Kapton Operator Trainee Summary

Operates compression equipment to stamp, and mold Kapton (polyimide film) shaft seals according to router, and with minimal assistance of lead, or trainer.  Inspects each piece for conformance according to inspection traveler and blueprint, and records process data.

Training and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years’ rubber molding work experience preferred..

Licenses Required

  • N/A

Specific Job Functions

  • ·         Adheres to all Company, and Rubber Department guidelines, and safety requirements.

    ·         Conducts basic set-up processes using fixtures and/or tooling, with assistance.

    ·         Knowledgeable of basic machine controls and operation.

    ·         Responsible for reporting labor time, and part counts on job routers and time clocks.

    ·         Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions.

    ·         Sets temperature, and monitors run time according to router.

    ·         Presses button or pulls lever to activate machines to mold and cure specified products.

    ·         Accurately and completely fills in job routers, inspection travelers, and any other required documentation with assistance. 

    ·         Communicates supervision to receive work instructions and coordinate activities.

    ·         Cleans machines and work area to maintain a clean work environment.

    ·         Measures dimensions and reference points on material or work piece by using a snap gage, micrometer, drop gage, or height gage with assistance.

    ·         Conducts basic set-up processes using fixtures and/or tooling with assistance.

    ·         Sets thermostat to regulate temperature of heated platens.

    ·         Monitors, and records actual tooling temperature.

    ·         Examines products removed from machines to determine whether product meets specifications.

    ·         Turns pressure control knobs, handles, and/or levers to adjust machines tonnage.

    ·         Displays ability to handle tooling and presses. Does not damage equipment or tooling.

    ·         Inspects finished part to identify frayed edges, over/under cured, and other flaws with assistance.

    ·         Verifies that proper lot control is maintained and controlled on all parts.

    ·         Inspects all tools required for serviceability and reports findings to supervisor.

    • Displays ability to handle tooling and presses.

    • Inspects finished part to identify wrinkles, over cured, strings, and other flaws with assistance.

    ·         Oils molds and tooling to protect from the elements.

    ·         Displays ability to handle tooling and presses with the utmost care and safety. Does not damage molds or parts.

    ·         Verifies that proper lot control is maintained and controlled on all parts.

    ·         Inspects all tools required for serviceability and reports findings to supervisor.

    ·         Verifies that shelf life has not been exceeded prior to use. Notifies supervisor for disposition of outdated products.

    ·         Verifies quantity and count.

    ·         Records Part Number, MFG Code, and Lot numbers as required by router.

    ·         Assembles components as required by router. Inspects each part detail 100%. Notifies supervisor if detail is not to blueprint.