Production Assistant
MGS Mfg. Group, Inc - Germantown, WI

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Job Descriptions:
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

Process adjustments

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

Maxis reporting

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

Maxis reporting

Enter end of shift production related information into the Maxis system

Enter good, scrap, and QAHOLD data

Required Experience:
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