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Newell Brands Opr Blowmold-First Shift, The Coleman Company in Wichita, Kansas

The Coleman Company, Inc.

Job Description


Job Title: Operator, Blowmold

Department: 680, Production - Plastics

Reports To: Supervisor

Job Code: 149P, 240P (in position pre 1/1/2007)

FLSA Status: Hourly Non-Exempt

Prepared Date: February 2009

Updated: September 2013

Primary Function:

Operates various Blowmolding machines for the production of cases, lids and wheels within defined production specifications.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

I. Performs a variety of tasks to produce various pieces by blowmolding. Judgment is required to maintain cycle speed and to produce quality products in compliance with defined production specifications.

a. Confirm and sign Blowmold Safety buyoff prior to operating machine.

b. Initiate cycle start and remove part with excess plastic from mold, via conveyor, parts picker or manually, after machine control device opens mold.

c. Separate and/or trim excess material from parts or purged material.

d. Flame parts

e. Maintain cycle time standard to meet production requirements.

f. Stack parts into racks or palletainers, moving or adjusting rack/pallatianer as required.

g. Track good/bad parts produced.

h. Regrind excess plastic and unsatisfactory parts for reuse using a grinder.

i. Weigh parts hourly and continuously inspect for Critical to Quality (CTQ) elements.

j. Utilize 5S methods to maintain a clean work environment and follow Lean Manufacturing Principles.

I. Use of hand and portable tools including use of a knife, deburr tool and/or scraper blade. Use of cleaning tools such as brooms.

I. Responsible for quality of own work.

IV. Responsible for notifying lead/supervisor with machine issues and material shortages.

V. Work in a safe manner at all times and in compliance with site Safety Policies. Comply with all Coleman policies and procedures.

VI. Ability to work a weekend schedule and overtime as needed.

VII. Performs other related duties as required including but not limited to training for these processes.

Essential Job Functions:

Frequency Category


Time per 8-hour shift



Up to 2 hours and 40 minutes



Up to 5 hours and 20 minutes



More than 5 hours and 20 minutes


Essential Function

Physical Demands

Lift floor to waist- up to 45 pounds

Occasional- Essential

Bilateral carrying- up to 45 pounds

Occasional- Essential

Pushing/pulling – up to 90 pounds

Occasional- Essential


Constant- Essential


Occasional- Essential

Repetitive gripping

Constant- Essential

Reach – above shoulder

Occasional- Essential

Reach – at shoulder or below

Frequent- Essential

Trunk rotation- standing

Occasional- Essential


Occasional- Essential


Constantly- Essential

Mental Demands

Problem solve


Make decisions


Read paperwork


Fill out paperwork


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide


Ability to read weight scale


Ability to read and understand basic English instructions


Working Conditions



High temperatures

Occasional to Frequent

Loud noises



Occasional to Frequent


Frequent to Constant

Equipment Use





Hand tools knife/scrapper

Occasional to Frequent

Power tools – bench grinder

Occasional to Frequent

Large plastic grinder

Occasional to Frequent

Band saw

Occasional to Frequent

Broom and dust pan

Up to Occasional


Oral Communication – Speaks clearly in positive and negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.

Teamwork – Contributes to building a positive work environment. Interacts with fellow team members to build morale and maintain a sense of Coleman pride.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; uses feedback to improve overall quality of finished product.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment and production schedules. Must be able to perform multiple tasks.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. The Company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of their job, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.


High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred or combination of related experience plus education. Requires the use of simple arithmetic, calculator and weight scale. Ability to read and comprehend basic instructions presented in English.


Previous manufacturing experience preferred

Working Conditions:

Moderate to extreme working conditions due to noise level of work area, dust/dirt, and odors. Extreme temperatures during summer months.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE):

· Safety glasses with side shields

· Hearing protection

· Slip resistant, closed toe, heal and side shoes

· Thermal hand, cut resistant hand, arm and body protection

· Sleeved shirts and long pants

· Specific job duties may require additional PPE

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Rubbermaid, Sharpie, Graco, Coleman, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Yankee Candle, Paper Mate, FoodSaver, Dymo, EXPO, Elmer’s, Oster, NUK, Spontex and Campingaz. We are focused on delighting consumers by lighting up everyday moments. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.