Machine Operator - NIGHTS

Primary Purpose

Responsible for operation and excellent understanding of the Injection equipment and overall flow of product. Operation of Injection manufacturing equipment involves processing and mechanical adjustments to the machine and its components to obtain high quality production output that meets or exceeds customer expectations.

Specific Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Maintains standard production objectives through proper machine operation and records production accurately
  • Makes all necessary machine adjustments during Start-ups and maintains consistent machine operation and product quality in terms of customer specifications (i.e., bottle height, volumetric, top-load, visual defects, section weights, finish dimensions, etc.)
  • Performs quality assurance tests using appropriate measuring devices and basic math skills, and enters resultant data into the computer system, and has authority to stop production due to quality issues
  • Understand start up and shut down procedures necessary to minimize downtime and equipment wear and tear
  • Ensure proper and safe operational conditions of all production and related equipment
  • Improve the production equipment, utilities, efficiency and reliability
  • Actively participates in Quality training and Good Manufacturing Practice meetings to assist in continuous improvement of plant operations
  • Recommend, plan, repair, modify, and fabricate any necessary elements following a problem or a project
  • Flexible-need to be available for Overtime when required and covering for vacation
  • Knowledge and ability to perform systems room check
  • Operate a forklift as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Knowledge in hydraulic and pneumatic equipment/procedures
  • Have basic knowledge in electricity and control
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Must be able to coordinate movements quickly and accurately in a high output production area
  • Must willingly accept any other duties/changes to position to fit the needs for production as requested by Manager

Education/Experience required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least 3 years in a high speed manufacturing environment