Operations Tech III
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 26 days ago
Job Description

For over 37 years Kracor Rotational Molders, a Division of Yamaha Marine Systems Company, Inc., has manufactured high quality rotationally molded plastic products for national and international market with parts for the recreational marine, industrial, agricultural, waste, lawn and garden, medical and others.

Yamaha-Kracor has an excellent opportunity for an Operations Technician III to join our Marine Group.  The Operations Technician 3 (OT3) will set-up, maintain and operate the rotational mold press while efficiently produce and inspect rotationally molded parts according to Yamaha-Kracor quality standards while achieving targeted cycles.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:   

  • Demonstrate support of the Yamaha-Kracor Vision and Culture through verbal and physical actions of the Yamaha-Kracor Heritage, Traditions, Shared Values, Process Elements, Traits and Behaviors.

  • Responsible for Safety, Quality, Production Efficiency and Continuous Improvements in production.

  • Actively work to minimize Quality Returns, Quality Holds, and Powder Loss.

  • Accurately read, understand and follow production schedule and set-up sheets.

  • Accurately complete daily production paperwork and press documentation

  • Operate molding machines efficiently to meet productivity requirements.

  • Inspect parts and products for potential defects or suspicious quality

  • Identify and eliminate waste in the manufacturing environment with focus on the press area utilizing Lean Manufacturing techniques such as Value Streaming, Process Mapping, Error-proofing, quick changeover, One-Piece Flow, Kanban, etc.

  • Promote and enforce a tour-ready safe work environment, every day.

  • Ensure proper operation of all molds by checking clamps, plugs and parting lines per each rotation.

  • Partner with all shifts ensuring effective communication is established and shift hand-offs are proactive in nature.

  • Help maintain a clean process flow and defined work sequence utilizing 5S.

  • Monitor that continuous flow is uninterrupted and quickly address any challenge that may cause inefficiencies.

  • Work as a Team Member through consensus decision-making.

  • Authority to shutdown machines for repairs, quality, or safety concerns.

  • Participate in and perform root cause analysis on press processes and product resulting from the press operation.

  • May be required to perform other tasks as needed.


  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Six months factory experience preferred, but not required.

  • Standing: Must be able to stand and walk for long periods

  • Lifting/Carrying/Pushing: Lifting/carrying parts, material and product of 30 pounds on a regular basis and 70 pounds occasionally.

  • Hand Tasks: Grasping, pinching reaching, handling, fingering, picking, or otherwise working with fingers and use of hand and arm tasks.

  • Work Environment: Eye protection is required.Temperatures range from 60 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Other: Must climb steps, maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling, have good eye-hand coordination, stoop, bend, reach, handle, finger, feel and push.

  • Must visually detect defects, depth, colors, variances, and see objects as real

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Lean/Six Sigma experience preferred.

  • Ability to interact effectively with all team Members and personnel.

  • Proven success in a fast paced environment

Yamaha-Kracor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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