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Production Technician

Posted: 07/03/2022

LEADING THE WAY: Plastic products are found everywhere in our homes, vehicles, and the products we buy. We invite you to join our team and learn about this innovative industry that has changed our world. Along the way you will have opportunities to develop your talents and advance within the organization with the support of our team and exceptional training programs.

In this role, you will be responsible for the majority of the mold changes, mold setup, assembly line set up, troubleshooting, sampling new jobs and developing process improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Reads set up and quality instructions and work orders for specifications of job set up, quality specification and work order standards.
  • Starts up machine to obtain start up workpiece(s) and communicates with QA Supervisor or Shift Supervisor/QA to obtain approval of acceptable product per customer specifications.
  • Documents start up process and/or process changes in the press set up notebooks and daily records machine cycle times.
  • Troubleshoots the molding and Life Floor equipment by making the appropriate adjustments to the machine.
  • Accurately and efficiently positions, aligns and bolts molds to molding machine and connects waterlines, mold heaters, temperature controllers and hydraulics as outlined in set up instructions.
  • Sets up and cleans hoppers and other equipment to avoid contamination and to prepare raw materials for processing.
  • Sets up fixtures, work tables, box holders, additive feeders and other appropriate equipment.
  • Performs daily work station set ups and teardown including machine cleaning and auxiliary equipment set-ups.
  • Troubleshoots equipment and make repairs as needed.
  • Must keep work cells stocked.
  • Responsible for the quality level of the raw materials (includes drying material) used in the molding process to assure quality product.
  • Develops processing knowledge of materials, additives and dyes.
  • Dismantle set up and puts equipment and tools in their proper storage area.
  • Cleans, sprays and transports molds to racks for storage on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for sampling of new jobs.
  • Must understand and apply scientific molding principles.
  • Must be trained in compression molding, compounding, injection & blow molding, and assembly areas.
  • Reports needs for to appropriate personnel and/or immediate supervisor.
  • Actively assists in maintaining production goals.
  • Assists in weighing, counting, inventory reporting, packing and storage of finished product.
  • Relieves operators for duties during rest periods.
  • Responsible for keeping a clean and organized work area.
  • Possess knowledge and assists in the implementation of SPC and various Statistical methods.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to continuous improvement, Total Productivity, 5's principles by offering suggestions for improvement and playing an active role in the implementation of improvements.

Established in 1975, Falcon Plastics has over 45 years of expertise in molding customer ideas into a wide variety of products used every day, by people all over the world! Our corporate headquarters is located in Brookings, SD and we have manufacturing facilities in Brookings, SD, Madison, SD, Lexington, TN, Tigard, OR and Suzhou, China.

As a family owned business we take steps to make sure are teams is taken care of with a robust benefit package. Benefits include: affordable medical, dental, vision, PTO, profit sharing, 401k, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, disability insurance and more!

We would love to speak with you about your experience and career goals. Contact our HR team today!

Education and/or Experience: High School diploma or GED; or up to three months related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

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