The Weir Group PLC

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Machine Operator – Injection Molding
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Company Profiles

Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


Business Need / Purpose of Role

The Injection Molding Machine Operator must be capable of setting up the machine to provide a quality product in a timely and efficient manner.  This position requires some knowledge of the injection molding processes and procedures as well as promotes a safe work environment.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:

  • Set up and operate the injection molding machine
  • Identify sucker rod grades, mold, guide style and material being used as per the work order
  • Ensure good quality of the rod guides by cleaning the flashing and painting the specific part of the sucker rods with inhibitor
  • Maintain accurate records related to the activity of the shift
  • Assists co-workers in resolving technical problems
  • Confers with technical personnel and managers/supervisors to report and resolve assembly and testing problems, and reports unresolved problems
  • Feed resin to the injection molding machines, weigh and record the usage in the material usage form
  • Inspect production and eliminate defective parts
  • Clean and maintain the machine and surrounding areas at the end of the shift
  • Perform routine maintenance of the equipment to maintain perfect functioning
  • Respect the safety procedures and ensure proper use of PPE
  • Performs other routine duties

Health & Safety : Key Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Able to work in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves and others
  • Able to demonstrate compliance to company safety procedures and legal obligations
  • Recognise and report and resolve hazards identified
  • Confidence and ability to intervene on practices deemed to be unsafe
  • Engage and promote a zero harm culture
  • Be aware of physical limitations based upon job requirements

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

High School diploma or general education diploma (GED); with five and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.  Bachelor’s degree in a technical field preferred.


Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one to one and small group situations to other employees in the organization.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all unites of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  Ability to interpret procedure changes and work orders.


Other Skills:

Must have mechanical aptitude.


Physical Demands:  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include, close, distance, color and peripheral vision.


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.  The nose level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel toed safety shoes and safety glasses are required in most areas of the facility.

Core Competencies

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.