Molding Operator

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operate molding machine in a safe and efficient manner using designated tools.
  • Follow all start up and shut down /OPPM procedures.
  • Read, comprehend and perform duties as outline in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) or Product Specific Standard Operating Procedure (PSOP).
  • Accurately record/communicate production data and react appropriately to out of control conditions. Follow Good Documentation Practices (GDP) at all times.
  • Maintain acceptable housekeeping/6S standards at all times to ensure a safe and productive work environment for all employees
  • Communicate effectively with team lead, supervisor, finishing operators or others regarding part quality.
  • Precisely follow all forms of work instructions, visual aids, performance data and procedures for processes and general work practices.
  • Consistently meet or exceed productivity goals while maintaining excellent product quality.
  • Keep accurate counts on parts to ensure quantities match the job traveler and ERP system.
  • Perform secondary operations such as trimming or clipping parts as needed.
  • May inspect and process, under magnification, parts per the SOP/PSOP to ensure quality and customer specifications.
  • Continually suggest and support implementation of ideas to improve safety, quality, cost, and on-time delivery; work to help make Trelleborg a better company and better place to work.
  • Follow standard safety procedures and personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Demonstrate regular and consistent attendance
  • Work overtime as required

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Learn additional department/value stream processes as needed
  • Perform secondary operations such as trimming or clipping parts as needed.
  • May inspect and process, under magnification, parts per the SOP/PSOP to ensure quality and customer specifications.
  • Provide assistance in other departments as needed with supervision
  • Set the example by actively contributing to department and company goals.
  • Clarify expectations and seek additional training as needed.
  • Build quality into your work. Ensure processes are consistent with quality objectives. Be aware of current quality opportunities.
  • Make suggestions for improvements in areas of quality, cost reduction, delivery and productivity.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • This position requires that you work in a clean room environment, wearing a gown, gloves, hairnet, and other garments as required to ensure a clean, safe and sterile environment.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • 2 year technical degree is desired
  • Experience in the plastics industry is desired
  • Clean room component or device level manufacturing experience is desired.

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work well with others
  • Able to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Must be able to follow detailed work instructions and video aids and read features of blueprints
  • Ability to multi-task assigned job duties and work unsupervised
  • Ability to learn and consistently apply effective production and operational principles and practices
  • Ability to learn and use microscope
  • Ability to use small hand tools (for example: tweezers, exacto knives)
  • Ability to multi-task assigned job duties and work unsupervised
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend written and verbal instructions in English

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time – often the full shift of 8 – 10 hours
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Fine motor skills in hands/wrist and good hand/eye coordination
  • Good vision (with or without corrective lenses)
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs on occasion

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