Lead Blow Mold Machine Operator (WA) Tukwila, Washington
Job Ref: 36211
Job Title: Blow-Mold Machine Operator
The Blow Mold Machine Operator will operate blow-mold, grinders, trimmer machines and conveyor systems.
Will also troubleshoot process problems and perform minor maintenance to ensure continued operation of
production line. Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.
? Complies with corporate and plant safety standards and with applicable laws and regulations
issued by regulatory agencies.
? Operate blow-mold machines (including wheels, reciprocating or shuttle machines) to ensure
production of quality bottles and perform audits, weights and quality checks.
? Adhere to quality control and to blow mold process procedure.
? Troubleshoot and perform minor repair on blow-mold and support equipment.
? Make adjustments to meet product specifications.
? Repair or replace pneumatic and hydraulic lines.
? Assist mechanics with preventive maintenance, mold, neck and blow pin and other mechanical
? Grind excess bottle and material.
? Troubleshoot and resolve process problems.
? Prepare maintenance request forms and document equipment repairs.
? Train blow-mold employees.
? Prepare & document daily production reports, including rejects, regrinds, line efficiencies and
? Other duties as assigned by management.
Safety Awareness – Identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee safety; upholding safety
Managing Work (includes Time Management) – Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure
that work is completed efficiently.
Collaboration – Work effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good
Work Standards – Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and
accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence
rather than having standards imposed.
Language – The Blow Mold Machine Operator must be able to read and comprehend simple
instructions, short correspondence, forms and memos and able to complete simple forms in English.
? Basic Mathematical calculations.
? Basic Mechanical principles.
? Minor Process or Mechanical Problem Solving.
? Quality Control procedures.
? Reading and Writing.
? Troubleshooting problems.
? Workplace Safety and Hygiene2
The requirements listed below are minimum requirements for the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job,
unless such accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the Company.
? Operates Blow Mold Machines.
? Unjams obstructions to process lines.
? Makes routine adjustments and repairs.
? Completes production reports.
? Performs quality checks.
? Cleans work areas.
? High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required, AS degree is preferred.
? Prefer an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty with 1 to 3 years with
experience in a related manufacturing field.
? Stable work history.
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 the essential functions. While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and
reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop,
kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to
moving mechanical parts in a production environment. The noise level in the work environment is
usually loud. Temperatures inside the plant can fluctuate between hot and cold according to seasonal
changes. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is required in the production department and other
Note The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as
determined by the needs of the company.