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Heavy Gauge Machine Operator Experienced 5 years

Greenville, SC 29615

Posted: 04/05/2024 Industry: Industrial Job Number: MF364773313 Pay Rate: $23 / hour

Job Description

Machine Operator Plastic Thermoforming  $18/hr. – $25.00/hr. Greenville, SC 
Pay based on experience
1st shift M-F 6AM-2:30PM.
In this function you will operate and troubleshoot thermoforming machinery used in manufacturing high-quality products for a vast array of industries including OEM, aerospace, automotive, electronics, construction, agricultural,  medical device packaging, and others.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work directly with plant leadership to develop and execute projects involving continuous improvement, upgrades, and the resolution of re-occurring problems.
  • In this function you will operate and troubleshoot thermoforming machinery used in manufacturing high-quality products for a vast array of industries
  • Loads and unloads forming machine with appropriate materials to facilitate forming requirements using oven.
  • Sets up production lines- Installs molds, fixtures, and any other production equipment.
  • Handles all job change over activities – Uninstalls all existing set up and re-installs all production tools, dies, molds needed for the next job.
  • Rapid identification of machine problems to minimize equipment downtime with root cause analysis conducted to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Properly completes running condition reports of all production equipment.
  • Properly completes running condition reports of all production equipment.
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization of production floor.
  • Maintains daily wipe down of production traffic area.
  • Communicates with Team Leader on Quality Assurance
  • Maintains readiness of pay out stations.
  • Manages the logistics of raw material, finished goods and scrap materials.
  • Perform weekly preventive maintenance of machines.
  • Various tasks relating to the daily production schedule.
  • Reads and interprets work instructions, and any other related documentation to determine methods and sequence of operations and dimensional and finish specifications.
  • Inspects each part to ensure quality standards.
  • Monitors machine for any mechanical problems
  • Completes all necessary paperwork and enters computer production information. cycle times, daily production numbers, scrap.
  • Can advance to completing set up and change over procedures of the molds and fixtures.
  • Troubleshoot and make necessary adjustments to equipment to ensure quality standards.
  • Follow all clean up and housekeeping procedures.
  • Comply with all quality, safety, and work rules and regulations.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
  • Reads job specifications to determine machine adjustment, and material requirements.
  • Adjust setting and controls to ensure sheet is within defined processing standards.
  • Ensure sheet quality by performing required quality assurance tests and inspections.
  • Operates at or below Company scrap targets.
Skills and Abilities
  • Experience in a maintenance plastics manufacturing environment
  • Must understand Metric and Standard measurements.
  • Must know how to fully use Calipers, Micrometer, Tape measure and other measuring tools.
  • Must understand and maintain written records and documentation (daily activity).
  • Must be proficient in English (written and verbal)
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience running Plastic Thermoforming Machine Operator experience.
  • Having Thermoforming or other plastic manufacturing background is required as a fully experienced Operator.
  • Maintenance or tech background is required.
    • Skills in reading, writing and arithmetic are necessary.
    • 5+ years of previous machine operations experience and machine maintenance
    • High School Diploma (minimum required), Technical training or certifications highly desired.
    • Proficient skills with precision measuring equipment
    • Ability to follow detailed work instructions.
    • Basic computer understanding
    • Knowledge of machinery
    • Must have a strong mechanical aptitude with a great knowledge and experience using various hand tools and power tools.
 Physical Demands
  • While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and listen. 
  • The employee is required to use their hands and fingers to handle and feel. 
  • Vision requirements of this job include close vision, color vision and moderate distance vision. 
  • The employee is required to stand most of the shift, occasionally walking around from machine to machine. The employee may be required to bend, stoop, and reach while performing the duties of this position. 
  • The employee will need to lift moderate weights up to 35 – 50lbs, much of this lifting will to up to shoulder height and on occasion higher.
  • When completing Set-ups and Changeovers, employees will need to use ladders to reach molds and fixtures. Upper body strength is necessary to make moves and adjustments to molds and fixtures.
Work Environment
  • The work setting of this manufacturing facility provides adequate lighting, noise levels will be moving between moderate to high noise levels. 
  • The required Personal Protection Equipment provided include Safety Glasses and Hearing Protection for any person in the production area. Additional PPE may be required, i.e., gloves, face masks, face shields, depending on the specific job being performed and company safety rules and regulations. 
  • Because of the nature of this business, the temperature in the production facility can be very hot during the hotter times of the year. 
Let’s go to work!  Apply online today or call our office at 864-649-3331.
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