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Parker Plastics, Inc. Line Technician in Hagerstown, Maryland


Our Line Techs positions are entry-level maintenance positions. They are responsible for the basic mechanic duties. They are direct reports to the maintenance manager and work closely with skilled blow mold and set up technicians.

Daily Duties:

  • Perform all job duties in a safe manner (this includes wearing eye and hearing protection in designated areas).

  • Perform housekeeping duties such as keeping floor clear of debris (scraps, blobs, and excess flash), cleaning machines in accordance with Third Party regulations.

  • Maintain and follow all GMP regulations.

  • Start and stop equipment in a proper and safe manner.

  • Complete the QC procedures outlined for this position.

  • Properly clear equipment of bottles/boxes that have become jammed within the equipment.

  • Make all mechanical adjustments to all equipment.

  • Clean head tooling knife blades, and molds with the proper equipment and materials.

  • Makes complete machine changeovers without any set-up aids (set-up sheets, cartridges, or saved programs).

  • With direct supervision of Quality Control personnel help perform first piece quality checks (OFC, ?T?, ?E?, etc.) with the known bottle specifications, while completing the proper documentation to support findings.

  • Maintains proper paperwork, logs and records (work orders, machine problems, settings, and changes) as required.

  • Ensure that proper levels of materials (virgin and regrind) are being introduced to the equipment.

  • Troubleshoot equipment problems (electrical, mechanical, hydraulics).

  • Helps grind all out of spec containers.

  • Ensure that regrind is properly packaged, identified, and stored for later usage.

  • May be asked to complete set-ups/changeovers as required on equipment.

  • May be asked to cover for other shift Machine Operator / Mechanic Classes (Trainee, B, or A) during personnel shortage (vacations, sick leave etc.)

  • Enter production quantities into the in-house computer inventory systems.

  • Assist co-workers where needed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must have standard/metric mechanical tool set. (will provide list)

  • Working knowledge of mechanics.

  • Knowledge of plastics a plus.

  • Great communication and work ethic.

  • Ability to work any shift for training before settling into a permanent shift.

  • Must complete 3-5 training classes, pertaining to job classification, within 90 days. These classes will be pre-arranged by Parker Plastics (if applicable).

  • Must have completed all Parker Plastics Certification programs.

  • Requires constant visual attention; ability to discern flaws in containers.

  • Operator must have positive attendance points to continue cross training program.

  • Must know and be able to assist in the training of lower classification employees on the in-house computer inventory systems for production entries.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment

  • Ability to meet physical requirements of maintenance.

  • Ability to carry up to 50 pounds.


    Manufacturing, Auto mechanical, electrical or HVAC experience a plus