Vista Outdoor Injection Molding Machine Set Up Technician 2 in Manhattan, Montana
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Responsibilities and Qualifications
The Position: Machine Set Up Tech 2
Shift C: Thur – Sun/Fri – Sun 6am – 630pm
Shift D: Thur – Sun/Fri – Sun 6pm – 630am
Our Manhattan, Montana facility is seeking a Machine Set Up Tech 2 to add to our team. The Machine Set Up Tech 2 is responsible for but not limited to: Technician must possess excellent knowledge of injection molding process, materials, molds and machinery. Technician must maintain molding schedules; evaluate parts based on quality standards and specifications, and assist machine operators as needed. Technician will assist material handler with start and setup procedures. Technician will possess experience with various molding machines, automation, and processing of various plastics. This position is a direct supporter/contributor to the success of the Operations Manager and any/all delegated work is expected to positively promote the Blackhawk brand.
Responsibilities: Including but not limited to
Set-up and tear down of molds in molding machines according to schedules.
Establish optimal cycle times, tonnage requirements and temperatures while upholding quality standards.
Troubleshoot process when needed to ensure standards are maintained.
Maintain optimal uptime of machines
Basic mold maintenance/cleaning.
Training and support machine operators as needed.
Responsible for adherence to Quality Specifications for all products.
Must allow time studies and mold technician processes videotaping.
Read, understand, and follow manufacturing material specifications
Inspect parts per quality inspection manual while utilizing proper gages and measuring devices such as calipers, micrometers, etc.…
Gain advanced understanding of the injection molding machine components and related machine controls
Understand mold commissioning including trouble shooting and isolation of tooling issues
Understand polymer flow and viscosity and the correlation to the molding process
Understand the material, part and molds reaction to injection rate changes
Understand the pressurization/packing/plasticization phase of the injection molding process and influence on the molded product
How to fine tune the injection molding cycles
Perform documentation of correct processes for repeatability
How to utilize machine applications
Understand the most critical variables to track during production
Understand the cooling requirements of the molds
Evaluation of machines capability to control process consistency
Understand Mold Components and Types
Can Process Hot Runners
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
No disciplinary action at Written Warning level or above in past 12 months (internal)
Minimum 18 years old
Competent in plastics material handling processes and procedures
Taken and passed Mold Tech 1 Test to move to level 2 (internal)
Shows desire to be a team player and an interest in making the team successful
Consistently demonstrates leadership skills and associated qualities
Performs all tasks associated and expected of the Machine Set Up Tech 1
Demonstrated consistent drive to continued learning
Shows drive to assume more responsibility
Willingness to train others and actively participate in knowledge transfer
Has taken formal Machine Processing Training
Proficient in start-up of Hot Runners
Has taken Injection Molding continuing ed classes per requirement
We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!
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