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Vista Outdoor Injection Molding Machine Set Up Technician 2 in Manhattan, Montana

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

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!

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here:

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to . Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Vista Outdoor will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.