Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0004
Post Date 1/10/2019
Title Injection Molding Process Technician
City San Marcos
State CA
Description We are a global leader in the irrigation, outdoor lighting, dispensing technology, and custom manufacturing industries. Driving our continued success is the combined energy and talents of the nearly 3,000 people on our team. Together, we create a diverse array of products that can be seen all over the world, from residential landscapes to national landmarks, stadiums, parks, hotels, and municipal buildings. Although we’re global, we’re family owned, and our casual, fun, and caring company culture is what makes this a special place to work. As we grow, we are dedicated to preserving our unique culture that makes our employees proud to work here. Whether you’re pursuing a career at our headquarters in Southern California, or an opportunity at one of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, or something somewhere in between, we look forward to welcoming you to Hunter Industries and our Family of Companies.

Multiple Shifts Available:

1st Shift | 7:00 am - 3:30 pm | Monday - Friday
2nd Shift | 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm | Monday - Friday
3rd Shift | 11:00 pm - 7:30 am | Sunday - Thursday

About This Role:

The Molding Process Technician performs molding machine startups and corrects non-conformances using scientific molding and root-cause analysis techniques. S/he installs, removes, and troubleshoots complex plastic injection molds using various tools in a safe and efficient manner.

Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company’s values of Customer Satisfaction, Innovation, Family, and Social Responsibility.

Essential Job Functions/Tasks:

1. Understands and follows special instructions and specifications to properly operate molds. Assesses and connects various pieces of ancillary equipment to the mold as per specification.

2. Ensures the correct raw material is supplied to the molding equipment, and that proper material drying specifications are being followed.

3. Creates well written, clear maintenance and tooling work orders for repairs to all auxiliary equipment, molds, and molding machines. Updates and completes all other necessary documentation reports and records.

4. Performs removal and installation of complex plastic injection molds from injection molding machines using cranes, and various other tools in a safe and efficient manner.

5. Performs in-machine preventative maintenance on molds, including cleaning and greasing according to protocol. Properly performs shop shutdowns and startups.

6. Participates in training programs and lean manufacturing SMED setup time-reduction activities. Trains other technicians in mold setups, machine startups, and troubleshooting.

7. Performs machine start-ups for all molds in all machine types and produces parts that pass quality inspections. Sets up and troubleshoots robots, pickers, and end-of-arm tooling.

8. Ensures conformance to specifications using tip sheets, tolerance deviations, and part prints. Utilizes precision inspection equipment such as calipers, micrometers, depth gauges, plug gauges, scales and video comparator to verify specifications are to tolerance.

9. Works closely with the Quality and Engineering teams to resolve non-conforming and defective occurrences.

10. Identifies the root cause of molding problems and implements appropriate solutions. Responds to molding machine alarms, clears runners, and
resolves processing problems and stuck-part issues. Troubleshoots and adjusts molding parameters within set tolerance limits to maintain quality and production output.

11. Observes machine parameters during runs to verify consistency of temperatures, pressures, press-cycle times, etc. Blocks certain cavities and reprocesses an unbalanced mold flow to produce acceptable parts for remaining cavities.

Other Job Functions:

Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.

Hunter Industries’ approach to the health and safety of each employee is based on adherence to our Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). Every employee is responsible for their safety and must work safely at all times. Employees are to immediately report all unsafe or hazardous conditions, including injuries and near misses to their Supervisor, Environmental Health & Safety Department, or Workers’ Compensation Manager. Those employees who do not comply with safe work practices may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Requirements Education/Training Required:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Required:

Minimum two years of experience performing mold setups or similar work using tools and machinery related to plastic injection molding.

Minimum five years of experience performing injection molding processing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):

KSA #1: Understanding of machines and tools, including their uses and maintenance. Ability to either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes.

KSA #2: Ability to calculate ratios, unit of measure conversions and surface area dimensions for machine tonnage settings.

KSA #3: Ability to conduct tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality and performance.

KSA #4: Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and the ability to comprehend complex work instructions.

KSA #5: Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.

KSA #6: Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with other departments.

KSA #7: Ability to work within a team environment and demonstrate professional behavior.

KSA #8: Ability to work under limited supervision, to self-initiate activities and to work within time limits.

KSA #9: Proficiency in the use of computers with ability to perform data entry, view electronic procedures and analyze data stored in various types of databases.

KSA #10: Proficiency using shop monitoring systems for proper assignment of various codes, mold cavitation, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) Preferred:

KSA #11: RJG certification or Fimmtech scientific molding training.

Physical Demands:

Ability to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Ability to walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. Ability to sit, climb and balance. Ability to lift, push, pull and move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities to include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, odors and fumes or airborne particles. Frequently exposed to vibration. Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, and risk of static electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and may require PPE.

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