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Blow Mold Mechanic - 3rd Shift

Hagerstown, Maryland
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Why Parker?
  • A 30-year strong, manufacturing company
  • Focused on growth, efficiency, and continuous improvement as a company
  • Striving to provide opportunity, stability, & work-life balance for our employees

  • 8 Hour schedule (Shift 11:00pm - 7:00 am)
  • Temperature controlled production floor
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Annual profit sharing
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid Holidays immediately after hire date
  • Paid Vacation & PTO
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Company-paid Short & Long-term Disability, AD&D, and Life Insurance

    Position Summary (A Day in the Life)

    This person will perform job duties with direction of the Plant Manager & Maintenance Manager, performs the basic duties of the Set-Up Technician. Duties also include being accountable for machine performance, and productivity. Performs and/or observes the performance of the classification with a goal of reaching Production Supervisor with in 1 year of employment if so desires.

    Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform job duties in a safe manner (this includes wearing eye and hearing protection in designated areas).
  • Start and stop all equipment in a proper and safe manner.
  • Perform daily walk downs to ensure machines are at required efficiency and production levels.
  • Complete machine/line changeovers, including all downstream equipment (leak detectors, conveyors, flamers, box erectors, etc.) to maintain production orders and levels per production schedule.
  • With direct supervision of Quality Control personnel help perform first piece quality checks (OFC, T, E, etc.) with the known bottle specifications, while completing the proper documentation to support findings.
  • Prepare in-house computer system with proper codes (downtime, jobs, etc.) during changeover process.
  • Maintains proper paperwork, logs and records (work orders, machine problems, settings, mold maintenance, and mold design changes) as required.
  • Makes complete machine changeovers and calibrations (heads, molds, tooling, stretch-rods, blow pins, blow nozzles, etc.) without any assistance or set-up aids (Set-up Sheets, Cartridges, or Saved Programs) within specified time period...
  • Work closely with management with total hands on processing of all new products / materials to determine proper materials and cycle standards.
  • Perform daily walk downs to ensure proper levels of materials (virgin and regrind) are being introduced to the process.
  • Work closely with management on items (tooling, etc.) that need to be purchased or repaired for the processing portion of the equipment.
  • Order and maintain inventory/stock regarding items for the processing portion (tooling and mold components, etc.) of the equipment.
  • Complete new and old product/material samples as requested.
  • Work closely with maintenance to ensure equipment is at industry standard.
  • Troubleshoot equipment regarding processing issues.
  • Fill in when requested for other job duties/functions (Supervisors, Mechanics, Maintenance, etc.)
  • During the machine set-up process perform housekeeping duties such as keeping floor clear of debris (scraps, blobs, excess flash, preforms), cleaning machines in a safe manner in accordance with Third Party regulations.
  • May be asked to cover for other shift Supervisors and Machine Operator / Mechanic (B or A Class) during personnel shortage (vacations, sick leave etc.)
  • If requested, enter production quantities into the in-house computer production/inventory systems.
  • Assist co-workers where needed.


    High school graduate or equivalent GED, and a demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English.

  • Must have comprehensive mechanical tools to complete required machine tasks.
  • Must have basic mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical skills.
  • Must have completed all Parker Plastics Certification programs.
  • Requires constant visual attention, ability to discern flaws in containers.
  • Set-Up Technician must have positive attendance points to continue cross training program.
  • Must know and be able to assist in the training of lower classification employees on the in-house computer inventory systems for production entries.
  • Know Quality Control Orientation Program.
  • Must have completed Parker Plastics Forklift Certification program.

    Physical Requirements:

    Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must be able to lift 75-100 pounds occasionally.

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  • Job Reference: 707278630-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Parker Plastics, Inc.
  • Location: Hagerstown, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent