Mold Setter / Process Technician

JOB SUMMARY

Installs molds in injection molding machines. Sets up established molding processes for production. Monitors molding processes to ensure product quality meets internal and customer standards.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

· Mechanical Aptitude

· Physically able to climb and maneuver around the injection molding equipment.

· Ability to work in a range of conditions

· Flexibility with shift schedule, ability to work overtime and weekends as needed.

· Steel toes shoes required.

· Good physical condition. Able to walk, bend, kneel, climb ladders, lift up to 75 pounds as required.

DESCRIPTION

· Installs (sets up) molds and required auxiliary equipment in and on the injection molding machine using specified clamps, wrenches and other tools as required.

· Operates hoist used to lift injection mold.

· Understands how to interpret waterline diagrams and installs waterlines to mold in accordance with the supplied diagram.

· Understands how to set and adjust injection mold machine die height to accommodate specific injection mold requirements.

· Understands how to set and adjust injection mold machine ejection stroke adjustment to accommodate specific injection mold requirement.

· Understands how to check for proper nozzle orifice size and length. Change nozzle / tip if necessary.

· Read and understand injection molding machine molding process sheet and incorporates process sheet settings into the injection molding machine’s micro-processor.

· Ability to trouble shoot basic injection molding problems on the production floor.

· Identifies and installs specific injection mold requirements such as hot runner controllers; hot oil heaters; and other peripheral devices as required.

· Performs re-starts i.e. molding process has been previously established but machine may have been shut down for breaks etc. (see below).

· Understands how to properly shut down injection molding equipment i.e. purge barrel with purging compound closes all waterlines, turns off barrel temperatures

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

· Working knowledge of thermoplastic injection molding equipment.

· Good understanding of the theory and practice of injection molding.

· Good understanding of injection molding commodity and engineering resin materials.

· Mechanical aptitude.

· Ability to read and understand component drawings.

· Certification of completion of a technical plastics processing program or minimum 5 years’ experience in the injection molding arena as a set up / process technician.

· Ability to work and communicate well with others in a team environment.

 

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