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Vibram Companies PU Operator in North Brookfield, Massachusetts

Job Descriptions:


Perform various duties to operate a machine to mold polyurethane and polyurethane/rubber products into various footwear products, primarily removing molded products from molds, cleaning molds or debris and spraying molds with a mold release agent.

Work from written or verbal instructions and specifications; prescribed procedures and practices.


  1. Use air hose to loosen and separate product from mold, remove product by hand, visually inspect for cracks, blisters, etc. and put soles into chiller. Segregate seconds. Clean mold, removing flash and spray with mold release agent. Place rubber inserts in appropriate mold, smooth into place, apply film to top of mold in place for polyurethane molding. Rotate across Desma 1 and 2 as requested.

  2. Fill out production forms recording total production, seconds, samples and waste.

  3. Respond to alarm to stop machine, remove and replace screw and clean nozzle. Place screw in solvent.

  4. Assist Team Leader in setting up machine, cleaning and changing molds, running samples and making machine adjustments. Perform visual and measurement inspections, specific weight and other tests as instructed.

  5. Detect and report defective and unsafe equipment and materials as well as unusual situations to supervisor. Observe, obey, all safety rules, practices and procedures. Wear and employ all required safety equipment and devices. Maintain equipment and work areas in a neat and orderly manner.

  6. Regular and reliable attendance is a requirement of the job.

Perform other similar or related duties as assigned or directed.




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.

Required Experience:


High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)

3-6 months of experience.


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 the organization.


Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Oral and Written Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responses well to questions

  • Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others; views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two- step instruction. Ability to deal with standardized situation.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of

  • Timecard systems

Keyword: PU Operator

From: Vibram Corporation