Hillside Plastics, Inc Machine Technician Trainee in Turners Falls, Massachusetts

TURNERS FALLS *******shift to be determined Machine Technician Trainee JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Equipment operation and repair. operating production machines and equipment to maximum efficiency; trouble-shooting equipment problems; performing minor change-overs on machines Maintaining accurate and complete records. filling out machine reports for each molding machine and for auxiliary equipment; reporting equipment and quality problems to supervisor and to oncoming shift; completion of production reports, as needed Controlling resin and regrind. mixing resins and color concentrates to supply the molding machines with correct material mixtures; ensuring each molding machine is running the correct resin; keep areas for resin mixing & storage clean and organized; sorting, cleaning, and granulating flash and rejected product to maximize reuse and minimize loss; cleaning out granulators Duties will also include: Supply and organization of production materials. Delivery of finished product to storage locations. Trimming excess plastic from product. Inspecting and packing product. Housekeeping. Miscellaneous. Includes: filling in as team leader, as needed; performing other duties, as assigned. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees must be able to: Lift approximately 20 pounds regularly Lift up to 40 pounds occasionally Lift up to 75 pounds rarely Stand for extended periods of time Bend, lift and reach on a regular basis Use both hands to grasp, twist, pull and manipulate parts Tolerate hot and dusty environments Tolerate loud noise GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to work well with others in a team environment Ability to follow verbal and written instructions Ability to work quickly and accurately Ability to diagnose and solve mechanical problems