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Plastic Injection Operator

Rockford, IL 61109

Posted: 05/18/2023 Industry: Machine Operator Job Number: 52789 Pay Rate: $18.00 - $19.00

Job Description

Come work for our client in Rockford, IL! This company is a privately held, multinational corporation, that is focused on finding sustainable solutions for the consumer packaging industry. They are focused on developing leadership skills, providing ongoing training, and offering opportunities for growth.


Job Title:   Plastic Mold Operator



2nd shift: 2: 30pm-11: 00pm Tues-Sat

3rd shift: 10: 30pm-7: 00am Tues-Sat


Pay range: $18-$19


Job Purpose

To operate production machinery safely and efficiently; maintain appropriate documentation and communicate ideas and problems to appropriate staff; perform scheduled preventative maintenance and other repairs to production equipment; participate in production equipment changeovers; responsible for producing the best quality product.

  • Follow all employer safety and health regulations as required by company policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ensure the sate and efficient operation of all downstream equipment to meet or exceed company established safety culture.
  • Follow Lock out/Block Out/ Tag out policy.
  • Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) where required.
  • Proactive in addressing unsafe conditions and confronting unsafe behaviors in the facility.  Address all unsafe acts or conditions immediately and report to Shift Production Supervisor.
  • Participate and/or conduct safety training as scheduled.

Daily Operations
  • Monitor and explain deviation from expected Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Complete any machine and task specific training as documented on Operator Development Plan. Perform necessary Operator Checklists.
  • Perform data collection of quality measurements as directed. Correct any deviations from quality standards in order to produce product within specifications.
  • Monitor and respond accordingly to any deviations within SPC charting.
  • Communicate problems, progress reports and continuous improvement ideas to management staff, maintenance and production personnel.
  • Perform maintenance tasks as outlined by Maintenance Manager and in response to machine malfunctions. Troubleshoot machine and process issues.
  • Responsible for personal development by establishing SMART goals, requesting regular meetings with their managers, volunteering for plant improvement teams, requesting additional training, requesting involvement beyond their immediate job responsibilities, seeking higher education opportunities including continuing education classes and meeting or exceeding their self-development and performance goals. Provide suggestions for training topics.
  • Promote and participate in good housekeeping habits to ensure plant appearance exceeds management and customer expectations.
  • Ensure all daily, weekly and periodic cleaning tasks are performed as outlined in the Master Cleaning Schedule.  Maintain accurate production reporting documentation.
  • Responsible for active participation on plant teams and activities including safety, quality, sustainability, community involvement, OEE, maintenance, employee wellness, brainstorming and continuous improvement which are required to create and maintain a World Class environment.
  • Operate Powered Industrial Truck, Boom Lift and Scissor Lift per OSHA regulations rules and guidelines.

Environmental Working Conditions:
  • The worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • The worker may be subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 for periods of more than one hour.
  • The worker is subject to noise.
  • The worker is subject to vibrations. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
  • The worker is subject to being exposed to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, etc.
  • The worker may be subject to atmospheric conditions, i.E. Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
  • The worker is subject to oils. Air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids
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