Available Jobs in Extrusion Molding

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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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Plastic Extrusion Manufacturing Manager – New Haven, Connecticut

A captive plastic profile extrusion company has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Manager to manage all manufacturing related functions, including; production, scheduling, shipping, inventory control, purchasing, and quality control. Direct reports include, Production Supervisors, a Shipping Supervisor, and an Inventory Control/Production Scheduler.

Manufacturing Manager Responsibilities:

  • Leading Supervisors to coordinate daily activities of the Production and Shipping Departments totaling approx. 15-20 employees.
  • Determining proper staffing by working with the Human Resource Dept. to achieve appropriate levels and addressing other personnel related issues.
  • Interfacing with Customer Service regularly on shipping schedules and other issues impacting customer

Inventory Management Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Kanban inventory system and interface with Purchasing to ensure orders are placed for ongoing needs and for large customer orders.
  • Negotiate directly as needed with vendors and carriers for cost reduction and to address quality issues.
  • Monitor finished goods and raw material inventories for accuracy and appropriate stocking levels.
  • Determine root cause of inventory variances and make needed corrective actions.
  • Ensure accurate raw material and bill of material files in ERP system.
  • Interface with the Maintenance Department for equipment repair and preventative maintenance of all equipment.
  • Working closely with Production Department and Engineering/Tool Room on tooling issues, process improvement projects, and new product tooling/set-ups.
  • Coordinating trial run of new tools.
  • Monitoring quality, scrap, on-time shipments, and other metrics and take corrective action as needed.
  • Implement and/or maintain 5S and Lean manufacturing practices.
  • Improving and maintaining product quality as per specifications while minimizing cost
  • Reviewing products with sub-standard profitability and implement changes in process to correct.
  • Conduct performance reviews for all direct reports.

 Education/Experience Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree, preferred but, not required
  • Minimum of 5 years of production management experience preferably, in plastic profile extrusion.
  • Thorough understanding of plastic product manufacturing, ERP, and Lean principles.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $95,000 range and an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, vacation, paid holidays, life insurance, currently a 40% match up to 5% on 401(k) plan.

Plastic Injection Molding Maintenance Technician – Anaheim, CA

A custom plastic injection molding company wants to hire a Maintenance Technician to maintain; plastic molding equipment, facilities, auxiliary equipment, and support mold maintenance.

Maintenance Technician Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensuring all work is carried out safely and without injury.
  • Executing corrective actions for non-conformance related to production equipment and plant utilities
  • Performing Electro/Mechanical trouble shooting.
  • Providing support to the maintenance/tooling department as required.
  • Coordinating contractor support as necessary.
  • Performing maintenance and repairs on the following equipment: Injection molding machines, molds, downstream support equipment, and plant utilities, i.e., HVAC.

Requisite Skills/Education:

  • Competent in several of the following areas: windows based programs, blueprint reading, pneumatics, hydraulics, mechanical principles, basic plumbing and welding.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience maintaining plastic injection molding machines, molds, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Experience with maintaining stack molds would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of general electrical codes, PLC’s, and electrical controls.
  • Ability to operate machine shop equipment and metal fabrication equipment, such as, CNC machines or standard milling machines.
  • A technical college degree in a maintenance related field or Industrial Trade License is preferred but a High School Graduate with the requisite skills will be considered.

In addition to a hourly pay rate between $35 and $40 per hour, the company offers competitive health care benefits.

 

Plastic Injection Molding Plant Manager – Minneapolis, Minnesota

A growing custom injection molding company in the consumer and general industry field has an immediate opening for a Plant Manager.  The Plant Manager will lead a team in a injection molding manufacturing facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage production operations of an injection molding facility.
  • Full Profit and Loss responsibility driving continuous improvement in safety, quality and profit performance.
  • Increasing and maintaining productivity/efficiency of the overall plant output.
  • Testing and monitoring plant processes.
  • Maintaining compliance with facility OSHA standards.
  • Preparing, analyzing and issuing production and performance reports as required.
  • Controlling costs to achieve company budget goals.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive preventative maintenance program.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School Diploma, a bachelor’s degree would be a plus.
  • Must have at least five years of management experience in a plastic injection molding operation, some extrusion experience would be a plus..
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication with leadership capabilities supporting the company’s goals, objectives and philosophies.
  • Knowledge of Profit Loss (P&L) statement preparation and application.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Products.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 range, the company offer competitive benefits.

Plastic Compounding Process Engineer – Duncan, SC

A growing company specializing in the compounding of nylon and polyester resin is searching for a Process Engineer.

 The Process Engineer be responsible for:

  • Being the Technical Lead for new product development in manufacturing
  • Improving plastic compounding and the extrusion operation
  • Supporting the twin screw extrusion machine and compounding equipment to increase the resin compounding capacity of the facility
  • Supporting manufacturing with Quality objectives, such as, productivity improvements and waste reduction
  • Providing technical support to the sales force on product and processing related questions
  • Active in the IQMS system including development of ISO documents, implementation and compliance
  • Proving technical support to the operations team on equipment maintenance and installation projects.
  • Providing direct technical support at customer trials
  • Providing input on new equipment purchases and installation
  • Providing technical support in complaint handling and remediation
  • Supporting manufacturing training of new employees
  • Providing technical support on Environmental Compliance Reporting

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must have hands-on plastic extrusion experience
  • Must have nylon and polyester hands-on compounding experience
  • Must have the ability to train others on plastic twin screw extruder operation and compounding
  • Engineering degree or equivalent experience
  • Must have very good verbal and written skills
  • Must have good interpersonal skills

The company offers an annual salary in the $65,000 to $80,000 range in addition to fully paid for healthcare benefits and relocation assistance.

Plastic Blow Molding Technicians – Riverside, CA

A well-established company that that manufactures blow molded products, such as, bottles and plastic cases wants to hire Blow Molding Process Technicians and Operators for all three shifts.  The company is operating 3 different types of blow molding machines; SBO-4, SBO-10, and SBO-18 (Vtek).  The company is also willing to consider anyone willing to be trained with couple of years of plastic processing experience.

Process Technician Responsibilities:

  • Check work quality continuously, making adjustments to equipment and other related changes if necessary.
  • Perform operator-based preventive maintenance on machines to include disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly.
  • Performed mold changes, resin changes, for machine set ups.
  • QA inspection on bottles and other products every 15-30 minutes.
  • Enter daily production logs and follow all GMP and PPE regulations.

Process Technician Requirements:

  • A High School or equivalent diploma.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience operating blow molding machines.
  • Anyone willing to be trained with couple of years of plastic processing experience.

In addition to an hourly rate between $25 and $35 per hour the company offers competitive health care benefits and relocation assistance.

Plastic Extrusion Molding Production Supervisor – Thomson, GA

A manufacturer of plastic blow molded and extruded film is searching for a Production Supervisor to lead the company’s plastic extrusion operation on a 12-hour shift, Friday thru Monday.  The Production Supervisor oversees and directs the production personnel to achieve optimal production and safety. The position will require previous experience leading others and excellent communication skills. In this role. The Production Supervisor must be well organized and take ownership of his/her crew with little supervision. Reports directly to Plant Manager

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  •  Assign work duties for each employee
  • Ensure schedule is being followed on each line
  • Monitor the floor and ensure everyone is working safely and is on task
  • Complete/enter work orders into the system for record keeping
  • Complete daily toolbox talks with employees to keep open lines of communication
  • Communicates goals for production and safety to employees daily
  • Assists/assigns training for all employees at the floor level
  • Records safety and disciplinary actions
  • Evaluates employee’s performance and communicates this with management/employees
  • Completes/enters daily reports
  • Promotes teamwork and safety to create a positive and inclusive work environment

 Qualifications and Skills Requirements:

  •  High school diploma/GED with proficiency in math and reading.
  • A minimum of 2 years working in a manufacturing environment (preferably thermoplastics industry)
  • Technically inclined with interest to learn new skills in manufacturing environment.
  • Equipment maintenance experience preferred.
  • Experience leading a team
  • Good communicator with ability to articulate problems and solutions verbally.
  • General computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office products such as Outlook and Excel.
  • Strong work ethic and organizational skills
  • Good communication skills

In addition to an hourly rate in the $35 to $40 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits and relocation assistance.

Extrusion Blow Molding Technicians – SOUTHERN, NJ

A custom plastic molding company is looking to hire Extrusion Blow Molding Technicians to work in a clean room environment manufacturing a new line of medical devices.  The Extrusion Blow Molding Technicians will operate multi-cavity Extrusion Blow Molding machines and auxiliary equipment.  The right candidate will have experience in clean room environments, medical focused molding processes, and advanced manufacturing technologies.  This is a Full-Time, 12 hour day or night shift position with paid overtime.

Molding Technician Responsibilities

  • Perform and maintain safe and efficient tool and machine set-up, operation, and process capabilities to meet customer on-time delivery and quality expectations.
  • Perform extrusion blow molding startups including completion of all required quality management system documentation.
  • Troubleshoot quality/part issues by confirming plastic conditions and performing root cause analysis to determine true root causes.
  • Verify process parameters prior to start up and assure process is running to validated parameters.
  • Identify machine problems and communicate to maintenance as required.
  • Follow all required Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Documentation Practice (GDP) procedures.
  • Work flexible shifts and overtime as needed and maintain reliable attendance.
  • Perform required maintenance and cleaning per Clean Room procedures.
  • Maintain the integrity of the clean room requirements in all job duties.
  • Keep machinery, work area and floors neat and orderly.
  • Wear company issued required personal protective equipment (PPE) for an ISO-8 Class clean room environment.

Molding Technician Education/Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Computer user skills – proficient in basic computer use – able to quickly learn and efficiently use new systems.
  • Basic math skills – add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Working knowledge of molds, molding machinery, and vision systems.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience operating extrusion blow molding presses.
  • Reliable and dependable attendance.
  • Flexibility with work schedule and willingness to work overtime when needed.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $24 to $26 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits, a 401(k) with matching, a $2,000 sign on bonus and relocation assistance.

Assembly Technicians – Southern, New Jersey

A custom plastic molding company wants to hire Assembly Technicians to work in a clean room environment manufacturing a new line of medical devices.   The purpose-built clean room will house industry leading molding, automation, and robotic technologies and will be managed by a small, highly skilled, and cross trained team

ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Inspect, maintain, and assist machine production.
  • Conduct daily inspections of production assembly equipment to monitor performance, recommend appropriate preventative maintenance (PM) repairs, and record findings.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance for production systems & equipment to sustain optimal availability and reliability, and safe operating status.
  • Disassemble, repair, and reassemble equipment according to operating manual, schematics, blueprints, and external technical assistance.
  • Perform in-process parts inspection to company standards.
  • Validate that equipment is operating safely and to OEM / company standards.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair machinery as needed.
  • Write legibly and practice proper Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in a manufacturing area.
  • Responsible for production recording, and maintaining a safe work
  • Responsible for maintaining the highest quality parts produced, production performance, Statistical Process Controls (SPC) and documentation.
  • Assist in training fellow team members in the work cell to drive for optimum performance.
  • Follow all required Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Documentation Practice (GDP) procedures.
  • Maintain the integrity of the cleanroom requirements in all job duties.
  • Keep work area and floors neat and orderly.
  • Wear company issued required personal protective equipment (PPE) for an ISO-8 Class cleanroom environment.

ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN POSITION EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • A minimum of a year of product assembly experience.
  • Basic math skills – add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • An understanding of continuous improvement, six sigma or lean manufacturing concepts.
  • Good time management practices. Lift and/or move up 25 pounds and occasionally more 50 to 100 lbs. with assistance of equipment.
  • Reliable and dependable attendance.
  • Flexibility with work schedule and willingness to work overtime when needed.
  • Stand for most of the work shift. Occasionally walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $20 to $22 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits, a 401(k) with matching, etc..

Blow Molding Extruder Operators – Thomson, Georgia

A blown film manufacturing company is searching for set up technicians/operators to support their operations. The company is a leading manufacturer of plastic bags, stretchwrap film, flexible packaging, etc.

Job Requirements

The Blown Film Set up Technicians/Operators are responsible for setting the molds in, and operating, blown film machines.

Experience/Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • A minimum of 3 years of extrusion blown film or injection molding experience.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $18 to $25 range, the company offers; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision insurance, and a simple IRA with up to 3% of salary matching.

Profile Extrusion Process Technicians – Columbus, OH

An expanding plastic profile extrusion manufacturing company wants to hire several Process Technicians in addition to Operators. The Profile Extrusion Process Technicians will manage the development, efficiency and documentation of profile extrusion processes while meeting continuous improvement objectives

ESSENTIAL PROFILE EXTRUSION PROCESS TECHNICIAN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Selecting machine dies.
  • Determining setup procedures.
  • Extruding plastic into shapes and diameters.
  • Setting-up secondary equipment to product specifications.
  • Specifying lengths and weights of structures.
  • Replacing worn dies.
  • Setting controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings, and temperature.
  • Synchronizing the speed of profile extrusion.
  • Reading and interpret blueprints and drawings.
  • Locating defects on extruded products.
  • Checking for conformance to specifications.
  • Adjusting controls as necessary.
  • Installing, connecting, testing, and adjusting equipment.
  • Cleaning tools.
  • Removing excess, entangled, or completed material from machines.
  • Ability to operate machines that extrude plastic structures.
  • Starting metering pumps.
  • Activating and adjust extruding machines.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in plastic profile extrusion or extrusion molding
  • Ability to work 12 hour shifts
  • Technically sound and hands-on in troubleshooting extrusion molding process issues
  • Mold set-up experience with a preventive maintenance background
  • Ability to use sound judgment and to prioritize workload
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and results-oriented
  • Time management skills
  • Basic knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Practices – desired
  • Basic Microsoft suite computer skills

In addition to an hourly pay rate in the $25 to $31 range, the company offers; overtime pay, competitive health care benefits, a 401(k) with matching, relocation assistance and more…….

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