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Machine Operator

Company: Zenith Global
Location: Howell
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Zenith Global has an immediate need for a Machine Operator to join our company!


The Machine Operator is responsible for operating a given number of plastic blow molding machines (including in-line equipment) and makes necessary adjustments or minor repairs to ensure production containers are made safe, efficient and high-quality manner. This position will work closely at time with the Process Tech or Maintenance Tech. The primary duties of a Machine Operator include:

Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP, HACCP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.
Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices.
Participates in continuous quality improvement projects and other related activities as assigned
Operates a group of plastic blow molding machines and auxiliary equipment producing a container in a safe and high-quality method.
Performs and/or assists in mold, and inset changes on the line.
Performs when needed with the Process Tech basic processing of blow molding machines to improve machine efficiency and reduce scrap.
Performs tasks and responsibilities of any Utility position (i.e. General Operator) during slow periods and/or as needed.
Makes frequent on time quality checks on products being produced from established quality standards.
Assists other process tech's and maintenance tech personnel on mechanical repairs.
Performs assigned preventative maintenance work.
Maintains work area to acceptable safety and housekeeping standards.
Communicates with the Production Manager and Team Leader to coordinate production line support staff in accomplishing the lines' objectives.
Performs minor troubleshooting and programming on the line. Notify team leader and production manager and process tech or maintenance tech of any major problems or questions.
Assists in the training of new Operators.
Maintains consistent manufacturing production, including visual inspection of finished goods
Uses grinding machine to process any scrap/waste product
Maintains accurate machine operating records, including daily and weekly logs
Practices Lock Out / Tag Out safety procedures
Acts as a backup for Quality (product quality inspections and results logging)
Helps with small mechanical issues on machinery
Fills hopper/feeder bins with resin
This position must be available for any mandatory overtime including weekends
Other duties as assigned.


High school diploma or GED; basic Math aptitude; skills, mechanically incline; Must be able to safely handle required lifting weight up to 50 pounds. The position requires standing, frequent bending, and twisting movements for the duration of the shift.

A minimum of 2-3 years in manufacturing required and 1-2 years machine operating experience.

Operators are required to interact with managers, employees, vendors, and customers. Therefore, the following skills and proficiencies are also essential requirements of the position:

Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
Communicates effectively: conveys facts and information clearly both verbally and orally.
Collaborates well with others: proactively contributes to group objectives; volunteers to help others.

Zenith Global is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Keywords: Zenith Global, Flint , Machine Operator, Other , Howell, Michigan

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