Nestle Waters North America Container Manufacturing Mechanic in Hawkins, Texas

As the nation s leading bottled water company, Nestl Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we re also committed to developing our people enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Blowmold Mechanic interacts with the leadership group, production team members, quality assurance, and other maintenance technicians to improve and maximize plant output, efficiency, quality and safety. They participate as team members in a high volume, light manufacturing environment. Duties include leading operations, troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing blow mold and blow mold support equipment as well as cleaning and preventative maintenance. Sound problem solving skills both in an individual and group setting are necessary as is good communication skills.

SKILLS

  • Work to continually improve plant systems, processes, procedures and results through TPM tools.

  • Utilize process improvement techniques, tools and procedures.

  • Utilize production output and equipment downtime data to make changes and improve blow mold results.

  • Maximize performance of blow mold equipment

  • Have advanced mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills

  • Troubleshoot equipment problems, make repairs and document adjustments

  • Conduct efficient equipment changeovers to accommodate production demands

  • Read blueprints and technical manuals (mechanical and electrical)

  • Utilize preventative maintenance program to maintain and prevent failure of equipment

  • Preserve blow mold equipment through proper cleaning and sanitation

  • Produce quality product through tight monitoring of process, raw materials and finished products

  • Adhere to good housekeeping standards and good manufacturing practices throughout the plant

  • Use machinist measuring tools

  • Possess an ability to conduct basic mathematical calculations

  • Use electrical test instrumentation

  • Have good leadership and communication skills to work with plant personnel and vendors

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: High school degree or equivalent, professional/technical knowledge, ability to learn, three (3) years of previous work history

CHARACTERISTICS: Teamwork, cooperation, leadership, initiative, self-directed, integrity, analysis (problem solving), judgment (problem solution), strong communication skills, planning and organizing, respect for others, safety commitment, attention to detail, willingness to do whatever it takes

Nestl Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestl . Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

We are currently seeking a Blow Mold Technician for our PET bottle production team.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Safely and proactively operate, troubleshoot, and optimize PET blow mold and support equipment

  • Meet performance targets for blow molding

  • Ensure proper setup of blow mold machines

  • Monitor and adjust bottle processes to optimize bottle quality and correct defects, including the completion of hourly quality checks

  • Manage bottle silo level, merge/dump gate setup, and blower speeds

  • Routinely communicate with up/down stream operators to maximize line performance

  • Execute preform and bottle changeovers

  • Maintain machine adjustment logs

  • Comply with sanitation standards, adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and maintain a clean and organized work area

  • Follow contamination prevention and machine cleaning procedures

  • Become proficient in facility specific blow molder equipment operations & troubleshooting

  • Use troubleshooting to correct downtime issues

  • Communicate with maintenance on machine performance issues, submit work requests for corrective maintenance

  • Cross train and perform duties of other team members as needed

  • Assist with equipment repairs, preventative maintenance, and rebuilds as needed

Qualifications

Key qualifications include:

  • High school diploma or GED; additional technical training or certifications desired

  • Prior experience operating PET blowmold equipment, troubleshooting blowmold components (i.e. t-arm, spindle, blowing valves) and processing experience is needed

  • Solid computer skills, including the use of Word, Excel, Outlook and enterprise management software (SAP)

  • Ability to work independently or with a team and communicate effectively

  • Solid problem solving and decision making skills

  • Comfort working in a high speed production environment

  • Ability to move/lift 50 lbs various times over a 12 hour shift, basic math and reading skills

  • Willingness to work holidays and weekends as we are a 24/7 business operating through most weekends and holidays

  • Ability to successfully complete an online skills assessment prior to onsite interview

  • Successful completion of a post offer physical, drug screen and background check are required

Nestl Waters North America is the nation s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestl Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. We re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you ll receive a competitive total rewards package something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It s not just the work that you ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestl Waters?

For company news and information, please visit www.nestlewatersnorthamerica.com . You can find us on Facebook under Nestle Waters North America Careers, on LinkedIn at Nestle Waters North America and Twitter @NestleWatersJob.

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The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

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