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Machine Operator (Thermoforming Tech) Job in Lima, Ohio US

Machine Operator (Thermoforming Tech)

deSter - Lima, OH

Posted: 10/1/2020 - Expires: 11/30/2020

Job ID: 220722277

Job Description

Job Summary:

Operate and maintain plastic thermoforming machines, which includes starting the machine, settings adjustments, mold change, calibration and minor machine and tools repair to optimize production efficiency and product quality.



  • Startup of thermoforming machines and adjust setting to required product on production order
  • Ensure uninterrupted running of the machine at the required output
  • Resolve technical malfunctions
  • Ensure all resources are available for the uninterrupted and efficient running of the machines, including raw material, sheet and finished goods are moved in and out of the production area timely and correctly
  • Report production, quality, safety details and technical malfunctions in log
  • Calculate production parameters
  • Ensure proper product quality based on machine and mold conditions
  • Clean the maintenance work environment and maintain 5S and lean setup
  • Compliance to BRC - IOP regulation + hygiene instructions
  • Ensure safe operation of the thermoforming area and people working around it
  • Report unsafe situations immediately
  • Perform any related production task requested by the Direct Line Manager



  • Any relevant education or experience will be a plus
  • Experience with the same type of equipment, or a solid experience in a similar field
  • Basic computer skills sufficient for the job and knowledge of the machines operating software
  • Speak and understand English with smooth and clear communication, including electronic

Job Dimensions

  • Full time, contract or temp-to-hire. Flexibility in operating in different shifts is a plus
  • Production environment – multiple shifts, work clothing compulsory in accordance with BRC regulations, wearing a hair net is mandatory in accordance with hygiene instructions


gategroup Competencies Required to be Successful in the Job:

  • Thinking – Information Search and analysis & problem resolution skills
  • Engaging – Understanding others, Team Leadership and Developing People
  • Inspiring – Influencing and building relationships, Motivating and Inspiring, Communicating effectively
  • Achieving – Delivering business results under pressure, Championing Performance Improvement and Customer Focus


Demonstrated Values to be Successful in the Position

Employees at gategroup are expected to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Passion and Accountability. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone:

  • We treat each other with respect and we act with integrity
  • We communicate and keep each other informed
  • We put our heads together to problem solve and deliver excellence as a team
  • We have passion for our work and we pay attention to the little details
  • We foster an environment of accountability, take responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes
  • We do what we say we will do, when we say we are going to do it
  • We care about our coworkers, always taking an opportunity to make someone’s day better


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.  In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


Candidates will be required to go through Pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check, and/or airport fingerprinting.


gategroup is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status or other category under applicable law.

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Contact Information

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Attained Certificate of equivalency for a HS degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Work Shift:
Job Reference Code
Licenses / Certifications:
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®:
Applied Math: 4
Graphic Literacy: 4
Workplace Documentation: 4