Molding Machine Operators (All shifts)
Spaulding Composites Inc. | Wilton, NH
Molding Machine Operator I
Summary: Tends automatic and semi-automatic plastic injection molding equipment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Working from written procedures, verbal instruction, and/or visual diagrams, Machine Operators perform all tasks that are necessary in the production of plastic parts while tending automatic and semi-automatic machines. Basic operations procedures are listed on the BURBAK Route Sheet that accompanies each production job. Machine Operators record information and maintain records for each assigned job. All work is to be performed according to quality and safety standards set for the operation. Machine operators perform other related duties as directed or as required. Direct supervision is required in the Operator I position.
Tasks include the visual inspection of parts and notifying the supervisor of any defects in a timely manner. Perform secondary operations, such as degating or trimming, to ensure that parts adhere to established quality standards. Monitor production run for reject levels and inform supervisor if rejects are over 10%. Monitor machine performance for malfunctions and inform supervisor of maintenance requirements if necessary. Machine operators are expected to work within the quoted cycle time as listed on the Route Sheet.
May occasionally be required to install inserts and/or cores in molds. Follow established safety procedures for all operations. Ensure that work areas, where inserts or cores are used, are properly padded with mats and foam dividers.
Employees are responsible for equipment, tools, and personal protective equipment provided for the safe performance of the job.
Machine Operators must communicate effectively and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers. The demonstration of regular attendance and punctuality is essential.
Knowledge and Experience
High school diploma or GED preferred. The ability to read, write and speak English and perform basic math is required. Good manual dexterity must be demonstrated. Six months of training required to perform effectively as a machine operator.
Physical, Mental and Visual Requirements
Physical demands (see chart) and essential functions of the job: Regular attendance and punctuality is required. Most tasks require standing, bending, reaching, walking and occasional sitting. Many tasks are performed while standing and require a broad range of motion. Good vision is required for adherence to quality standards. The work requires fine motor skill dexterity, accuracy and continuous mental and visual attention. Record-keeping responsibilities include employee notations and signature on a variety of forms.
Work is performed in a clean and orderly manufacturing environment. Floor mats and hand tools are provided for ease in performing job tasks. Employees are responsible for safeguarding their assigned tools and for maintaining their work area in a clean, safe and orderly condition. . A variety of chemicals such as paintable mold release, rubbing alcohol and other solvents and chemicals are used in the manufacturing process. Some work tasks or movement within the facility may include exposure to these substances. The employee is introduced to the Hazard Communication Program, Safety Rules and Emergency Exit procedures during the introductory period of training. Personal Protective Equipment that the employee might be introduced to are safety glasses, earplugs, gloves, goggles, ear muffs, finger cots, aprons, protective sleeves and masks. Employees are responsible for wearing any Personal Protective Equipment required in performing certain tasks. The employee must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position without posing a direct threat to his or her health and safety or to the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace.