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Silgan Resin Compounder in Grandview, Missouri


The Resin Compounder effects color changes on injection molding equipment operating various color mixing devices to color plastic resins to match customers' samples to meet customer order requirements. This position requires training and compliance with Lock Out/Tag Out procedures. This position is also responsible for maintaining regrind equipment within the Molding department as well as assisting in housekeeping within the department to maintain a safe work environment.

Pay starts at $14.25 per hour plus shift differential (see below). Position is also eligible for a quarterly bonus and 401k matching up to 5%. All shifts are available, days off vary.

Shift differential:

  • 1st shift 7:30am - 3:30pm

  • 2nd shift 3:30pm - 11:30pm increases $1.00 per hour

  • 3rd shift 11:30pm - 7:30am increases $.60 per hour

  • Saturday and Sunday increases $1.00 per hour, too

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform color changes as required including calibration of color and/or additives using gram scales and math formulas to determine let-down ratio.

  • Set up hopper systems to proper ratios of material/concentrate/regrind/additives.

  • Qualify color using range boards, approved samples, and/or chips.

  • Clean machines and color pumps at change overs.

  • Perform proper line clearances at change overs.

  • Read and review order picklist.

  • Accurately scan all colorant and materials to orders.

  • Check colorant and material running on machines and replace as required.

  • Ensure accurate scanning of any colorant/material removed from warehouse.

  • Keep resin area and color equipment clean and orderly.

  • Assist with part containment on machines and production operations as required.

  • Transfer materials and color barrels to and from stock locations.

  • Combine liquid color buckets and materials in gaylords.

  • Calibrate color additives and fill color canisters.

  • Take silo readings and receive bulk material for silo when required.

  • Run and qualify sample colors/sample requests.

  • Empty regrind vacuum and keep liquid color pumps clean.

  • Replace tube sets and clean filters on hopper systems.

  • Complete related paperwork and use computer to locate colorant/material locations.

  • Work with various departments and assist in cycle count and physical inventory.

  • Must follow all Silgan work rules and policies.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


One to three months related experience and/or training.

Must be able to operate forklift in accordance with OSHA regulations.

Requisition ID: 9685