At MGS Mfg. Group, we are an engineering house, a toolmaker, a blow molder, an injection molder, and a custom machine builder all under one company. Through customer demand and active progression on our part, we have been expanding our services since we opened our doors in 1982. The MGS Mfg. Group adapts to the needs of our customers along with cultivating new concepts and goals within the plastic industry. Throughout our growth and constant change, we have remained a partner to our customers, suppliers, and employees by learning from them, growing with them, and most importantly, never forgetting that without them, the evolution and success of this corporation would not have been possible.
To support our continued growth, TecStar Mfg Company is seeking a Lead Operator for its plastics manufacturing facility. This position is a group leader that is responsible for up to 20 press operators in regards to training, scheduling, scrap monitoring, production reporting, and supporting production needs.
Essential Tasks/Duties and Responsibilities:
Assign Operator’s to the presses that need to run on a given shift
If necessary, attend shift staffing meeting to define priorities and acquire the proper staffing
Verify attendance of production personnel
Ensure that operators are at the press at the appropriate time and report any issues to shift supervisor.
Ensure that operators are trained and capable of performing the assigned tasks and concur with shift supervisor.
Perform an assessment of the cell’s current conditions with the previous and next shift’s Assistants
Identify the following for each press at the start and end of the shift:
Status of the current Production Order (what are the Job’s needs going forward)
Check box counts and related production order information to confirm job status
Significant Events – what happened, how was it resolved, and how was it verified
At a minimum, a Significant Event is defined as one of the following:
A tool being idle for more than 4 hours
A tool being pulled for Preventative Maintenance (PM)
A tool being pulled for repair
Housekeeping status of each press
Quality issues with the previous shift’s product and/or processes
Perform follow-up activities with Technicians and Quality personnel to verify that the situation was effectively resolved and that associated product was contained and/or dispositioned
General Housekeeping status and maintenance for the entire cell and ensure that operators communicate with the operators on the next shift.
Review all of the previous shift’s entries in the Communication Log and/or Maxis system
Participate in the training of production personnel
In conjunction with the Shift Supervisor, evaluate the talent level and performance of production personnel
Follow-up with the Shift Supervisor on all production personnel issues
Coordinate the reallocation of excess Operator’s through the Shift Supervisor
Identify and execute the break schedule for a given cell or assigned area
If necessary, participate in break related activities
Participate in the start-up and shut-down of each production order
Verify that the operators have everything needed to perform their job
Verify that Quality personnel have reviewed and approved the product and process
Verify that the requirements of the production order have been completed and that last-shot retains have been collected.
Work with Material Control Specialists on replenishing materials for on-going production requirements
Enter production related information into the Maxis system
Enter good, scrap, and QAHOLD data
Maintain staffing assignment
Open and close production orders
Maintain a safe work environment
Ensure that operators are utilizing the safety related apparatus required for each production job
Safety glasses, ear plugs, etc.
Ensure that the Operators are not endangering themselves or others with their actions
Inform the Shift Supervisor of all safety related issues
Enter end of shift production related information into the Maxis system
Enter good, scrap, and QAHOLD data
Candidates must have 2-5 years of manufacturing experience (preferably in injection molding), must be hands on, self motivated, and be experienced in leading and training. Must have good communication skills (Bilingual in Spanish a plus), have good time management skills, and be a quick learner.
Keyword: molding, operator, injection, plastics, lead
From: MGS Mfg. Group, Inc