Blow Mold Process Technician

Western Industries Plastic Products, LLC

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Job Overview:

Job Details

Level:    Experienced
Job Location:    Western Industries - WINFIELD, KS
Position Type:    Full Time
Education Level:    High School
Salary Range:    Undisclosed
Travel Percentage:    None
Job Shift:    Any
Job Category:    Manufacturing

Job Description

Summary /Objective

The Blow Mold Process Technician is responsible for following work instructions to set up programming and raw materials required to produce quality blow mold parts/products to set quality specifications and standards.


Essential Function

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Job scope includes:

  • Follow work order instructions and production schedule
  • Properly clean and prepare blow mold machines for production of new product
  • Load programming and verify settings result in production of quality parts/products
  • Identify raw materials required and coordinate with other departments to load material into machine
  • Coordinate with quality department to obtain first article approvals for productions to begin
  • Troubleshoot using root cause analysis processes
  • Make advanced programming machine and tooling adjustments to maintain production of quality products to meet quality speciation’s and standards

The following activities are performed at each shift change, and also when no machines are near startup:

  • Check material levels (color, regrind and resin) at each machine against the work order, making adjustments as needed to maintain conformance to customer specifications
  • Regrind percent must be monitored and maintained according to work order
  • Check cycle times against the work order and management instructions
  • Perform visual inspections for streaks, blowholes and any other imperfections that might arise during normal production; make machine adjustments as needed
  • Clear grinders and fill heads



  • Understanding of machine operation and how to check machine temperature and increase temperature appropriately to prepare for machine production
  • Able to calibrate programmer, “zero out” the machine to ensure accurate machine performance and measurements
  • Obtain customer specifications from last production run
  • Load program and review specifications in preparation for production
  • Review each early part of conformance/nonconformance to specifications
  • Check cycle time, product weight and visual integrity of the parts which have not yet received first part approval from the Quality Department.
  • Receive first part approval from QA and begin production in coordination with safety manager and Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Adhere to safety polices and guidelines


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibility sand activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment

This job will be performed in an a production setting that is non-climate controlled, reaching extreme heat levels during summer months, with moderate to loud noise levels. This role will routinely work around and on production equipment, will operate computers, hand tools, forklifts, and handle raw materials. The processing department may be exposed to hazardous materials. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment for the position.


Physical Demands

Climbing occasionally, stooping occasionally, crouching occasionally, standing for 8 or more hours per day, walking frequently, pushing frequently, pulling frequently, gasping frequently, repetitive motions frequently, lifting: 0 – 80#, Must be able to use and maneuver small hand tools and/or power tools; Able to work in a manufacturing environment with extreme heat up to 120 degrees; Wear Necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time hourly position with schedules that are to meet production demands. Assigned schedules are I hour shifts as listed below:

  • Eight (8) hour shifts are scheduled Monday – Friday. 8:00 am to 4 p.m., 4 p.m. – 12 a.m., or 12 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Twelve (12) hour shifts scheduled on a 3-2-2-3 rotation, working 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. 

Overtime is worked 25% of the year that be voluntary or mandatory. This position may require you to work holidays and weekends to meet required demand.


Additional Education and Experience

Forklift Experience


Work Authorization/ Security Clearance

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Advancement Opportunities

This position will provide a pathway to a Technical Supervisor position, as well as other departments at Western Industries.





Required Education and Experience

  • High school Diploma and some Technical schooling is preferred
  • 2 or more years of previous Plastic experience is preferred
  • 2 or more years of mechanical/technical experience is preferred
  • Experience with blow Molding is strong preferred


Work Authorization

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

Western Industries Plastic Products, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.