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Machine Operator (Injection Molding)

Leola, PA 17540

Posted: 10/09/2019 Employment Type: Manufacturing | Production | Operations Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: $10

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

Operates injection-molding machines that form plastic or rubber products.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

  • Starts machine that automatically liquefies pellets, slugs, or powder in heating chamber, injects liquefied material into mold, and ejects molded product
  • Observes gauges to ensure specified molding temperature and pressure are maintained
  • Examines molded product for surface defects, such as dents and cracks
  • Maintains production counts
  • May dump plastic powder, preformed plastic pellets, or preformed rubber slugs into hopper of molding machine
  • May remove product from mold, using hand tools
  • May trim flash from product, using shears or knife
  • May place product in cold water or position it on cooling fixture to prevent distortion

 

OTHER DUTIES

 

  • Performs all other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE AND/OR TRAINING

  • High School diploma or GED preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of experience

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS

  • Identify problems, investigate the root-cause, and make recommendations for solutions

 

VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Use verbal skills to communicate with co-workers or customers and/or vendors

 

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Complete and maintain documentation / records; to effectively convey ideas and information both in written and oral form

 

MATH SKILLS

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

 

  • Not applicable

 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

  • Hand tools
  • Power Hand tools
  • Weigh count scale

 

MENTAL DEMANDS typically required

  • Respond to unpredictability
  • High pressure for results
  • Independent judgment and discretion
  • Organize and prioritize
  • Manage multiple projects / tasks
  • Read, comprehend and follow instructions/work orders
  • Relate to others

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (typically required to perform the essential functions of the job)

  • CONSTANTLY INCURRED (more than 75% time on job)

−        Ability to stand

−        Ability to hear conversation

−        Ability to walk

−        Ability to stoop

−        Ability to sit

−        Ability to repeatedly bend

−        Repetitive finger movement

−        Repetitive twisting or pressure involving  

−        Ability to use both hands

      wrists or hands

−        Ability to use both legs

−        Specific visual requirements

−        Ability to communicate orally

−        Use depth perception

−        Use color vision

 

 

  • FREQUENTLY INCURRED (25 – 75% time on job)

−        Ability to lift up to 25 lbs

–         Ability to kneel

−        Ability to lift up to 10 lbs

−        Reach at high or low level

−        Ability to push/pull 15 lbs

 

 

 OCCASIONALLY INCURRED (up to 25% time on job)  

−        Ability to lift up to 40 lbs

−        Ability to climb stairs

−        Ability to carry up to 40 lbs

−        Ability to balance

−        Ability to crawl

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS (typically required)

 

  • CONSTANTLY INCURRED (more than 75% time on job)

−        Work in dry atmospheric conditions

−        Work with machinery with moving parts

 

  • FREQUENTLY INCURRED (25 – 75% time on job)

−        Exposure to vibration

−        Work alone

 

  • OCCASIONALLY INCURRED (up to 25% time on job)

−        Work in heat over 90o - 100o

−        Exposure to alcohol

−        Work in excessive or frequent temperature

−        Exposure to grease/oils

changes

−        Work with hands in water

−        Exposure to intermittent noise above 85dB

−        Work weekly more than 40 hours

−        Exposure to irritant or toxic fumes

−        Work a shift between 8-12 hours

−        Exposure to dust (more than nuisance)

 

 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (typically required to perform the essential functions of the job)

  • CONSTANTLY INCURRED (more than 75% time on job)
  • Safety Glasses
  • Gloves: latex, work gloves, etc.

 

  • OCCASIONALLY INCURRED (up to 25% time on job)
  • Hearing protection
  • Respirator (disposable)

 

Job Details

  • Full Time
  • Temp-Hire
  • 6:50am-3pm
  • Monday-Friday

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