2nd Shift - Machine Operator

Location Newark
Discipline: Manufacturing and Production
Salary: $21/hr
Job ref: 186
Published: 3 days ago

Thompson First Group is seeking Machine Operator for temporary to hire opportunities for a local client in Wilmington, DE.

Candidates with a background working in production, manufacturing, or working as a machine operator are encouraged to apply.

Description of Duties/Responsibilities

  • The Operator is responsible for operating a given number of plastic blow molding machines (including in-line equipment), and makes necessary adjustments or minor repairs to ensure production of containers is made in a safe, efficient and high quality manner

  • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices

  • Participate in continuous quality improvement projects and other related activities as assigned

  • Operate a group of plastic blow molding machines and auxiliary equipment producing a container in a safe and high quality method

  • Perform and/or assists in mold, insert and color changes on the line

  • Perform basic processing of injection and/or blow molding machines to improve machine efficiency and reduce scrap

  • Perform tasks and responsibilities of any Utility position during slow periods and/or as needed

  • Monitor HDPE/PET resin (if applicable), dryer, material handling and color systems for appropriate processing conditions

  • Make frequent on time quality checks on products being produced from established quality standards

  • Assist other Operators and maintenance personnel on mechanical repairs

  • Perform assigned preventative maintenance work

  • Maintain work area to acceptable safety and housekeeping standards

  • Complete and file all required documentation in an orderly and timely manner

  • Communicate with the Production Shift Supervisor to coordinate production line support staff in accomplishing the lines objectives

  • Verify material usage per standards

  • Perform minor troubleshooting and programming on the line

  • Notify leads and supervisors of any major problems or questions

  • Operate equipment to minimize the generation and maximize the consumption of regrind, purge and scrap within customer specifications where applicable

  • Properly identify regrind and chunk produced

  • Communicate processing information to designated personnel on incoming shift

  • Assist other Operators as needed

  • Assist in the training of new Operators

Thompson First Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical ormental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.