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Job Title:  Press Operator                                                                            Department:Molding

Location:  _Lebanon__                                                                                                                    Date Released: __3/15/2010___

X Hourly     Salaried     Exempt:  Yes   X No


Perform a variety of routine duties related to the molding, inspecting, packaging and assembly of injection molded  components in accordance with specified customer requirements.

Operate assigned injection molding press/presses safely and efficiently.

Operates a variety of machines/equipment that may be used for assembly operations.

Pack and prepare finished assembled parts in appropriate containers and apply labels.

Assembles plastic products at a pace consistent with the speed of the machinery or equipment

being used or at a standard volume.

Responsible for completion of production sheet for each job ran.

Performs visual  inspections of  each part in order to ensure compliance with specified requirements

such as shorts, splay, black spec’s, flash.

Responsible for safe use of fixtures and other tools needed for job task such as trimming.

Observes all safety requirements and maintains work area in a neat and orderly condition. This

includes but is not limited to product area, cleaning of press and general cleaning.

Informs supervisor or quality control inspector of any deviations and/or product specification

problems.  Provides suggestions regarding continuous improvement activities relative to production

processes and product quality.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Responsible for press side maintenance, including but not limited to wiping down press, vacuuming

off any material, oil, water, etc., wiping down panels, cleaning conveyors, cleaning work tables,

emptying oil buckets, emptying trash and keeping floors clean and maintained.

Clean up of assigned area, including aisleway.

Inventory prep and counting and other related duties as assigned.




High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Prior experience as an operator

Good verbal and written communication skills


Light to medium physical demand level.

Stands and walks frequently to operate machinery, pick up materials and supplies.

Stretches out, up and across occasionally to operate particular machines and when loading plastic granules into machine hopper.

Squatting, kneeling or crouching may be required when inspecting machines and finished plastic products.

Twisting of the body or neck may be required on an occasional basis.

Frequent lifting is required of a light to medium level.  Although such loads are not typical, you should be able to safely lift, push or pull a maximum of forty pounds.  Loads larger than 40 lbs. should be handled by other means.

Bends occasionally over machines, conveyer belts and when picking up supplies or products from low levels.

Repetitive large hand and arm movements may occasionally be required for some tasks.

Driving is not required.

Employees use a range of plastics processing machines or may specialize in the operation of one machine.

Mental activities necessary include manufacturing knowledge, machine operation and other practical and problem-solving skills.

PPE – Safety Eye Wear, Cutting Gloves when using a knife, and cotton gloves when handling hot parts.


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 essential functions.

Work Environment – indoors in plastic manufacturing factory.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

*Due to the factory not being climate controlled, extreme heat is experienced in the summer months.

*The above job description is a broadly based description and is not intended to contain all specifics of a particular job.  This description is not a contract for employment.  It does not include all aspects of the position such as potential duties assigned by supervisors with the requirement for flexibility in helping others for the company’s overall benefit.


Apply by filling out an application at the Lebanon/Marion County Career Center, 516 Workshop Lane, Lebanon, KY 40033 or send resume to 

Physical Demands:  Check the appropriate box to indicate physical demands for this job.


Amount of Time spent:
None Amount up to 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 More than 2/3
Stand                 X
Walk                 X
Sit                X
Climb or balance                    X
Stoop, kneel, couch, or crawl                    X
Push, Pull                 X
Reach with hands and arms                  X
Bend, twist, squat                 X


Does this job require the use of:                                             
  None Amount up to 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 More than 2/3
Use of ladders                    X
Stairs, climbing                X
Work on platforms                    X


Lifting / how much how often:
None Amount up to 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 More than 2/3
Up to 10 pounds                    X
Up to 25 pounds                  X
Up to 50 pounds                 X
Up to 100 pounds                  X
More than 100 pounds                  X


Does this job require the ability to use:
None Amount up to 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 More than 2/3
Power tools                 X
Manufacturing equipment                 X
Use of personal protective equipment (PPE)                  X
Fine manipulation                 X
Office Equipment:               X
Typing/Keyboarding/Data Entry                 X
Computer / Calculator                 X
Other Specify               X



Does this job require reliable attendance and punctuality?                       Yes                                        No

Does this job require shift work?                Yes         No  
What is the amount of Travel required for this job?
Less than 25%      25%-50% 50%-75% 75%-100%  
Does this job require mobile equipment certification?                Yes               No 

Working Conditions: Check as needed – Specify additional conditions if needed

Very quiet

(Forest trail)


(library/private office)

Moderate noise

(business office)

Loud noise

(metal manufacturing )

Very Loud Noise

(jack hammer)

Noise  Levels            X
Extreme cold

(non weather)

Extreme Heat

(non weather)

 Moderate temperature Severe hot weather Severe cold weather
Temperature            X
         Note:               If employee will be working in extreme heat, then must meet the requirements of the Heat Stress Medical Evaluation
  Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus) Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more) Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors) Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point) Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
Visual Acuity              X             X               X           X             X            X



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