Plastics Molding Operator-3rd Shift

Why work for RL Hudson

We pride ourselves on our employees and meticulous facilities. When you work at RL Hudson, you’re a part of something great.  We are a rapidly growing, family owned company that specializes in solving problems and increasing value for our customers. Many of the world’s most sophisticated manufacturing companies rely on RL Hudson for a wide range of components, including molded rubber, molded plastic, formed hoses, sealing devices and custom assemblies. These large OEMs turn to RL Hudson when they need innovative design solutions, excellent service, reliable quality and delivery at a great value. We are constantly looking for talented individuals to join our team. Let’s explore the possibilities together.

Responsibilities and essential functions

  1. Operate one or more injection molding machines and support equipment.
  2. Use various measuring tools such as calipers, gage pins, go/no-go gages and gram scales.  Record inspection data per work instruction.
  3. Perform visual checks for defects, assess cosmetic quality and communicate problems with mold setter or lead operator.
  4. Provide material changeover support during mold changes.  Assist in cleaning and switchover of material dryers, grinders and vacuum equipment.
  5. Assist in keeping up with multiple machines and part inspection duties during team member breaks.
  6. Maintain order and cleanliness in the work area.
  7. Perform light assembly or other duties as necessary or required.



  • Injection molding machine operation in automatic and semi-automatic.  Install inserts and maintain targeted and consistent process cycle time.
  • Able to safely use small knives, cutters and trimming tools.
  • Operator station and fixture change-overs.
  • Able to read and comprehend work instructions, operator manuals and other operational literature.
  • Able to record measurements in quality data logs.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Organizational skills.  
  • Basic knowledge of tools and equipment.


Climbing: Body agility is emphasized for ascending or descending ladders, stairs, ramps, and the like by using feet, legs, hands or arms.
Stooping:  Bending the body downward and forward at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Kneeling:  Bending legs to come to a rest on the knee(s).
Balancing:  Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
Reaching:  Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Carrying:  Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms or on the shoulder. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 80 pounds)
Pushing:  Using the upper extremities to exert force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 80 pounds)
Pulling:  Using the upper extremities to exert force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 80 pounds)
Sitting:  Remaining in the normal seated position.
Standing:  Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position without moving about, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Walking:  Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
Lifting:  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 80 pounds)
Grasping:  Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and/or palm.
Repetitive Motions:  Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers for the purpose of picking up items, typing, operating ten-key or performing data entry.
Talking:  Expressing or exchanging instructions and ideas by means of the spoken word.
Hearing:  Ability to receive oral information and/or sounds through the ear.
Seeing:  Obtaining impressions through the eyes of the distance, size, shape, motion, color, or other characteristics of objects.  The major visual functions are:

  1. Acuity  (far and near)
  2. Depth perception  (perceiving distances)
  3. Color vision  (distinguishing between different colors)
  4. Field of vision  (seeing a wide range of objects at the same time).


Environmental conditions

  • This position is subject to oils and/or hazardous materials:  There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other fluids.
  • This position is subject to noise:  There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions:  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or skin:  Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
  • Overtime as required for task completion.



Note:  The essential job functions and associated physical and mental requirements contained in this document describe the general nature and level of the work performed by personnel assigned to the job.  They are not intended to represent an exhaustive listing or be inclusive of all aspects of the job. The tasks and procedures involved in the performance of the job responsibilities may vary from day-to-day.  Major changes in areas of responsibility will require revision of this job description.