An opportunity exists for a full-time (second and third shifts available) machine operator at our Whitehall, PA location.
As a machine operator, you will be responsible for the safe operation of forming machines and related equipment involved in the production of plastic formed parts, ensuring the quality of the finished product being delivered to our customers.
In this role you are responsible for:
- Managing the quality of the product created on thermoforming machines they operate during their shift.
- Managing the safe, accurate and expeditious tooling changeovers in thermoforming machines.
- Loading or creating job programs for each individual tool.
- Managing the accurate and expeditious set-up of jobs in thermoforming machines.
- Setting up and using process scanners and/or closed-loop on all jobs where this technology is available.
- Accurately measuring product with micrometers, gage fixtures and other gages or parts.
- Inspecting the part to the print.
- Visually inspecting products for conformance to standards to ensure only acceptable products are released to the customers.
- Conducting a pre-production meeting with picker/packers before every production run. This meeting will include but is not limited to packing method, potential quality concerns and historical quality issues as reported in QC documentation.
- Accurately and completely filling out production and relevant quality documentation.
- Making suggestions for improvement and initiating participation in continuous process improvement daily through teamwork and initiating corrective actions through managing up when applicable.
- Completing process data and product data collections, as required.
- Assisting the engineering and design team in the evaluation of proto-type tooling.
- Ability to bend, lift and move objects weighing up to 75 pounds regularly.
- Must know computer designs quality policy and be familiar with all QOP’s and work instructions relevant to manufacturing and thermoforming operators.
- Must have an understanding of and practice basic lean manufacturing principles.
- Must have an understanding of and practice basic tooling repairs. This will include but not be limited to: plug subtraction and addition, mold polishing, basic die maintenance and die liner adjustment.
- Must demonstrate basic computer literacy.
- Must demonstrate manual dexterity and be mechanically inclined.
- Must demonstrate visual acuity.
Please e-mail your resume to Michelle.Adams@Nelipak.com.