Posting Date: 12.23.2019

Job Title: Operator

Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt

Department: Production

Reports to: Labor Supervisor

Job Summary:

The Operator is responsible for performing a variety of tasks associated with the manufacturing and assembly of molded product and secondary operations. They must read, functionally understand, and apply work instructions to the job duties. These include following and adhering to: safety, quality and production standards, oral direction, guidance and instructions. Duties and Responsibilities:

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    1. Assists with the operation of molding presses, production machinery, and/or equipment used in the manufacturing of plastic component parts.



    2. Must perform manufacturing related tasks including but not limited to:  manual handling of parts, visual inspections, loading parts, packaging parts, machine operation, trimming parts, gaging product, and/or assembly work.



    3. Must keep work sites clean and orderly.  All tools and equipment should be returned to their assigned places at the conclusion of each shift.



The above statements are intended to describe the principal functions of the position.  They are not intended to encompass all duties. There may be additional duties assigned by your supervisor based on business needs.


  1. Requires at least 6 months verifiable and consecutive work experience. Recent attendance of (or graduation from) an educational institution may be substituted for work experience.
  2. Ability to follow work instruction and respond to management direction.
  3. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  4. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  5. Must apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  6. Ability to read hand held measuring tools, scales, and other devices.
  1. High School Diploma or GED


Individuals should possess the following competencies to perform the job successfully.
  1. Communicates effectively, in oral and written communications. Articulates and communicates thoughts clearly. Translates technical and/or procedural requirements into information that operators will understand.
  2. Attention to detail with thoroughness in accomplishing tasks.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, vibration and an environment with moderate noise levels.  May be required to work in a controlled environment requiring special garb (ex. coats, hairnets, and facial hair guards), gloves and prohibiting specific items.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. An Operator must:
  • Be able to move body through different positions to allow safe maneuvering of product from carts/totes and tables to/from the machine.
  • Be able to adhere to all safety procedures and practices.
  • Be able to adhere to all Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) while utilizing tools, computers, and safety devices to efficiently complete assigned work.
  • Have the ability to work in a standing position on a constant basis is required when performing job. The duration may be up to the scheduled work hours. Sitting may be required on an occasional to frequent basis.
  • Be able to walk, squat, crouch, stoop and bend forward/sideways without aids/assistive devices on occasional to frequent basis.
  • Be able to push and pull with light to moderate force.
  • Have sufficient strength and movement in upper body/arms and hands to perform repetitive forward reaching.
  • Be able to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction while handling parts.
  • Be able to seize, hold and grasp items typical of this job with good dexterity with both hands, such as tweezers, nippers and small cutting tools throughout the work shift.
  • Have good eye-hand coordination.
  • Be able to pinch and work with the fingers throughout the workday.
  • Have the ability to lift, lower and carry up to 25-30 lbs. on an occasional basis (1/3 of workday) and 10-20 on a frequent basis (2/3 of workday).
  • Have specific vision abilities required by this job include: color and shading discrimination, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.  Must possess sight and hearing senses or by the use of prosthetics that enable these senses to function adequately.
  • Be able to correctly orient/layout parts using reasoning and relation problem solving.

Based on the weight and frequency of material handling and required non-handling activities, the typical day-to-day job demands of an Operator carry the physical demand rating classification of Medium.  This rating is set forth by The United States Department of Labor. *Please Note: Physical demands vary by job title, plant location, and product design.

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