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Inline Plastics Set-up Mechanic in McDonough, Georgia

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Set-up Mechanic

Department: Production & Distribution

Location: McDonough, GA

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  • Get paid every Thursday?

  • Only work half the month with our rotating schedule

  • Have a 3-day weekend every other weekend

  • Have paid holidays after 30 days

  • Receive paid lunches and breaks for the full 12-hour shift

  • Have guaranteed overtime every other week

  • Have the option to work extra overtime after training period

  • Have an opportunity for cross training and growth in the company

If you do, Inline Plastics is the place for you!

Our company offers a choice array of benefit programs that are among the best in our industry. Our benefit package includes Medical (HRA), Dental and Vision Insurance; Basic Life, AD&D and Voluntary Life Insurance; Short Term Disability and Voluntary Long-Term Disability; Paid Holidays and Vacation; Generous 401(k) company match at 100% up to 4.25%; Flexible Spending Account and an Employee Assistance Program.

Rotating 12-hour shifts, 36/48

GA Day Shift: 6:55 a.m. - 7 p.m.


The Setup Mechanic sets up, troubleshoots, and performs preventative maintenance on contact heat and preheat thermoforming machines and support equipment, including, but not limited to case tapes, Big Joe Lifts, and Yushin stackers. The Setup Mechanic may be required to operate machinery when needed.

Essential Functions/Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Installs tooling and performs set-ups, as well as corrective and preventative maintenance on thermoforming machines and auxiliary equipment, such as grinders, vacuum pumps, motors, gear boxes, and hoists.

  • Conducts mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical troubleshooting.

  • Performs root cause analysis to identify causes of defects and troubleshoots problems.

  • Identifies, retrieves, and replaces machine components from the stockroom; creates and fulfills orders via a cloud-based parts management system.

  • Escalates issues to a set up technician (recognizing source and scope of problems and communication).

Skills and Competencies:

  • Communication: Ability to read and understand written documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Logical reasoning: Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram forms. Ability to troubleshoot problems.

  • Mathematical: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and calculate decimals and fractions. Ability to understand and use the metric system.

  • Technical: Ability to use calipers, tape measure, protractors, pressure gauges, temperature thermocouples.

  • Technological: Ability to use cloud-based parts management system (Nexgen) to create and execute work orders.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or general equivalency degree (GED). Vocational technical community college, or formal military mechanical and/or technical training a plus. Previous mechanical or electrical experience preferred. Thermoforming, extrusion machinery, or packaging equipment highly desired.

Physical Demands:

  • May be required to stand for long periods of time.

  • May involve some repetitive motions.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • May also engage in frequent bending, stooping, squatting, pushing and pulling of parts and part containers.

  • Due to the open environment of the warehouse, must be able to work in various weather and temperature conditions to include extreme heat, humidity, and cold.

Personal & Product Safety

  • Follows product safety (Safe Quality Food, a.k.a. SQF) and quality standards.

  • Practices safe work habits and follows general safety procedures such as proper lifting and bending, ergonomics, proper use of equipment and use of personal protection equipment (PPE).

  • Ensures lockout procedures are followed any time the equipment is being cleaned or maintained.

All Employees Shall:

  • Comply with the EH&S Policy and applicable regulatory and company EH&S rules and requirements.

  • Report to supervision conditions or practices that are either unsafe or that may adversely impact the environment, to ensure prompt resolution of potential hazards.

  • Attend scheduled EH&S training program.

  • Actively support the organization-s efforts to meet or exceed EH&S goals and plans.

  • Recommend improved EH&S practices.

  • Must maintain regular and consistent attendance.

This Job Description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company-s discretion. Nothing in this position description changes or is intended to change the employment at-will relationship with the Company or the terms of any collective bargaining agreement. Employment at-will means that an employee or the Company may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.


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