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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Mold Technician Apprentice (B shift) in Holdrege, Nebraska

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Job Description:

Ensure that the molding department produces high quality, low cost molded components for the assembly departments by setting & pulling molds, diagnosing & repairing problems, maintaining machines & implementing continuous improvements.

General Function/Purpose: To be responsible for the technical, daily coordination/monitoring of presses, and possess the skills necessary to get this done. To support the molding associates & processor in the production of high quality and low cost molded components. Have technical responsibility for assigned presses and the support of the other shifts.


Source of Supervision

  • Molding Team Leader

  • Molding Production Coordinator

  • Molding Department Manager

  • Molding Engineering Source of Work Direction

  • Molding Team Leader

  • Molding Production Coordinator

  • Molding Department Manager

  • Molding Engineering Direction of Others

  • Machine Attendants

  • Material Handlers

  • Inspectors Level of education/knowledge needed: Required:

  • High school diploma or GED (minimum requirement)

  • A working knowledge of molding machines resins and processes.

  • Good understanding of mold design and operation.

  • A working knowledge of all molded parts, quality specifications and inspection procedures.

  • Ability to operate a Fork Lift, Electric Pallet Jack and Electric Stacker

  • Ability to operate a computer, use email, word programs and SAP Level of experience needed Required: Mechanical or equivalent experience Desired:

  • Two (2) years’ experience as a Processor

  • Self-motivated and detail oriented.

  • Good verbal communication, organizational and follow-up skills.

  • Problem solving, able to make judgment calls.

  • Ability to learn to read molded component drawings.

  • Ability to use and read gauges

  • Able to work in a team environment Apprentice Technician KSA's (Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities):

  • Assist Sr. Processor and Processors with pull/sets of molding tools.

  • Address all component defects in a timely manner.

  • Maintain press/mold/auxiliary control to avoid damage at start-up/shut-down.

  • Assist/Support Engineering with validations, DOE's, R&D, and projects.

  • Fill in for absent Processors

  • Be familiar with all inspection/mold approval procedures.

  • Order supplies/materials/concentrates for the molding area & work with the warehouse.

  • Create SAP Work Orders whenever needed.

  • Assist the mechanics with repairs when needed.

  • Perform minor repairs to presses & molds.

  • Ensure that molds are processed correctly.

  • Trouble-shoot and know how to correct problems with molds, presses, processes, & components.

  • Perform ZM's when and where needed.

  • Know the roles & responsibilities of the processors, Quality inspectors, Machine Attendants & Material Handlers.

  • Ensure that parameter sheets are updated.

  • Ensure that mold protection is checked daily.

  • Daily, weekly monthly inventories

  • Answering Alarms

  • Blocking parts Technical Leadership KSA's:

  • Technical processing resource

  • Lead by setting a "positive" example for all associates to follow.

  • Link between TL & production floor

  • Updating the Molding Board

  • Lead PVD board meetings when needed.

  • Assist the Team Leader in ensuring all job functions, in the area, are done correctly prior to the arrival of the next shift.

  • Assist the Team Leader in ensuring that everyone has what’s needed to perform their jobs correctly.

  • Expect & Accept personal responsibility for yourself and for others.

  • Make logical decisions on which presses go down & which run depending on production needs.

  • Assist the Team Leader by following the MD700212 daily.

  • Promote & Support all of the Molding Departments goals. (Safety, Quality, Production, Financial, Scheduling, Miscellaneous, etc...) Training KSA's

  • Train Machine attendants & oversee machine attendant training.

  • Provide opportunities for associates to learn more about the molding process.

  • Drive to improve the capabilities of the associates on a daily basis. Coordination/Monitoring KSA's:

  • Monitor & Maintain equipment safety devices

  • Assist the Machine attendants in maintaining proper component quality standards.

  • Assist the Machine attendants in maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

  • Monitor, Maintain, & Communicate material levels in the silos and rail cars.

  • Assist the Molding Processors in coordinating & monitoring the press cleaning responsibilities.

  • Assist the Molding Processors and Sr. Processor in monitoring & ensuring part containment issues are addressed daily.

  • Monitor proper start up and shut down of the molding processes and the area. Production KSA's:

  • Will know where the finished goods are stored.

  • Will be able to take inventory on molded components.

  • Know how to correctly use and reset the cycle counters at the presses.

  • Know how to find, determine, setup and use approximate part weight and the scales for bulk handled components. Safety KSA's

  • Able to perform proper LOTO procedures

  • Able to un-jam a plugged grinder properly while following correct LOTO procedures.

  • Proper disposal of waste-water.

  • Proper clean up and disposal of waste oil.

  • Location of machine safeties

  • Know and understand machine safeties, pinch points, and danger areas.

  • Will be trained on fall protection safety.

  • Know the proper PPE to use and when it should be used.

  • Know the location of the SDS and their use

  • Demonstrate the safe method for clearing plugged hoppers and runner jams

  • Know how to operate overhead cranes safely. Other Functions

  • Miscellaneous cleanup of the area

  • other duties, as assigned Working Conditions

  • Indoor heated and cooled environment

  • Degree of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, noise, vibration and chemicals. When working outside, any & all physical elements of weather & temperature may be present. Inside, noise is the major distraction. Earplugs must be worn for both indoor & outdoor work.

  • Some amount of physical exertion required Conditions of Employment in This Department: Employees: 1. Must achieve individual certifications assigned to them by their team leader.2. Must obey all safety programs, policies & regulations.3. May be required to pass fork lift training class and driving test4. Must follow all GMP/Quality rules and regulations.5. Must cooperate fully with the safety and environmental program.6. Must be able to work in a team environment and fully cooperate with coworkers and management.7. May not pose a direct threat or significant risk to him/her or others.8. Must maintain acceptable attendance. Conditions of Employment in This Facility 1. The "Essential Functions" and "Other Functions" listed in this description do not restrict the addition or deletion of any other responsibilities to this position.2. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully.3. Management reserves the right to change any and all job descriptions without notice as business conditions dictate.4. All employees are expected to know and adhere to the Becton Dickinson Core Values which are:

  • We treat others with respect.

  • We do what is right.

  • We always seek to improve.

  • We accept personal responsibility.

Primary Work LocationUSA NE - Holdrege

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.