Process Technician - Blow Molding

Job Locations US-TX-Katy
ID
2021-1398
Category
Manufacturing
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Job Summary Statement:

 

This position is responsible for assisting in the coordination of production activities related to Blow Mold performance goals.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve in a lead role by executing all activities within the scope of approved procedures and sets priorities necessary to accomplish pre-determined goals.
  • Troubleshoots process and machine issues and repairs/corrects findings
  • Ensure schedule attainment, cycle times monitoring and OEE daily Tracking.
  • Ensure safe working practices are followed and all accidents, hazards, near misses, and property damage are reported in the required time.
  • Ensure that production activities are carried out in accordance with approved procedures and all non-conformances’ are dispositional and approved as required prior to further processing.
  • Provide for the training of Technicians.
  • Operate crane to replace molds.
  • Forklift to molds.
  • Remain current on forklift training and certification as required by supervisor, manager, and/or Igloo Safety.
  • Complete paperwork.
  • Responsible for mold change and machine adjustments.
  • Start/shut down machines.
  • Conduct minor repairs and change inserts.
  • Ensure the production is running in an efficient manner, quality the first time
  • Primary responsibility for the monitoring and control of assigned process.
  • Primary responsibility for the set-up and bring up to specification of assigned processes.
  • Primary responsibility from the seeking of solutions for technical problems associated with assigned processes.
  • Follow-up of trails on new processes.
  • Verification of manufacturing working documents.
  • Interface between Methods, Tooling, Maintenance, Warehouse, and QC related to assigned processes.
  • Verification of tooling, instructions, and materials prior to use on assigned processes.
  • Instruct and supervise technicians assigned to processes under assigned control.
  • Promote Safety and Quality and Environmental awareness.
  • Ensure that safety and quality requirements are fulfilled.
  • Familiarize Technicians and Material Handlers with quality objectives, work criteria and safety hazards. Hold tool box talks in absence of Supervisor.
  • Provide positive re-enforcement and feedback to technicians.
  • Perform process verification prior to job commencement.
  • Obtaining approved disposition for non-conformances prior to process continuation.
  • Assess and identify training needs of technicians.
  • Ensure all labor and machine timesheets are completed accurately and submitted as required.
  • Ensure work area(s) are maintained in a clean and organized manner.
  • Participate in LEAN and Continuous Improvement events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalency.
  • Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of mold changing and five (5) years processing plastics experience; Six (6) months experience operating a sit-down gas powered forklift.
  • Scientific/Decoupled molding process development principles or RJG certification desired.
  • English Language Skills: Able to read, write, speak and comprehend English.
  • Math Skills: Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Physical Demands: Able to lift a maximum of 50 lbs. multiple times a day during a 12 hr. shift; Bend and stand in difficult positions up to 12 hours; Able to manipulate tools with both hands and stand for long hours.
  • Work Environment: Warehouse environment hot and humid in summer months, cold in winter months. High noise requiring use of hearing protection.
  • Must have own tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Bilingual (English/Spanish).

 

Key Competencies:

  • Knowledge of basic machine functions.
  • Material Handling experience.
  • Mechanic aptitude.
  • Data Entry and Computer skills.

Responsibility Metrics:

  • Daily Efficiency
  • Daily Scrap %
  • Daily Attainment

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise Technicians and Material Handlers in the absence of Production Supervisor.

 

Igloo’s Code of Coolness:

 

WE WIN AS A TEAM - Each of us is an expert in our role and we work together to meet our goals. We value communication, honesty and respect and operate with a high degree of integrity.  Each one of us makes a difference every day.

 

WE HAVE FUN - Coolers are a fun business.  While we take our work seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously.  We celebrate our successes as individuals and as a team.

 

WE FAIL FAST - There are few decisions that any of us make that can’t be reversed.  We take calculated risks and we hold ourselves accountable for the results.  We change course when necessary and we learn from our mistakes.  We win because we’re willing to fail.

 

WE’RE SCRAPPY - We treat the business as if it were our own.  We do more with less and we have a high sense of urgency to meet the needs of our consumers and customers.

 

WE HAVE A POSITIVE CAN-DO ATTITUDE - We see opportunity where others see risk.  We go above and beyond our role to get things done for our customers and our teammates. 

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