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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.
  • Experiencing using CNC milling machines.
  • 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 $32 range the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Plastic Injection Molding Process Engineer – Anaheim, CA

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.

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 $75,000 to $85,000 range, the company offers healthcare benefits and relocation assistance.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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