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Material Handler - Plastic Blow Molding JobPosted by: Igloo
Posted date: 2012-Jun-17
Location: Katy, TX
Plastic Blow Molding Job Description:
Founded in 1947, Texas-based Igloo Products Corp. is today an international designer, manufacturer and marketer of outdoor products that make the outdoor experience more accessible and fun. So whether it’s on the water, near the water, on the trail, on the hunt, in the mountains or just around the house for family fun, Igloo goes where you go and makes the experience better. We are specialists from the factory floor to the dynamic field sales team and every function in between. We have earned the worldwide reputation as "The Authentic Cooler Company". For 65 years, Igloo has been committed to innovation, consumer insights, channel differentiation and high quality products. We are building a cutting-edge team with the strongest talent at all levels.
• Almost three in every four U.S. households owns an Igloo cooler
• Igloo coolers are sold through over 15,000 outlets in the U.S. and around the world.
We care about improving the quality of life in the places where we live and work. We are committed to producing safe products and to being a good corporate steward of our environment. We are actively developing products that lessen the impact on our environment and provide our customers actionable ways to make eco-conscious purchase decisions. If you are looking for a challenging career and an opportunity to work for one of America's best known brands for more than 65 years, Igloo is the organization for you.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities for Plastic Blow Molding Job:
•Ensure safe working practices are followed and all accidents, hazards, near misses, and property damage are reported in the required time.
•Ensure that production activities are carried out in accordance with approved procedures.
•Ensure raw material flow up to the point of molding.
•Ensure that safety and quality requirements are fulfilled.
•Ensure that assigned processes are done within the allotted time per management.
•Identify mechanical or process issues with their equipment and – if necessary – interact with Maintenance or Tool & Die to get the issues resolved.
•Comply with all plant 5S standards, maintaining a clean working environment. This includes, but is not limited to:
o Ensuring that material spills are immediately cleaned up, keeping aisle-ways clear,
o Returning color to the correct storage areas,
o Preventing the spill of plastic ‘fines’.
o Keep cyclone / bag filters / gaylords of regrind emptied.
• Aggressively keep plant total regrind levels to a minimum.
• Make continuous cycles through the machines that are running; at each machine:
o Remove worms from all blow molding heads
o Change and/or clean vacuum filters on each machine’s blender and surge bins
o Clean excess plastic from around the top of accumulators
o Clean the magnets above the feed throat. Clean all material spills as you go.
·Remain current on forklift training and certification as required by supervisor, manager, and/or Igloo Safety
• Other duties as assigned
Minimum Plastic Blow Molding Job Requirements and Qualifications:
• High school diploma or equivalency
•Minimum of 1 year blow mold/ manufacturing experience
•Minimum of 6 months of experience on the sit-down forklift
•Must speak, read, write and comprehend English
•Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide
• Able to sit and stand for long hours and work in dirty or greasy environment when needed
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Offer is contingent on being able to pass a forklift evaluation that demonstrates ability to safely operate the type of lift you will be required to drive.
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