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Injection Molding Process Technician – Minneapolis, MN

A rapidly growing Plastic Injection Company is seeking a qualified individual to be the Injection Molding Process Technician.  The Process Technician will be responsible for ensuring equipment and processes support the required throughput of scheduled production demands and capable of meeting established quality standards while maintaining a safe working environment.


  • Troubleshooting equipment and processes to meet acceptable throughput and scrap rates during production.
  • Operating and setting-up: injection molding machines, vision systems, down-stream equipment, and material feed equipment.
  • Supporting the start-up of new equipment by developing process parameters.
  • Developing Operator training plans and training Operators and Process Technicians.
  • Monitoring critical process parameters on the injection machines and secondary systems.
  • Developing and implement data-driven continuous improvement initiatives to enhance productivity and reduce scrap.
  • Testing new materials and processes to meet validation requirements.
  • Assisting in new product development, and tooling reviews.
  • Implementing error-proofing methods to prevent the manufacture of defects.
  • Assisting with in-house training programs for assembly personnel to learn new production parts and processes.
  • Recommending new equipment and providing cost justifications.
  • Technical contact for equipment vendors.
  • Maintaining a continuous improvement mindset and continually working to identify opportunities to gain efficiency and improve quality in production.
  • Managing tooling inventory.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • A minimum of 3 years of plastic injection molding technical experience.
  • Strong Oral and Written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to perform basic math calculations such as metric conversions, decimals, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, treating others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position and following through on commitments.
  • Adapting well to changes in the work environment; managing competing demand changes, frequent production changes, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction, and takes responsibility for own actions.

In addition to an annual salary in the $60,000 to $70,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

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.

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.