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Vista Outdoor Injection Molding Technician I 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 1

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 1 to add to our team. The Machine Set Up Tech 1 is responsible for but not limited to: working under supervision, technician will be responsible for basic injection molding procedures; tear down and set of equipment, mold maintenance, troubleshooting production processing problems and equipment malfunctions. Technician will have mechanical aptitude, computer skills, ability to prioritize, be quality conscious, and continuously develop skills in injection molding production. 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

  • Teardown/set up mold and auxiliary equipment

  • Start up molds using production set points

  • Troubleshoot production processing problems

  • Troubleshoot auxiliary equipment problems

  • Train machine attendants

  • Responsible for adherence to Quality Specifications for all products.

  • Be proactive with shift safety

  • Basic mold maintenance

  • Must allow time studies and mold technician processes videotaping.

  • Take and pass injection molding training courses as required

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • No disciplinary action at Written Warning level or above in past 12 months (internal)

  • Minimum 18 years old

  • Mechanical trouble shooting experience

  • Works in a fast pace, high change environment with limited supervision

  • Demonstrated organizational skills

  • Mold Tech Assessment completed with minimum score attained(Internal)

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others

  • Possess leadership skills and ability to be led in a manner that supports our positive and productive work environment

  • Follow FIFO directives and puts and utilizes experience for good judgement when decision making to accomplish goals and tasks

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to speak and read English

  • Ability to work under pressure and still accomplish tasks as needed with good quality

  • Customer service minded

  • Demonstrated Initiative, self starter

  • Strong attention to detail with excellent prioritization and follow up skills

  • Demonstrated good decision making and judgement skills

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high energy level

  • Demonstrated usage of 5S

  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within mold making

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.