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Setup Operator II - Molding (1st Shift)

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Miller Manufacturing Company, a market-leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of farm, ranch, and pet products, is searching for a Setup Operator II - Molding to join our team in GlencoeMinnesota! Miller Manufacturing is locally owned, financially stable and growing – come join our team!

Summary:  The Setup II – Molding is responsible for maintaining the control of processes in injection molding, molding/tool changes, setups, start-up and shutdown, troubleshooting, training and the production, assembly and packaging of quality products in an efficient manner.

1st shift: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm

Wage: $18.75 – $21.00/HR depending on experience

Essential Functions: 

  • Operate molding processes to produce, assemble and package product according to Miller’s specifications while adhering to the established Standard Work Instructions and required performance standards:
    • Inspect materials and finished products for proper quality, bring any concerns to the attention of manufacturing leadership and/or quality
    • Maintain accurate inventory through proper counting and record keeping of components consumed and quantities produced
    • Utilize hour by hour tracking to account for productivity throughout shifts
    • Fully account for all hours worked to proper Manufacturing Order or other Job codes through the shop floor data collection kiosks
  • Keep all areas neat and clean with all inventory and tools in designated locations
  • Train and support Production Workers with molding processes to ensure quality production, adherence to established standards and attainment of performance standards
  • Efficiently complete mold changes, set-ups, start-ups and shut-downs according to established procedures and processes
  • Perform processing adjustments on molding equipment, auxiliary support equipment, material handling systems, and robotics, in order to maintain quality & production

  • Respond to all machine, robot, and secondary equipment alarms in a timely matter to maintain operating efficiencies and maximize profitability

  • Monitor tooling condition, perform all necessary cleaning and maintenance during production runs and provide information regarding tooling damage and/or processing issues as appropriate to prevent avoidable molding problems and higher repair costs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires a high school diploma or general education degree (GED,) three to five years of related molding processing experience and/or training, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and comprehend directions, procedures, instructions, specifications and setup sheets to determine correct machine set-up.
  • On the job training may be required.

Pre-employment drug screening and background checks required.

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Job location
1400 West 13th Street
Glencoe, MN 55336
Benefit packages*
  • High-deductible health plan with 100% preventive services (in network)
  • 100% coverage for preventive prescription medications
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life, accident, and disability insurance options
  • Dental and vision plan options
  • 401(k) and profit sharing
  • Employee assistance program
  • Additional benefits may apply to specific companies

*Available to qualified full-time employees

About Miller Manufacturing Company

Miller Manufacturing Company is a market-leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of farm, ranch, and pet products sold under the brand names of Little Giant®, Hot-Shot®, Springer Magrath®, Double-Tuf®, Pet Lodge™, and API®. Started as a family-owned business in 1941, Miller is owned and operated by Frandsen Corporation of North Branch, Minnesota. At the core of our values is the commitment to American manufacturing, with most of our products designed, manufactured, and distributed here in the United States.

Miller Manufacturing’s catalog features over 1,000 products which are sold through a large network of farm and animal health supply distributors in the United States and over 30 countries around the world. Miller has remained focused on its core channel in the farm and ranch market since 1941 while continuing to provide innovative products alongside time-tested solutions to a broad range of customers.

Miller Manufacturing Company is an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity employer.