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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 Supervisor/Manager – Fort Worth, TX

A plastic injection and profile extrusion company that manufactures door frames and components wants to hire a first shift Supervisor/Manager.  The Supervisor/Manager will lead a 10 hour day operation from Monday thru Thursday.  There is no night shift.  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 Supervisor/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
    • Supervision experience of 8 -14 direct reports (3 – 5 years)
    • 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 but no relocation assistance, because they are looking to hire locally.

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: $17 and $20, 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 Process Technician – Fort Worth, TX

A plastic injection and profile extrusion company that manufactures door frames and components wants to hire a first shift Injection Molding Process Technician.  The Injection Molding Process Technician work a 10 hour day Monday thru Thursday.  There is no night shift.  The ideal candidate will have several years of experience operating and setting molds in large tonnage injection molding presses in the 400 to 1,000 ton range.

  • Plastic Injection Processing Technician Position Requirements
    • Experience with mold setting and maintenance on machines up to 1,000 ton
    • A minimum of 2 years of experience with processing parameter set up and mold qualification
    • Physical ability to lift up to 75 lbs.
    • Preferred: Automotive experience (Toyota production system, lean, etc.)

In addition to a hourly rate between $21 and $23 per hour, the company offers; a retirement plan, medical, dental, vision, and paid leave time but no relocation assistance, because they are looking to hire locally.

 

Injection Molding Process Technicians – Milwaukee, WI

Description

A large stable plastics injection molding manufacturing company is searching for four Process Technicians (2 working 12 hour days and 2 working 12 hour nights) to establish plastic injection molding processes, develop them, train operators and process technicians and monitoring them with data, 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 in mold and product design/drawing reviews when required
  • Lead role in implementing process improvements that result in cost savings and improved quality

The Process technicians will work a 12 hour day or night shift position (2 days on, followed by 3 days off, followed by 3 days on, followed by 2 days off, etc.).

In addition to a hourly pay rate in the $21 to $29 per hour range, the company offers a very competitive health care package, a 401k , 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 processing, mold setting and secondary equipment operation

  • ISO type quality systems a plus
  • RJG Molding experience a plus
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.

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.

Molding Technician – SOUTHERN, NJ

A custom plastic molding company is looking to hire Molding Technicians to work in a clean room environment manufacturing a new line of medical devices.  The Molding Technicians will operate multi-cavity Extrusion Blow Molding machines and auxiliary equipment.  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. The right candidate will have experience in clean room environments, medical focused molding processes, and advanced manufacturing technologies.  This is a Full-Time 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 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.
  • 1-2 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 $28 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits, a 401(k) with matching 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.

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.

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

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