Manufacturing Line Leader

March 23, 2020
Neptune City, NJ
Job Type
Base Compensation
Up to $20/hr based on experience
Work Hours
40-50 hours per week. Opportunities open on all shifts
Education Required
High School Graduate
Experience Required
6-10 Years
Street Address
50 Flexcraft Drive
Neptune City
State and Zip
New Jersey, 07753


The Line Leader is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of assigned manufacturing cells. This position requires strong troubleshooting skills, and with training is responsible for all cell related activity including optimization, troubleshooting, training, and efficiency. This role works in conjunction with the manufacturing and engineering teams to provide training, direction, and hands-on technical leadership.



Job Duties and Requirements

  • Set up, start and process troubleshooting of molding machines in accordance with standard work.
  • Ensure all secondary equipment is setup and running accurately.
  • Diagnose production problems and make adjustments.
  • Document changes to cycles and job log during set up/start up.
  • Communicate and repair all malfunction of equipment or tooling to the proper support department.
  • Complete TPM (Total Preventative Maintenance) on assigned presses.
  • Complete all documentation pertaining to molding machine set up and tool cleaning/prepping.
  • Ensure molds are cleaned/prepped and tagged/staged properly per standard work.
  • Assist cell members as needed including Operator training, material handling, quality checks, and more.
  • Use strong problem solving skills to trouble shoot molding machines and auxiliary equipment. Determines the root cause of machine alarms. Makes all necessary adjustments and tool or machine repair recommendations.
  • Oversees all validations and tool approvals for their assigned shift.
  • Evaluates resins to molding performance.
  • Ensures production times are met.
  • Check and complete all paperwork associated with the setup and adjustments of tooling, machines and auxiliary equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with all associated procedures applicable to the manufacturing process.
  • Maintain a safe working environment. Maintain a good housekeeping policy.
  • Communicate best practice to other team members and shifts.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned.



Skills / Qualifications
  • BS or BA in Industrial, Plastics, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • 5+ Years experience as a Molding Process Technician in a Blow Molding or Injection Molding Facility considered in lieu of a college degree.
  • Experience in automated molding operations and robots are a plus.
  • Must provide own tools.
  • Minimize equipment down-time.
  • Leadership and training experience preferred. Be fully conversant with all equipment, tools and measuring instruments associated with the manufacturing cycle.
  • Knowledge of processing characteristics of different types of materials (i.e. HDPE, PC, PET, PP, ABS).
  • Experience in cGMP, ISO 9001:2015, lean manufacturing, 5S, process troubleshooting, and root cause identification are key components of this position.
  • Familiarity with clean room operations, understanding of Scientific Molding. Ability to program, start & troubleshoot molding machines and robots.
  • Should have good mechanical aptitude, be able to multi-task in a fast paced work environment and have general knowledge of hand tools.
  • Capable of reading and understanding blue prints.
  • Must be willing to work off shift and overtime.

Additional Skills

Work Environment
  • Heavy Work – Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and / or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and / or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change.
  • The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause a worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  • The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • The worker is subject to oils: There is air and / or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.
Culture Index Survey
We utilize a system called Culture Index, and require all employees and candidates complete the survey to be considered for a position with our company. The survey is not a test, there are no right or wrong answers, and there is no such thing as a perfect result. We simply use the process to better understand your work related needs, and it assists us in better employee management and development. To be considered for the position, please complete the survey at the following web address:
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