Molding Set-Up Technician I


Job Details

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gain knowledge around injection molding machines and best practices for mold and equipment set-up.
  • Safely remove and install all injection molds from machines, regardless of complexity, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Install and test all systems appropriately during set-up. Identify and repair any deficiencies.
  • Follow the guidance of production documentation, including all special requirements.
  • Aid in populating and organizing work cells for operators with equipment and supplies.
  • Complete all required paperwork.
  • Maintain cleanliness of all machinery and support equipment.
  • Be involved in making process changes to running machines to correct out of tolerance process limits or correct part quality problems, documenting required changes in the process change log.
  • Learn functional skills on automated equipment and systems.
  • Provide training to Material Handlers on job specific requirements.
  • Act as a back up to Material Handlers to supply raw materials and remove scrap products as required.
  • Act as a Machine Operator when needed.
  • Communicate with staff on the preceding and succeeding shifts to ensure an effective transfer of knowledge regarding ongoing and upcoming activities.
  • Support and adhere to corporate mission, values, and policies
  • Performance is reviewed both yearly and on a rolling basis by your ability to:
    1. Maintain harmonious relationships with other employees and departments
    2. Provide training and support, where applicable, to shift leaders and technicians
    3. Identify and follow through on opportunities for improvement in all production related processes
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Organizational Relationships:

  •  The Mold Set-Up Technician I reports directly to the Shift Supervisor. The Mold Set-Up Technician I will seek guidance from Molding Set-Up Technicians II and III, Process Technicians and Process Engineers on becoming fluent in machine controls and proper execution of mold set-up.

Experience and/or Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Degree or trade school certification preferred.
  • 0-2 years experience in injection mold and machine set-up required.
  • Mechanical aptitude, including use of hand tools
  • Experience in injection molding processing

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work a standard 40 hour work week with occasional overtime including weekends as a possibility.
  • Sitting and/or standing for an extended period of time as well as some walking within the facility.
  • Must be able to see with or without corrective lenses and distinguish color differences and depth perception for product and safety issues.
  • Hearing ability should be sufficient to hear and react to audible alarms from distances up to 100 feet.
  • The ability to lift and carry various items up to 60 pounds.