Machine Operator / Assembly

Madison, SD 57042

Posted: 07/05/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Industrial Job Number: CS56050873 Pay Rate: $16.25-18.25 / hour

Job Description

This is a light production position that works with a variety of assignments that includes: part inspection, light assembly and packaging of plastic parts.  The hours hours are Monday – Friday: 4pm - 12am
In this role, you will be responsible for the majority of the mold changes, mold setup, assembly line set up, troubleshooting, sampling new jobs and developing process improvements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Reads set up and quality instructions and work orders for specifications of job set up, quality specification and work order standards.
  • Documents start up process and/or process changes in the press set up notebooks and daily records machine cycle times.
  • Troubleshoots the molding and Life Floor equipment by making the appropriate adjustments to the machine.
  • Sets up and cleans hoppers and other equipment to avoid contamination and to prepare raw materials for processing.
  • Sets up fixtures, work tables, box holders, additive feeders and other appropriate equipment.
  • Performs daily work station set ups and teardown including machine cleaning and auxiliary equipment set-ups.
  • Troubleshoots equipment and make repairs as needed.
  • Must keep work cells stocked.
  • Responsible for the quality level of the raw materials (includes drying material) used in the molding process to assure quality product.
  • Develops processing knowledge of materials, additives and dyes.
  • Dismantle set up and puts equipment and tools in their proper storage area.
  • Cleans, sprays and transports molds to racks for storage on a daily basis.
  • Must understand and apply scientific molding principles.
  • Must be trained in compression molding, compounding, injection & blow molding, and assembly areas.
  • Reports needs for to appropriate personnel and/or immediate supervisor.
  • Actively assists in maintaining production goals.
  • Assists in weighing, counting, inventory reporting, packing and storage of finished product.
  • Relieves operators for duties during rest periods.
  • Responsible for keeping a clean and organized work area.
  • Other Duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience: 
  • High School diploma or GED; or up to three months related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 40 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Software Knowledge: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, IQ, NWA, Mini Tabs, Access


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