Production Tech

Division: Madison, SD

605 SW 7th St, Madison


Responsibilities include: 

1.  Reads set up and quality instructions and work orders for specifications of job set up, quality specification and work order standards.
2.  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. 
3. Documents start up process and/or process changes in the press set up notebooks and daily records machine cycle times.
4.  Troubleshoots the molding and Life Floor equipment by making the appropriate adjustments to the machine.
5. 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.
6.  Sets up and cleans hoppers and other equipment to avoid contamination and to prepare raw materials for processing.
7.  Sets up fixtures, work tables, box holders, additive feeders and other appropriate equipment.
8.  Performs daily work station set ups and teardown including machine cleaning and auxiliary equipment set-ups.
9.  Troubleshoots equipment and make repairs as needed.
10.  Must keep work cells stocked.
11.  Responsible for the quality level of the raw materials (includes drying material) used in the molding process to assure quality product.
12. Develops processing knowledge of materials, additives and dyes.
13.  Dismantle set up and puts equipment and tools in their proper storage area.
14. Cleans, sprays and transports molds to racks for storage on a daily basis.
15. Responsible for sampling of new jobs.
16. Must understand and apply scientific molding principles.
17. Must be trained in compression molding, compounding, injection & blow molding, and assembly areas.
18 Reports needs for to appropriate personnel and/or immediate supervisor.
19. Actively assists in maintaining production goals.
20. Assists in weighing, counting, inventory reporting, packing and storage of finished product.
21. Relieves operators for duties during rest periods.
22. Responsible for keeping a clean and organized work area.
23. Possess knowledge and assists in the implementation of SPC and various Statistical methods.
24.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.