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Molding Operator 6:30am - 3:00pm

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Date: Sep 11, 2021

Location: Franklin, WI, US, 53132

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Franklin, part of Lubrizol Life Science, Inc., offers custom medical manufacturing services, including precision thermoplastic and silicone extrusion fabrication from its ISO 13485 certified facilities. Lubrizol Franklin capitalizes on more than 40 years’ experience, leveraging expertise in design assistance, material selection and quality compliance to enable our customer’s success.
Lubrizol Franklin has served as a trusted medical device outsourcing partner for four decades, delivering innovative solutions in molding, extrusion and assembly. Our Franklin, Wisconsin location includes ISO 7 certified clean room, ISO 8 controlled environment, 116,000 ft2 (10,700 m2), 17 extruders with 12 lines, 75 molding presses and a dedicated R&D laboratory. Every one of our medical device manufacturing, assembly and support services has quality at its core. Our highly collaborative, end-to-end, medical device process validation ensures quality without sacrificing product performance.

The Molding Operator is primarily responsible for running various injection molding machines, perform deflash, understand Quality Standards, verify equipment and accessories used according to router pick list, collecting Quality Control samples, performing 100% visual inspection according to router and/or process guides, record accurate data on documentation and enter data into our data collection system, and weigh/count parts using electronic scales.  Molding Operator positions include: Process Technician, Cryo Operator, and Solvent Room Operator.



  • Perform mold service with includes pushing/pulling molds in/out of press, demolding parts and cleaning of molds.
  • Visual inspection and deflash as required based on Quality Standards.
  • Follow Mold Reaction Plan as needed.
  • Weigh/count parts to ensure accurate counting.
  • Accurately record data on the router, QAD/Factivity (or similar ERP or labor/material reporting software), daily production tickets, time clocks and any other forms used in your area.
  • Verify equipment/tools/materials used per work order/process guide.
  • Understand and follow the instructions per applicable router for your job.
  • Ensure the quality of the product meets the specifications listed on the router.
  • Understand and follow the SOP’s pertaining to your area.
  • Understand and follow the Work Instructions pertaining to your area.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Observe and promote Company standards and policies on safety, quality and productivity.
  • Understand Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in medical device and clean room environment
  • Support and observe 5S and other lean manufacturing methodologies.
  • Restock supplies for next shift.




HIRING GUIDELINES: (To perform job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required/preferred).

  • Successful completion of four-years of high school, or equivalent.
  • Up to and including three months of experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Mechanical, machine operating or molding experience (preferred).



  • Excellent (written and verbal) communication and effective human interaction skills.
  • Flexible to change, and possess a high degree level of integrity and “can do attitude”.
  • Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals
  • Able to convert units of measurement, add, subtract multiplication and division.
  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.  The phrases “occasionally”, “frequently” and “constantly” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 33% of working time, “frequently” means between 34%-66% of working time, and “constantly” means 67% and more of working time.  Additionally vision requirement definitions are as follows: close vision-clear vision at 20 inches or less, distance vision—clear vision at 20 feet or more, color vision-ability to identify and distinguish colors, peripheral vision-ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, depth perception-three-dimensional vision-ability to judge distances and spatial  relationships and ability to focus—ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus ).


This physical demand level for this job is considered medium with frequently lifting up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds. Exposure to lifting more than 50 pounds is rare (if ever).


During molding work, employee will constantly be exposed to static standing/sitting and use hands to finger/handle/touch with frequent exposure to pushing/pulling (20 lbs). Occasionally the employee will be subject to dynamic standing/walking, knuckle to shoulder lift/lower (20 lbs), use foot/feet to operate machine and reach above shoulder.  Rarely (if ever) employee may be exposed to floor to knuckle lift/lower, shoulder to overhead lift/lower, sustained bending, climb/balance, stoop kneel, crouch or crawl or repetitive bending or squatting.


The following vision requirements apply: close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities).

The employee will occasionally be exposed to working near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles or risk of electrical shock with rare(if ever) exposure to wet/humid conditions, working in high precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold or heat (non-weather) or travel on company business.  The noise level is considered loud (normal shop floor conditions while machines are in operation).


The employee will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment such as: safety glasses in the designated areas, hairnet/beardnet and jumpsuit when on the production floor, gloves when handling hot objects or solvents, earplugs when required and steel toed shoes (preferred).



The employee will occasionally use QAD/Factivity (or similar ERP or labor/material reporting software), microscope (up to 20x), Mantis inspection scope (4x-8x—or similar equipment), 3x inspection lamp/lens, Vesta Press, commercial press, various fixtures and weigh counting/other electronic scales.


The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

Lubrizol is located in Franklin WI, a growing community of 35,000 people that is located in the Southeastern portion of Wisconsin, approximately 15 miles south of Milwaukee, WI and about 60 miles north of Chicago, Il.  The Southeastern portion of Wisconsin is bordered on the east by Lake Michigan, a Great Lake that has fantastic fishing and boating opportunities.  The City of Milwaukee is a diverse community with many ethnic festivals that occur almost every weekend from June until September.  Starting with the last week in June until the second weekend in July, the Henry Maier Festival Park, hosts Summerfest, one of the largest outdoor music festivals, highlighted by the Marcus Amphitheater, which hosts Main Stage concerts every evening.  Milwaukee is also the home to Harley Davidson, the Harley Museum and Harley Davidson Bike fest every 5 years.  If you are into professional sports, Milwaukee is home to the Milwaukee Brewers, who play at American Family Field, the Milwaukee Bucks who play at Fiserv Forum and the Green Bay Packers are within 2 hours driving distance from Milwaukee. 
Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

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