Material Handler - #1687229

HMS Mfg Co


Date: 1 week ago
City: Little Rock, AR
Contract type: Full time

As a Material Handler, you’ll be responsible for ensuring each plastic injection molding machine has the primary raw and purchased materials required to run according to the production schedule. The Material Handlers are responsible for taking an active role in plant-wide safety activities, must be able to work under pressure, be able to communicate with supervisors and mold setters proficiently, and be accommodating to shift work. You’ll also support management to ensure efficient operations and continuous improvement of processes. This is a Safety Sensitive position.

Major Responsibilities

  • Prioritize tasks & work on multiple projects at any time while maintaining cleanliness & general appearance of storage and production areas using 5S.
  • Move materials to/from storage to designated areas using a forklift within production facility to maintain acceptable material levels at machine hoppers and unload rail cars of raw materials to appropriate silos.
  • Load products securely to prevent damage during transit & ensure containers are properly identified.
  • Maintain control of material & colorant levels to ensure all equipment is ready & available to run & perform material & colorant change overs as dictated by the production schedule. Consolidate colorant to eliminate waste & ensure proper disposal.
  • Assist Mold Setters in the set-up of molds, mold PM’s, mold cleaning, processes, tooling change overs, & tool maintenance before machine start up.
  • Inspect material & equipment for possible deficiencies to ensure products are consistent & adhere to the HMS Quality Standards.
  • Perform daily LDR (let down ratio) audits to ensure all machines are running with the appropriate colorant ratio & report any issues.
  • Maintain & demonstrate knowledge of safe operating practices including the wearing of the proper PPE.
  • Certify that presses have been supplied as required and that all materials from the previous jobs have been removed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills Required

  • High school Diploma or GED.
  • Must be detail oriented, logical, and take a methodological approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude with basic math skills to include knowledge of ratios and calculations.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Facilities are climate controlled but may be exposed to hot and humid conditions during warm months.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and sit, stand, and move about the facility for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to operate a forklift.

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