Silicone Group Operator

Parker Hannifin Corporation

Erie, PA, USA

Full time

Dec 31

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Position Summary

The Silicone Group Operator is responsible for quality of product and workmanship and participation in activities designed to improve customer satisfaction, quality, and productivity. The duties encompass all aspects of the Silicone manufacturing process, including transfer molding, mold assembly, finishing, blasting, mixing, blending, freshening, metal processing, fabrication, post baking, part marking, product assembly, painting, testing, and inspection. The Operator must meet the requirements of the learned skill and demonstrate proficiency before an increase in pay is warranted. This position falls within the scope of the FAA Drug and Alcohol program and potential employees must pass FAA Drug Screen upon hire, and submit to random testing as required. Candidates must be able to work off shift (2nd or 3rd shift) for an extended period of time; likely multiple years.



  • Contribute daily to production coordination meetings at shift start, providing advice and suggestions to ensure production goals are met. Discuss specific problems with off-going shift operator to avoid repeat problems. Rotate job assignments to keep technical skills current in all operations to meet production needs. Duties may involve using equipment in other departments to produce Silicone products.
  • Perform caustic etch, adhesive application, fabrication, transfer molding, visual bond check, water honing and cleaning of silicone parts.
  • Performs a variety of duties, which may include a combination of the following skills: stockroom controls, jitney operation, oven operation, mold assembly, mold set-up and press set-up.
  • Perform inspection functions including: elastomer preflex, visual inspection, part testing and duties of a certified operator, including final inspection of product. Maintain valid operator certification status.
  • Blend, mix and freshen elastomer by operating barwell and mixer, elastomer mills, preparing third cycle batches, curing TL-440 specimens and material control.
  • Perform painting and various assembly operations, including part marking and application of protective coatings.
  • Understand and follow drawings, specifications, procedures and instructions. Utilize computers and software to access necessary documents.
  • Identify and participate in resolving manufacturing difficulties and customer service, quality, and productivity problems.
  • Complete all paperwork and computer transactions accurately and timely. Complete appropriate labor accounting and stockroom control transactions correctly. Input necessary quality data as required.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, production support, and customers. Work effectively in a team environment. Provide training for new operators as required,perform other similar and related duties.



  • Mechanical skills required to set-up and operate various production equipment, including mold assembly, press set-up, and test machines.
  • Ability to understand the interrelation of all silicone processes, maintaining product consistency and troubleshooting product and process variability.
  • Ability to read blueprints and assemble products to finished product drawings.
  • 3-5 years of experience preferred.

Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at or @parkerhannifin.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. However, U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or other appropriate status is required for certain positions, in accord with U.S. import & export regulations.

(“Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

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Drug-Free Workplace

In accordance with Parker’s policies and applicable state laws, Parker provides for a drug-free workplace. Therefore, all applicants seeking employment with Parker will be subject to drug testing as a condition of employment.

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