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Plastic Pipe Production Operator

Job in Athens - Clarke County - GA Georgia - USA
Company: Southeast Culvert, Inc.
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-08-14
Job specializations:
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing Production, Manufacturing Technology, Lean Manufacturing
  • Production
    Production Manager
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Job Description

Located in Winder, GA - We seek experienced Plastic Pipe Production Operators to run and manage our corrugated plastic pipe production process. This is a plastic extrusion-based process. The role is responsible for all shift operations activities including production, changeovers, process & production documentation, quality process, and managing downstream processes. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and some weekends in shift rotations covering a 24/7 operation (day/night shifts). There will be a training and application period to learn all facets of the process, end to end. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Corrugated plastic pipe or extrusion machinery/mechanical expertise
  • Manage the downstream process, personnel, and equipment
  • Proactively manage engagement with maintenance team for planned and reactive maintenance of production equipment
  • The ability to run and change overall diameter of pipe with minimal downtime, including root cause diagnostics
  • Perform and analyze quality control monitoring and accurate reporting of production
  • Perform tooling changeovers in an efficient manner
  • Meet or exceed standard production efficiencies on all production lines
  • Maintain facility housekeeping
  • Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment
  • Document all procedures, processes, and operations for replication and future use
  • Execute quality control and testing
  • Manage product input flows and inventory levels
  • Train and organize downstream staff
  • Meet or exceed facility housekeeping expectations
  • Understand, practice, and align decisions with SeC core values

Primary Job Skills:

An applicant should possess and be able to provide examples of the following skills/knowledge depending on experience level:

  • Multi-stage manufacturing and production process experience using extruder technologies
  • Strong, demonstrated mechanical problem-solving skills
  • Ability to direct & cross-train downstream personnel
  • Ability to learn to read and use shop drawings
  • An enjoyment of working with machinery and tools.
  • Enjoyment of helping others and building trusting relationships
  • Troubleshoot & document process and mechanical problems and perform repairs and adjustments to meet production needs
  • Takes quick action to help customer needs and teammates
  • Familiarity with and ability to use bill of material products
  • Ability to diagnose, document, and solve problems of an analytical nature and document production processes & procedures
  • Operating system knowledge including, inventory and production functions
  • Intermediate computer skills

Ideal Skills & Experience

  • 2+ years in a plastic extruder-based production environment or other extruder-based production processes
  • Experience performing tool and die changeovers
  • Experience operating in a process improvement-based environment (LEAN/6 Sigma, PMP, Kaizen, etc.)
  • Creating documentation and procedures and implementing and training others on manufacturing processes

Ideal Candidate Interests

  • Mechanical – an enjoyment of building and repairing things and working with machinery and tools
  • Technical – an enjoyment of learning technical material, interpreting complex information and solving abstract problems
  • People Service - an enjoyment of collaboration, compromise, and helping others

Ideal Behavioral Traits

  • Responds well to time constraints and generally works at a steady to brisk pace.
  • Enjoys influencing others but is still willing to follow direction from others when necessary.
  • Generally outgoing and capable of working effectively in a team environment.
  • Creating trusting relationships with supervisors, peers, and direct reports.
  • Effective without constant oversight yet welcomes structure and supervision.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude.
  • Balances timeliness and deliberation but is comfortable making quick decisions.
  • Responds appropriately to the needs of others but willingly defends his or her opinions.
  • Uses judgement that balances common sense and practical experience.
  • Demonstrates our core values:
  • Take Action Now – Be Responsive
  • Help Others First – Be Extra- Ordinary
  • Earn the Trust – Be Professional
  • Respect the Small – Details Matter / People Matter

Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Vocational, technical degree preferred

Other Information

  • Must submit to a background check
  • Must be willing to work a 24/7, day & night shift rotation
  • Competitive pay
  • Insurance and benefits including 401(k) with matching and a profit-sharing program
Company Description

Located in Winder, GA - Southeast Culvert, Inc. (SeC) is a family-owned business and leading manufacturer of corrugated plastic pipe used in storm-water management solutions. We have been in business since 1981 and are growing!

Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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