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Forklift Operator - Blow Mold

Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Corona, CA, CA, US

Company: Glanbia

At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.

                               Downstream Blow Mold Operator

Job Description Revised: July 2018



Reports To:                       Utilities Manager

Department:                      Utilities

Location:                           Corona

Pay Status:                         Non-exempt

Backed up By:                   Utilities Manager


Job Summary

The Downstream Blow Mold Operator is responsible for operating blow mold equipment, meeting all production, quality and safety requirements, and performing all maintenance on the blow molder and high pressure air compressors.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities (not restrictive)

  • Operate blow molder, bottle conveyor, palletizer, strapper and stretch wrapper equipment
  • Perform mold and neck finish changes and process adjustments
  • Perform adjustments to meet quality specifications
  • Complete daily production records and logs and summarize all blow molding records from all 3 shifts to report metrics for previous day to management
  • Monitor Machine efficiency and ensure all equipment is operational
  • Manage machine process efficiency initiatives, scrap minimization, materials conservation
  • Start and shut down machines
  • Monitor production quantities for color change, mold change and product completions
  • Troubleshoot and fix any problems with the blow molder or high pressure air compressors
  • Perform Preventative maintenance
  • Perform all assignments given by Supervisors or Upper Management Team
  • Recommend methods to improve processes and practices, equipment performance and efficiency of operations
  • Verification of production working documents
  • Verification of tooling, instructions on materials prior to use on assigned
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this position.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.

Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification & Experience Requirements

Education, Training:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Experience Required:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the maintenance and repair of blow molding equipment

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide
  • Ability to communicate effectively, written and verbally
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions finished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to work with amino acids, vitamins and fine chemicals in powder and liquid form as well as allergen products

Language, Computer &   Numeracy:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and written
  • Proficient personal computer skills (MS office applications – Word, Office, Excel)

Travel Requirements

  • Infrequent domestic travel required (up to 5%)

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves talking or listening, sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Regularly involves going up and down stairs.
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physcial Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic).
  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, and fumes and toxic        chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.


Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

Nearest Major Market: Corona
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles