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Job Title: Production Supervisor Department: Production
Reports To: Operations Manager Status: Non-Exempt

Summary:

Responsible to direct, plan, and coordinate scheduling of press operator assignments, the Production Supervisor oversees the manufacturing process throughout their designated shift. The supervisor must also aid in the training of operators and floor personnel to ensure the shift is operating at maximum efficiency. From the outline of our predefined schedule, the Supervisor must organize all mold set activities and assign personnel to run them.

Enforce company policies and documented procedures and has the authority to enforce disciplinary action if required.

Roles and Responsibilities:

·Understand Midgard’s Quality Policy as it relates to your job.

·Use the master production schedule and shift log to coordinate operator assignments.

·Coordinate all mold changes with the mold setters and materials with the appropriate personnel.

·Ensure the press cycle sheets on the work order are maintained and initialed.

·Monitor and document all tooling and maintenance needs according to established procedures.

·Utilize IQMS (production monitoring system) to monitor the efficiencies of all operators on the production floor and correct inefficiencies when found.

·Evaluate and optimize the production processes for quality and rate improvements.

·Ensure operators have received all necessary training to perform the job properly, and update training files accordingly.

·Enforce all safety rules, report any unsafe conditions, and give disciplinary action as required per established procedures.

·Monitor all processing changes and record as necessary.

·Ensure target cycles are achieved.

·Enforce basic housekeeping.

·Perform shift changeover walk-through.

·Participate in company sponsored training, continuous improvement and team activities.

·Attend a minimum of two Safety Committee Meetings per calendar year.

·Understand Midgard’s Business Management System procedures as they apply to production.

·Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills:

  • Must know how to read and write English. All paperwork requirements must be in English. Ability to read, analyze and interpret drawings/blueprints, work orders, and procedures.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Working knowledge of statistical methods and controls.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions from them. Set priorities and react to multitask situations in an efficient manner. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand and reach with hands and arms. Lifting of up to fifty-five (55) pounds is required. Standing for up to eight (8) hours is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and machinery. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Issues:

Employees must be fully aware of the potential hazards in the work area and have comprehensive knowledge of the associated safety standards and procedures.

Job Title: Production Operator Department: Production
Reports To: Shift Supervisor Status: Non-Exempt

Summary:

The primary role of a production operator is to run various types of injection molding machines and assembly operations producing a large assortment of products and packing them in preparation for shipping. This includes assembly and quality checks. An operator must demonstrate a positive work attitude driven towards producing quality products at all times.

Roles and Responsibilities:

· Understand Midgard’s Quality Policy as it relates to your job.

· Before operating any equipment or machine, review the job folder and work order for detailed manufacturing instructions: including packaging and any special quality requirements.

· Operate mold press machines, equipment, or operations as assigned. Operations may include, but are not limited to: removing gates, trimming, drilling, sonic welding, assembly, pad printing, and packaging.

·Maintain accurate and complete production counts and the required level of efficiency and product quality.

·Keep workstations and surrounding areas clean and in an orderly manner.

·Follow all safety regulations and the use of equipment as directed by the Supervisor.

·Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required.

·Education and/or Experience:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is desired. The associated must have the ability to comprehend detailed written instructions and procedures. Training is provided to entry-level positions.

·Language Skills:

  • Must know how to read and write English. All paperwork requirements must be in English.

·Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

·Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Must be able to work in a team environment.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand and reach with hands and arms. Lifting of up to fifty-five (55) pounds is required. Standing for up to eight (8) hours is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and machinery. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Issues:

Employees must be fully aware of the potential hazards in the work area and have comprehensive knowledge of the associated safety standards and procedures.

COVID-19 precautions
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Beyond standard safety equipment, all employees must wear masks on-site following a temperature screening each morning. All surfaces are disinfected at least once per shift.

Job Title: Toolmaker Department: Tooling
Reports To: Shift Supervisor Status: Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:

 

Responsible for the manufacturing of new tooling, fixtures and equipment as well as repair of maintenance of existing tools and fixtures. The Tool Maker has authority to set-up and operates all machine tools, manual and CNC controlled. Machine components or prototypes within specified tolerance requirements working from approved drawings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand Midgard’s quality policy as it relates to your job.
  • Manufacture new tooling, per print provided by Engineering.
  • Design and construct fixtures as required.
  • Repair and maintenance of existing tools and fixtures.
  • Assist in maintaining the Tool Shop in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Machine prototype molds and components from 3-D model files.
  • Enforce all safety rules and report any unsafe conditions.
  • Perform other duties as they may be assigned.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required:

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Experience in injection mold making or general machining required.  Blueprint reading, assembly drawings, shop math, geometry, and use of precision measuring instruments. Proficient in bench work including: drilling, tapping, filing, assembly, and inspection of components for form, fit, and function. Working knowledge to use conventional shop equipment such as; milling, lathes, surface grinders, etc.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret drawings, work orders and procedures. Must know how to read and write English, all paperwork requirements must be written in English.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Both basic math and advanced skills (i.e., Trigonometry) and working knowledge of statistical methods and controls.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts and draw valid conclusions from them. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk, stand and reach with hands and arms.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts and machinery.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:

Be fully aware of the potential hazards in your area and have comprehensive knowledge of the associated safety standards and procedures.

Job Title: Mold Setup Technician Department: Production
Reports To: Shift Supervisor Status: Non-Exempt

Summary:

Integral to optimizing efficiency in manufacturing, a mold setter’s primary responsibilities are to change molds on injection molding machines, set-up their run processes and troubleshoot cycles as necessary in order to produce a quality product within a planned time. When doing so, the mold setter records their experience with each job and provides recommendations for the purpose of cost savings and/or production improvements to greater benefit overall efficiency when running the same part in the future. In the event of defective equipment or a safety violation, the Mold Setter has the authority to stop the job and notify the Shift Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·Understand Midgard’s quality policy as it relates to your job

·Select the correct mold per the work order, determine its suitability for the job, and set it up according to the process instructions

·Ensure all loose pellets and purging are removed from the top of the machine, under sleds and that the correct material is being used

·Maintain a safe and efficient operation of molds and machines while in production and make any necessary adjustments

·Coordinate with the supervisor what changes are scheduled and what priority order is required

·Operate hand lift and forklift trucks

·Assist with operator’s breaks as necessary

·At shift start, always discuss with the previous mold setter any existing problems or changes and follow through with the same procedure with the on-coming mold setter

·Perform all other duties as required by the supervisor

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a basic understanding in the use of mechanic tools and experience in the operation of hand lift and forklift trucks.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret drawings, work orders and procedures. Must know how to read and write English, all paperwork requirements must be in English.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to define problems, set priorities and react to multi task situations in an efficient manner.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand and reach with hands and arms. This job also requires lifting of 30 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and machinery.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:

Be fully aware of the potential hazards in your area and have comprehensive knowledge of the associated safety standards and procedures.

STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING:

I have read the job description as described above and understand the requirements.

COVID-19 precautions
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Beyond standard safety equipment, all employees must wear masks on-site following a temperature screening each morning. All surfaces are disinfected at least once per shift.

Job Title: Material Handler Department: Production
Reports To: Shift Supervisor Status: Non-Exempt

Summary:

Directly aiding the Production Supervisor as well as each Press Operation Specialist, the Floor Person/Material Handler supplies raw materials, components, and all packing supplies to the injection molding machines. Then, they must move all finished goods to their proper location in accordance with their predetermined work order using pallet jacks and/or forklift trucks. It is necessary that all materials are labeled correctly for instant verification and proper record maintenance. In the event of defective material or equipment, the Floor Person has the authority to stop the job and notify the Shift Supervisor immediately.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·Understand Midgard’s quality policy as it relates to your job.

·Ensure materials are drying at the correct temperatures and dew points, level indicators are connected and activated and conveying equipment is working properly.

·Verify the hopper loaders and/or dryers are clean prior to loading any resins and empty grinders when they are full at the end of each shift. Record the material type on the Material Log sheet attached to the dryer and record the material lot number on the work order.

·Ensure all material is labeled correctly, with all proper information, when entering onto the floor as well as when leaving the floor, including scrap and re-grind containers.

·Make boxes as required for each job, ensuring that they are correctly labeled and numbered.

·Maintain all machines with adequate amounts of material, cartons and skids for continuous operation (Refer to job folder and work order).

·Remove finished product away from machine, wrap if necessary, and put in warehouse or Secondary Department depending on where the work order dictates. (For jobs that are not being skidded at the machine, put boxes on the finished good skid and add to the finished good check-off sheet).

·Participate in change-over when applicable Inform supervisor of any maintenance needed, quality and safety issues observed.

·Assist in giving operators breaks, maintaining all material equipment and overall housekeeping.

·Perform all other duties as required by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required:

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or equivalent along with previous related experience in material handling. Working knowledge of materials, mold presses and equipment such as pallet jacks and forklift trucks.

Satisfactory completion of Midgard’s Forklift Training is required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Must know how to read and write English, all paperwork requirements have to be written in English.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY:

Must have good communication skills and the ability to follow-up on actions in a timely manner. Must work well in a team environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand and reach with hands and arms. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job also requires lifting of up to 30 Lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and machinery. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:

Be fully aware of the potential hazards in your area and have comprehensive knowledge of the associated safety standards and procedures.

STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING:

I have read the job description as described above and understand the requirements

COVID-19 precautions
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Beyond standard safety equipment, all employees must wear masks on-site following a temperature screening each morning. All surfaces are disinfected at least once per shift.