VPET USA is the leader in Stock & Custom PET Manufacturing. We create and distribute plastic packaging products, offering a variety of containers and bottles. We continually research and evaluate the latest developments in PET plastics manufacturing in an effort to improve our product quality and operating flexibility while reducing manufacturing costs and environmental impact. As our business continues to grow, we are looking for dynamic individuals to join our team.
VPET USA is currently seeking a Blow Molding Technician to support our PET bottle production line located in Fontana, CA. You will be responsible for machine maintenance to include diagnosing, performing preventative and corrective maintenance. This role will be cross-trained in our Process/Maintenance Technician-Injection Molding role. This position supports process improvement and new technology processes to achieve goals for profitability, safety and ergonomics. In addition, you will be responsible for assisting the Chief Engineer and Management team with other projects as assigned.
Comply with all quality, safety, and work rules and regulations.
Adheres to all instructions, Good Manufacturing Practices and housekeeping procedures.
Process, troubleshoot and repair of all machines and support equipment.
Monitor and adjust bottle processes to optimize bottle quality and minimize scrap and maintain quality.
Complete preform and bottle changeovers.
Become proficient in facility specific blow molder and injection equipment operations & troubleshooting.
Replace or Repair machine parts.
Assist with machine installation.
Process/Maintenance Technician Responsibilities:
Reduce Scrap and promote efficient operations of the cycle time.
Provide innovative and creative solutions to production problems.
Follow the complete Start-up and Shut down procedure as per Company's and Machine requirements.
Maintain downtime documentation throughout the shift to support data collection, problem solving and daily meetings.
Assists with cross-training technicians and perform tasks such as those listed below:
Mold Changes and Mold Cleaning
Starting and stopping the injection molding machines
Starting and stopping the conveyors
Purging out the injection molding machine
Changing out and cleaning out the dryer filters
Maintenance of the chiller system
Education and/or Experience:
Experience with industrial processing equipment and infrastructure. Blow molding and injection preferred.
3 years minimum in an industrial setting with processing or maintenance responsibilities.
Technical School training in Injection/Blow Molding preferred.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Other skills and abilities:
Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, identify problems, address problems and meet deadlines.
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
English skills must be proficient to read, write and communicate.
Basic math skills
Basic computer skills
Basic mechanical trouble shooting and repair
Basic electrical trouble shooting and repair
Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.
Ability to work overtime and weekends as required.
Must be able to operate material handling equipment.
Must be committed to the success of the entire organization
Understand and comply with applicable OSHA safety rules/regulations and Lock-out/Tag-out requirements.
Must be able to become forklift certified within 60 days.
Requirements include, but are not limited to:
Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to push, pull, twist, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crawl.
Must be able to perform repetitive motions such as reaching and grasping.
Work environment is in a warehouse and temperatures inside vary between hot or cold based on the outside conditions.
Employer paid 100% medical (HMO), dental and vision insurance premium.
401k plan, Employer contributes 3%, up to 4%.
Company offers vacation and sick pay.
Holiday Pay: Eight (8) paid holidays per year.
Basic Life Insurance Paid (25K policy).
We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics.