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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Machine Operator - Injection Molding-1

Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000169457

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

What does it mean to live the Caterpillar Experience?

It means you play a part in building a better world. You contribute to a winning culture—a spirit of accountability—that has driven change on every continent for more than 90 years. To work with us is a commitment to improve sustainability, invent for the digital age and innovate in order to bring solutions to millions of people. Sure, you work for Caterpillar. But more importantly, you work for the good of your career, your family, your community and your world.

As a company, we will take on every challenge that faces us, just as we have in the past. We will continue to lead in our industries because of employees like you. You’re here on purpose, with a purpose. Your work builds the world. You build what matters.

We currently have an exciting opportunity at SPM Oil & Gas, a newly acquired Caterpillar company for an Injection Molding Machine Operator. The role performs the following:

  • Set up and operate the injection molding machine

  • Identify sucker rod grades, mold, guide style and material being used as per the work order

  • Ensure good quality of the rod guides by cleaning the flashing and painting the specific part of the sucker rods with inhibitor

  • Maintain accurate records related to the activity of the shift

  • Assists co-workers in resolving technical problems

  • Confers with technical personnel and managers/supervisors to report and resolve assembly and testing problems, and reports unresolved problems

  • Feed resin to the injection molding machines, weigh and record the usage in the material usage form

  • Inspect production and eliminate defective parts

  • Clean and maintain the machine and surrounding areas at the end of the shift

  • Perform routine maintenance of the equipment to maintain perfect functioning

  • Respect the safety procedures and ensure proper use of PPE

  • Performs other routine duties

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience: High School diploma or general education diploma (GED); with two + years of experience and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one to one and small group situations to other employees in the organization.

Mathematical: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all unites of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  Ability to interpret procedure changes and work orders.

Other Skills: Must have mechanical aptitude.

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include, close, distance, color and peripheral vision.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.  The nose level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel toed safety shoes and safety glasses are required in most areas of the facility.

Core Competencies:

Interpersonal Skills: Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Motivation: Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary because we value your performance.  We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and Pension) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of Canada which can be found through our employment website

Final details

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