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.

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