WC - Machine Operator

Job Summary:

Do you love challenging, hands-on work that lets you learn about, operate, repair and maintain machines? Do you enjoy active work in a fast-paced environment with a focus on manufacturing processes? If so, we think our team would be a great fit for you! In the position of machine operator, you will play a crucial role in ensuring customer satisfaction with our products and helping our company meet its production targets. In this role, you will have the opportunity to gain experience with a diverse array of machines and become part of a knowledgeable and supportive team. This position offers plenty of opportunities for you to gain experience in this field. MUST ENJOY WORKING AT NIGHT!

General Definition:

Under general supervision, works in a team-based environment work cell and any other related duties as directed by immediate supervisor. Works safely and efficiently to produce quality plastic products (ie., tanks and other material handling containers).

Essential Duties: 

  • Wears Safety PPE whenever inside the plant
  • Understands how to read a work order
  • Dispensing powder as designated by work orders (Ensure scale is at zero)
  • Ability to work as a team to dismantle and assemble the molds
  • Ability to work as a team to assemble all parts produced by the work cell
  • Follow procedures to ensure a quality part produced
  • Understands how to read a cut-sheet
  • Understands where to find additional information (ie. Closure specifications)
  • Ensure product is clean (inside and out) remove knockouts and vacuum
  • Install all required labels and decals – straight and free of bubbles
  • Trim to specifications with various hand tools (ie. Trim tool, sure-form, die grinder)
  • Understands and follows specifications to drill and tap tubulations Understands the importance of the 3.5 p.s.i.leak proofness test and follows procedures
  • Perform scanning functions and understand the importance of inventory control
  • Keep work areas clean and free of clutter – put tools where they belong

Non – Essential Duties:

Perform other related duties as required

There may be times when a temporary work assignment is required to maintain the production requirements of the department. Work requirements will be made at the discretion of Management.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

A high school diploma or GED equivalent and work experience in a factory, industrial, construction or farming environment is required. Successful completion of a basic math skills test that will demonstrate the ability in weighing powder and measuring fitting locations is required. Basic knowledge of hand tools (ie. Die grinders, impact tools, drills, and saws) is preferred and an average degree of manual skills (ie. using putty knives and trim tools etc.) and a considerable amount of physical effort is also required. This position frequently lifts or moves material weighing 5 lbs to 55 lbs, and anything weighing greater than 55 lbs requires mechanical methods or extra personnel. Must be able to pass a drug test and a physical.

Working Conditions 

Somewhat undesirable working conditions. May be exposed to noise, heat, powder, vapors, and intermittently loud power tools to the extent of being undesirable and usually more than one at a time.

Pay and Benefits

Employees receive their pay bi-weekly. As an employee at Synder Industries, you will receive many benefits such as:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life and Accident Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Pay
  • Long Term Disability Pay
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Sick Pay Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Leave of absence


This position reports to the Plant Manager and/or Production Shift supervisor.

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