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Injection Molding Press Operator

Invacare Corporation

Injection Molding Press Operator

Elyria, OH
+1 location
Sheffield Village, OH
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    • Interprets mechanical drawings and blueprints received from supervisor and/or engineering
    • Operates all machines in department such as the CNC, drills, buffers/grinders, etc. without assistance
    • Sets up all CNC fixtures and tooling for each specified job, except for the Hurco machine
    • Create minor programs for all machines, except for the Hurco machine
    • Effectively uses computerized Information Center to retrieve product/process information
    • Effectively uses Smart Team Application to verify prints and revision levels
    • Visually inspects material during the machining process to prevent defects and scrap
    • Responsible for quality of finished product
    • Provides written suggestions for continuous improvement
    • Assists with training of others
    • Strict compliance to FDA and ISO control standards and record keeping
    • Adheres to all safety policies
    • Performs predictive/preventative maintenance as necessary
    • Maintains safety and housekeeping standards in accordance with 5 S principles
    • Complete all required training applicable to assigned position
    • Exhibit positivity, flexibility, creativity, and a willingness to take on new responsibilities as requested or required.


    • High School graduate or equivalent
    • Basic math skills
    • Basic computer skills
    • Demonstrated ability to read blueprints, gauges and measuring equipment proficiently
    • Flexible to perform a variety of tasks
    • Demonstrated ability to create minor programs
    • Assists with altering programs so tools and parts are running properly
    • Working knowledge of CNC techniques normally acquired through post high school coursework and/or 1-2 years of hands on experience
    • Understanding of tools and tool offsets
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs
    • Ability to stand for 8-12 hours
    • Bending, twisting and/or squatting may be required
    • Demonstrated flexibility in attitude and willingness to work in all areas as needed
    • Demonstrated ability to understand and follow work instructions
    • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
    • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Demonstrated ability to cart up jobs for all machines
    • Demonstrated ability to set up custom fixture jobs on all machines
    • Demonstrated ability to make minor program changes to ensure product quality
    • Ability to work overtime with little or no notice
    • Ability to be cross-trained
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills

    Required Skills Required Experience

  • Qualifications


    The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1) Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role with 3-5 years of relevant work experience OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience.

    2) Able to demonstrates ability to solve somewhat more complex problems by analyzing variables and applying appropriate solutions learned through experience and proficiency in understanding the job. Must be able to recognize anomalies and critical situations and respond appropriately.

    3) Must be able to communicate and interact with a variety of internal/external customers and/or co-workers at level of detail required to resolve issues of moderate complexity.

    4) Able to apply strong functional computer knowledge in utilizing Microsoft Windows, MAC, or other technical tools in completing assignments. May require knowledge of or ability to quickly learn specialized software to complete work assignments.

    5) Able to demonstrate continued expertise in the primary tools or applications used in completing daily work assignments.

    6) Requires very good communication skills with ability to state messages in a clear manner by using language that is easy for others to understand.

    7) Must be able to proactively listen to others to understand issues and situations. Must be able to clearly articulate business needs to both internal and external customers.

    8) Knowledgeable of the critical factors affecting sourcing and supplier management.

    9) General knowledge of tools/techniques of competitive and collaborative purchasing and price and cost analysis tools.

    10) Skilled in negotiating and understanding of purchasing contract language. Intermediate skills in developing or applying effective and proactive supplier management techniques and tools.

    11) The Successful candidate must be able to articulate knowledge of integrated manufacturing systems such as SAP, JD Edwards, Man-Man or other product.


    APICS CPM or NAPM CPIM is desired. Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts covered in these two programs.



  • Industry
  • Locations
    Elyria, OH • Sheffield Village, OH