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Silgan Molding Improvement Technician in Grandview, Missouri


Identifies ways to promote efficiency, quality and safety on the Molding production floor. Reduces waste and scrap by accessing the effectiveness of parts conveying systems and developing permanent solutions to containment issues. Repairs and modifies equipment through designed PM processes. Assists with identifying, maintaining and participating in 5S projects within the production floor.


All employees are expected to act in a safe manner at all times and ensure that those around them do not put themselves or others at risk. Everyone is personally accountable for his/her own safety as well as their co-workers.

Safety and health is a shared responsibility of everyone in the organization and a condition of employment. We value and expect engagement out of all employees.

Co-workers share the responsibility for doing the right thing for the environment and carrying out the stewardship principles addressed in our HH&B Environmental Policy. We will provide the resources necessary to implement this policy, and management will conduct periodic reviews to ensure its ongoing effectiveness.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Visually inspect, repair, test and perform annual PM’s on auxiliary equipment

  • Maintain cleanliness of work area and auxiliary equipment storage areas

  • Takes initiative to develop useful projects needing very little supervision.

  • Works closely with Molding Special Project lead to develop standardization processes on work being completed.

  • Operate fork lifts as required

  • Perform simple machine maintenance

  • Assist with 5S events on the production floor as directed

  • Operates machine tools such as drill press, band and circular saw, measuring equipment and various hand tools.

  • Fabricate, design, build, construct and modify auxiliary equipment for injection molding machines.

  • Submits reports on cost, time and approximate savings on specific projects and lists project material requirements

  • Must be able to run reports, complete records and operate computer

  • Perform duties of other jobs as required

  • Follow all safety regulations and LOTO guidelines to ensure compliance.

  • Must be able to work mandatory overtime. The regular schedule for this position exceeds 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week.

  • Must follow all work rules and policies

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.


One-year certificate from college or technical; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must have a high degree of knowledge about molding machines, their operation, set up, care and maintenance to be able to set up molds and related equipment in order to produce quality parts at production standards.

Must have some knowledge of various plastic materials as well as hydraulic, electrical and mechanical understanding.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Must be highly self motivated

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 walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the 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 regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Requisition ID: 11527