Machine Operator

SP Industries Pocomoke City , MD 21851

Posted 5 months ago

Job Description:

Machine Operator


The primary purpose of this position is to attend a variety of different sized plastic injection molding machines to produce a variety of plastic products, primarily for the medical and scientific communities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may

be assigned Removes molded products from the molding machine and visually inspects,

de-gates and trims parts when necessary. May perform limited size inspection utilizing gages,

micrometer calipers, or special fixtures. Bags parts and applies header cards or labels when

required. Performs post-molding operations such as the milling gates, drilling holes, inserting

inserts, hand removal of mold components from parts, hot stamping, etc. at the molding

machine and during the molding cycle. Properly packs the finished or semi-finished parts into

master cartons. May also operate a regrinding machine, rework or inspect other molded

parts and fill in on other machines as demand rises. Maintains production statistics and

prepares a report for the Lead Operator at the end of the shift.


May be assigned to assist in different areas of the facility as required.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) are preferred. Some manufacturing experience is helpful, but not required.

Must demonstrate a solid work history and attendance record. Must have demonstrated full competence as a Machine Operator B prior to becoming a Machine Operator A. Previous experience elsewhere may be considered toward qualifying as a Machine Operator A.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos written in English. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to employees and others.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


None are required for this position.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

The employee is occasionally required to talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move from 25 to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job for purposes of machine operation and product inspection include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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