Press Operator | Weir

Business Need/Purpose of Role
To load rubber and metal in moulds and place in press machines in order to produce molded parts according to set specifications

Job Requirements
• Matric (Grade 12)
• Overhead Crane; Forklift license; Hoist license
• 6 to 12 months related experience and/or training in manufacturing environment
• 1 years’ experience working with Presses would be an added

Key Tasks
• Identify workload Refer to job card for type of rubber & metal to be used, weight, and curing time.
• Read from Engineering drawings
• Prepare rubber & metal to be loaded
• Collect rubber and metal from designated areas
• Ensure that the rubber is of the correct compound and weight
• Ensure metal is of the correct quality
• Load mould ensure that the moulds are clean
• Load material into moulds
• Ensure that the rubber is lined properly
• Load mould into press
• Record curing time as per job card
• Perform routine inspection / checks on the press machine to ensure that it is in a good working condition i.e. Temperature, oil leaks, etc.
• Report any irregularities to the team leader
• Prepare material for next load (repeat step 1 and 2)
• Remove moulds from the press using a crane or winch
• Place mould on platform and strip
• Remove access rubber and perform quality inspection
• Record quality findings
• Deliver final product to finishing area for trimming and/or repairs
• Prepare rubber and metal for the next shift
• Identify any potential hazards and risks
• To adhere to required protective clothing rules and ensure appropriate PPE is worn at all times
• Report unsafe conditions to Shift Leader
• Maintain demarcation lines in area of work
• Stack items in allocated areas and in a safe manner
• Attend compulsory safe start / green are meetings at the beginning of every shift
• Adhere to the environmental policies, procedures and practices
• Ensure that equipment is in good working condition before use
• Adhere to Duty of Care Policy at all times

Minimum Skills/Abilities
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals/
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals/
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

We take pride in providing a quality workplace and promoting equal opportunities for all. Interested candidates who meet the above minimum requirements are invited to apply.