blow Molding
Warren Oil has an immediate need for Blow Mold Machine Operators at our Dunn, NC manufacturing facility!
Plastic Technician Duties:
Single source responsibility for blow molding process, efficient production, minor repairs, preventative maintenance and all required quality checks as specified in control plan.
Sufficient process knowledge to assure that all products produced will meet or exceed quality standards as specified in control plan
Make applicable process adjustments to insure line capability (timing adjustments, screen changes, etc.)
Demonstrate working knowledge of material handling system to insure accurate mixing of all additives, including, but not limited to the introduction of PCR, colorant etc.
Understand and meet all KPI's specified in control plan and interrelationship thereof
Train machine operators, wheel operators, and B plastic technicians
Audit quality records and processes involved in any aspect of blow molding
Perform tasks in a safe manner, observiing all plant and OSHA safety rules guidelines.
Other duties as assigned
Plastic Technician Qualifications:
High School diploma or GED
1-3 year of experience specifically blow molding or plastic manufacturing.
Basic electrical and mechanical skills anbd aptitude.
Must be able to select and properly use basic hand tools and meters for the task
Ability to operate manufacturing equipment.
Knowledge of industrial technology a plus.
Basic math skills and reading comprehension.
Certificate of completion or equivalent in basis Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Warren Oil is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Molding Machine Maintenance Technician (Preventive Maintenance)
Perform all automation/robot repairs, PM's and maintenance as needed. Work daily troubleshooting electromechanical systems.
General and specific knowledge of PLC's, HMI's, servos, drives, PC troubleshooting and mechanical troubleshooting strongly preferred. The ideal candidate would have a strong work ethic, background fixing electromechanical systems, and be flexible with overtime.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Keep automation operational. General shop floor support for automation equipment, once training is complete
Support production floor by answering emergency equipment down requests
Assist in rebuilding equipment as time allows, during periods of extended, planned downtime
Preventative maintenance on all automation equipment and clean automation equipment
Complete Lockout Tagout training (on-site after hire date)
Understands Importance of food safety, ISO and plant safety policies and is acting example to other employees after being properly trained
This job has no supervisory responsibilities
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Electrical certifications, trainings and proof of experience is strongly preferred
Experience with PLC's, HMI's, servos, drives, PC troubleshooting and mechanical troubleshooting strongly preferred. The ideal candidate must be able to use Windows based computer interfaces and make observations of the equipment performance and make adjustments with the interface.
All of our systems are driven by computers and HMI's. This candidate must have the ability to troubleshoot and make adjustments on a daily basis, after training is complete. Experience with vision systems strongly preferred
Ability to read electrical schematics, mechanical prints, understand components and systems required
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers and decimals
The physical demands are not extensive for this position. Employee will be required to perform all functions carefully and to negotiate slippery surfaces and be aware of potential hazards.
This is typical of a shop floor environment. Good self-awareness of surroundings is a must for this position.
The work environment is typical of a shop manufacturing floor. Personal protection (ear plugs, steel toe shoes, hard hats and safety glasses) are required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, electricity in various forms, using lifting devices, exposure to heights of 15-20' with safety harness, and stored energy (pneumatics, hydraulics, springs, ect).
Molding Machine Operator
Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability and experience in the following areas:
Using logical process of elimination to troubleshoot and deduce problems that limit machine efficiency and output
Tracking and stocking critical parts
Collaborating with other team members and preparing technical documents using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
Creatively solving problems throughout polyurethane part processing and adjusting machine components as necessary
Working with material flow and flow controls
Handling 500 lb drums with drum trucks and using forklifts as needed
High School diploma or equivalent experience
3-5 years manufacturing environment experience desired
Proven ability to work as part of a collaborative team in a manufacturing environment
Basic skill level desired in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Bilingual a plus (English/Spanish)
Injection Molding Machine Technical Trainer
ENGEL Machinery North America has job opportunities available for Injection Molding Machine Technical Trainers located in multiple regions throughout the United States. Reporting to the Director Customer Service Division (CSD), this position while demonstrating the highest level of customer service, provides training to both internal and external ENGEL customers on the optimal use and operation of ENGEL machinery.
ENGEL embodies a spirit of innovation, built on decades of experience. With a dynamic workplace, ENGEL is the injection molding industry leader in technological advancements, ensuring sustainable global growth. The ENGEL company history is a success story that we keep on writing everyday together with our employees.
Do you have what it takes to spur game-changing innovation, generate creative solutions and add world-class value to our customers? Then get ready to join the ENGEL team and become part of the next chapter in our history as we continue to grow the business in North America!
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides technical instruction to customers. 65%
Trains customers on technical information relating to ENGEL machinery, including plastics processing, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, electronics, safety, mechanical, machine controller, hardware, software, automation and quality.
Ensures customers are trained thoroughly on the operation and maintenance of the various types of ENGEL molding machines and automation products.
Uses a variety of mediums to train, including visual aids, computer presentations, projector, overheads, charts, manuals, presentations and demonstrations.
Identifies training needs and prepares agenda and coursework for customers. 20%
Identifies machine/s and process types in order to deliver the most effective training.
Secures the necessary electrical, hydraulic prints to support training needs. Studies such in order to be prepared to deliver training.
Liaises with customer to discern specific training needs.
Travels to/from customer sites to deliver training. 10%
- Though travel may be conducted at the ENGEL facility, traveling to customer facilities or to ENGEL training sites to provide training is required. Travel may be by air or by land.
Provides advanced customer support and technical assistance. 2.5%
- Answers customer queries relating to machine systems and processing of materials, machine controls software and machine features.
Performs research and development. 2.5%
Liaise with other ENGEL departments (e.g., engineering) to obtain specifics on customers machines and/or automation products.
Develop customized approaches to training based on customer needs. Develop new training materials and methods as needed.
Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned by a supervisor.
High school diploma or equivalent plus 3 years of trade school are required.
Any of the following are helpful/preferred:
Associates in Industrial Maintenance Technology - concentration in Injection Molding Machines
Degree in Mechatronics BS in Mechanical or Electrical or Polymer Science/Plastics Technology or Equivalent Experience
- Minimum 5 years related experience is required.
- Master Molder Degrees/Certifications preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficient in presentation packages such as MS PowerPoint, Excel and Word as well as with ENGEL proprietary(?) software.
Experience with tools such as gauges, multimeters, micrometers, vernier scales and general machining tools is desired.
Experience with projectors, audio systems and computers is required.
Excellent communication skills needed to work with other ENGEL employees and departments on a weekly basis. External communications includes those with regulatory representatives and agency representatives (on a quarterly basis) as well as with customers and Board members on a weekly basis.
Awareness of professional and safety standards (e.g., OSHA, ISO, CSO and ANSI) is a plus.
Customer service focus is a must.
Ability to be resourceful and to seek out training improvements, for example, if training materials need to be translated.
This job requires extensive travel, approximately 90% of the time, both domestic and international. Of total travel, International travel is expected to be about 20% of the time.
Must be willing to travel as needed in assigned region.
Must possess a valid passport.
The ENGEL group has been thriving for decades. This is because as a family-run company, we rely on long-standing relationships and aim to live up to our own exacting standards of expertise and experience in all fields of plastics processing. We see ourselves as a driving, innovative force that has continually set new standards in a dynamic and diverse industry. Our competitive edge has come from generating added value for customers worldwide.
ENGEL attaches great importance to flexibility, innovation and self-responsibility of all of its employees and business units. This is the only way to consistently supply and guarantee results of the highest global standards.
ENGEL offers a competitive total compensation package to eligible employees, including: health, dental, LTD and life insurance, 401k with match, contribution to HSA, Dependent and Health FSA, vacation pay and holiday pay.
We are looking forward to receiving your application and resume and going over the position with you.
ENGEL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protective veteran status or any other category protected by state or local laws.
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