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Active categories: Blow Molding (8), Chemicals (3), Compounding (2), Engineering (6), Extrusion Molding (12), General (5), Injection Molding (36), Maintenance (7), Management (11), Plastics (34), Plastics Sales (2), Resins (5), Sales (1), Supervisor (3), Thermoforming (5), Tooling (6)

Plastic Injection Mold Maintenance Repair Technician – Lancaster, PA

A custom plastic injection molding company, that has been in business for over 40 years, wants to hire an experienced Plastic Injection Mold Repair/Maintenance Technician with strong machining skills who knows their way around injection molding tools, minor tooling repairs and preventative tooling maintenance. The company purchases its molds and major repairs or refurbishments are sent out to capable mold tool shops.  This is a first shift position.

The Mold Repair/Maintenance Technician will assess tooling specifications, lay out metal stock, fabricate and repair; cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, and gauges by operating machine tools and machinists’ hand tools.

Mold Repair/Maintenance Technician Position Responsibilities:

  • Studies specifications, such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials and machines to be used to fabricate parts.
  • Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, and grinders, to machine parts, and verify conformance of machined parts to specifications.
  • Lifts machined parts manually or using hoist, and positions and secures parts on surface plate or worktable, using devices, such as vises, V-blocks, and angle plates.
  • Smooths flat and contoured surfaces, using scrapers, abrasive stones, and power grinders.
  • Fits and assembles parts together into assemblies and mechanisms, using hand tools.
  • Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances.
  • Heat-treats tools or parts as required.
  • Connects wiring and hydraulic lines to plastic injection molds.
  • May examine standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommend design modifications regarding tooling construction and function.
  • May develop specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and draw or sketch design of product.

Mold Repair/Maintenance Technician Education/Qualification Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required; an Associate Degree in Machining would be a plus.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience repairing and maintaining plastic injection molding tooling.
  • Experience setting up plastic injection molding machines.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

 

In addition to an hourly rate in the $25 to $33 range the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Plastic Injection Molding Production Engineer – Anaheim, CA

A custom Injection Molding Company is seeking a qualified individual to be the hands-on Injection Molding Production Manager. The company needs an individual that can help grow the company.

Production Manager Responsibilities Include:

  • Evaluating and troubleshoot the molding process to correct molding problems and/or to test new molds.
  • Championing lean manufacturing, preparing materials and equipment to operate within the manufacture’s recommendations and specifications.
  • Coordinating multiple departments and priorities to meet customer expectations.
  • Leading the Plastic Injection Molding Process Technicians.

Position Requirements

  • Must have a High School Diploma plus a Technical Degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of five years of Injection Molding experience including 2 years of Management/ Supervision experience.
  • Hands-on problem-solving skills, excellent communication, exceptional project/time management and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint.

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

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.

ENGINEERING MANAGER POSITION REQUIREMENTS

· 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.

ENGINEERING MANAGER QUALIFICATIONS

· 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.

Financial Controller – Santa Anna, CA

A plastic injection molding company is searching for a Financial Controller. The Financial Controller will support the owners and function as a key advisor and help manage the business and execute the company’s strategic plans.

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working with the owners to develop and execute the financial strategy of the company.
  • Supervising all accounting operations including, month-end, quarter, and yearly closings.
  • Improving the cash conversion cycle through better management of and reporting on inventory, accounts payable, and credit and collections.
  • Developing a cash flow projection process and reporting to ensure adequate capital for operating needs.
  • Developing analysis and reporting on key performance indicators.
  • Managing the annual planning process and long-term business planning.
  • Managing the banking relationship and reporting to the bank.
  • Ensuring internal controls and related processes.
  • Identifying opportunities to improve processes and increase profitability
  • Recruiting, training, and mentoring staff

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 5 years in financial leadership roles with progressively increasing responsibility.
  • BS in Business or Accounting preferred but, will give consideration to someone with a High School diploma and equivalent experience.
  • Experience managing all elements of finance including; bookkeeping, accounting, financial planning and analysis, cash, and banking relationships.
  • Strong experience in an inventory intensive business.
  • Good communication skills and leadership capabilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Experienced using Microsoft Office effectively.

In addition to an annual salary in the $90,000 to $130,000 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits.

Chief Operations Officer – Mateo, CA

A rapidly growing manufacturer of plastic thermoformed products serving the medical and food industries wants to hire a Chief Operating Officer (COO).  The COO must have experience in the thermoforming manufacturing environment or other plastics manufacturing and be willing to take a strong leadership role implementing growth strategies to increase revenues while developing opportunities for cost savings.  The COO will also be responsible for providing strategic financial and operational leadership for the company.

PRIMARY CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER RESPONSIBLILITIES

  • Planning, developing, implementing and directing the organization’s operational and fiscal function and performance.
  • Leading the overall day-to-day operations of the company, ensuring company priorities, goals and objectives are being met.
  • Mentoring, coaching, and leading the management team in order to meet the company goals and objectives.
  • Evaluating the company’s financial operational, sales and marketing structures to plan for continual improvements and increasing efficiencies.
  • While leading company growth, keeping a focus on; product quality, meeting customer requirements, social impact, and product sustainability.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • A minimum of ten years of management experience in the plastics industry with some thermoforming experience preferred.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office and ERP Systems.
  • Knowledge of production, costing inventory control and purchasing principles.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • A minimum of two years of experience at a VP of Operations.

In addition to an annual salary in the $180,000 to $250,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

 

Project Manager – Bluefield, VA or Sumpter, SC

A manufacturer of industrial fabrics will be installing extrusion and polymer coating lines over the next 12 months in a expansion second facility Bluefield, VA or Sumter, SC. The company is searching for a Project Manager to lead the installation of the production and support equipment i.e., HVAC and cooling towers at the new site. At the end of equipment installations, the Project Manager will be in a good position to manage the plant operations.  The successful candidate will receive training at the company’s headquarters in New Jersey before starting the project.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the installation of the production equipment and support equipment in the new facility.
  • Budget the equipment and ancillary equipment installation costs.
  • Provide Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering support.
  • Leading the debugging and equipment start-up.
  • Directing contractors and equipment vendors.
  • Hiring and training employees to operate the equipment and service the facility.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of 3 years of Project Management experience
  • Operations Manufacturing Management experience
  • Good communication and Organizational skills
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to create a timeline for the execution of the building and equipment installation.
  • Leadership skills with the ability to take over operations once the project is completed.
  • Ability to build a management team to employ in the new Plant.
  • Team leadership /motivational skills.

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $120,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

Production Manager – Anaheim, CA
A custom Injection Molding Company is seeking a qualified individual to be the hands-on Production Manager. The company needs an individual that can help grow the company.
Production Manager Responsibilities Include:
  • Evaluating and troubleshoot the molding process to correct molding problems and/or to test new molds.
  • Championing lean manufacturing, preparing materials and equipment to operate within the manufactures recommendations and specifications.
  • Coordinating multiple departments and priorities to meet customer expectations.
Position Requirements
  • Must have a High School Diploma plus a Technical Degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of five years of Injection Molding experience including; 2 years of Management/ Supervision experience.
  • Hands on problem solving skills, excellent communication, exceptional project/time management and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint.

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

Plastic Products Account Manager – Anaheim, CA

A custom plastic injection molding manufacturer of consumer products wants to hire an Account Manager, for the: Customer Service Department.  The Account Manager will:

  • Process orders for material or merchandise received by mail, telephone, or personally from customer or company employee.
  • Edit orders received for price and nomenclature.
  • Inform customers of unit prices, shipping date anticipated delays, and any additional information needed by customer.
  • Prepare order forms and enter data into computer to determine total cost for customer.
  • Recommend scheduling adjustments to fulfill needed order per customer demands.

Qualifications:

  • A High School Diploma or Equivalent. An Associates or Bachelor of Science Degree would be a plus.
  • Experience working in a sales or similar role for a plastic injection molding consumer products manufacturing.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Products, i.e., Excel, in an office setting.

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

Injection Molding Process Technician – Lancaster, PA

 

A custom plastic injection molding company that has been in business for over 40 years wants to hire an experienced Plastic Injection Molding Process Technician.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Processing, changing and maintaining molds, and auxiliary equipment across 18 injection molding machines.
  • Setting-up, operating and processing acceptable quality first piece parts on injection molding machines.
  • Checking process of machines to regulate pressure, temperature, and speed and feed rates, and to set cycle times.
  • Installing molds into machines to meet production schedules.
  • Verifying; machine processes, and recording temperatures, pressures, and cycle times.
  • Performing quality assurance checks by observing continuous operation of automatic injection molding machines to ensure that products meet specifications.
  • Detecting injection molding press jams and malfunctions, making adjustments as required.
  • Measuring and visually inspecting products for surface and dimension defects in order to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Removing molds from machines after production runs are finished.

POSTION REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of 2 Years of Injection Molding Process Knowledge and Experience.
  • Strong Mechanical Aptitude
  • Team Player
  • Good Communication Skills
In addition to an hourly rate in the $25 to $30 range the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

 

Plastic Buyer – Hillside, NJ

A company that manufactures custom injection molded products is searching for a Plastic BuyerThe Buyer will work closely with the Supply Chain Manger and will be responsible for assisting in monitoring plastic resin inventory levels and processing Purchase Orders for materials to replenish those inventory levels. The candidate will be responsible for placing daily orders with vendors, following contracts/pricing, maintaining and building vendor relations, and follow up on shipments.

The ideal Buyer will have great customer service, and advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and familiarity with vendor relations/purchasing.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience: Purchasing Materials, Using Microsoft Excel, Pricing, Contracts, Inventory Planning & Reporting.
  • Experience working with IQMS would be a plus.

In add addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $85,000 range the company offers competitive Healthcare Benefits and relocation assistance.

Plastic Injection Molding Production Scheduler – Anaheim, California

A custom plastic injection molding manufacturer of consumer products wants to hire a Production Scheduler.

Production Scheduler Job Duties Include:

  • Receiving communications from customers: order dates, changes, quantities, part numbers, prices, etc.
  • Analyzing orders from customers and convert to various internal injection molding machine time demands.
  • Giving each order a ship date based on demand urgency and internal production capacity.
  • Creating multiple production schedules (one for each department to follow) to support orders.
  • Creating shipping schedules, based on promised ship dates, for others to follow.
  • Tracking order fulfillment, and correlate with customer’s PO for proper billing.
  • Maintaining all company information in a Master Schedule:

-shipment history, future ship dates, and forecasts

-all part numbers, BOM’s

-all parts inventory quantities

Production Scheduler Job Skill Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years experience using of ERP IQMS in a plastic injection molding facility.
  • Must be able to understand and work with a facility in Mexico using Spanish.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, scheduling environment & make proper decisions quickly.
  • Must be detail oriented, fastidious, exacting, and able to work without errors.
  • Must be able to work & communicate well with customers: internal and external.
  • Must be able to work on a computer most of the day.

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $85,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

Plastic Mold Repair Technician – Mebane, NC

Description

A company manufacturing consumer plastic packaging products is searching for Plastic Mold Repair Technicians to polish, maintain and repair plastic molds.

Mold Repair Technician Responsibilities Include:

  • Performing mold repair work on cavities and cores due to damage or wear.
  • Noting any changes to molds, inserts, parts, etc.
  • Documenting work and keep accurate records.
  • Dissembling and assembling molds, analyzing and solving basic mold problems including flashing conditions, galling, venting, cooling problems, etc.
  • Assembling, repairing, inspecting, cleaning and polishing molds using skill and care while handling and polishing critical surfaces, laying out, fabricating and assembling metalworking dies, molds, and machine tool fixtures by analyzing blueprints, sketches, models and engineering or shop specification.
  • Using a variety of machinist’s hand tools and precision measuring instruments. Sets up and operates lathes, milling machines, electrical discharge machines, surface and cylindrical grinders.
  • Interpreting drawings, evaluating machining methods on assignments and occasionally instructing other toolmakers and apprentices in the operation and setup of tool room equipment.
  • Computing dimensions; determining machining and material or parts required. Perform precision work to exacting tolerances and dimensions. Solving problems relating to unusual material, work-holding arrangements, machine settings, fabrication methods, and production processes.

In addition to an opportunity to work for a growing company, offering an hourly rate range of $25 to $30, the company offers; standard medical, dental and vision first of the month following 30 days of employment. tuition reimbursement, PTO, 401k, profit sharing, a employee stock option purchase program and Profit Sharing after 1 year of continued employment.

Requirements
•Minimum of 3 years experience in the injection molding industry.

•Prior background in plastic injection mold maintenance, repair and troubleshooting.

•CNC experience would be a real plus.

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.

Injection Molding Machine Operators – Spartanburg, SC

A manufacturer of plastic injection molded plastic closures is searching for Injection Molding Machine Operators to work 12 hour day or night shifts.

Responsibilities:

*Ensuring that all work undertaken or supervised is carried out safely and without injury
*Ensuring that all food safety issues are reported to the appropriate manager or supervisor
*Initiating corrective action for non-conformance’s related to injection and vision system processes.
*Operating: injection molding machines, vision systems, down-stream equipment, and material feed equipment
*Executing sample requests issued and process related activities focused on identifying root cause problems
*Auditing box counts and vision system to verify that the equipment is working correctly.

Skills/Education

*Effective written and verbal communication skills
*Effective organizational skills with an attention to detail
*Advanced injection molding knowledge related to troubleshooting and resin behavior
*Advanced problem-solving skills focused on root cause analysis and lessons learned
*Working knowledge of basic hydraulic/electric/pneumatic/vision systems
*Ability to lift 35 pounds unassisted and work standing for 12 hours
*A minimum of 3 years of experience with injection mold machines and secondary equipment
*High School Diploma or equivalent

Hourly rate is between $24 and $26 with 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 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 $85,000 to $105,000 range the company offers 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)
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Plastic Injection Molding Process Engineer – Rockwell, TX

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 on second or third shift.

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.

Requirements

  • 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 $90,000 to $105,000 range, the company offers healthcare benefits and relocation assistance.

PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING ENGINEER – Lancaster, PA

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.

PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING ENGINEER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

 POSTION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

Human Resource Manager – Spartanburg, SC

A growing plastic manufacturing company is searching for a Human Resources Manager with the ability to provide leadership across many areas of the company.

Position Requirement

  • Analyzing trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs, and opportunities to improve employee engagement.
  • Addressing employee relations issues and providing guidance, coaching, and support to employees.
  • Perform finance data entry for control, reporting, payroll, and financial position monitoring.
  • Overseeing business insurance policies for the organization and reevaluate annually.
  • Planning, implementing and reevaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices.
  • Maintaining the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
  • Supporting organization staff by establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program; counseling managers on candidate selection; conducting and analyzing exit interviews and recommending changes
  • Focusing on recruiting and retaining talent needed to execute the mission of the organization
  • Preparing employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs
  • Managing pay plans by conducting periodic pay surveys; scheduling and conducting job evaluations.
  • Preparing pay budgets; monitoring and scheduling individual pay actions; and recommending, planning, and implementing pay structure revisions.
  • Planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by coaching supervisors.
  • Engaging with employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances; and counseling employees and supervisors
  • Implementing employee benefit programs and informing employees of benefits.
  • Implementing and maintaining management human resource policies.
  • Managing and helping direct reports succeed in their responsibilities.
  • Overseeing accounts receivable, accounts payable, and charting account entries.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development, Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field
  • SHRM-SCP certification would be a plus but not required
  • 10 years’ experience as an HR generalist with an emphasis on talent management and development and experience with complex employee relations issues
  • Knowledge of state and federal employment laws and regulations
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to draft high-quality documents and communicate professionally to all levels in the organization
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office, WORD, Excel, and PowerPoint

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $90,000 range the company offers 100% paid healthcare benefits.

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.

Injection Molding Process Technician Opportunity – Santee, CA

Description

A stable custom plastics injection molding manufacturing company, manufacturing household and landscaping products, is searching for a First Shift Process Technician to; establish plastic injection molding processes, train operators and monitor them, find opportunities for improvements, and be able to:

  • Operate and set-up: injection molding machines, vision systems, down-stream equipment, and material feed equipment
  • Assist with the start-up of new equipment by developing process parameters
  • Develop Operator training plans and train Operators and Process Technicians
  • Monitor critical process parameters on the injection machines and secondary systems
  • Establish optimum calculated alarm parameters around the baseline process
  • Conduct process related training for operators
  • Work with outside suppliers, machine manufacturers, and company management
  • Execute sample requests issued and process related activities focused on identifying root cause
  • Participate mold and injection molding equipment repair when required
  • Lead role in implementing process improvements that result in cost savings and improved quality

In addition to a hourly pay rate in the $25 to $28 per hour range, the company offers a very competitive health care package, paying 70% of the premium cost, and relocation assistance.

Position Requirements

Skills:

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Mold setting and establishing injection molding process parameters
  • Effective organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • Advanced injection molding knowledge related to troubleshooting and resin behavior
  • Advanced problem-solving skills focused on root cause analysis and lessons learned
  • Working knowledge of basic injection molding Hydraulic and Electric presses and Vision Systems

Experience

A minimum of 3 – 5 years experience with injection mold machine repair, processing, mold setting, and secondary equipment operation.

  • ISO type quality systems a plus
  • RJG Molding experience a plus
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Plastic Regrind and Recycle Buyer – Houston, Texas

The Plastic Buyer is responsible for purchasing plastic scrap (PP&HDPE), and regrind to ensure that all aspects of the sourcing process meet quality, surety of supply, and cost to meet corporate procurement requirements.  May be able to work remotely.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Procure inventory: plastics for recycling and plastic regrind for production processes.
  • Participate in cross functional teams to develop strategies to source assigned commodity-based items at the lowest total cost of ownership;
  • Participate in planning group with production scheduling, implementation, inventory, and updating of item information in ERP system;
  • Monitor items received, issued and returned to ensure accuracy of inventory;
  • Provide regular updates and reports to the sourcing and management staff on cost improvements and new technologies or services;
  • Follow up regularly with suppliers to ensure part availability, expediting as required;
  • Analyze MRP and other data and propose/implement process improvements that reduce waste of all kinds.

Qualifications and Work Experience

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (or related field) and/or six plus years of direct work experience without formal education.
  • Position typically expects a minimum of three years of direct/relevant experience based on scope of position.
  • Technical purchasing and sourcing skills.
  • Relies on clearly defined instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Demonstrate flexibility when confronted with change.
  • Self-motivated and self-managing individual.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to calculate and analyze financial data such as ROI, make vs. buy, and other commercial requirements.
  • Microsoft Office Suite and other PC skills;
  • MRP/ERP system expertise.

In addition to annual salary in the $90,000 to $120,000 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits, a 401(k), profit sharing of 3% of corporate profits and relocation assistance, if needed, because the buyer may be able to work remotely.

Thermoforming Process Engineer – Burlingame, CA

A leading Plastics manufacturer looking for Inline Thermoforming Process Engineer. The Thermoforming Process Engineer will provide Extrusion & Thermoforming technical capability, with regard to process optimization, product specifications and technical decision making.

The Thermoforming Process Engineer 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 Engineering 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 $90,000 to $120,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Injection Blow Molding Technicians – Thomson, GA

A custom blow molding manufacturer of consumer-packaged goods is searching for Plastic injection Blow Molding Technicians.  The company manufactures plastic bottles and containers.

Essential Blow Molding Technician Job Functions:

– Experience operating blow molding machines
– Experience with programmable parison heads
– Assist with  mold changes
– Starting-up blow molding lines
– Making adjustments to machines to improve bottle quality
– Basic understanding of the properties of HDPE
– Able to run the bagging and de-bagging tables
– Understand and perform quality checks on bottles that including; leak and-tests, and dimensional checks.
– Fully complete all associated QC paperwork
– Adjust and maintain leak detection PLC on the lines
– Set-up cooling beds
– Make adjustments to the trimming machines and keep them clear and running
– Perform material compounding and maintain grinders
– Able to complete all shift paperwork
– Able to lift up to 50 pounds

Qualification Requirements

– Blow Mold experience is required
– Basic computer knowledge (Microsoft Word and Excel) is needed
– Must be able to multi-task
– Must have good oral and written communication skills
– Must be a team player who leads by example
– Possess mechanical skills and aptitude

Benefits:

In addition to an hourly rate in the $20 to $25 range, the company offers very competitive benefits including; health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

 

 

 

 

 

Business Development Manager – Western United States

A growing company specializing in the compounding of nylon and polyester resin, located in South Carolina, is searching for a Business Development Manager to sell resins made from plastic compounding, masterbatching and extrusion operations. The Business Development Manager will work from a home office preferably located in Western United States.

In addition to a competitive salary, the company offers very good benefits including 100% company paid medical benefits.

Requirements

  • Must have plastic resin and compounding sales experience.
  • Must be knowledgeable about nylon and polyester compounding.
  • Four year degree.

In addition to an annual salary in the $90,000 to $120,000 range the company offers 100% paid healthcare benefits.

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.

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.

Thermoforming Supervisor – Oakland, California

A progressive and innovate thermoforming company that has been in business for over 40 years is searching for an Thermoforming Supervisor to lead the operation and set up Lyle Thermoforming machines. Salary will be commensurate with Lyle Thermoforming experience and the ability to supervise others.

Thermoforming Supervisor Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of hands-on thermoforming operating experience.
  • Experience with thermoforming equipment preventative maintenance.
  • Must be able to trouble shoot mechanical issues.
  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • High School or equivalent diploma.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year plus competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Laboratory Manager – Conyers, Georgia

A leading manufacturer of quality printing inks, coatings, and plastic colorants is looking for a Laboratory Manager.  The Laboratory Manager must have experience with color concentrate and/or compound, pigments, resins, additives, and processes. The ideal candidate is looking to build a career and grow.  Experience is necessary, a strong work ethic is essential.

Laboratory Manager Position Requirements

  • Ability to lead the development, processing, and testing color concentrates and/or compounded pigments resins and additives.
  • Ability to lead a development and testing laboratory with up to fifteen direct reports.
  • Knowledgeable of Masterbatch – Pellets (LEM, LPM), Pigment Dispersions – Powder (AGD, LED, LWF), and Colored Compound – Pellets
  • Ability to work closely with closely with and support plant operations management
Experience/Education Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working with color concentrates and compounded pellets.
  • A four year technical degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field.
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a laboratory supervisor or manager

In addition to an annual salary in the $90,000 to $110,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

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Lead Thermoforming Process Technician – Providence, Rhode Island

A major player in the thermoformed colored plate, bowl and cup market is searching for a Lead Thermoforming Process Technician.  In addition to leading a 12 hour night shift, the Lead Process Technician must be capable of trouble shooting in-line Brown thermoforming machines, correcting, and starting-up new processes.  Hands-on experience is a must along with 6 years plus experience processing with Brown or similar thermoforming equipment.

Starting hourly rate for the Lead Thermoforming Process Technician position is based on experience with a target range between $30 and $35 per hour plus overtime.  This is a 12 hour night shift, Monday through Thursday, with optional Friday additional paid overtime.  The company also offers a competitive benefit package, relocation assistance, and bonus potential.

Lead Thermoforming Process Technician Requirements:

  • At least 6 years of hands-on thermoforming operating experience.
  • Experience with thermoforming equipment preventative maintenance.
  • Must be able to trouble shoot mechanical issues.
  • Ability to make repairs on small labeling machines would be a plus.
  • Ability to repair Renco machines would also be a plus.
  • High School or equivalent diploma.
Laboratory Supervisor – Burrillville, Rhode Island

An industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of PVC and PU laminated and coated technical textiles is searching for an Laboratory Supervisor to; coordinate quality control efforts, contribute to product development efforts, and be part of the ISO team.  The company’s goal is to expand its position as a leader in the industry by optimizing employees’ skills.

LABORATORY SUPERVISOR DUTIES:

  • Develop and test coatings for mildew resistance and flame retardation qualities.
  • Using a spectrophotometer, test for color matching to meet customer requirements.
  • Interpret applicable standards (ANSI, ASTM, AATCC, etc.) and ensure testing performed is appropriate and meets requirements.
  • Help maintain a cutting-edge, QLL-certified laboratory.
  • Review work performed by other lab personnel and provide guidance as required.
  • Perform mechanical and chemical testing.
  • Conduct lab scale trials to support Business Development and daily Production.
  • Support Production and Quality for incoming, in-process, and final inspections.
  • Perform visual, chemical, and physical evaluation of raw and manufactured material for defects and deviation from specifications
  • Provide documentation and reports for results for activities as required.
  • Keep clear and comprehensive notes for testing and development performed.
  • Participate as a team member and resource for on-going projects and support ISO based root cause analysis and documentation.
  • Ensure safe work practices are followed and in places for all laboratory areas and activities
  • Participate in Production, Engineering and Quality Focus Area Teams to assist in Continual Improvement activities.
  • Assist in determination of work priorities, current status and development of routine lab schedule.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A bachelor’s or associate’s degree in chemistry.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in organic / polymer chemistry and polymer engineering.
  • Color matching experience.
  • Experience operating in an ISO 9001-2015 quality management system or equivalent.
  • Experience applying lab safety protocols.
  • Advanced working knowledge and use of Microsoft Office (i.e.: Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to maintain accurate, legible, and complete documentation.

In addition to an annual salary in the $60,000 to $80,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits, 3 weeks of vacation, and a potential bonus, and relocation assistance.

Plastic Extrusion Production Supervisor – Augusta, 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

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $80,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits, potential bonus of 10%, and relocation assistance.

  • 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

 

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..

Maintenance Supervisor – Southern, New Jersey

A company that specializes in custom plastic molding for the medical industry wants to hire a hardworking and enthusiastic Maintenance Supervisor to join the Plant Maintenance team and help drive operational excellence in its newest facility.

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervising the implementation of first shift plant maintenance, machine maintenance, and preventative maintenance programs using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Using the CMMS data, develop and justify cost saving opportunities and improve equipment performance.
  • Supervise the installation maintenance and repair of production, facility, and support equipment.
  • Comply with Environmental/Safety Equipment/Facility requirements and regulations.
  • Manage the assigned record keeping of service and maintenance performed on the machinery.
  • Coordinate with production on the job setups and scheduling of down times for repair and maintenance of equipment.
  • Maintain an effective parts system.
  • Ensure the regular and preventative maintenance on production and support equipment is performed in a timely and effective manner.
  • Assign and supervise work of hourly staff.
  • Train maintenance team on job duties, safety, and proper use of the CMMS system.
  • Give guidance to the hourly employees in the Maintenance Department.
  • Participate in the interview and performance appraisal processes.
  • Address complaints and resolve problems, escalating issues as appropriate.
  • Oversee vendor activities.
  • Develop maintenance processes to reduce failure modes on machines.

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Training, Certifications, and Education in support of Maintenance processes.
  • Minimum of four years of Maintenance Supervision and/or Team Lead experience.
  • Experience in a plastic molding manufacturing facility. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong engineering knowledge including basic electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems.
  • Ability to interpret specifications, blueprints, and schematics.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and prioritize tasks/projects based on business needs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees, management, vendors, customers.

In addition to an annual salary in the $65,000 to $75,000 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits, a 401(k) with matching, and relocation assistance.

Plastic Mold Repair Technician – Atlanta, GA

A company manufacturing consumer plastic packaging products is searching for a Plastic Mold repair Technician  to polish, maintain and repair plastic stack molds on second shift.

Maintenance Technician Responsibilities Include:

  • Performing mold repair work on cavities and cores due to damage or wear.
  • Noting any changes to molds, inserts, parts, etc.
  • Documenting work and keep accurate records.Dissembling and assembling molds, analyzing and solving basic mold problems including flashing conditions, galling, venting, cooling problems, etc.
  • Assembling, repairing, inspecting, cleaning and polishing molds using skill and care while handling and polishing critical surfaces.Laying out, fabricating and assembling metalworking dies, molds, and machine tool fixtures by analyzing blueprints, sketches, models and engineering or shop specification.
  • Using a variety of machinist’s hand tools and precision measuring instruments. Sets up and operates lathes, milling machines, electrical discharge machines, surface and cylindrical grinders.
  • Interpreting drawings, evaluating machining methods on assignments and occasionally instructing other toolmakers and apprentices in the operation and setup of tool room equipment.
  • Computing dimensions; determining machining and material or parts required. Perform precision work to exacting tolerances and dimensions. Solving problems relating to unusual material, work-holding arrangements, machine settings, fabrication methods, and production processes.

In addition to a hourly salary in the $24 to $26 range, the company offers; standard medical, dental and vision first of the month following 30 days of employment. tuition reimbursement, PTO, 401k, profit sharing, a employee stock option purchase program, Profit Sharing after 1 year of continued employment, and relocation assistance.

 Requirements

•Minimum of 3 years experience in the injection molding industry.

•Prior background in plastic injection mold maintenance, repair and troubleshooting.

•CNC experience would be a real plus.

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.

Plastic Processing Manager – Fort Worth, Texas

A plastic injection and profile extrusion company that manufactures door frames and components wants to hire a first shift Manager . The Manager will lead a 10 hour day operation from Monday thru Thursday. The ideal candidate the company would like to hire is someone who can manage the injection molding and extrusion departments but, if a candidate lacks the background in profile extrusion, the company will look consider hiring an injection molding processing supervisor. The company operates large tonnage injection molding presses in the 400 to 1,000 ton range, in addition to, extrusion molding presses.

  • Plastic Processing Manager Requirements
    • Hands on injection mold experience with molding presses up to 1,000 tons
    • Experience with processing parameter set up and mold qualification
    • Rapid changeover experience
    • Main materials are ASA, HIPS, PVC, and Polypropylene
    • Experience with holding tight tolerances on color

Experience/Education Requirements

  • Plastic Injection Molding Supervision and/or Management experience (3 – 5 years minimum) of at least 8 -14 direct reports
  • High School Diploma, two or four year technical degree preferred.
  • Preferred:
    • Experience with plastic extrusion of lineal profiles
    • Automotive experience (Toyota production system, lean, etc.)

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $85,000 range the company offers a retirement plan, medical, dental, vision, and paid leave time.

Maintenance Technicians – Southern, New Jersey

A company manufacturing custom plastic injection and extrusion molded medical devices wants to hire two Maintenance Technicians to maintain; plastic molding equipment, facilities, auxiliary equipment, and support mold maintenance.  The Maintenance Technicians will work a 12 hour night shifts.

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 and blow molding machines, molds, downstream support equipment, and plant utilities, i.e., HVAC.

Requisite Skills:

  • Competent in several of the following areas: windows based programs, blueprint reading, pneumatics, hydraulics, mechanical principles, basic plumbing and welding.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience maintaining plastic injection molding machines, molds, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Experience with maintaining stack molds would be a plus.
  • General electrical code, PLC, electrical controls.
  • Ability to operate machine shop equipment and metal fabrication equipment, such as, CNC machines or standard milling machines.

Education:

Technical college diploma in 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 $24 and $28 per hour, the company offers very good health care benefits, a 401(k), tuition reimbursement and relocation assistance.

Plastic Injection Molding Process Technician – Burlington, IA

A custom plastic injection molding company, located near Burlington, IA, wants to hire a 12 hour night shift Process Technician to maintain production yields by directly inspecting and/or reviewing reports and coordinating with other shifts to keep the process at peak efficiency and quality. The Process Technician position refers to the entire molding process, including; equipment, settings, auxiliary units, robotics, etc…  In addition, this role directs and executes tool changes, utilizing RTC (Rapid Tool Change) techniques, per the production schedule.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer including using a Windows based operating system and related software.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Read and understand visual aids.
  • High school diploma or equivalent education.
  • Knowledge and experience with Injection Mold Presses.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in manufacturing environment.

In addition to an hourly rate pay range between: $21 and $25, the company offers; benefits Coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Paid Holidays, Tuition Reimbursement, Site Profit Sharing (after completion of 1-year service) 401K and Employee Stock Purchase Plan) and relocation assistance.

 

 

Injection Molding Process Technician – Atlanta, GA

A custom plastic injection molding company, located in Atlanta, GA, wants to hire a Process Technician to maintain production yields by directly inspecting and/or reviewing reports and coordinating with other shifts to keep the process at peak efficiency and quality. The Process Technician position refers to the entire molding process including; equipment, settings, auxiliary units, robotics, etc…  In addition, this role directs and executes tool changes, utilizing RTC (Rapid Tool Change) techniques, per the production schedule.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer including using a Windows based operating system and related software.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Read and understand visual aids.
  • High school diploma or equivalent education.
  • Knowledge and experience with Injection Mold Presses.
  • One to Two years of experience in manufacturing environment especially food packaging

In addition to an hourly rate pay range between: $20 and $23, the company offers, benefits Coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Paid Holidays, Tuition Reimbursement, Site Profit Sharing (after completion of 1-year service) 401K and Employee Stock Purchase Plan).

 

 

 

Injection Molding Automation Technician – Mebane, North Carolina

A custom injection molding company wants to hire a 12 hour day shift Automation Technician.  The Automation Technician, 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
·         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 through preventative and corrective maintenance.
·         Supports all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

·         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 hourly rate in the $24 to $26 range, the company offers a 401(k), competitive health care insurance, and relocation assistance.

Plastic Mold Tooling Technician – Tucson, AZ

A company specializing in providing complex injection-molded thermoplastic products for the medical and automotive markets wants to hire a Plastic Mold Tooling Technician to; disassemble, clean, repair, and reassemble complex, multi-cavity tooling, using hand tools, milling machines, grinders, lathes and EDM equipment.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS:

  • Clean and perform scheduled inspection/PM on molds as required.
  • Must be able to use, engineering drawings and verbal instructions, with the ability to determine accurate and efficient methods for repairing molds.
  • Selects appropriate metals and materials. Layout work using precision instruments, shop mathematics and pertinent formulas.
  • Checks own work by making complex set-ups, interprets various gages and measuring devices such as micrometer, caliper, gage blocks, Vernier, dual indicators, working within extremely close tolerances.
  • Troubleshooting of molds running on the production floor as required.
  • Ensure that their work area is kept clean and in order.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school or GED diploma
  • Mold-making apprenticeship, 4 years minimum
  • Flexibility to work overtime and weekends

In additional to an hourly pay rate of $24 to $28, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits, a 401(k) and relocation assistance.

Injection Molding Set-up Technician – Fort Worth, TX

An injection molding company wants to hire an Injection Molding Set-up Technician to; set up molds, start up, and troubleshoot molding processes.

Injection Molding Set-up Technician Responsibilities Include:

  • Setting molds in presses and running production using; pre-existing processes.
  • Training process trainees as required.
  • Troubleshooting molding process and making basic adjustments to ensure quality and production efficiency.
  • Troubleshooting molding machine and tooling malfunctions and communication information to repair technicians.
  • Providing and implement ideas to improve the efficiency of the molding department.
  • Solving quality problems and work with the quality department to identify root causes.
  • Communicating problems, needs and important information to the shift supervisor.
  • Practicing good housekeeping.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $18 to $20 range, the company offers competitive benefits including; medical.

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience setting injection molds and injection molding processing in a manufacturing environment.
  • Injection molding troubleshooting experience.
  • knowledge of plastic raw materials and their processing characteristics.
  • Ability to read and understand work orders.
Senior Metrologist – Tucson, AZ

A custom injection molding company specializing in medical plastic components is searching for a Senior Metrologist.  The Senior Metrologist is responsible for:

  • Performing reverse engineering.
  • Developing reliable and repeatable measuring setups used on any programmable measuring system or in open setup.
  • Programming state of the art measuring equipment like Optical or Coordinate Measuring systems, and understanding corresponding output.
  • Developing data acquisition macros and or linked spreadsheets to be used in report spreadsheets, i.e.; Microsoft Excel.
  • Performing First Piece Inspections, capability studies, Measuring System Analysis, and any other engineering / metrology related activities.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the engineering and tool divisions metrology needs, i.e; performing reverse engineering activities using suitable methods including laser scanning and CAD software, handling complex metrology problems, as well as developing measuring methods and / or fixtures.
  • Solve complex Metrology problems to obtain measurements with either programmable measuring systems, or open setup measuring methods
  • Correctly interpreting different data/ print schemes, i.e.; GD&T
  • Develop and effectively document reliable and repeatable measuring setups, to be used on any programmable measuring system or in open setup.
  • Program sophisticated measuring equipment, i.e; CMM, RAM, Smart Scope using a CAD models or engineering drawings.
  • Assist engineering and tool divisions by programming part simulations using complex alignment schemes.
  • Perform first piece inspections, capability studies, and DOE (Design of Experiments) using measuring and test equipment with include, but not limited to:
    • Programmable CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) and video equipment
    • Profilometers or surface finish testers Gear and roundness checkers
    • Hand held measuring tolls such as height gauges, micrometers, calipers, and pin gauges
    • Precision flat plates
  • Conduct Measuring System Error (MSE) analysis, i.e.; GRR studies, to validate measuring setups and or measuring systems
  • Generate MSE, 1st Piece Inspection, Statistical Process Control (SPC) studies, DOE, and other metrology related reports using Microsoft Excel and other database software packages
  • Thoroughly understand MSE, First Piece Inspection, SPC, DOE theory
  • Ability to interpret Measuring Software calculations
  • Adhere to and comply with the Metrology Lab procedures

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to program Video and CMM equipment
  • Strong skills in all aspects of mechanical dimensional inspection.
  • Complete knowledge of blue print reading, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T).
  • Strong skills in Microsoft office, i.e.; excel, word, access, etc.
  • In depth understanding of relevant subjects like MSE, SPC. DOE theory, Measuring software interpretation, Program validation systems, etc.
  • Experience in designing gages and fixtures
  • Attention to detail – a must
  • Bachelors Degree in math, science, or the equivalent in education and work experience
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

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

Injection Molding Machine Operators – Spartanburg, SC

A manufacturer of plastic injection molded plastic closures is searching for Operators to work a 12-hour shift either days or nights.

The key responsibilities for the Operators are:
• Ensuring that all work undertaken or supervised is carried out safely and without injury
• Ensuring that all food safety issues are reported to the appropriate manager or supervisor
• Initiating corrective action, such as, issuing work orders for non-conformance’s related to injection and vision system processes.
• Operating: injection molding machines, vision systems, down-stream equipment, and material feed equipment
• Monitoring critical process parameters on the injection machines, vision systems, color feeders, color blenders and secondary systems
• Establishing optimum calculated alarm parameters around the baseline process
• Packaging and tagging product
• Troubleshooting of process and auxiliary equipment
• Auditing box counts and vision system to verify that the equipment is working correctly.

Skills
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Intermediate computer skills
• Molding knowledge related to troubleshooting and resin behavior
• Good math and mechanical skills
• Working knowledge of basic hydraulic/electric/pneumatic/vision systems
• Ability to lift 35 pounds unassisted and work standing for 12 hours
• Effective time management skills

Experience
• At least 2 years of experience with processing injection mold machines and secondary equipment
• Experience operating Husky and/or Netstal molding presses preferred
• Formal plastic process training such as scientific molding, Paulson or equivalent preferred
• ISO or similar quality system and SQF or similar food safety system

Education
High School Diploma or Equivalent

In addition to an hourly rate of $24 to $25 per hour, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits, a 401(k) and a $500 sign on bonus.

Maintenance Technician – Spartanburg, SC

A company manufacturing plastic injection molded closures wants to hire a Maintenance Technician to work 12 hour night shifts and maintain plastic injection molding machines and auxiliary equipment.

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, downstream support equipment, high speed packaging equipment, and plant utilities.
  • Completing work assigned work orders in Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

Requisite Skills:

  • Competent in several of the following areas: windows based programs, blueprint reading, pneumatics, hydraulics, mechanical principles, basic plumbing and welding.
  • General electrical code, PLC, electrical controls.
  • Ability to operate machine shop equipment, metal fabrication equipment.

Education:

Technical college diploma in related field or Industrial Trade License is preferred

Experience:

  • Two plus years’ experience in the following areas: PLC/PC controlled machinery, injection machine troubleshooting, high speed packaging equipment repair and maintenance and repair of plant utilities.
  • Working knowledge of injection molding processing preferred.
  • ISO or similar quality system and SQF or similar food safety system would be a plus.
In addition to an hourly rate of $27 to $29 per hour, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits and a $500 sign on bonus.

Automation Technician – Burlington, IA

A custom injection molding company wants to hire a 12 hour day shift Automation Technician.  The Automation Technician, 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
·         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 maintenance.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

·         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 hourly rate in the $20 to $25 range, the company offers a 401(k), competitive health care insurance, and relocation assistance.

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Blow Molding Operator – Roanoke, VA

One of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer-packaged goods is searching for second shift plastic injection Blow Molding Machine Operators.  The company manufactures plastic bottles and containers to hold its own products.

Essential Blow Molding Operator Job Functions

– Experience operating UNILOY blow molding machines would be a plus
– Experience with programmable parison heads
– Assist with  mold changes
– Starting-up blow molding lines
– Making adjustments to machines to improve bottle quality
– Basic understanding of the properties of HDPE
– Able to run the bagging and de-bagging tables
– Understand and perform quality checks on bottles that including; leak and-tests, and dimensional checks.
– Fully complete all associated QC paperwork
– Adjust and maintain leak detection PLC on the lines
– Set-up cooling beds
– Make adjustments to the trimming machines and keep them clear and running
– Perform material compounding and maintain grinders
– Able to complete all shift paperwork
– Able to lift up to 50 pounds

Qualification Requirements

– At minimum of 2 years of Blow Mold experience is required
– Basic computer knowledge (Microsoft Word and Excel) is needed
– Must be able to multi-task
– Must have good oral and written communication skills
– Must be a team player who leads by example
– Possess mechanical skills and aptitude

Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary the company offers an hourly rate of and comprehensive benefits including; health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.  The company also offers relocation assistance and a 401(k) with matching.

Blow Molding Technicians – Buena, NJ

A specialty packaging company providing custom blow molding services for all types of rigid packaging, i.e., PET and HDPE plastic bottles, closures, etc., for the medical industry, wants to hire Extrusion Bow Molding Technicians.  There Extrusion Blow Molding Technician and Maintenance openings are on 12-hour (2,2,3) day and 12-hour night (2,2,3) shifts.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Setup and Operate the Extrusion Blow Molding machinery, tooling and equipment.
  • Troubleshoot the machine, process and any quality issues.
  • Maintain part quality expectations and production rates.
  • Maintain compliance with cGMP Standards.
  • Follows organizational and departmental practices and SOP’s to ensure safe operations of equipment, personal safety and compliance with customer quality standards.
  • Record all machine and quality issues in the IQ log and sample parts visually as well as dimensionally.
  • Enter Work Orders for any repairs or preventive maintenance in a timely manner.
  • Able to follow work instructions and maintain the ISO Class 8 cleanroom environment.
  • Understand all systems which support the work cell.
  • Assist production personnel as needed.
  • Perform verifications checks on logs on all paperwork in a timely manner and ensure documentation is completed before the end of their shift.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong mechanical and troubleshooting skills
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with plastic molding
  • Mechanical and analytical background would be a plus
  • A High School Diploma
  • Proficient in reading and writing in English.
  • Ability to lead the shift when necessary
  • Proficient in mathematical skills (adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplication)
  • Must be able to take direction and work well with others
  • Must be able to work under the stress of deadlines
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to deal with problems in a professional manor

In addition to an hourly rate in the $22 to $28 range the company offers medical, dental, vision, 401k, tuition reimbursement and relocation assistance.

Plastic Compounding Operations Manager – Corona, CA

A custom compounding facility wants to hire a Operations Manager to oversee manufacturing activities in a three-shift custom compounding facility. The company has been in business for over 40 years compounding: polyolefins, nylons, ABS, TPU, and reinforce plastic resins. The Operations Manger will ensure products are produced to high quality standards, on time and meeting established standards. The Operation Manager must also be able to; utilize their polymer compounding knowledge to improve machine efficiencies, procedures, and training of team members.

Operations Manager Responsibilities:

  • Creating and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Providing daily “hands on” management of extrusion and secondary operations personnel.
  • Ensuring that all machinery is running at or above budgeted cycle times.
  • Managing, assisting and facilitating changeovers and setups.
  • Managing the material mixers to ensure prioritizing material mixes such that all machinery is ready for product changeovers.
  • Working with the scheduler for proper allocation of resources to start up prioritized job orders.
  • Ensuring that all process log sheets are being filled out correctly by all employees.
  • Performing required inspections, tests and audits and process capability studies as assigned.
  • Inspecting the work of the production crew to ensure that product specifications are adhered.
  • Training shift personnel on full scope of job functions and established procedures.
  • Implementing the instructions of the VP of Operations regarding Quality, Safety, ISO, and Productivity issues.
  • Ensuring compliance with all company policies.
  • Developing daily/ weekly manpower and material requirements for manufacturing and scheduling personnel to meet or beat company labor goals.

Position Requirements:

  • Extensive experience leading plastic extrusion and pulverizing processes and operating related machinery.
  • Proven track record of managing, achieving goals, and maximizing results in a 3-shift plastic resin compounding manufacturing operation.
  • Capable of working and functioning in a “smaller” company environment.
  • Bilingual is a plus

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits and a 401(k) with matching up to 4%.

Injection Molding Process Engineer – Fort Worth, TX

A rapidly growing manufacturer of tight tolerance plastic injection molded parts is searching for a Process Engineer.

The Process Engineer:

  • Develops, configures and optimizes processes from inception through to start up and certification.
  • Designs, runs, tests and upgrades Molding systems and processes.
  • Assesses processes, takes measurements, and interprets data.
  • Develops best practices, routine, and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality of output.
  • Performs process simulations.
  • Performs risk assessments and clearly articulate issues or opportunities to upper management.
  • Holds weekly meetings with technical staff to brief on currently state of processing (I.E. Tools, Machines, Test run results, etc.).
  • Provides process documentation and operating instructions to reduce product variations.
  • Participates in new mold procurement as a process advocate.
  • Helps close loop between new or troubled molds and final FAI/re-release to Manufacturing.

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

Requirements

Education and/or Experience

A four or two year technical degree would be a real plus but related plastic injection molding processing experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience would be acceptable.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications Word Processing software; Microsoft Office Applications Spreadsheet software and Web-Based Software.

Injection Molding Processing Technician – Southern, NJ

A company that specializes in custom plastic injection molding company wants to hire a Plastic Injection Molding Processing Technician.  The Plastic Injection Molding Processing Technician will be responsible for starting machines, optimizing processes, and troubleshooting part issues, in addition to; minimizing scrap, waste, and downtime while ensuring that jobs are started quickly and efficiently.

Plastic Injection Molding Process Technician Duties

  • Document and update new processes and procedures
  • Verify the correct set up of injection molding machine
  • Understand and effectively use IQMS
  • Work with production manager to propose and execute cost reduction strategies
  • Communicate with QC director and QC inspectors to correct processes that produce non-conforming parts
  • Reduce waste, improve quality, decrease downtime   
Position Requirements
  • A minimum of years of experience in plastic injection molding
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the resin used in injection molding
  • Working knowledge of injection molding and tool design
  • Understanding of manufacturing costs and profit analysis
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with numerous different sizes and types of molding machines
In addition an annual salary between $60,000 and $75,000 per year, the company offers healthcare benefits, a 401(k) with matching and relocation assistance.
Plastic Extrusion Blow Molding Process Technicians – Cortland, NY

A rapidly growing bottle manufacturing company wants to hire two Plastic Extrusion Blow Molding Process Technicians.  One of the extrusion blow molding process technicians will work second shift and the other will work third shift. Experience with the ability to perform set-ups and maintain process control related to time, pressure, and temperature adjustments on BEKUM, Uniloy, Rocheleau and Automa shuttle blow molding equipment is required. General machine, secondary equipment, and support equipment maintenance is also required.

Blow Molding Operator – Riverside, CA

A custom blow molding manufacturer of consumer-packaged goods is searching for a second shift plastic injection Blow Molding Machine Operator. The company manufactures plastic bottles and containers.

Essential Blow Molding Operator Job Functions

– Experience operating blow molding machines
– Experience with programmable parison heads
– Assist with mold changes
– Starting-up blow molding lines
– Making adjustments to machines to improve bottle quality
– Basic understanding of the properties of HDPE
– Able to run the bagging and de-bagging tables
– Understand and perform quality checks on bottles that including; leak and-tests, and dimensional checks.
– Fully complete all associated QC paperwork
– Adjust and maintain leak detection PLC on the lines
– Set-up cooling beds
– Make adjustments to the trimming machines and keep them clear and running
– Perform material compounding and maintain grinders
– Able to complete all shift paperwork
– Able to lift up to 50 pounds

Qualification Requirements

– Blow Mold experience is required
– Basic computer knowledge (Microsoft Word and Excel) is needed
– Must be able to multi-task
– Must have good oral and written communication skills
– Must be a team player who leads by example
– Possess mechanical skills and aptitude

Benefits:

The company offers very competitive benefits including; health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $25,000.00 to $30,000.00 /year

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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