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Reyes Holdings Blow Molding Machine Operator - GLCC in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Blow Molding Machine Operator - GLCC

  • Job ID #:35691

  • Position Type:Full Time

  • Location:Grand Rapids, MI

  • Shift:Any

  • Department:Manufacturing/Production

  • Education Required:HS Diploma/GED

  • Experience Required:Less than 1 year

Position Description:

Position Summary:

The role of the Blow Molding Machine Operator is to operate and monitor performance of the machinery, perform quality inspections, detect and correct defects in bottles, changeover machine parts and service the machine per the Total Productive Maintenance/Autonomous Maintenance standards set forth by the company. This role conducts quality tests, isolates equipment issues, removes/replaces failed machine components and determines failure modes by studying worn/failed components and/or machine reports. The Operator adheres to all safety standards and identifies and reports any unsafe conditions.

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

  • Efficiently and effectively operates blow molding machine, associated equipment and quality verification equipment.

  • Understands the equipment flow process/standard work order process.

  • Accesses, understands, monitors and corrects machine alarm conditions.

  • Understands blowing process and adjusts the equipment process to produce a quality bottle and prevent defects.

  • Diagnoses and corrects operation issues i.e., broken oven lamps, incorrectly fed preforms, discharge jams, etc.

  • Maintains an adequate supply of raw materials for the machine.

  • Ensures that the machine and associated equipment is changed over in an efficient and accurate manner.

  • Maintains accurate records/logs, as required.

  • Performs and analyzes quality checks, as required.

  • Troubleshoots equipment issues while working with the maintenance team to resolve any issue adversely affecting the machine’s operational status.

  • Reports any critical equipment mechanical issues to the maintenance team/manufacturing team supervisors as well as follows the standard work order process for non-critical issues.

  • Effectively communicates with management, engineers, mechanics and other operators any condition that is or will adversely affect the machine and associated equipment’s performance.

  • Complies with all standard safety practices, safety rules, good manufacturing practices and all other company rules and requirements.

  • Other projects or duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

Required Skills and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 6 months experience working in a production environment

  • Strong math and problem-solving skills

  • Able to work under pressure during stressful situations

  • Able to work a flexible shift as determined by business needs

  • Able to maintain work standards for safety, quality, service and cost

  • Must obtain a Hi-Lo License

  • Must pass a mechanical aptitude test

  • Able to lift 50 pounds

  • This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Associates degree from Trade or Technical school

  • Experience working in a food or beverage production environment

  • Valid Hi-Lo License

Physical Demands and Work Environment :

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the nature of our business in regard to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions. Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Reyes Holdings companies will recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications. Our Practices and Procedures, including those relating to wages, benefits, transfers, promotions, terminations and self-development opportunities, will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status and all other classes protected by the Federal and State Government. Drug Free Employer.

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