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Equipment Operator I - Day Shift 7 am to 7 pm
Plastic Industries, Inc.
Job Location: Hebron, KY

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to work well with others in a team environment

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions

Ability to work quickly and accurately

Ability to diagnose and solve mechanical problems


Equipment operation and repair.

Includes: operating production machines and equipment to maximum efficiency; trouble-shooting equipment problems; performing change-overs on machines; keeping equipment operating to maximum efficiency; ensuring all guards, shields, and safety functions are in place and working properly

Maintaining accurate and complete records.

Includes: filling out machine reports for each machine and for auxiliary equipment; reporting equipment and quality problems to supervisor and to oncoming shift; completion of production reports, as needed organizing and ensuring the proper storage and availability of spare equipment and department supplies; assisting with the proper storage, inventory, mixing, application, and clean-up

Controlling materials.

Includes: mixing resins, color concentrates and supplies to supply the machines with correct material mixtures; ensuring each machine is running the correct materials; keep areas clean and organized; sorting, cleaning, and controlling rejected product to maximize reuse and minimize loss; cleaning out machines

Supply and organization of production materials.

Includes: making readily available the supplies needed for each order; returning unused supplies to their proper locations; accounting for supplies

Delivery of finished product to storage locations.

Includes: preparing and delivering finished product to storage locations according to instructions; keeping accurate count of product put into storage; responding to queries and resolving discrepancies regarding production quantities; loading trailers according to instructions; accurately marking rows on trailers

Address Minor Product defects.

Includes: removing flash and extraneous pieces from bottles, both manually and by operating or feeding semi-automatic trimming machines, printing or coating defects that can be addressed, inform supervision of items that cannot be resolved.

Inspecting and packing product.

Includes: performing on-line visual inspections of product; conducting on-line quality testing; rejecting product that does not conform to quality expectations; printing, coating, affixing sleeves, labels, and stickers to finished product, as required; packing bottles according to instructions in the product book; keeping pace with the flow of product

Quality control.

Includes: minimizing the number of bottles rejected due to machine or process problems


Includes: keeping maintenance records for all machines; communicating necessary machine information to supervisors, operators, and the Department Manager


Includes: performing the duties of a others in the department, as assigned.


Includes: keeping work area clean and organized; keeping excess plastic and rejected product clean for reprocessing; reprocessing rejected product


Includes: filling in as team leader, as needed; performing other duties, as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees must be able to:

Lift approximately 20 pounds regularly

Lift up to 40 pounds occasionally

Lift up to 75 pounds rarely

Stand for extended periods of time

Bend, lift and reach on a regular basis

Use both hands to grasp, twist, pull and manipulate parts

Tolerate hot and dusty environments

Tolerate loud noise


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