Downstream Operator
Ring Container Technologies

Job Info

Job Purpose

To operate Downstream production machinery safely and efficiently; maintain appropriate documentation and communicate ideas and problems to appropriate staff; perform scheduled preventative maintenance and downstream equipment changeovers; responsible for producing best quality product. In addition to the following duties, this position requires the employee to perform the responsibilities of the Production Associate.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Ensure the safe and efficient operation of all downstream equipment to meet or exceed company established Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) expectations and customer quality expectations.

  • Follow Lock out / Tag out policy.
  • Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when entering the production area.
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) when entering the production area.
  • Safe operation of all fire extinguishers.
  • Proactive in addressing unsafe conditions on production equipment.
  • Report all unsafe acts or conditions to Shift Production Supervisor immediately. Utility knifes will not be used on the production floor.
  • Participate in safety training as scheduled and provided by the company.
  • Obey all machine guards and safety warnings.

Responsible for producing and/or packing the best quality product at all times.
  • Ensure all production meets or exceed customer standards and expectations.
  • Ensure all production is properly labeled and/or tagged.
  • Ensure all non-conforming products are placed on hold with proper hold documentation completed.
  • Perform data collection of quality measurements as directed or when necessary.
  • Ensure all quality checks are properly completed and recorded in the NWA Quality Monitor or a plant specific form at the scheduled intervals.
  • Ensure all raw material lot numbers are properly obtained and recorded as required.
  • Communicate out of specification conditions to the appropriate personnel.

Perform scheduled Preventative Maintenance tasks as outlined by the plant PM program.
  • Proactive in addressing machine inefficiencies during preventative maintenance.
  • Ensure downstream equipment is clean and in 'showroom condition' after preventative maintenance is performed on production equipment.
  • Continually evaluate equipment for improvement areas. Tag components or parts that need repair, replacement or improvement as outlined in the Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) guidelines.
  • Proactive in addressing housekeeping issues on the production floor and production equipment.

Perform scheduled downstream production equipment changeovers as outlined by the plant production schedule.
  • Perform downstream changeovers with limited downtime as described in Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) procedures.
  • Ensure production equipment is in safe and efficient operation after each changeover.

Maintain sufficient records to support the Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) system - MicroMain.
  • Record parts removed from inventory on appropriate documentation to maintain sufficient parts inventory.
  • Notify Maintenance Manager when parts inventory becomes low or reaches a reorder point.
  • Complete the required paperwork and/or electronic data entry for all Micromain work orders.
  • Generate the necessary quick tickets when emergency repairs are required.

Coordinate with Production Manager as it relates to production equipment training and employee development.
  • Provide suggestions for training topics.
  • Complete any machine and task specific training in the described timeframe.

Communicate problems, progress reports and continuous improvement ideas to management staff, maintenance and production personnel. Promote and participate in good housekeeping habits to ensure plant appearance exceeds management and customer expectations.
  • Ensure all daily, weekly and periodic cleaning tasks are performed as outlined in the Master Cleaning Schedule.
  • Perform line sanitization tasks as outlined in the Master Sanitization Schedule and according to company procedures.
  • Maintain a clean work area at all times.
    • Empty all garbage cans in work area at the conclusion of assigned shift.
    • Sweep and/or mop production floor in work area.
    • Clean equipment if it becomes dirty or stained during shift operation.
  • Proactive in addressing housekeeping issues on the production floor and production equipment.
  • Organize and maintain clean work stations.

Responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation during the shift.
  • Document machine or process changes.
  • Perform necessary downstream operator checklists.
  • Maintain accurate production reporting documentation.

Responsible for active participation on plant teams and activities including safety, quality, sustainability, community involvement, OEE, maintenance, employee wellness, brainstorming and continuous improvement which are required to create and maintain a World Class environment. Responsible for their personal development by establishing SMART goals, requesting regular meetings with their managers, volunteering for plant improvement teams, requesting additional training, requesting involvement beyond their immediate job responsibilities, seeking higher education opportunities including continuing education classes and meeting or exceeding their self development and performance goals.

Experience, Educational and Technical Qualifications

Our Downstream Operator should possess a sense of urgency, accountability, business ethics, professionalism, self-motivation and the desire and focus to improve the business.

Our Downstream Operator must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent and successfully completethe entrance examinations and interviews.

Ring Container is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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