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Molding Maintenance Lead

Company: polytainers
Location: Lees Summit
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Molding Maintenance Lead

Lee's Summit, MO, USA Req #285

Friday, January 20, 2023

As a growing facility with a rich, 52-year history, Polytainers is looking for an Maintenance Supervisor to help drive a team of talented Maintenance Technicians, Automation Technicians, Millwrights, and Mold Technicians as we grow our facility with additional machines!


Reporting to the Molding Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Supervisor will have direct oversight to 4-8 Maintenance Technicians, Mold Technicians, Automation Technicians, and 1-2 Maintenance Leads across one or more shifts. The Supervisor is responsible for the oversight and execution of troubleshooting and repairing for various injection molding machines, thermoforming machines, and lid stacking equipment on the production floor. The Supervisor oversees maintenance scheduling, productivity, and overall equipment functionality of our molding maintenance team members on the shift. The Maintenance Supervisor will also handle personnel issues and lead continuous improvement projects, in partnership with the Molding Maintenance Manager.

This position can be filled as a day shift or night shift role.


This position is in the Molding Maintenance department which has 24/7 operations across four 12-hour shifts (7p-7a or 7a-7p).


Maintain a High Level of Plant and Machine Safety:

  • Ensures all team members are trained and performing in a safe andefficient manner.
  • Ensure accident/incident investigations are carried out and documented to determine root causes, corrective actions and following-up to ensure completion.
  • Promote proactive identification and elimination of hazards.
  • Correct unsafe acts or conditions, ensuring health & safety policies are followed.
  • Regularly audit the Shop Floor to ensure compliance with policies and procedures and ensure that inspections are appropriately documented.

    Ensure the Achievement of Maintenance and Production Targets

    • Assign Maintenance chines and assignments throughout the department, working with the molding shift supervisor to ensure that there is appropriate floor coverage.
    • Troubleshoot production & equipment issues, escalating and documenting issues that they are unable to resolve to the Maintenance Manager.
    • Understand shift maintenance and performance targets and how they contribute enabling to Molding and Toronto Operations objectives to be met.
    • Monitor machine performance and make adjustments as needed.
      Training and Onboarding New Team Members
      • Onboard new Maintenance Technicians and Mold Technicians and ensure they have appropriate resources for strong performance.
      • Develop training plan and assign trainers, as appropriate.
      • Consistently monitor progress and performance of new hires and offer resources, guidance, coaching, and feedback as needed.
      • Report new team member progress to Manager.
        Supervise Shift Maintenance Technicians and Mold Technicians
        • Ensure that all team members are treated in an equal and fair manner, abiding by the company Standards of Conduct.
        • Be responsible for the supervision of direct reporting Team Members.
        • Set daily shift objectives and assist maintenance team members in fulfilling the outlined goals and objectives.
        • Execute and implement personal development and training plans.
        • Manage vacation schedules and ensure appropriate shift coverage during team member time off.
        • Identify vacancies and work with HR to recruit and hire as required.
        • Performance Manage as required and provide timely feedback to Team Members.
        • Ensure appropriate procedures and Standard Work is established, documented and personnel are trained.
        • Ensure cross-training and back-up support is adequate.
          Assist Team with Set-Up and Repair of Robots

          • Assists shift personnel with set up and repair of robots, to include:
          • Robot set ups, mold alignments, and after mold set-ups.
          • Troubleshoot and repair escalated robot issues.
          • Replaces high speed receiver cups and suction cup plates.
          • Identifies and corrects vacuum default, servo default, transfer vacuum default, tower vacuum default, eye default, robot not out default, proximity switches, cycle not complete and rail eye default.
          • Replaces MRS cylinders, three position four way and five way valves and photo eye sensors when damaged or defective.
          • Stack counters, timers, vacuum settings, alignment teach modes are done by touch screen display.
          • Troubleshoot faults on robots, blow by adjustments.
          • Glues and repairs damage high speed retrieval system carbon arms.
          • Replaces steel cable spools when broken and adjusts tension weekly.
          • Adjusts vision system parameters.
          • Re-alignment of Dummies.
          • Check static cables.
          • Troubleshoot and replace sensor bricks.
          • Greases Thompson liner bearings and replaces suction and receiver cups.
          • Cleans all vacuum blower hoses and checks oil less vacuum motor filters .
            Continuous Improvement Activities & Projects

            • Assist in the implementation of continuous improvement activities.
            • Identify continuous improvement activities.
            • Promote a continuous improvement culture.

              Assist Team with Preventative Maintenance and Repairs on Stackers, Conveyor Belts, and Parts Handling Equipment

              • Assist with preventative maintenance and repairs on parts handling equipment, as needed, to meet shift production targets.
              • Activities could include:
              • Removes and replaces main drive motors and adjustable sheaves.
              • Performs vertical, horizontal and angular alignments and adjusts belt tension.
              • Lubricates/replaces chain sprockets.
              • Repairs silent chains and checks on daily basis unusual noise vibrations.
              • Checks gear reducers on conveyors and stackers for oil levels as per schedule.
              • Cleans and replaces filters on vacuum motor, vanes and hoses.
              • Performs preventative maintains work (replaces/tracks vacuum belts, replaces damaged bearings, splices and glues conveyor belts, removes and replaces broken alligator links and clipper laces).
              • Adjusts inline section, belt space and speed tension of belts and services mechanized pulleys.
              • Calculates and setup the angle, space and speed differences for spin bars.
              • Adjust photo eye sensors to send signals to PLC.
              • Adjusts pneumatic solenoids valves, and air regulators for required pressure.
              • Makes guards with Lexan and mounts them.
              • Maintains stacking machines safety switches on guards as per regulations.
              • Maintains sealer equipment for each machine.
              • Adjusts counter, cutting and separation time and PLC controlled magnetic switches on cylinder to move in and out.
              • Levels stacking machines with take-out conveyors when they are brought closer to molding station.
              • Balances equipment to eliminate vibration.
              • Replaces and aligns vibrator feeder tray and ensures container is properly oriented.
              • Sets up unscramble discs to separate parts to go on conveyors.
              • Sets up spin bars for space and stack size.
              • Adjusts operational sequences for PLC's and cams.
              • Fine tunes stacking machines.
              • Replaces orientating heads.
                • In the absence of the Maintenance Manager, scheduling time off for vacation, sick time, training, etc., for all molding maintenance team members. Ensure that all gaps are properly backfilled.
                • Create and maintain maintenance schedule.
                • Distribute shift assignments at the start of and throughout scheduled shifts.
                • Ensure routine communications sessions take place with the shop floor.
                • Provide Maintenance and CMMS Inspection forms and ensure that they are filled out correctly on a daily basis.
                • Conduct shift handover meeting to communicate with incoming shift.
                • Lead the production communication meeting as required.

                  Educational Requirements: High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required

                  Minimum Experience/Field: Minimum three years experience in a leadership or supervisory role in a production environment.

                  Courses Required: College Certificate, Diploma, or Degree in Maintenance, Plastics, or Industrial Manufacturing strongly preferred

                  Computer Skills: Good PC skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

                  Communication Skills: Fluent in English with good verbal and written communications skills.

                  Additional Education/Experience/Skills : At least 5-7 years' experience in a supervisory/leadership role in a production environment strongly preferred.Knowledge of industrial maintenance equipment, plastics, industrial automation, and/or injection molding. Fluent in English with good verbal and written communications skills. Well-versed in automation and robotics in a high-speed environment. Ability to effectively lead and coach people to drive performance objectives.

                  Polytainers is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Polytainers is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. Polytainers is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
                  Other details
                  • Pay Type Hourly
                  • Job Start Date Friday, January 20, 2023 Associated topics: athletic, backfill, ice, mower, plant, pruner, road, sod, street, tree

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