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Mold Technician PFKNH

Bridgestone

Bridgestone

Normal, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Company Overview

Help us make the best golf balls in the world! From our Covington, Georgia manufacturing facility, we supply golf equipment to many of world-renowned golfers including Tiger Woods and Jason Day.

Whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone Golf name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to serve society with superior quality. We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future.

We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. So, show us what you’re made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need.

Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is headquartered in Covington, Georgia and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Our mission is simple: Bridgestone Golf serves dedicated golfers with superior quality golf equipment designed to maximize individual player’s golf experience and enjoyment.

Job Category

Production & Skilled Trades

Position Summary

The Molding Technician performs routine cleaning, maintenance, repair, adjustments and troubleshooting for injection golf ball molds, cavities, and support equipment.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains safe environment and a clean and orderly workplace per 3S standards.
  • Responsible for performing regular quality checks as per SOP.
  • Identify and resolve minor mechanical and quality problems.
  • Assists production in the trouble shooting of injection defects and problems.
  • Maintains inventory status and operational readiness of golf ball molds, cavities, and related support equipment.
  • Assists production in the development of counter measures to correct injection problems.
  • Schedules and performs mold/hot sprue/cavity changes and set-ups, cleaning (including dry ice processes), maintenance, and repair. Keeps record log on each.
  • Performs necessary product, mold and equipment testing to identify and solve material, equipment or process caused problems. Evaluates and reports results utilizing graphs, charts, and written reports. Recommends improvements and/or changes where appropriate.
  • Assists Laboratory Technician, when needed, in conducting special process or production trails and tests, and assists in solving product related problems.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one-year related experience and/or training preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively with other employees.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measurements, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals with the ability to apply mathematical calculations to reach the proper recipe formulas and/or scale weight. Capability to convert Metric system measurements into American system of measurements or vice versa.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply commonsense with understanding to provide detailed written and/or oral instructions. Ability to be flexible with problem solving and reach resolutions appropriately.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Requires ability to perform data entry, and to plan, organize, and evaluate. Must be self-starter and able to work well with others. Must be mechanically inclined, able to demonstrate numerical and scientific ability and have problem-solving skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required: to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Frequently be required: to walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to achieve the requirements with or without a reasonable request.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this position, works near moving mechanical parts. The employee may occasionally be exposed to dry ice, paint fumes, heat, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. Refer to SDS and SOP for specific requirements. The noise level in the work environment is normally loud. Steel/Composite toed shoes, eye and ear protection, and face shields, gloves, and aprons are company provided (within reason) and always worn when needed in these areas. The indoor temperature is a partially climate-controlled environment and can be seasonably hot or cold depending on the weather temperatures outside.

Minimum Qualifications

Typically requires a high school degree; or 1-2 year vocational training / associates degree

Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Employment Eligibility

If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.