Production (Mold) Operator- Day Shift

Johns Manville Fruita, CO

About the Job

Job Title: Mold Operator I Location: Fruita, CO Supervisor: Mold Line Supervisor FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Job Status: Full Time Work Hours: Monday-Thursday 5:00am-3:30pm Hourly Rate: $17.06 per hour Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation and also provides paid sick leave for eligible employees. Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts; health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs. Essential Duties and Responsibilities This is an entry level production position working to perform the tasks associated with the manufacture of Thermo-1200 Calcium Silicate Insulation. Employee must be dependable, able to follow instructions and directions, according to established operating procedures, perform the following duties while cooperating with all levels within the organization in support of the four Johns Manville core values: People, Passion, Perform and Protect: * Supports and promotes safe practices and environmental commitments in alignment with company commitments, policies, and compliance requirements * Wears all personal protective equipment as required by management, including but not limited to all or some of the following; protective shoes, glasses, ear plugs, bump cap or hard hat, gloves, dust mask or respirator * Must know, understand, and perform all plant and departmental safety regulations and procedures and immediately reports any hazardous conditions * Perform safety observations and complete training assignments * Must know and understand company policies, regulations, and procedures regarding employee conduct and attendance * Excellent attendance, attitude and motivation must be demonstrated to advance to the next level * Must know and understand all Work Instructions (WI) for job tasks Mold Line Standard Operation Duties * Perform wipe off and take off work on a sustained (full shift) basis when running the full mold line (12 ejection molded stations) on a cycle * Wipe off- wiping slurry into the mold cavities; stirring the molds with a stick as required; wipe mold cavities to level * Takeoff - lift green pipe sections off of the mold table and place onto the mold cars; lift sections of pipe by hand; lift sections with assistance of air hoist * Process Housekeeping, Cleanup and Upkeep -- Eliminate process debris on the mold line by placing calcium silicate process material in wheelbarrows and emptying the wheelbarrows when full. Clean the mold line using high pressure washers. Manually sweep. Participate in the cleaning of process tanks, equipment and fill and feed lines and hoses. Participate in annual maintenance turnaround activities including, but not limited to, turntable cleanout, tugger trough cleanup, indurator cleanup and oven cleanup. Cleanup of process walls (scraping) and walking/working surfaces. Participate in the upkeep of visual workplace features including painting and labeling. * Shuttle Car #1Operations - retrieve empty mold cars from return tracks; position empty cart on shuttle car #1; move shuttle car and position empty mold cart on the mold line; push (in teams of two) a loaded mold cart onto shuttle car #1. Count sections by size and document (write) the product counts on documentation; identify mold station of origin, time and steam tunnel on the product and assigns cart number. Pushes full mold carts into steam tunnel; advances steam tunnel pusher * Shuttle Car #2 -- Move cars from the indurator discharge tracks onto the shuttle car; record car number and station on the Load Ovens forms; move the shuttle car to the correct oven tunnel, and move the car onto the oven tunnel load tracks * Shuttle Car #3 Operations -- Lubricates mold cart bearings. Verifies and documents counts, timing and weight/density of individual pieces; moves mold cart to unload when weights are as anticipated; communicates with supervisor or lead when weights are not as anticipated; unloads mold carts into WIP stacks by product sku. Returns empty mold cart to return tracks and advances empty mold carts back to mold line * Steam Nozzle Cleaner -- removes, replaces and scrapes/cleans steam nozzles * Core cleaner -- cleans mold cores in the basement; cleans the basement * Pan Operator -- performs wipe off and takeoff duties on pan molding stations; convey pan molded sections from the mold line to the mold car via hoist assist * Responsible for operating in conformance with the ISO certification held by the Fruita facility * Performs other duties as directed Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Education and/or Experience and Skills * High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or up to one-month related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience * Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules * Ability to write routine reports and correspondence * Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide * Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagram form Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Forklift Certified 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 of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; sit; climb or balance and communicate accurately with coworkers. The employee will frequently engage in repetitive motions. The employee must frequently, lift, push or pull 50 pounds. Visual acuity is required to work around and with machinery including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment This job is in an industrial, manufacturing environment. The job requires working frequently around and with heavy machinery with moving mechanical parts, industrial ovens, and mobile equipment. The environment is not climate controlled and employees must be able to work in environments that may be extremely hot and humid or cold depending upon the operation and the season. Walking surfaces can be wet, dusty, and uneven. Areas of the building where work must be done have high noise levels, vibration, and/or fumes. Some working areas contain the presence of airborne particles which can irritate the skin or eyes. The manufacturing process involves toxic or caustic chemicals. Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment which includes steel toed shoes, ear protection, eye protection and in certain areas may be required to where dust masks, gloves, respirators, or head protection. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled