Machine Operator in Greensboro, NC at Advanced Personnel Resources

Date Posted: 8/1/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • Read and follow the product requirements as outlined in the Control Plan for that product to make a 1st Quality plastic part that meets or exceeds the customer’s expectation for fitness for use.
  • Verify the Work Order, labels, materials assigned to the work order match, product and lot#
  • Open door to the press(es), insert part(s), remove part(s), close press door(s) if applicable. Otherwise, remove from conveyor line or bend to remove parts from drop bin.
  • Trim/degate parts using trimming devices -  knives, razor knives, cutters, or other.
  • As required:  make assemblies by hand or using a fixture,
  • Inspect materials and products for defects, and to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Place products in boxes or on pallets.
  • Push dual control buttons and move controls to start, stop, machinery and equipment if applicable to machine.
  • Identify and mark materials, products, and samples, following instructions.
  • Clean and maintain machinery, equipment, and work areas to ensure proper functioning and safe working conditions.
  • When applicable, operate multiple presses simultaneously by moving among work stations.
  • Sign the Training Log each day on every press/job assigned during the day, after reading the requirements of that job.

Basic Skills

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Mathematics - Using basic mathematics to solve problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate.

Technical Skills

  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Quality Analysis - Conducting inspections of products or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Resource Management Skills

  • Time Management - Managing one's own time .

Work Context

Body Positioning

  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body - frequently 2-4 hours/day
  • Spend Time Sitting - Limited
  • Spend Time Standing- Continuously - 8-12 hours/day
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects and Tools - Frequently 4-8 hours/day
  • Spend Time Walking - occasionally 


  • Contact With Others
  • Face-to-Face Discussions

Environmental Conditions

  • Hot or Cool Temperatures

Job Hazards

  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions - Hot plastic and chemicals used in production process. 
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment - Around heavy machinery and material handling equipment
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts

Routine  Work

  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate 
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks within a job order. 
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Pace and Scheduling

  • Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment depending if the machine is automatic or semi-automatic. Operator may work with a conveyor system or may need to reach and pull part from the mold. 
  • Time Pressure if the machine is automatic

Work Attire

  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Glasses, and Gloves.

Work Setting

  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled in the summer


Handling and Moving Objects

  • Load or unload material or work-piece into machinery

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

  • With Material handler to make aware of material needs in sufficient time for restocking.
  • To product auditor, supervisor, team leader or process technician(shift leader @ Cessna) of press malfunction or part quality  problems immediately.
  • To oncoming personnel any quality or quantity concerns that have occurred during the shift.
  • Report daily production results, including: rejects; accurate down time; quantity made; quantity accepted; quantity rejected.

Inspecting Equipment or Material

  • Examine products or work to verify conformance to specifications
  • Perform safety inspections in manufacturing or industrial setting

Performing General Physical Activities

  • Clean work areas
  • Load, unload, or stack containers, materials, or products
  • Move up to 20 Ibs Frequently, 20 - 35 Ibs occasionally. 

Identifying Objects

  • Sort manufacturing materials or products

Processing Information

  • Count products or materials

Job Requirements

Able to work in a fast paced environment.

Able to stand and move around, lifting to 35 lbs.

Handle physical aspects of the job - load, stack materials.

Math - addition & subtraction - measuring