Production Operator (Plastics)

Construction   |   Saskatoon, SK

Job Description

Saskatoon, SK

General Description

Responsible to the Team Leader for blending, operating shuttles, and producing quality molded products.



  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent


  • Previous related work experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • In operating a fork-lift and crane equipment is an asset

Special Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-motivated 
  • Quality focused and safety conscious
  • Must have mechanical ability and be capable of working with close tolerance specifications
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Ability to read and understand schematic/part drawings and applicable documentation
  • Ability to use various pneumatic and electrically powered hand tools
  • Ability to do heavy lifting

Description of Duties:

  1. Operates shuttles in accordance to established procedures, practices and standards.
  2. Weighs resin, pigment and anti-stat according to recipe.
  3. Blends weighed materials to a specified consistency.
  4. Maintains a clean and organized shuttle, blending and premix resin bin area.
  5. Loads molds and fastens lids ensuring proper venting and sealing of flanges.
  6. Demolds products ensuring a high standard of quality and care for the molds.
  7. Conducts visual checks of molded products and informs the Lead Hand or Team Leader of substandard products.
  8. Assists with cleaning or lubricating equipment according to the preventative maintenance program (PMP) requirements.
  9. Operates material handling equipment, such as pallet jacks, forklifts, cranes as required.
  10. Supports the company OH&S standards and policies and assists with identifying and implementing corrective actions to resolve OH&S issues… ensure work is completed safely while ensuring the safety of others.
  11. Supports the company Quality Management System and assists with identifying and implementing corrective actions to resolve quality related issues.
  12. Participates in cleaning, organizing and maintaining the work area.
  13. Cooperates with interdepartmental cross training and related initiatives.
  14. Assists with other job duties as assigned.

Interrelationships - Internal:

All Production Personnel

Production Support Personnel

Conditions of Work:

Hours of Work:           40 hours/week, Shift work

Physical Effort:            Moderate

Environment:              Exposure to dust, odors, excessive noise, chemicals and high voltage power.