Perform various manufacturing jobs related to the Injection Molding Production area. A successful technician possesses the ability to operate production machines and auxiliary equipment, and set-up molding machines for production runs as needed. Candidates for this position require an ability to self-direct their work and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Understand and use a scientific approach to processing with injection molding machines in order to optimize processes and achieve the highest quality part.
Provide ownership and input of injection molding process and equipment for the reduction of defects, overall process improvement, and/or the reduction of downtime.
Set-up the operation of injection molding presses to mold products from thermoplastic materials.
Safely and efficiently install dies in machine, according to work order specifications, using clamps, bolts, and hand tools.
Operate overhead crane/hoist to correctly remove and install molds.
Read water diagrams and water molds accordingly.
Document all process changes.
Load the correct molding process into the molding machine when available and work alone and with others in the department to generate a solid process when necessary.
Mix thermoplastic materials and coloring pigments in mixing machine, according to formula.
Modify existing robot programs to handle parts without causing damage to the equipment or parts.
Communicate and translate what is happening from a molding point of view to operators, engineers, and management.
Evaluate parts for quality based on established criteria.
Monitor and troubleshoot processing problems; observe specific parts of equipment and materials in process to determine or analyze the cause of machine malfunctions.
Repair and/or make any necessary adjustments to equipment to obtain desired operating results.
Perform preventive maintenance and periodic checks on assigned equipment as prescribed or instructed.
Set-up and implement both pre- and post-molding secondary operations.
Material handling and manually switch over materials used on machinery.
Execute preventative maintenance tasks.
Prepare equipment for shutdown at end of shift or when necessary ensuring that heats and auxiliary equipment are properly adjusted.
High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
3+ years of plastic injection molding experience.
Prior experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment preferred.
Customer focused from both an internal and external perspective.
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with multiple levels of the organization.
Ability to deliver, meet deadlines, and have results orientation.