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Press Operator - Houston, TX

Garlock

 

Press Operator - Houston, TX

  • 493223
  • Houston, Texas, United States
  • Garlock
  • Operations
  • Full-Time/Regular

GARLOCK SEALING TECHNOLOGIES

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Operates a series of hydraulic presses in various molding operations consisting of long or short production runs of products made of various rubber compounds.
  • Completes opening of press/mold by various manual means and closes partially by manual means and pushing control buttons.
  • Performs duties that include:
    • Sets up assigned press line for maximum efficiency and productivity.
    • Raises and lowers presses.
    • Proper barring of press platens.
    • Applies mold wash to cavities.
    • Inserts blanks in mold cavities by hand.
    • Loads board, pots or plates.
    • Covers molds and inserts into press.
    • Cures stock for prescribed length of time.
    • Removes finished molded pieces from mold cavities, tear trim and deposits in provided containers.
  • Uses care in loading molds to insure that rubber blanks are properly positioned.  Inspection responsibilities will become paramount throughout molding cycle.
  • Troubleshoots press as corrective action when defects occur with product.
  • Audits pre-molded blanks for defects and proper weights during initial start-up.
  • Informs Supervisor and/or Engineering of defective conditions concerning pre-molded blanks. Assists and suggests ways to correct defects.
  • Inspects finished molded pieces, this inspection will involve the use of some form of gauge(s).
  • Assures, then provides input to Supervision or Quality as to the following:
    • Proper data codes are in place.
    • Durometer checks are O.K.
    • Status on stock availability and mold conditions.
  • Provides input and production data for histogram/bell chart development.
  • Verifies mold cleaning correctness.
  • Predetermines pressures, cure times and temperatures on product masters when presses are in operation.  Employee will however, be alert to pressure changes, proper functioning of mechanical lubricating systems, temperature readings, bumps and pre-heat cycle so as to provide input and correct product masters if improprieties exist.
  • Performs various finishing operations (manual or machine) on molded rubber items and other miscellaneous items in order to prepare them for shipment.
  • Moves all finished work to proper center and records production.
  • Maintains equipment, cleans and lubricates machines, empties dust collectors and refuse containers, cleans screen trays and replenishes media as necessary.
  • Miscellaneous functions such as tear trimming and stacking of parts will be an essential duty of the operator. May assist in Finishing operation as directed.
  • Performs material handling as is necessary to complete work.
  • Assures than non- conforming products do not enter the manufacturing sequence.
  • Maintains all paperwork associated with the areas inventory, receipt and processing of product and related products.
  • Performs specific duties the include the checking of incoming products, transferring from tote pans to shipping containers, selection and forming of cartons, weigh counting products, visual inspection, sealing of cartons, and the marking of shipping and product data on carton.
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    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains stock tote pans or containers in neat and orderly fashion.
  • Adheres to all plant safety guidelines.
  • Keeps work area in 5S condition.
  • Performs other jobs as assigned by Supervisor.
  • The above statements are intended to describe general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel classified under this job title.

     

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS: Must have knowledge of quality control requirements related to the degreasing and spraying of product .

     

    POSTURE:                                                Standing, bending

    MAXIMUM WEIGHT TO BE LIFTED:     30 lbs. (anything over 30# requires two people or mechanical      device)

     

    FREQUENCY PER SHIFT:                      25%

    REPETITIVE MOTION TASKS:               Arm/shoulder movement when loading / unloading molds and using spray gun. lifting & lowering mold covers, pushing and pulling molds, bending.        

    DURATION OF SHIFT:                             80%              

    OTHER:                                                                          

    WORKING CONDITIONS:                       Heat, cold, dirt, dust, fumes, noise, bonding agents (chemicals) and seasonal variation with temperature

     

     

     

     

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