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Newell Brands Process Tech in Winfield, Kansas

Position Title:Technician

Reports to: Technical Supervisor

Work Schedule: Rotating 12 hour shifts – three days on and two days off (night position)

Nights: 5:45pm to 6am

Location: Winfield, KS

Job Summary:

The Process Technician monitors, troubleshoots and makes minor repairs on machines and auxiliary equipment. They diagnose and make changes necessary to ensure quality product is being produced in a safe and efficient manner. They perform machine and equipment changeovers and prepare equipment for production (i.e. molds, tooling, fixtures). Process Technician must be able to flex between “process” and “setup” roles, performing either role for an extended period of time, OR, may be required to perform both roles within a shift; for example, completing changeovers in the morning, and startup/lineouts in the afternoon.

Job Duties:

  • Startup/lineout machines and perform appropriate “First Part” activities for all mold changes, color changes, and job changes including appropriate paperwork and quality checks.

  • Troubleshoot molding, quality, or mechanical issues to assure parts are manufactured to correct quality specifications, at correct cycle times, and labor contents.

  • Perform preventative maintenance on molds including scheduled “in-press” mold cleaning and maintenance.

  • Identify, tag, report, and communicate issues with molds, machines, and auxiliary equipment that do not meet efficiency, quality, or housekeeping requirements/expectations.

  • Complete all required documentation to record process changes, quality issues, downtime, lineout/startup times, on corresponding forms, technical reports, etc.

  • Perform mold changes and tooling changes in an efficient and safe manner. Assure installation is complete, correctly watered, and all additional connections are complete, including airlines, gates, hot runner cables, etc.

  • Assure miscellaneous components (such as mold clamps, ejector rods, hoses, etc) are correctly removed or stored after changeover process is completed.

  • Changeover robotic end of arm tooling and return to designated storage locations.

  • Provide recommendations, solutions, and implement processes for continuous improvement.

  • Proficient in all safety and housekeeping requirements.

  • Maintain team oriented mindset and assignment flexibility with an approachable attitude.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one-year stable and verifiable work history required.

  • Demonstrated mechanical capability and a minimum of two-years’ experience in a technical related field required. Technical certificate preferred.

  • High school diploma/GED required.

  • Must possess basic math skills.

  • Must possess good communication skills to ensure that clear and concise information is communicated as required.

  • Must be able to read and interpret equipment manuals, document and implement work orders to perform required maintenance and service.

  • Must be a good listener, having the ability to receive instructions over two-way radios, and other communication devices.

  • Must be a self-starter, self-motivated and able to work independently.

  • Must be able to multi-task.

  • Must be able to become certified on operating forklift, scissor lift snorkel lift and overhead crane.

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Rubbermaid, Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmer’s, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Contigo, First Alert, Mapa, Spontex and Yankee Candle. Newell Brands is building beloved #1 and #2 brands that brighten homes and lives every day and create moments of joy, build confidence and provide peace of mind. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.