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Thermoforming Process Technician – Burlingame, CA

A leading plastics thermoforming manufacturer is searching for an In-line Thermoforming Process Technician. The Thermoforming Process Technician will provide Extrusion & Thermoforming technical capability, with regard to process optimization, product specifications and technical decision making.

The Thermoforming Process Technician will also be responsible for;

  • Following Standard Operating Procedures
  • Setting-up new operating procedures as required for future department development.
  • Technical set up of machines to run at optimum speed, as per GPC benchmarks, including machine speed increases if required.
  • Completing parts changeovers as per production schedule and in accordance with established procedures and time frames and assist with tool changeovers.
  • Providing support to ensure machine efficiency targets are achieved (trouble-shooting).
  • Assisting with management of machine downtime, including breakdown & maintenance.
  • Preparing and checking changeover trolleys, and ensuring components are ready prior to tool change.
  • Ensuring all products conform to required quality standards, product quality optimization.
  • Minimizing waste & scrap and record relevant data.


  • Strong technical capability, evidenced by a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar Process Technician role and experience in Plastics/Extrusion/Thermoforming.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills Technical and Mechanical background experience.
  • Lyle and Brown Thermoforming machine experience preferred.

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

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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)
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.

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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.