Plastic Operator/Material Handler

Plastics Process Engineer – Plastic Sheets
August 24, 2018

Job Summary

Set up, operate, or tend machines that produce plastic materials into sheets, or structural shapes.

Job Tasks

  • Work safely and follow all safety instructions and look out for the safety of others.
  • Measure and examine extruded products in order to locate defects, and to check for conformance to specifications; adjust controls as necessary to alter products.
  • Change machine setup according to production line changes following specifications on the QC sheets and other relevant documents
  • Set the machines and manage materials to keep product running to specification.
  • Ensure plastic material is properly package to ensure quality and safe shipment
  • Responsible for quality and accuracy of the line and scrap
  • Trouble shoot, maintain, and make minor repairs to equipment.
  • Provide continuous improvement ideas to help improve quality, productivity and reduce cost.
  • Perform operator and preventive maintenance task as required to maintain equipment
  • Monitor line for problems or defects in material
  • Train and provide guidance to plastic operators and others as required
  • Take initiative to help out others and provide assistance
  • Maintain and ensure accurate paperwork
  • Clean the line and work area
  • Any other duties as asked by supervisor

Work Activities

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Judging the Qualities of Product
  • Processing Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Operating Forklift, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Measure, weigh, or count products or materials
  • Move or fit heavy objects
  • Use precision measuring tools or equipment
  • Read specifications and technical drawings
  • Operate metal or plastic fabricating equipment/machinery
  • Load or unload material or work piece into machinery
  • Perform safety inspections in manufacturing or industrial setting
  • Examine products or work to verify conformance to specifications

Work Experience and Requirements

  • High School Diploma, GED, or associate degree
  • Prefer two years of manufacturing experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • High degree of standing, walking, stooping or knelling, close eye work, reaching, pulling or pushing.
  • Good hand dexterity, hearing, and vision are considered essential
  • Moderate to high degree of repetitive motions using right, left, or both hands and/or feet.
  • Requires wearing personal protective equipment
  • Requires working indoors in environmentally non-controlled conditions.(Extreme heat)

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