San Diego, California - PEAK Technical Staffing USA
The Production Equipment Operator –Molder is responsible for setting up and operating transfer molding, injection molding & dispensing machines used in the production of polyurethane, neoprene, and/or epoxy connectors and bodies. The operator works from process sheets and production drawings to perform production molding of components in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Level I – Operators in this category should be able to safely run the equipment with some supervision, be open to training by more senior molders, bring concerns to cell Lead or Supervisor, recognize good parts from bad. Management may, at its discretion, modify or add further duties not currently listed in this general job description.
Level II - This is a mid-level position in this category and the molder should be experienced in at least one type of molding equipment process used at Impulse. Operators in this category should be able to independently run the equipment, interface with planners & engineering on a limited basis, and insure that the cell is running efficiently and safely. Management may, at its discretion, modify or add further duties not currently listed in this general job description
Level III - This is a senior level position in this category and the molder should be experienced in at least two types of molding equipment processes used at Impulse. Operators in this category should be able to independently run the equipment, train other molders, interface with planners & engineering, and insure that the cell is running efficiently and safely. Management may, at its discretion, modify or add further duties not currently listed in this general job description.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Adheres to all Rubber department guidelines and quality requirements.
- Conducts set-up processes using fixtures and/or tooling
- Responsible for reporting cycle time and part count.
- Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions. Sets pressures, time, and temperature according to procedures.
- Works press controls to activate machines to compress compounds between molds to form and cure specified products.
- Removes cured products from mold using hand tools
- Accurately and completely fills out shop orders, defect reporting sheets, white board, and any other required documentation.
- The operator is responsible to move products to the next work center in ERP.
- Communicates with lead and/or supervisor to receive instructions and coordinate activities.
- Cleans machines and work area to maintain a clean work environment (6S)
- Maintain s the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.
- Detects and reports defective materials, expired materials, or questionable conditions to the supervisor.
- Performs quality evaluations on parts during production and notifies supervisor of any non-conforming parts or materials.
- Manages material usage to optimize profitability.
- Examines product to determine if it meets criteria and complete in-process inspection paper work.
- Records production data for reference by production and management personnel, including labor tracking, deviation requests and non-conforming material documents.
- Present at all quality and safety meetings required by management.
- Assists in physical inventory counts.
- Attends work regularly and predictably and upholds Company values in all work aspects.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Level I – Minimum 1- 2 years production experience in a manufacturing environment. Some experience using manual injection molding machines with materials such as Polyurethane, neoprene, epoxy, and EPDM preferred.
Level II – Minimum 3 years production experience in a manufacturing environment using manual injection molding machines. Experience molding with materials such as Polyurethane, neoprene, epoxy, and EPDM preferred.
Level III – Minimum 5 years production experience in a manufacturing environment using manual injection molding machines. Broad experience molding with materials such as Polyurethane, neoprene, epoxy, and EPDM preferred.
- Minimum High School diploma or equivalent.
- Must be able to see colors for the wiring sequences of the connectors, and possess good vision (corrected vision is acceptable) to perform visual inspection of product quality and to identify defects.
- Must possess U.S. citizenship or be a "U.S. Person". (A U.S. Person is defined as a person who is a lawful permanent resident “Green Card holder” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(20) or who is a ”Protected Individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).)
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