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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).

 

 

 

Molding Technician – Vineland, 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.

Molding and Assembly Manager – Vineland, NJ

A company that manufactures plastic caps, closures, bottles and other containers and assembles them in a clean-room for the medical industry applications wants to hire a Molding and Assembly Manager.  The Molding and Assembly Manager is responsible for approximately 40 associates across four shifts.  The clean-room molding and assembly operations are highly automated and require a manager that has a working knowledge of plastic molding, robotic assembly and packaging in a clean-room environment.

MOLDING AND ASSEMBLY MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the expert on the automated robotic assembly and packaging equipment.
  • Lead staff to optimize performance and meet on time product delivery schedules.
  • Track and log maintenance and calibration schedules for molding, assembly and packaging equipment.
  • Ensure required spare parts are available.
  • Ensure daily equipment preventive maintenance and cleaning are performed and documented.
  • Manage and train clean-room employees on company policies/clean room  specific procedures, such as, Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Safety.

MOLDING AND ASSEMBLY MANAGER POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Plastic Engineering or Industrial Engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience in clean-room manufacturing, medical device or plastic molding operations.
  • Experience in Medical device validation.
  • Good technical knowledge of electrical and mechanical equipment, robotics, and HVAC systems.
  • Computer user skills: Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams), and ability to learn other computer software / systems.
  • Strong leadership and relation building skills.
  • Effective communication, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits, and relocation assistance.

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.

National Sales Manager – Home Office Location

A plastic food closure manufacturer wants to add a full-time position for a Sales Manager, Food Closures. The position will report to the Category Director, Food Closures.  This position will be the market/customer face and will be responsible for further strengthening relationships with key existing company food manufacturing customers in; operational, engineering and procurement functions. As a part of the company Food Commercial team, this role will help to understand the needs of, and opportunities within, these customers to help drive profitable growth.  The National Sales Manager can work from a home office as long as the individual has access to an airport.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the North America closure market with particular focus on segments adjacent to markets currently served by the company and markets where the company can leverage company owned technology.
  • Based on results of market analysis assists with developing a 3 year business plan for the food closures division.
  • Manage sales pipeline with potential customers and industry participants (e.g. converters) to build food businesses in North America
  • Coordinate all activities including technical, engineering and commercial required to implement the business plan.
  • Increase the company’s North America presence in the food market place through advertising, trade shows, associations, etc. where appropriate.
  • Effectively negotiate supply agreements and pricing proposals.
  • Manage start-ups of commercial product qualifications or modifications.
  • Support customer technical issues related to capping and capper conversions as well as ensuring technical service levels meet customer market expectations.
  • Maintain close contact with customers and OEM’s relating to bottling line equipment (capping) line, speeds, etc. Understanding bottling process issues in relation to closure design and supply.
  • Liaise with customer service department to ensure superior service levels are in place to meet our customer demand.

 

Education/Skills/Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree
  • Ability to travel extensively (locally, nationally and internationally) – up to 50% of time
  • Background in Engineering preferred
  • A minimum of five to years of experience in technical packaging sales
  • Background in injection blow molding and/or extrusion blow molding
  • Business knowledge
  • Technical sales/customer knowledge
  • Performance Driven
  • Negotiation skills
  • Market analysis
  • Superior analytical and financial skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong computer skills

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $120,000 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits, and a 401(k).

Plastic Injection Molding Manager – Fort Worth, TX

A plastic injection molding company, specializing in tight tolerance connectors for the fiber optic cable industry, is seeking an experienced Molding Manager to oversee the organization’s production injection molding operations. The Molding Manager will be actively involved with all plastic injection molding processes ensuring manufacturing remains a smooth and efficient process while monitoring employees and organizing workflows.

Molding Manager Requirements:

·        Highly skilled in complex plastic injection molding operations and able to comprehend the multifaceted nature of plastic injection molding manufacturing.

·        Ability to optimize day-to-day activities while minimizing costs and ensuring maximum quality and efficiency.

·        Providing leadership to supervision and employees to ensures they have the proper tools and training to perform their job safely and efficiently.

·        Leading daily team performance center meetings with the Operations team to review safety, quality and production performance.

·        Leading and developing Lean Manufacturing practices to such as Six Sigma, 5S, FMEA, etc..

·        Ability to lead plastic injection molding operations in the Covid-19 pandemic era.

·        High School Diploma is required, a college degree in a plastics manufacturing or related field would be preferred.

·        Some Scientific Injection Molding and or/RJG Master training would be a plus.

·        A minimum of 5 years supervising and/or managing a plastic molding operation is required

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

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%.

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

Injection Molding Process Technicians – Spartanburg, SC

Description

A rapidly growing plastics injection molding manufacturing company is searching for three Process Technicians to establish plastic injection molding processes, develop them, train operators and process technicians and monitoring them with data, find opportunities for improvement, 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
  • Advanced process analysis: identifying process improvements that result in cost savings, improved part quality, and improvement of related KPI’s
  • Lead role in implementing process improvements that result in cost savings and improved quality
  • Assume a key role in the PFMEA Process when required

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 $26 to $28 per hour range, the company offers a very competitive health care package, a 401k with matching after 6 months, relocation assistance and first shift

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/ Electric/ Pneumatic 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
  • RJG Molding    experience
  • Live in the Spartanburg, SC immediate area.

Based on previous experience, ability to answer the following Process Development Questions

  • How would you perform mold qualifications (new and transfers)?
  • Experience processing what types of products?
  • Experience processing what type of materials?
  • How do you calculate tonnage?
  • How do you determine Injection Speeds?
  • Hold time and pressure relationships?
  • Transfer points?
  • How do you Identify bad press conditions?
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