Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0183
Post Date 8/21/2017
Title Thermo Forming Operator
Pay Grade N5
City Goodyear
State AZ
Description Summary
Operates thermoforming machines, trim presses, and immediate support equipment in a safe and efficient manner to produce a maximum quantity of high quality product with minimal scrap and downtime.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
This list is not all encompassing and other duties may be assigned.

1. Works safely and applies safe practices at all times.
2. Removes and installs form tool inserts, when applicable.
3. Verifies and documents the equipment settings, process settings, and product specifications prior to start up and/or taking over the line.
4. Starts up the former, trim press and support equipment in a safe, efficient manner.
5. Operates former adhering to predetermined parameter settings for the specific job.
6. Troubleshoots the process by identifying, analyzing, and correcting problems in form, trim, lip roller, and bagging processes.
7. Immediately notifies Packers and QA of defective product.
8. Inspects finished product routinely and records inspections.
9. Accurately records process data including downtime, stroke counts, labor, product information, etc. on daily shift reports and/or project reports and forwards reports to the Supervisor.
10. Communicates and coordinates activities with appropriate personnel, both inside and outside of the department including Maintenance, Warehouse, Tooling, and QA.
11. Performs Line Clearance at the end of each production run and prior to initiating the following start up of the next job.
12. Identifies and labels film, corrugate, and other process materials.
13. Cleans former, trim press, and immediate support equipment and maintains a clean, organized, safe work area continuously throughout the shift.
14. Adheres to and complies to all General Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
15. Applies knowledge to improve production processes and procedures within set standards.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
High school graduate or GED equivalent preferred but not required. Previous grinder experience helpful and one to two years' previous thermoforming experience preferred. Previous fork lift driving experience helpful.

Communication/Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents including, but not limited to, safety rules, policies, procedures, quality specifications, and written reports or correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in small units of measure using whole numbers, fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in a standardized situation.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Employee will work in a manufacturing environment. Must be able up to 40 lbs., standing, walking, climbing, bending, twisting, crouching, push/pull, and reach above shoulders a great amount of time and hand/finger dexterity required.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job the employee will work in an environment with:
- above normal heat conditions
- noise levels exceeding 90 decibels
- light dust in the air
- flashing lights
- sirens and horns
- powered moving equipment passing nearby

Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Employee must be able to work various hours and various shifts which may include overtime. Maintaining good attendance is required.
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