Sets up and operates plastic Thermoforming machines by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following:
Read job specifications and set-up instructions to determine mold requirements, machine adjustments, and material requirements. Obtains supervisor sign-off after the first article is run.
Sets up molds and frames to achieve desired part.
Inspects and loads plastic sheet into machine.
Inspects mold for damage. Cleans and/or repairs mold as required.
Manually or automatically moves plastic sheet into heating area.
Observes machine operation to detect material defects or machine malfunction. Perform quality control inspections after each step in the manufacturing process. You have the authorization to stop any process that is questionable and seek the approval of the team lead before processing.
Trims and/or drills finished part as required.
Marks identifying part and/or job information on finished part.
Affix labels or stickers to finished product as required.
Inspects finished product against established quality standards. Completes all needed quality assurance information when required.
Records production information on work order.
Packs finished part on pallet or transports part to packaging department.
Performs minor machine maintenance when required. Reports major repairs needed to maintenance department and supervisor.
Notifies supervisor of scrap, reject, or questionable product to assure proper documentation/recording. Repairs quality problems if possible. Properly disposes of scrap prior to end of shift.
Monitors inventory of stock items & requisitions items as needed.
Utilizes good housekeeping practices. Keeps work area clean & organized.
Assist other departments when required.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Occasional overtime required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
One year certificate from college or technical school; minimum six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to use a tape measure & perform basic arithmetic using fractions & whole numbers.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively among employees of organization.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS and/or WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and/or work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.