Job Description

JOB TITLE

Production Operator

OPERATION
Production
REPORTS TO
Production Supervisor
PAY GROUP
Hourly

Job Summary

Work as a team member to operate line per requirements
to ensure product is to the customers specifications.

Essential Functions

  • Understanding of computer software applications
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Must be able to function as a member of a team and be able to work under general supervision.
  • Must be able to maintain expected quality levels.
  • Comply with all site required policies and procedures

Job Responsibilities

Job responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

OPERATOR:

This position is responsible for working as a machine operator and team member with an emphasis on safety, quality and productivity daily.

  • Operate line per requirements to ensure product is to the customers specifications.
  • Cleans all production equipment as per order specifications.
  • Sets up line according to the WIP process sheets for the order.
  • Works with the Blender to set optimal line speeds.
  • Ensures that all finished product is in accordance to customer specifications.
  • Monitors and documents all process on the appropriate paperwork.
  • Notifies maintenance of any problems with the line.
  • Monitors quality, temperature and color of finished product.
  • Conducts pellet count sampling as per the process sheets.
  • Prepares samples for the lab using the Box Thief.
  • Completes the load list and delivers the finished boxed product to shipping.
  • Communicates with Supervisors at end and start of orders.
  • Keeps area around machines clean as necessary.
  • Works with teammates to schedule out breaks and lunches.
  • Trains new hires as necessary.
  • Reduce or eliminate NCMR’s with a goal of 0 per month.
  • Ensure that a safe environment is always maintained.
  • Ensure that product specifications and process instructions are strictly adhered to.
  • Submit reports on performance and progress.
  • Identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements.
  • Must have the necessary mechanical skills to set-up and operate machinery.
  • Must be able to function as a team and be able to work under general supervision.
  • Experience with FCM’s, Extruders or Bandburys preferred but not required.
  • Work overtime as needed.
BLENDER:
  • Operate the blend station as per order to ensure efficient running of the line.
  • Cleans all blending equipment and station to ensure quality product as per process sheet.
  • Gathers and sets up all raw materials as per process sheet.
  • Works with Supervisor to ensure cleans and lot checks are up to standards.
  • Gathers first blend (first article) for the lab prior to production run.
  • Works with Supervisor on first three blends to assist in setting up timing of runs.
  • Works with Operator to set up and ensure optimal speed of line is coordinated.
  • Notifies all that final blend is eminent.
  • Works with Supervisor to begin end of order verification.
  • Works with maintenance to ensure equipment is in optimal running order.
  • Cleans area around blending/conveying equipment to avoid contamination.
  • Trains new hires on duties of blending on line.
  • Reduce or eliminate NCMR’s with a goal of 0 per month.
  • Work overtime as needed.
PACKER/BOXER:

This position is responsible for working as a team player in work center by monitoring and packaging finished product with an emphasis on safety, quality and productivity on a daily basis.

  • Package finished product for shipping per customer requirements.
  • Prepares all packaging materials for each order for the line.
  • Monitors quality during the production run per customer requirements.
  • Prepares samples for testing using the Box Thief.
  • Uses color tube and jars to monitor in process color requirements.
  • Uses thermometers to ensure product is packaged at the right temperature.
  • Monitors finished product for impurities such as dust, fines or other items.
  • Completes load lists and places finished product containers to shipping.
  • Completes all labeling requirements for all containers.
  • Tallies and monitors weights of all packaged products.
  • Completes all required paperwork as required by management.
  • Clean area as needed to help prevent contamination of finished product.
  • Assist with the operation of the line as needed.
  • Reduce or eliminate NCMR’s with a goal of 0 per month.
  • Work overtime as needed.
PLC OPERATOR:

This position is responsible for working as a team leader in a central position by monitoring and controlling the automation that operators two work centers with an emphasis on safety, quality and productivity daily.

  • Must have the necessary technical skills to operate a PLC.
  • Ensure that a safe environment is always maintained.
  • Ensure that product specifications and process instructions are strictly adhered to.
  • Submit reports on performance and progress.
  • Identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements.
  • Work overtime as needed
OPERATOR:

This position is responsible for working as a machine operator and team member with an emphasis on safety, quality and productivity daily.

  • Operate line per requirements to ensure product is to the customers specifications.
  • Cleans all production equipment as per order specifications.
  • Sets up line according to the WIP process sheets for the order.
  • Works with the Blender to set optimal line speeds.
  • Ensures that all finished product is in accordance to customer specifications.
  • Monitors and documents all process on the appropriate paperwork.
  • Notifies maintenance of any problems with the line.
  • Monitors quality, temperature and color of finished product.
  • Conducts pellet count sampling as per the process sheets.
  • Prepares samples for the lab using the Box Thief.
  • Completes the load list and delivers the finished boxed product to shipping.
  • Communicates with Supervisors at end and start of orders.
  • Keeps area around machines clean as necessary.
  • Works with teammates to schedule out breaks and lunches.
  • Trains new hires as necessary.
  • Reduce or eliminate NCMR’s with a goal of 0 per month.
  • Ensure that a safe environment is always maintained.
  • Ensure that product specifications and process instructions are strictly adhered to.
  • Submit reports on performance and progress.
  • Identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements.
  • Must have the necessary mechanical skills to set-up and operate machinery.
  • Must be able to function as a team and be able to work under general supervision.
  • Experience with FCM’s, Extruders or Bandburys preferred but not required.
  • Work overtime as needed.
BLENDER:
  • Operate the blend station as per order to ensure efficient running of the line.
  • Cleans all blending equipment and station to ensure quality product as per process sheet.
  • Gathers and sets up all raw materials as per process sheet.
  • Works with Supervisor to ensure cleans and lot checks are up to standards.
  • Gathers first blend (first article) for the lab prior to production run.
  • Works with Supervisor on first three blends to assist in setting up timing of runs.
  • Works with Operator to set up and ensure optimal speed of line is coordinated.
  • Notifies all that final blend is eminent.
  • Works with Supervisor to begin end of order verification.
  • Works with maintenance to ensure equipment is in optimal running order.
  • Cleans area around blending/conveying equipment to avoid contamination.
  • Trains new hires on duties of blending on line.
  • Reduce or eliminate NCMR’s with a goal of 0 per month.
  • Work overtime as needed.
PACKER/BOXER:

This position is responsible for working as a team player in work center by monitoring and packaging finished product with an emphasis on safety, quality and productivity on a daily basis.

  • Package finished product for shipping per customer requirements.
  • Prepares all packaging materials for each order for the line.
  • Monitors quality during the production run per customer requirements.
  • Prepares samples for testing using the Box Thief.
  • Uses color tube and jars to monitor in process color requirements.
  • Uses thermometers to ensure product is packaged at the right temperature.
  • Monitors finished product for impurities such as dust, fines or other items.
  • Completes load lists and places finished product containers to shipping.
  • Completes all labeling requirements for all containers.
  • Tallies and monitors weights of all packaged products.
  • Completes all required paperwork as required by management.
  • Clean area as needed to help prevent contamination of finished product.
  • Assist with the operation of the line as needed.
  • Reduce or eliminate NCMR’s with a goal of 0 per month.
  • Work overtime as needed.
PLC OPERATOR:

This position is responsible for working as a team leader in a central position by monitoring and controlling the automation that operators two work centers with an emphasis on safety, quality and productivity daily.

  • Must have the necessary technical skills to operate a PLC.
  • Ensure that a safe environment is always maintained.
  • Ensure that product specifications and process instructions are strictly adhered to.
  • Submit reports on performance and progress.
  • Identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements.
  • Work overtime as needed

Job Specification

EDUCATION
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency is preferred
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Capable of doing multiple tasks.
  • Capable of doing accurate reporting.
  • Organizational skills to maximize outputs.
  • Strong technical aptitude.
  • Team orientation.
EXPERIENCE:

This position requires successful on the job training and previous manufacturing and/or production experience is preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO EXECUTE THE FOLLOWING:
  • Withstand the rigors of a 12-hour shift for 5-6 day in a row
  • Stand for approximately 95% of the time
  • Occasional bending, reaching, pushing and pulling when retrieving and movingvarious items
  • Lifting intermittently of various items for approximately 40% of the time. Typically, assistance would be provided for weights exceeding 35 pounds
  • Squatting / crouching when retrieving stored items from lower shelves and file cabinets, making equipment / product inspections, etc.
  • Clean work areas and maintain a clean work environment; perform 5S cleaning activities as required.
EQUIPMENT USED:
  • Production equipment
  • Computers
  • Propane lift trucks
  • PLCs
  • Hand tools
WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The duties of this position are performed throughout the entire floor space of OTECH Corporation.

Duties are performed primarily in manufacturing areas where compliance with applicable safety rules is required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to work near moving mechanical parts and exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level is moderate.

CONTACTS:

Internal: This position interfaces routinely with all OTECH personnel
External: N/A

SUPERVISION:

This position supervises no other

SUPERVISION:
  • Expected to assist in the implementation of safety and policy statements as needed
  • Comply with all department and facility safety regulations.
  • Wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Report all job-related illness and injuries (per the Employee Guidebook).
  • Report all safety, health and environmental concerns to your supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Attend safety training as required.
QUALITY STATEMENT

OTECH Corporation will continually improve its thermoplastic compounds and the processes that support them to satisfy the needs of its customers. We will deliver defect free and consistent product on time, every time.

QUALITY STATEMENT

OTECH Corporation will continually improve its thermoplastic compounds and the processes that support them to satisfy the needs of its customers. We will deliver defect free and consistent product on time, every time.

Job Impact

CONTRIBUTION OF JOB:

This position significantly contributes to the overall performance and
profitability of the company through a strong work ethic, dedication and a
daily presence. This position is also responsible for contributing to
department and company metrics, such as Pounds Produced, NCMR’s and
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    1st Shift: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM CST

    Monday through Friday with occasional mandatory Saturdays

    2nd Shift: 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM CST

    Monday through Friday with occasional mandatory Saturdays;

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