Technical Operator

Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: Lincolnton, NC, US

Company: Aptar Group

Job Elements & Position Responsibilities

  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Fully support Aptar’s core values and rules of leadership
  • Arrive 15 minutes before start of shift in order to attend the daily pre-shift meeting prior to shift
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn new machine operations quickly and efficiently
  • Operate all equipment safely including emergency stops on closing machines, grinders, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Understand Aptar’s lock out/tag out procedure
  • Ability to daily run multiple complex Injection Molding work cells simultaneously while hitting production targets
  • Ability to diagnose and repair minor automation issues quickly and effectively
  • Apply both general and specific mechanical knowledge to maintain consistent operation of the entire work cells
  • Ability to perform product quality inspections per our procedures and to identify acceptable or unacceptable product quality per our customer requirements
  • Know and understand visual inspection criteria, mold maps, and mold/product supplemental information
  • Visually inspect product according to inspection plans including color matching
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement suggesting and implementing changes and upgrades accordingly
  • Maintains close communication with technicians, supervisors, and other operators to ensure product quality and to rectify problems
  • Monitor and clean equipment, machines, and work cells daily, assuring they meet operational, SQF, and safety guidelines
  • Replenish, stock, and sort packaging supplies
  • Maintain a report of the total measure of goods manufactured per day striving to beat all production goals
  • Plan, organize, and execute all work cell activities such as: scheduled color changes, conversions, line clearances, and set-ups
  • Confirm all shop orders for product requirements. Verify that the box labels match the product.
  • Cover breaks as directed for other work cells.
  • Perform other related duties assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have an excellent attendance history and be willing to work some overtime as needed
  • Ability to read, count and write
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must pass a technical capability test which assesses skills
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a manufacturing facility – preferably injection molding
  • Strong knowledge of machines in a manufacturing setting
  • Able to lift a maximum of 50 pounds and stand for a 12-hour work shift
  • Ability to push and pull a maximum of 100 lbs. with use of pallet jack
  • Committed to quality, safety, and communication
  • Team-oriented and self-motivated
  • Computer data entry and editing skills including the ability to learn and use applicable departmental software packages.


Marginal Job Responsibilities (not fundamental job duties)

  • Fundamental understanding of quality philosophies, principles, systems, methods, tools, and standards
  • 3+ Years of manufacturing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of plastic injection molding
  • Knowledge of statistical process control (SPC)
  • Knowledge of packaging applications
  • Able to plan, control and assure product and process quality in accordance with quality principles, which include planning processes, material control, acceptance sampling and measurement systems.
  • Basic knowledge of the Food and Beverage industry


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $18.00 per hour

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord