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Production Manager • KAM Holland West

Leads Team Leaders and Production Associates in assigned area. Leads team in continuous improvement efforts in the areas of cost, quality, delivery, productivity, and team member morale. Accountable for achieving the plant’s key metrics. View Full Posting >

Basic Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum of 10 years relevant experience
  • Previous leadership roles in a manufacturing environment
  • Plastic injection molding experience preferred
  • A working knowledge of lean manufacturing  
  • Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervises Team Leaders and manufacturing operators. Ensures employees receive adequate training and timely performance feedback.
  • Responsible for leading a positive culture that promotes KAM values in a production area.
  • Monitors capacity and production planning to ensure on time delivery.
  • Participates in 8D problem-solving in response to customer quality concerns.
  • Engages in and teach problem solving through the use of standard problem-solving tools. Implements continuous improvement activities using Lean Manufacturing tools.
  • Works with project teams in the launch of new business. Documents work instructions. Determines plant layout, and line setup.
  • Coordinates with supporting departments including sales, engineering, scheduling, tooling and maintenance.

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Team Leader – Openings on all 3 shifts • KAM Holland East

Leads a production team to continuously improve quality, costs, and delivery through continual training, coaching, and implementation of continuous improvement activities. Ensures excellence in daily execution so that customer expectations are met. Engages in problem-solving and continuous improvement. View Full Posting >

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience in leading people in a production environment (2 years plus)
  • Experience working in plastic injection molding
  • Commitment to a participatory leadership style
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • College degree a plus
  • A desire to invest in the growth and success of people

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Grow and develop team members
  • Promote KAM values in a production team (Partnership, Service, Integrity).
  • Develop cooperative, positive, and productive relationships among team members.
  • Coach, encourage, motivate, hold accountable
  • Conduct regular performance reviews
  • Engage a team and encourage ownership
  1. Ensure daily execution of production and standard work
  • Uphold safety standards
  • Assign work and attain production schedules
  • Ensure customers receive quality product on time
  • React appropriately to performance metrics and visual cues
  • Maintain high housekeeping standards.
  1. Engage in problem-solving and continuous improvement
  • Assist with solving customer quality issues
  • Solve problems and improve key metrics

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Injection Molding Maintenance Technician – 1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts

Conducts machine setup, troubleshooting, repairs and preventative maintenance services. Must be highly motivated with good organization, communication, and writing skills. Must be hands on with high mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic aptitude, electrical including 3 phase and D.C. and excellent problem-solving skills. Ability to work well under pressure and handle tasks simultaneously. Must be a self-starter. View Full Posting >

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Performs typical maintenance tasks to support the assembly floor and the entire facility.
  2. Detects and reports defective materials or questionable conditions to the department supervisor.
  3. Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.
  4. Assists in organizing and maintaining equipment spare parts inventory. This includes searching, specifying, and in some cases, ordering needed parts to repair or inventory.
  5. Performs prescribed preventative maintenance on machinery and the building or grounds as required.
  6. Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  7. Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair.
  8. Needs to be willing to work overtime as required. Will be expected to be on-call and willing to come in as needed.

Flexibility to perform other duties as required.

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Utility Operator

Performs mold changes and set ups on injection molding and related machines. Also sets up equipment and fixtures. Assists with Material Handler responsibilities. View Full Posting >

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Perform mold changes and set ups with a Process Tech.
  2. Perform machine shut downs and purging for contamination as needed.
  3. Performs basic maintenance/troubleshooting of equipment, including cleaning nozzle tips, making water lines and cleaning machines. Writes maintenance work requests.
  4. Thorough knowledge of all operations.
  5. Sets up equipment during changeovers. This includes air tools, date stamps, conveyors, etc.
  6. Responsible for the condition of the tools and for following the tool repair/maintenance procedure.
  7. Will operate lift truck.
  8. Completes required documentation including Set Up Checklist, setup log books, etc.
  9. Responsible for ensuring that all machines are set up to Process Book.
  10. Assists Material Hander as necessary.
  11. Performs clean out/material changes for mold changes as needed.
  12. Cleans auxiliary equipment (hoppers, grinders, dryers) purges old material.
  13. Answers and troubleshoots Motan alarms
  14. Test material with moisture analyzer as needed.
  15. Restocks material at press and/or Motan.
  16. Will need to work weekends as required to meet our customers’ needs.
  17. Will perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  18. Responsible for maintaining of 5S standards.

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Lead Manufacturing Engineer

This is a hands-on, player-coach role. Lead a small team. Create, document, develop, and implement procedures and processes required to assemble, test, process, and manufacture our products. Utilize electrical/electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems in process development. Applies knowledge of electrical/electronics and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation. View Full Posting >

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Developing, evaluating, improving and documenting manufacturing processes.
  • Analyzing manufacturing process flows continually for the enhancements of quality, cost reduction, and throughput.
  • Collaborating with sales and launch teams regarding product tooling and design to ensure effective production methods.
  • Collaborating with vendors to procure equipment.       Develop equipment standards.
  • Estimating staffing requirements, production times, and relative costs to provide data for operational decisions.
  • Working closely with manufacturing department to develop, coordinate, and implement technical training for employees.
  • Designing and developing manufacturing processes for enhancements, product changes, and new products, and related fixtures and tooling that are consistent with zero defect level and low product cost.
  • Creating and maintaining accurate documentation of tool drawings, design concepts, shop orders, and concepts in accordance with the R&D and quality assurance functions.
  • Providing engineering support in production department to trouble shoot and resolve technical problems.
  • Supervise technicians or other personnel as assigned.
  • Supporting company policies and procedures, goals and objectives, OHSA regulations, and good manufacturing practices.

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Production Associate – Machine Operator

First level of plastics injection molding machine operation. Work includes cycling the machine, removing part(s) from the mold. Responsible to check molded parts as required. View Full Posting >

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Must be able to operate appropriate equipment and assembly processes.
  2. Required to meet established rates and quality standards within required training time.
  3. Follow written Work Instructions and quality procedures.
  4. Complete daily production reporting paperwork.
  5. Responsible for maintaining housekeeping.
  6. Attends and participates in regular work team meetings.
  7. May rotate task responsibilities and learn all tasks within the area.
  8. May operate a lift jack.
  9. May move production materials up to 55 pounds.
  10. Must be able to work without constant supervision.

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Injection Molding Maintenance Technician – 1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts

Conducts machine setup, troubleshooting, repairs and preventative maintenance services. Must be highly motivated with good organization, communication, and writing skills. Must be hands on with high mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic aptitude, electrical including 3 phase and D.C. and excellent problem-solving skills. Ability to work well under pressure and handle tasks simultaneously. Must be a self-starter. View Full Posting >

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
Requires high school diploma, specific technical training, and 3+ years of experience working with injection molding machines. Requires ability to troubleshoot electrical issues. Must be able to read and interpret drawings, sketches and specifications as they relate to plastic processing equipment. Required to be familiar with and use all hand tools and power tools common to the skills listed. Must own basic hand tools.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs typical maintenance tasks to support the assembly floor and the entire facility.
2. Detects and reports defective materials or questionable conditions to the department supervisor.
3. Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.

4. Assists in organizing and maintaining equipment spare parts inventory. This includes searching, specifying, and in some cases, ordering needed parts to repair or inventory.
5. Performs prescribed preventative maintenance on machinery and the building or grounds as required.
6. Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
7. Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair.
8. Needs to be willing to work overtime as required. Will be expected to be on-call and willing to come in as needed.
9. Flexibility to perform other duties as required.

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If you are interested in any of the positions listed above please send your resume to jobs@kamplastics.com. Please feel free to apply in person at our main office at 611 Ottawa Avenue, Holland, Michigan 49423.