This person will provide production support, prepare molds for production, set-up and start-up, maintain and troubleshoot injection molding processes and equipment, perform routine maintenance and repairs. They will provide communication and feedback to supervision, Product Line Champions (PLC), engineering, and mold repair technician on issues and problems. This person will support engineering projects, develop molding processes, and suggest mold modifications/repairs. They will prepare molds for production by properly disassembling, cleaning, and lubricating. Change inserts and markers when necessary. They will properly set-up injection molding machines according to standard process parameters. Set-up water temperature controllers, dryers, manifold and sprue controllers, as well as secondary operation equipment. They will also verify production running to set parameters and verify quality of parts at start-up and complete all necessary documentation. This person will provide assistance to operators with start-up and shutdown operations as well as training, quality measurement issues. They will train operators on molding operations, secondary operations, and equipment. They will perform preventative maintenance (PM) on molding machines and equipment. This person will also troubleshoot and repair molding machines and equipment. They will also work with department PLC to implement and maintain 5S, safety, and housekeeping standards.
Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school or equivalent combination of education and hands-on experience plus five years experience in a manufacturing injection molding environment. Prior Injection Molding setup experience, ability to operate various molding presses and familiar with cooling systems such as mokon units is required. Ability to operate a standard lathe, milling machine and other tool-making equipment for fast turn-around of simple to moderately complex tooling and fixturing would be desired.