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Machine Operator (Roto Cast,) 3rd shift ($1000.00 Sign On Bonus)

Date: Aug 16, 2019

LOCATION: South Deerfield, MA, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.


Under general supervision, performs a variety of repetitive duties to set up and operate rotational molding machines to produce various sizes of plastic containers and custom products. Performs a variety of secondary operations to roto-molded products as required.



  • Works from both written and verbal instructions, including blueprints and manufacturing work orders to produce product that meets required specifications.

  • Understands and follows standard safety and manufacturing procedures as documented.

  • Follows established company and department policies and procedures. 

  • Safely and correctly uses a variety of powered and manual hand tools, motorized hoists, gantries and other equipment used in the production process.

  • Performs or assists in machine operations to set up, service and run regular and custom molds.

  • Monitors instrument controls, checks product quality and makes adjustments as required.

  • Demonstrates and shares technical knowledge with others in training.

  • Performs secondary operations on molded product as required.

  • Maintains daily production and other records as required.

  • Maintains established Pelican quality standards.

  • Maintains work area(s) and equipment in a safe, clean, and orderly condition.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


    JOB REQUIREMENTS                                  

  • Education:  High School Diploma  or equivalent.

  • Must be able to speak, read and write basic English.

  • Must be able to read and interpret basic blueprints and manufacturing work orders.

  • Must be able to understand and follow all established safety procedures and guidelines.

  • Must be able to safely and efficiently use hand tools and operate machinery and controls.



  • One year operating plastic molding machine or similar machinery operation experience.



  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.

  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.

  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.

  • Must be flexible regarding working hours and overtime. Must be able to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.

  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be constantly  required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

  • This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.

Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA