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Thermoforming Process Technician – Burlingame, CA

A leading plastics thermoforming manufacturer is searching for an In-line Thermoforming Process Technician. The Thermoforming Process Technician will provide Extrusion & Thermoforming technical capability, with regard to process optimization, product specifications and technical decision making.

The Thermoforming Process Technician will also be responsible for;

  • Following Standard Operating Procedures
  • Setting-up new operating procedures as required for future department development.
  • Technical set up of machines to run at optimum speed, as per GPC benchmarks, including machine speed increases if required.
  • Completing parts changeovers as per production schedule and in accordance with established procedures and time frames and assist with tool changeovers.
  • Providing support to ensure machine efficiency targets are achieved (trouble-shooting).
  • Assisting with management of machine downtime, including breakdown & maintenance.
  • Preparing and checking changeover trolleys, and ensuring components are ready prior to tool change.
  • Ensuring all products conform to required quality standards, product quality optimization.
  • Minimizing waste & scrap and record relevant data.


  • Strong technical capability, evidenced by a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar Process Technician role and experience in Plastics/Extrusion/Thermoforming.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills Technical and Mechanical background experience.
  • Lyle and Brown Thermoforming machine experience preferred.

In addition to an annual salary in the $65,000 to $80,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Plant Maintenance Engineer – Minneapolis, MN

A rapidly growing Injection and Extrusion Molding Company is seeking a qualified individual to be the Plant Maintenance Engineer. The company needs an individual that can make a difference in a progressive, privatively owned company. The Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for the increasing the operational uptime of the facility and plastic molding equipment.


  • Monitor and maintain preventative maintenance program.
  • Repair, adjust, maintain and re-assemble plastic molding machines, mechanical and hydraulic equipment.
  • Install and maintain multi-axis Industrial Robots
  • Install and qualify plastic molding and auxiliary equipment.
  • Support and improve the Preventative Maintenance (PM) program
  • Continuing education to update and expand skill set
  • Document custom equipment and modifications
  • Specify and order replacement components to maintain spare parts inventory
  • Communicate with multiple departments in a professional, positive, team-oriented manner
  • Operate a personal computer, utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Education in electrical and hydraulic training preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience maintaining injection and/or extrusion molding machines.
  • Hydraulic and Electrical proficiency.
  • AS in electronics preferred.
  • Good troubleshooting and mechanical skills with ability to read blueprints.
  • Strong background in hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and robotics.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations.

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $80,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Plastic Injection Molding Project Manager – Anaheim, California

A plastic injection molding manufacturer of custom injection molded consumer plastic products is searching for a Project Manager.  The Project Manager is responsible for leading the customer plastic product design, development and manufacturing efforts.

Project Manager Responsibilities

  • Managing three engineers; designing plastic products, developing the mold tooling, debugging the tooling.
  • Working with the manufacturing department to place the tooling into production and assuring customer product specifications are met.
  • Working with the customer product customers to develop product costs in conjunction with the Sales Department.
  • Developing production schedules with the product customers.
  • Tracking product manufacturing implementation schedules to assure they are being met.
  • Working with internal and external mold builders to assure customer approved injection molded design requirements are being met.
  • Hiring and training engineers, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees.

Project Manager Education and Skills Requirements

  • A four-year technical degree is preferred but, equivalent experience will be considered.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience managing engineering projects in a plastic injection molding company.
  • A minimum of 3 years of Project Management experience.
  • Experience communicating (verbally and written) directly with product customers, as well as, internal customers, i.e., manufacturing.

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $85,000 range the company offers competitive Healthcare benefits.

Plastic Injection Molding Process Engineer – Anaheim, CA

A plastic injection molding company is seeking an innovative individual that demonstrates significant ingenuity in problem solving and processing for the position of Plastic Injection Molding Process Engineer. The Process Engineer will support injection molding process development, process improvement and operator training.

Injection Molding Process Engineer Responsibilities:

  • The complete set-up, change over, adjustment, and troubleshooting of mold tooling in plant injection molding machines, as well as related auxiliary equipment.
  • Debugging new mold tools, establishing molding process parameters, and reviewing existing jobs for process improvements.
  • Acting as a resource to other departmental personnel in troubleshooting problem molding jobs.
  • Assist with automation, developing robotic path motions, testing procedures, and documenting results.


  • Technical college or college training/degree in related plastics manufacturing or engineering program preferred.
  • Plastic Injection Molding Scientific Molding and/or RJG Master Molding Training and Certification would be a plus.
  • Prior experience setting up and troubleshooting plastic injection molding machines in a production molding environment required (3+ years desired).
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, problem solving skills, and ability to visualize spatially in three dimensions.
  • Solid oral and written communication skills, with an ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Willingness to operate production machinery as needed.

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $85,000 range, the company offers healthcare benefits and relocation assistance.

Injection Molding Automation Engineer – Anaheim, CA

A custom plastic injection molding company wants to hire an Automation Engineer. The Automation Engineer, plans, maps, sequences and performs assembly of complex electrical, mechanical and pneumatic robotic and equipment from verbal and written instructions. Performs layout of mechanical, pneumatic and electrical schematics.

· Performs a variety of diagnostic troubleshooting activities on assembly automation equipment.
· Makes mechanical, electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic repairs to assembly automation equipment
· Performs equipment failure analysis, repairs, and scheduled preventative maintenance on robotic and automated equipment.
· Sets up manual and semi-automatic assembly lines and assists in operating pre-production runs.
· Assists in installing new automated equipment and in moving equipment to new locations.
· Creates new robot programs and edit existing robot programs.
· Updates manuals and programs for automated equipment.
· Keeps accurate reports of all activities performed on each piece of equipment.
· Provides input to engineering staff on areas for machine improvements.
· Sets up and maintains production maintenance schedule and parts inventory.
· Ensures all software is backed up and up-to-date.
· Works with Maintenance and Process Technicians to maintain daily production operations and assembly through preventative and corrective maintenance.
· Supports all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.


· Ability to use advanced trades mathematics together with use of complex drawings, specifications and charts.
· Ability to use all varieties of precision measuring instruments
· Must be able to apply judgment to perform more difficult work with use of complex drawings, specifications and charts.
· Ability to program and troubleshoot PLC (programmable logic controllers) and ladder logic.
· Ability to read and understand electrical drawings and schematics.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits but no relocation assistance.

Injection Molding Engineering Manager – Santana, CA

A custom plastic injection molding company is searching for an Injection Molding Engineering Manager to lead the Engineering Department.


· Planning, directing, managing and coordinating engineering tooling design and manufacturing processes in injection molding plant.

· Leading tool makers in a fast-paced tool room making precision custom molds for a diverse range of clients utilizing EDM, conventional, and CNC machining.

· Sourcing, purchasing and managing the building of precision plastic injection molds.

· Performing extensive design reviews to ensure the molds follow client specifications.

· Identifying mold designs where steel condition, cycle time or tool life could be improved.

· Maintaining regular contact with tool maker and client utilizing Microsoft Office tools.

· Managing supervisors in the Project Manager, Tooling Manager and Molding Process Engineering departments.


· High School Diploma or Equivalent, BS Degree preferred.

· A minimum of 5 years of Plastic Injection Molding Management experience.

· Experience leading a Plastic Injection Molding tooling operation

· Plastic Injection Molding processing experience.

· Familiar using Microsoft Office products.

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $150,000 range, the company offer competitive healthcare benefits.

CNC Router Programmer – Saint Michael, MN

A manufacturer of heavy gage custom thermoformed products wants to hire a CNC Router Programmer who is knowledgeable using Mastercam software. The CNC Router Programmer will be responsible for managing, programming and maintenance of computer numeric controlled 5 axis (CNC) equipment for prototype (first run) and production thermoformed plastic products. The company operates a large rotary thermoforming machine, as well as, 9 basic thermoforming machines and 3 CNC Routers.

CNC Programmer Responsibilities:

  • Review electronic or written blueprints or specifications for thermoformed products.
  • Review and obtain proper tooling.
  • Program extremely close tolerance parts.
  • CNC programming in Mastercam 3, 4, and 5 axis geometries, proving programs prior to machining of parts and tools on a 5-axis CNC router.
  • Work with operators, program managers, engineers to determine project scope, schedule and important job details.
  • Determine methods, tooling, feeds, speeds and all other necessary requirements necessary for manufacturing of plastic parts and components.
  • Knowledge of machining various plastic materials.
  • Directing or training other employees in CNC router setup, running, maintenance and cleaning
  • Maintain appropriate records and documentation

Qualification Requirements:

  • Prior experience with Mastercam programming 5 axis CNC routers.
  • Must have strong GD&T knowledge to interpret engineering drawings from sketches to determine cutting or grinding tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds.
  • Must have worked in CNC programming, demonstrating a high degree of proficiency.
  • Experience machining a variety of plastic materials.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing processes for layup, trim, and assembly of thermoformed products.
  • Ability to read and interpret company documents, such as safety rules, operating/manufacturing instructions, policies and procedures
  • Ability to read/interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Able to perform basic mathematics (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

A state-of-the-art custom injection molding company, producing high quality injection molded products, wants to hire a Plastic Injection Molding Engineer. The Plastic Injection Molding Engineer is a “hands-on” technical position that plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing equipment and injection molding processes.  The Plastic Injection Molding Engineer is also responsible for overseeing customer mold design, mold procurement, mold de-bugging and managing a small in-house tool shop and staff.


  • Developing new injection molding processes and documenting new and existing processes.
  • Implementing and evaluating changes to existing injection molding processes and tooling to; improve product quality, productivity, and overall equipment efficiency.
  • Leading the injection molding tooling design efforts.
  • Managing new customer injection molding tooling projects and overseeing customer-owned tool inventory.
  • Monitoring and tracking plastic molding tooling conditions.
  • Developing recommendations for tooling modifications and repairs.
  • Preparing quotes for new tooling and refurbishment projects.
  • Providing technical leadership and mentorship to tool shop personnel.
  • Providing technical support/solutions to manufacturing processes, improve yield, drive cost reduction activities, and improve on part quality.
  • Working with contractors to resolve tooling issues.
  • Interacting with customers to resolve issues and provide new project updates.
  • Generating customer tooling and part quotes.
  • Implementing technical solutions including statistical methodology to meet customer cost, quality and deliver expectations.
  • Facilitating and supporting facility and manufacturing safety, environmental, and ergonomics efforts.


  • B.S. Degree in Engineering is preferred and/or comparable work experience in a Plastic Injection Molding Operation.
  • A minimum of 3 years of plastic injection molding processing and tool design experience.
  • Strong knowledge of tool validation and development.
  • Self-starter must be able to work with little direction and with a high level of self-motivation.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects within project deadlines.
  • Demonstrated superior communication (written and verbal), teamwork, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills; Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers a potential bonus, competitive healthcare benefits and relocation assistance.

Technical Sales Engineer – Chicagoland

A global leader linking the virtual world of simulation software with the real world of the plastic injection molding industry for over 20 years, wants to hire a Technical Sales Engineer.  The purpose of Technical Sales Engineer position is to assist in the growth of software sales.

Technical Sales Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the company’s technical business solutions for the simulation of injection molding processes with proprietary software by building trusting relationships with customers that instills confidence in injection mold design and production.
  • Assuming the mantle of a sales hunter/gatherer developing new customers for the corporation.
  • Exhibiting professionalism and product expertise with customers.
  • Ability to thrive in a changing sales environment.
  • Providing excellent spoken and communication with customers and company management.

Technical Sales Engineer Skills/Qualifications Requirements:

  • A skilled and organized sales professional with 3-5 years’ with displayed outside sales success selling high end products preferably related to the plastics manufacturing markets.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Engineering related field.
  • Confident communicator demonstrating excellent spoken and written skills.
  • An added plus would be Sandler Sales Training Knowledge (Foundations or Mastery Certified).

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 range plus commissions, the company offers very competitive Healthcare benefits, employer funded HSA account, 401(k) retirement plan with employer contributions, and tuition and fitness reimbursements.