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Mechanic

Graham Packaging

This is a Full-time position in Findlay, OH posted October 1, 2021.

Company Statement

Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. They’re the kind of people you want as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit that’s inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better tomorrow.

Overview

Graham Packaging is looking for a Master Technician 1 located in Findlay, OH. We have openings for Day shift (5:42am-6pm) and Night Shift (5:42pm-6am) on a rotating schedule. This position is responsible for operating and maintaining injection and/or Blow Molding machines to ensure employee safety, production of high quality containers, and maximizing machine efficiency.

Please be prepared to wear a mask at all times in our facilities unless you can provide proof of vaccination. This aligns with our commitment to take care of our employees and their families.

Responsibilities

  • Operate and maintain/assist with maintaining a group of plastic blow molding/injection machines and auxiliary equipment at identified optimal performance, including mold insert and color changes, producing containers in a safe and high quality method while minimizing and reducing scrap.
  • Perform process set up and establish set up sheets of injection stretch blow molding machines to improve machine efficiency and reduce scrap in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Operate equipment to minimize the generation and maximize the consumption of regrind, purge and scrap within customer specifications where applicable.
  • Responsible for product quality, making frequent on time quality checks on products being produced from established quality standards, identifying and making necessary changes and adjustments.
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance checks on all equipment, including lubrication and checks of all equipment and systems in accordance with preventative maintenance schedules, completing and maintaining all required documentation and escalating issues as necessary.
  • Perform minor repair on all production equipment such as case sealers, trimmers, blow molder extruder, conveyor systems and material loading and unloading as required.
  • Assist with Installing, program, repair and maintain machinery and equipment such as conveyor systems, hydraulic equipment, pneumatic equipment, compressors, chillers, dryers, auto-packers, robots or programmable controllers as well as troubleshooting fluid power circuits and making necessary repairs.
  • Perform trial runs on all new molds, tooling, resins, and color concentrates.
  • Perform all tasks with minimal supervision, in a prompt, safe, and efficient, manner including replacement of fasteners, guards, valves, cylinders and safe ties.
  • Maintain work area to acceptable safety and housekeeping standards.
  • Verify material usage per standards
  • Properly identify regrind and chunk produced.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or associate degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or related field or diploma in mechanical or electrical technology (In lieu of experience) preferred.
  • 6 months’ prior experience operating or maintaining blow molding/injection molding machines or similar equipment (In lieu of related degree/diploma).
  • Experience with Electrical Schematics, Electrical components and electrical theories highly preferred.
  • Extensive training and through understanding and operation of PLC, or willing to obtain training.
  • Direct experience with Blow Molding preferred on any platform. Working knowledge of HDPE and/or PET preferred.
  • Must be able to pass all requirements to become an “Electrically Authorized” employee in accordance with the corporate “NFPA 70E and Electrical Safety Training Program”
  • Computer usage and typing skills are essential.

EEO Disclaimer

Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.