A national provider of plastic injection molding services

Process Technician (Injection Molding)- 12hour Nights Schedule- (7p-7:30a)

Posted on: 2-1-2018

Essential Job Functions:

·       Performs mold changeover including pulling, set-up, verification for plastic molding machines and auxiliary equipment (dryers, grinders, robots, conveyors, etc…) to complete set-up of work cell

·       Cleans inside and around press to remove all evidence of previous job, as well as any equipment not needed for the job set to run next

·       Completes the checklist of equipment parameters to ensure they have been properly set and checked

·       Screens all of the molds and chutes

·       Performs minor maintenance on the molds

·       Maintains production records related to job responsibilities both in paper form and electronically

·       Confers with the supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments

·       Performs activities of other departments as needed including: material handling (mixing, prep, movement), equipment cleaning and handling, and/or inspection operator

·       Enter data into IQMS system

·       Initiates changes in molding parameters according to specifications

·       Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems

·       Completes, monitors, and upgrades checklist of molding parameters

·       Understands ERP system including data entry and report generation

·       Responsible for start-up and production of injection molding process applications using 2 & 3 stage and decoupled processing

·       Ability to run vertical, horizontal, rotational and overlay molding machines and processes including processing multiple core-pull / multiple cavity tooling

·       Understanding of hot runner processing

·       Understanding of sound quality assurance methodologies

·       Responsible for ensuring molded components meet all product quality criteria including dimensional

·       Consistent communication with the quality department to prevent non-conforming product from getting out of control

·       Responsible for set-up, programming, operating, and maintaining all Servo Robotics (3 axis), and end of arm tooling (EOAT)

·       Responsible for monitoring and reducing process variation

·       Responsible for hands-on troubleshooting and process improvement through scientific injection molding techniques, and root-cause elimination

·       Perform other responsibilities as needed to support the success of the organization

Competencies:                                               

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

·       Problem solving

·       Technical skills

·       Basic computer skills

·       Oral communication

·       Quality management

·       Organization support

·       Strategic thinking

·       Good judgement

·       Safety and security

·       Adaptability

·       Dependability 

Required Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education, Training and/or Experience                   

·       Two year degree or certificate from college or technical school or

·       Three to five years of related experience and/or training -or-

·       Equivalent combination of education and experience

·       Must have comprehensive knowledge and/or experience with thermal plastic or resins utilized in injection molding

·       Must have extensive knowledge and experience with numerous different sizes and types of molding machines

·       Must have basic knowledge and understanding of injection molding tooling
** Previous material handling experience or equivalent is required

Language Skills                   

·       Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

·       Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

·       Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees of organizations

 Mathematical Skills             

·       Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, fractions and decimals

·       Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent

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                   

·       Understanding of how to access and use modules specific to job function in IQMS

Other Skills and Abilities:                                          

·       Tow Motor License required

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to

·       Stand and walk

·       Reach with hands and use hands to finger, handle, or feel

·       The employee may be required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

·       The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance

·       The employee may be required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds

·       Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception

Thogus’ Core Values                                      

Passion – Desire to make a positive impact and inspire others to do the same.

Honest and Integrity -Doing the right thing even when no one is watching.

Dedication-Team focused to execute tasks with a positive attitude, sense of significance, and enthusiasm.

Mutual Respect- Considerate of others’ ideas, feelings, beliefs, or property; giving it even if you don’t get it.

The Edge- Commitment to adaptation, breaking tradition, and accepting change. 

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