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Job Title: In-Process Inspector Department: Quality
Reports To: Quality Manager Status: Non-Exempt
Summary

Responsible to perform first piece, in-process, final, and receiving inspections to verify conformance of product to customer specifications. Inspections are performed by using basic inspection tools to compare parts, materials, and products to drawings or specifications for the purpose of making accept or reject decisions. Responsible to identify, segregate, and process suspect product or materials as needed and participate in sorting or reworking the same when required. Notification to pertinent personnel of any defective conditions found is required continually, for the purpose of rectifying said conditions and maintaining quoted scrap rates. Responsible to perform visual inspections at various work stations and enter production scrap counts hourly into company management system (IQMS). Detailed inspection records and continual communication are required to be maintained, as well as preservation of all quality related samples and retention products. Support the ISO9001 Business Management System (BMS). Perform all other quality related activities as defined in this designated Job Description. This position has the authority to provide disposition for shipment, stop and report any process that is producing nonconforming product, and report to management any safety violations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Understand Midgard’s Quality Policy as it relates to your job.
  • Read and interpret drawings/blueprints, and utilize inspection tools both efficiently and effectively, including calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, pin gages, height gages, etc.
  • Perform visual, dimensional, and functional testing/inspection as per established instructions and procedures for first piece, in-process, and final requirements on product, completing inspection data and records, as well as communicating the outcome of such inspections. These testing and inspection processes are performed for accept or reject decisions.
  • Perform hourly visual inspections at workstations, verifying processes are being followed as per instructions and resulting product meets specifications.
  • On an hourly basis, use tablet to verify work orders are in the 1st position in IQMS, the process cycle times are being met, and then enter scrap data into IQMS to provide real-time production information. Notify the shift Production Supervisor if there is a scrap rate higher than the standard scrap percentage on the Work Order, if cycle times aren’t being met, or if there are any issues found during process verification.
  • Identify, establish, maintain and preserve first piece parts from each molding production lot, as well as quality samples (tagged, bagged, or on boards), for immediate retrieval and availability.
  • Ensure all production and quality samples are provided at each workstation as applicable, before or at the time of start up. Return all samples to designated locations at the end of production runs.
  • Maintain a daily QA Log for any pertinent information related to production issues and/or changes.
  • Perform a walk-thru of the facility with oncoming quality personnel, reviewing parts together and communicating any issues or changes incurred through the shift.
  • Identify, segregate, and process suspect product or materials as per procedure and participate in sorting or reworking the same when required. Continual communication in these instances is required for production purposes.
  • Notify pertinent personnel (supervisors, operators, management, and quality) of any defective conditions found during production, for the purpose of rectifying said conditions and maintaining quoted scrap rates. Provide any historical visual and testing data as needed to assist with processing decisions.
  • Participate in company sponsored training, continuous improvement and team activities.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to display proficiency in blue print and drawing reading, and the use of all measuring devices. Must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily and have factory experience, good trouble shooting skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with all fellow employees in a manner that fosters a “teamwork” environment. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required.

  • Education and/or Experience:

A high school diploma or equivalent is a minimum requirement.  Advanced education is desired. The associate must have experience working with and understanding production procedures, have the ability to comprehend detailed written instructions, and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Quality Assurance experience preferred.

  • 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 define problems, set priorities and react to multitask 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. Lifting of up to 30 lbs. 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: Mold Setter Department: Production
Reports To: Operations Manager Status: Non-Exempt
Summary

Change molds on injection molding machines, set-up process and troubleshoot cycles as necessary in order to produce a quality product within a planned time. Maintain records and make recommendations for the purpose of cost savings and/or production improvements pertaining to your job. 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.

Roles 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 multitask 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. Lifting of up to 30 lbs. 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: Floor Person Material Handler Department: Production
Reports To: Warehouse Manager Status: Non-Exempt
Summary

Supply raw materials, boxes, components, and all packing supplies to the injection molding machines. Remove finished goods and put them in their proper location depending on where the work order dictates, using pallet jacks and forklift trucks.  Make sure all materials are labeled correctly for instant verification and maintain records.  In the event of defective material or equipment, the Floor Person has the authority to stop the job and notify the Shift Supervisor immediately.

Roles 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, 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 30 lbs. 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 Supervisor Department: Molding
Reports To: Operations Manager Status: Non-Exempt
Summary

Responsible to direct, plan, and coordinate scheduling of Production Operator assignments, as well as training of operators and floor personnel to ensure the shift is operating efficiently with minimal scrap. Schedules all mold set activities and Production Operator assignments based on the master schedule. Enforce company policies and documented procedures, and has the authority to enforce disciplinary action if required. Support the ISO9001 Business Management System (BMS). In the event of defective equipment or safety violation, this title has the authority to stop production.

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, the individual must be able to display proficiency in blue print and drawing reading, and the use of all measuring devices. Must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily and have factory experience, good trouble shooting skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with all fellow employees in a manner that fosters a “teamwork” environment. 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: Press Operation Specialist Department: Molding & Assembly
Reports To: Production Supervisor Status: Non-Exempt
Summary

Operate various types of injection molding machines and assembly operations producing a large assortment of products to support manufacturing. Operators are responsible for the entire manufacturing process, including assembly, performing quality checks and monitoring the process. Must demonstrate a positive work attitude, producing quality products at all times. The Production Operator has the authority to report any process that is producing nonconforming product or any safety violation.

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 one or multiple 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.
  • Follow both verbal and written instructions, and accurately complete all quality and production related documentation required for each specific work order.
  • Maintain accurate and complete production counts and the required level of efficiency and product quality.
  • Participate in company sponsored training, continuous improvement and team activities.
  • 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.


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