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Blow Molding Mechanic
at Amalie Oil Company
North Charleston, SC

Blow Molding Mechanic
at Amalie Oil Company
North Charleston, SC

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Job Description

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Matching 401(K), Profit Sharing, Paid Holidays and Time Off

Position Summary

Maintain and repair Blow Molding, Injection Molding and support equipment. (i.e. Grinders, blenders vacuum loader, motors and conveying systems.)

Principal Responsibilities

  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on pneumatics, blenders vacuum loader, motors, conveying systems and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Take lead responsibility for shift line operation and performance
  • Complete all PM tasking for the production lines
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards
  • Troubleshoot Maintenance problems involving electrical and programming issues.
  • Manage maintenance materials, supplies and special tools and equipment needs
  • Perform size and color changeovers on all equipment
  • Perform routine maintenance on plant support equipment , chiller, compressor and cooling towers and Pumps
  • Participate in team problem solving meetings
  • Maintain log of all repairs and adjustments made to equipment

Other Responsibilities

Provide back-up and support for the following:

  • Start-up production line
  • Operation of all production equipment
  • Performing and record quality testing per PCNA specifications
  • Performing internal and external CIPs
  • Completing operator based preventative maintenance tasks
  • Recording produced quantities
  • Recording raw material usage
  • Performing line shutdown
  • Clearing individual material jams and resetting equipment

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years’ experience working in a facility that Operates blow molders or similar equipment.
  • 3-5 years’ experience on high speed production line required
  • PLC identification, connectivity, and intervention required
  • Proficient in the theory and maintenance of hydraulic fluid power systems
  • Proficient in the theory and maintenance of high pressure pneumatic power systems
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics and mechanical drawings

Minimum Competencies

  • Knowledge of direct coupled and variable frequency power transmission
  • General knowledge of electrical components.
  • Must be able to communicate, understand and follow directions and speak, read English fluently and write English legibly. Must have proficient mythical skills.
  • Must be a team player

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical school backgrounds preferred
  • Electrical background preferred to include basic power distribution and circuit evaluation

Preferred Competencies

  • Knowledge of Motor controls and PLC Programming helpful

Physical environment/working conditions

This position involves standing, bending, walking for long periods of time throughout the day. This position occasionally involves pushing, pulling and heavy lifting of about 50lbs.

Equipment and Machinery used

Shuttle Blow molders, Injection molders, Grinders and conveying systems



Company Description

Amalie continues over 100 years of excellence with a full line of automotive, fleet, industrial, and specialty lubricants. Founded in 1903, Amalie quickly developed a reputation for high-quality, well-engineered petroleum products. In 1953, Amalie was the first oil company to introduce a multi-grade motor oil: Imperial 10W-30. Amalie’s state-of-the-art production facilities boast some of the fastest and most sophisticated bottle blow-molding, blending, and packaging equipment available. Amalie blends and packages over 3,000 different products in sizes ranging from 8-ounce plastic bottles to bulk rail transports. We ship products to every state in America and over 100 foreign countries. In addition to our flagship Amalie line, we blend and package private label products for many of the most technically demanding customers, including international oil companies, automotive retailers, programmed distribution groups, food and drug retailers, and mass merchandisers. Since 1903, Amalie Oil truly is... Better than it has to be!

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