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.
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
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
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
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
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
The individual may be asked to perform other duties as
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
Be cross-trained into a variety of positions and willing to
perform those functions as required.
Pay close attention to details and pursue quality in
accomplishing work duties and tasks.
Organize work priorities to meet individual and team goals.
Exhibit familiarity with manufacturing operations and safety
Efficiently and accurately multiply, divide, add, and subtract
whole and non-whole numbers to resolve practical problems.
Understand written instruction and complete appropriate
documentation as directed.
Use a logical approach to troubleshooting issues and
prioritizing production needs.
Recognize problems when they occur and work toward the solution
of those problems.
Handle challenges skillfully, thoroughly, and effectively.
Effectively and professionally communicate with co-workers, team
members, and internal or external customers. Present information
clearly and accurately.
Independently take advantage of opportunities to improve or
increase skills, abilities and job knowledge.
Make sure that work is delivered on time and of high
Develop good work practices in order to get the job done.
Use equipment, resources and time in an efficient and effective
Use good judgment when making decisions.
Work in a cooperative manner with management, co-workers,
internal/external customers, and vendors.
Do the right thing, even when it is difficult.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND CERTIFICATIONS
Three months related work experience, or any satisfactory
combination of education and experience that demonstrates the
knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
Basic knowledge of electricity, hydraulics, and pneumatics
Certificate from college or technical school preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the
Essential Functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Remain in a stationary position while monitoring operations.
Regularly move about to perform operations functions while
operating the line.
Transport products and materials weighing up to 65 pounds.
Change mold tooling and maneuver products on blow molding lines
using force of up to 50 pounds.
Use ladders, stairs, and catwalks to access workstations, to
retrieve materials, to trouble shoot equipment, when performing
work on lift equipment, and when working in elevated
Position oneself to access lower levels of the line, retrieve
products or materials from ground level, and access equipment at
ground level for troubleshooting operations.
Reach forward when handling products and packaging components on
the line, replacing labels, working on the computer, and when
assessing machinery, replacing dyes, and troubleshooting.
Reach overhead when accessing items on high shelves, operating
machinery, and maneuvering product on lines or grasping handrails
while climbing ladders.
Operate, position, and use a wide variety of hand tools, power
tools and equipment and have the manual dexterity to do such tasks
as operating machinery and closing and sealing containers.
Observe and interact with associates and equipment in the plant
Perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels and have
the ability to exchange detailed information; in designated areas
where hearing protection is required, must be able to communicative
effectively while wearing hearing protection.
Visually recognize colors when inspecting parts and bottle
The environmental conditions described here are representative
of those the associate encounters while performing the Essential
Functions of the job.
The individual will be expected to work in a manufacturing plant
environment, which may include being exposed to work in high,
precarious places, outdoor weather conditions, work near moving
mechanical parts, and extreme heat. Typical noise level is
The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments.