Blow Mold Mechanic Operator 2nd Shift - American Canyon

  • Company: Coca-Cola
  • Posted: June 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 41002
The primary role of the Blow Mold Operator is to competently operate and monitor machine performance, perform bottle quality inspections, detect and correct bottle quality defects, perform machine change-overs as well as provide effective services on assigned blow mold equipment. The ability to perform work safely, meet the needs of operations, execute the operator-based services program and comply with all safety codes is paramount. He/she must be able to run tests, isolate problems, remove/replace failed components, determine failure modes by studying worn components and perform other tasks as necessary. He/she must also perform preventive services.

The Blow Mold Operator is recognized as possessing skills and knowledge in mechanical systems and is able to provide troubleshooting for operational machine performance issues as well as troubleshoot and resolve bottle quality issues caused by incorrect machine operation. He/she is responsible for notifying management if a workplace becomes too hazardous because of some mechanical problem.

Function Related Activities / Key responsibilities:
  • Understand the blow process "Sequence of Operation".
  • Efficiently and effectively operate blow mold equipment and bottle quality verification equipment.
  • Understand, monitor, and quickly acknowledge and address machine malfunction alarms.
  • Able to access machine reports, alarm log, and system monitoring pages from the operator console(s).
  • Understand the purpose and operation of the machine oven.
  • Understand the machine oven lamp configuration and corresponding bottle attributes affected.
  • Understand the relationship between the physical attributes of the preform and the machine oven zone temperature adjustments in the correct production of quality bottles.
  • Able to correctly adjust the machine recipe to produce quality bottles.
  • Understand bottle defects and determine causes and perform solutions (pearlescent or opalescence appearance, excess material at base, base off-center, over-stretched foot, deformed neck, etc.)
  • Able to diagnose and correct operational issues, such as broken oven lamps, incorrectly fed preforms, discharge jams, and other operational performance issues.
  • Monitor machine performance and quickly identify incorrect machine performance and perform corrective measures.
  • Correctly and efficiently set-up and change-over the blow mold and all associated equipment to minimize line downtime.
  • Operate and monitor bottle preform supply system and equipment.
  • Maintain adequate supply of preforms to the blow mold machine.
  • Maintain accurate records and logs, as required.
  • Perform all production quality checks, as required.( Bottle section weights, Base clearance, Visual Appearance, Thread finish, Burst testing and preform weights)
  • Analyze test results, machine error messages, and information in order to diagnose equipment problems.
  • Observe and test the operation of machinery and equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on mechanical systems to include disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly.
  • Cleans, lubricates, and adjusts parts, equipment, and machinery.
  • Use problem solving tools to ensure maximum production efficiencies.
  • Communicates with management, engineers, mechanics, and equipment operators to advise them if there are any potential mechanical hazards.
  • Keeps the management informed of all issues which may affect the operational capability of the area processes and equipment.
  • Comply with all standard safety practices, safety rules, and all Company rules and policies.
  • Adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the execution of the production work schedule. Ensures the area is maintained in a safe and orderly fashion.
  • Attend meetings and support continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Make recommendations for system improvement.

Position Requirements:
  • Meet all basic plant employment criteria, to include a good attendance record.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work on multiple levels, such as catwalks, ladders, etc. and ability to work in extreme temperatures
  • Ability to visually identify defective parts
  • Ability to hear machine operation sounds to detect defective and worn parts, machine failures, and changes in speed and other routine running conditions
  • Must have strong problem solving skills and the ability to work efficiently under stressful situations
  • Must be able to work flexible shift schedules up to 12-hour shifts including weekends as determined by business needs
  • Must be able to use a computer and associated software programs
  • Perform all tasks in a safe manner to ensure achievement of Quality, Service and Cost objectives.

Coca Cola Leadership Behaviors:
  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler)
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential

Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants, employees, and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education, employment history, a criminal history check, reference checks, and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, many of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, vitaminwater and Powerade. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at Coca-Cola Beverages (Shanghai) Ltd. an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, provides marketing and technical/quality services to The Coca-Cola Company in China.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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