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The MAPP Plastic Industry Discussion Forum allows members to rapidly communicate with each other. Post both questions and answers to questions that other MAPP members have about any industry topic from material and process issues to R&E Tax Credits and other business issues.

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Posted:  21 Jun 2016 21:12
I'd like to know if anyone will share with me their job structure.  Example:  We are a custom injection molding facility.  Our entry level people run machines in semi automatic, usually placing inserts into the molds.  They visually and dimensionally check parts, make labels, do SPC.  they are all pretty much one job title.  However, not every person can do SPC's or some of the higher level tasks.  Would someone be willing to share with me how their structure is? 

theresa turula Ironwood Plastics
Posted:  23 Jun 2016 18:39
We developed Levels for our press operators (aka Inspector/packer).  Entry level employees are Operator I and are required to complete some basic training courses and have a specified amount of OJT before they can advance to Level II.  Each level (there are 4) requires additional training...SPC being one of the more advanced skills along with GD&T and Injection Process Training.  By Level IV, the operator can substitute for the shift supervisor.  The wage ranges increase with the skill levels.  This way, employees desiring more pay know exactly what they have to do to earn it.

Eric Paules
Posted:  01 Jul 2016 17:07
Our system sounds very close to Eric's but with one difference.  Once a person reaches operator level II, we offer them a choice of "specialty" to go along with their advancement -- robotics, tool hanging, processing, or blending.  All get basics in each of course, but they can slot into a particular support position as needed.

Missy Rogers
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