Setup Technician - Nights

Springfield, MO, USA Req #1334
Monday, February 13, 2023
Buckhorn, a Myers Industries Company (NYSE: MYE), an industry-leading manufacturer offering an extensive selection of reusable bulk boxes, hand-held containers and pallets designed to protect products, improve workflow, lower operating costs and increase profitability.  Buckhorn provides superior custom capabilities that fit your precise applications.


This role is responsible for applying knowledge of manufacturing methods and problem-solving techniques to improve operating equipment performance and related processes. The successful candidate will work in conjunction with production, maintenance, quality and engineering departments to improve safety, quality, productivity, and reduce costs.


•Focus is on mold set-ups and cycle time improvement

•Work in conjunction with other departments to improve safety, quality, and production processes, reduce delays, increase efficiency, and reduce cost

•Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing

•Promote decision driven by data instead of opinions

•Introduce new equipment, methods, and processes to improve existing operations

•Design, develop, and implement control systems to improve production cycle times, product quality, equipment performance, down-time reduction

•Utilize statistical means to optimize and improve performance

•Analyze process performance data and identify trends, runs, to reduce process variation

•Participate and contribute to the achievement of department goals including goal setting

•Identify and solve chronic/repetitive problems and failures


•Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with opposing opinions and capable of leading team towards best outcome

•Thorough knowledge of problem-solving techniques, brainstorming, kaizen events, value stream mapping, focusing on win-win solutions.

•Creative problem solver with high degree of analytical skills

•Passionate about continuous improvement and teamwork.

•Well organized self-starter skilled in time management

•Basic mechanical knowledge

•Basic knowledge of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulics

•Basic tools and toolbox (preferred roll around)

•Know how to read measuring devices (tape Measure, calipers, multi meters)

•Willing to work any shift

•Experience with cranes or other lifting devices

•Good communication skills

•Perform mold changes, install secondary equipment

•Provide technical support to other departments

•Complete basic mold change functions

•Have basic knowledge of mold setting, mold cleaning and repairs

•Implement style and mold changes per production scheduling


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee regularly is required to walk, climb or balance, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat and the risk of electric shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

There may be a requirement to be ‘on call’ at times

Myers Industries, Inc.  is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Other details

  • Job Family INDIR
  • Job Function Manufacturing
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Springfield, MO, USA