Mold Technician Job Description

Mold Technician Job Description

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Mold technician provides troubleshooting and problem-solving capabilities on injection molding machines and auxiliary equipment, make recommendations where necessary.

Mold Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective mold technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included mold technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Adhere to all safety and health objectives, policies and procedures of MEI Lansing to provide for a safe and healthful workplace
To meet and maintain all customer quality standards the standards of MEI Lansing
Clean all assigned work areas after completion of the required work, return all tools to proper storage area at the end of the shift and report any malfunctioning equipment to the Maintenance Team Leader
Perform other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Team Leader
Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot, repair or replace all components of MEI Lansing equipment
Follow Company policies and display conduct expected of DexSys employees as described in the employee handbook
Meet or exceed daily process goals as directed by the Process Engineering Manager and the departmental objectives
Perform other duties as assigned by the Process Team Leader
Initiate machine process, make adjustments within process tolerance and recommend any changes for improved efficiencies to the Molding Process Engineering Manager
Continually monitor all processes related to injection molding to ensure equipment is running smoothly and efficiently

Mold Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Mold Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: SMAW, ASE

Education for Mold Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the mold technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Technical, Associates, Technology, Education, General Education, Machine Tool, Manufacturing, Industrial, Business, Engineering

Skills for Mold Technician

Desired skills for mold technician include:

Plastic resins and resin drying systems
Hydraulics and pneumatics
Measurement equipment
Process monitoring using RJG
Pressure transducer technology
ISO / GDP / cGMP practices
Clean Room Practices
Auxiliary equipment involved in injection molding
Good documentation practices and ability to maintain accurate records
Injection molding processes

Desired experience for mold technician includes:

Analyze and work to resolve any process problems
Assist the Molding Process Engineer in the set-up and start-up of new tools and resins for trial
Efficiently operate blow molding and bottle management equipment
Perform all Maintenance level preventative maintenance duties as required
Supply equipment with required materials, (e.g., pre-forms)
Set up and changeover line equipment (blow molders and all related support equipment) and to minimize line changeover times

Mold Technician Examples

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Mold Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of mold technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for mold technician
  • Troubleshoot and correct mechanical deficiencies, electrical and pneumatic devices
  • Understand the blow mold process “Sequence of Operation”
  • Work directly with maintenance personnel, line personnel, management in problem solving to ensure maximum production efficiencies
  • Maintain proper safety conditions of equipment including immediately correcting or reporting safety issues
  • Repair and maintain all molding equipment and facilities expediently to ensure the safe and efficient operation of all equipment required to maintain uptime goals
  • Should have knowledge of molds and molding practices
  • Adhere to all safety and health objectives, policies and procedures of Norplas to provide for a safe and healthful workplace
  • Demonstrate the ability to program robots
  • Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot, repair or replace all components of robots and de-gating equipment
  • Must demonstrate the ability to use required hand tools for the robotic cells and have all tools and equipment required to perform work prior to beginning at Norplas
Qualifications for mold technician
  • Ability to use computers to generate product tickets and enter data
  • Experience and understanding of Proto-Trak mill setup, operation
  • Solid understanding of shop safety
  • Knowledge of precision measuring instruments and interpretation of blueprints and specifications
  • Knowledge of computers with ability to run software such as Windows based spreadsheets
  • Experience with measurement tools such as video measurement desirable
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Mold Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a mold technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for mold technician
  • Adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) in the execution of the production work schedule
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the operation, capabilities, and limitations of assigned production equipment and processes
  • Maintain accurate inventory of all molds, slides, pins, and bases
  • Manage the qualification process for new and repaired molds
  • Maintain adequate mold, slide, pin and mold base inventories (including spare parts) to support the continuous operational requirements of the MIM department
  • Performs mold setups accurately and in timely manner to sustain the MIM department’s productivity and quality goals
  • Perform first article inspections to confirm products produced in the MIM department met quality standards
  • Maintain a “safety first” attitude at all times
  • Repair and maintain Husky Injection machines and mechanical equipment such as conveyors systems, hydraulic equipment, pneumatic equipment, compressors, chillers, dryers, and/or cooling towers
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during operation and perform scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service
Qualifications for mold technician
  • Two (2) to Eight (8) years of experience (depending on education level) in various engineering fields relating to molding, manufacturing, quality controls and process development
  • Must be able to work independently in a wide range of product and process development assignments which include the supporting of mold design, material testing, molding process improvements and press procurement
  • Must possess the ability to work under pressure associated with handling many project assignments simultaneously and be capable of meeting all projection program completion dates within the agreed framework
  • Must be able to work well with and direct others
  • Experience in tool making or mold repair preferred
  • Must demonstrate (as determined by testing) mechanical aptitude and be proficient in math
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Mold Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a mold technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for mold technician
  • Conduct periodic tests or checks of all electrical or electronic instruments
  • Effectively communicate equipment malfunction and corrective actions to the oncoming shift and department manager
  • Communicate regularly with co-workers in all positions to maintain a high level of customer service and respect plant wide
  • Participate in teams to drive change in regard to safety, quality, production, continuous improvement, and employee relations
  • Quickly and easy adjust to sudden department changes
  • Maintain a respectful and professional demeanor while on the job
  • Follow policies detailed in the handbook at all times
  • Works under direct, close supervision, with output monitored frequently
  • Follows mostly routine, standardized procedures to accomplish assigned tasks
  • May be exposed to more advanced functions as part of training and development
Qualifications for mold technician
  • Must be able to stand or walk 11 hours of the normal 12 hour shift
  • Must have good mobility and must be able to routinely lift loads of up to 50 lbs from floor level to above waist
  • Must have high energy level and be able to work well under pressure
  • Must be able to hear warning signals and verbal alerts to avoid injury during manufacturing process
  • Must have good vision in order to perform visual inspection duties
  • Must be able to work effectively, communicate with others and be willing to work as a member of a team
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Mold Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a mold technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for mold technician
  • Errors can cause minor delay, expense and disruption
  • Assembles finished units per customer specifications
  • Utilizes manual and automated lifting devices while adhering to product safety specifications
  • Individual must be able to work overtime as required, must be able to respond to conflicting deadlines, changing priorities, and continuous interruptions
  • Organizes and maintains spare parts inventory and orders spare parts as needed to fill customer orders
  • Assists in area organization 5S attributes
  • Keeps abreast of spare parts inventory locations for ease of order fulfillments
  • Performs preventive maintenance on area tooling according to schedules
  • Perform manual conformal coating of product per required specifications
  • Prepare assemblies for automated coating processes and operate equipment as needed
Qualifications for mold technician
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English in order to communicate and understand relevant information relating to quality and production issues
  • Must be able to follow instructions and work independently
  • Must possess basic computer skills such as Microsoft Office Suite and email programs such as Microsoft Outlook
  • Install extrusion head on machine
  • Proficient troubleshooting skills in hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and complex mechanical equipment with the capability to diagnose using visual senses, auditory senses, able to test components and understand technical publications
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in industrial maintenance in a manufacturing environment, plastics background a plus
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Mold Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a mold technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for mold technician
  • Accurately maintain daily thickness logs and MES record keeping
  • Utilize bar code scanners and small hand tools
  • Inspect assemblies visually for proper masking application and placement of required materials
  • Work under direct, close supervision of manufacturing supervisor, or in his/her absence, from Group Leader, or other management so assigned
  • Follow detailed written or verbal instructions, including visual aids
  • Ensure that assigned area is clean and organized per 5S standards
  • Employee will read and comprehend specifica­tions, blueprints, operating manuals, and follow all instruc­tions and written procedures
  • Employee will work with the Quality department on start up approval
  • Monitor the ongoing operation of the molding machines and robots, and troubleshoot any process problems incurred during the molding of high precision medical and industrial products
  • Respond to visual and audible alarms while monitoring the setup and opera­tion of the molding machines and robots
Qualifications for mold technician
  • Strong hands-on PLC and controls experience
  • Ability to use shop equipment and tools (lathe, drill press, mill, cut-off saw, arbor press, hydraulic press, wrenches, chisels, grinders, drills, ) analog and digital equipment, voltmeters, ohmmeters and other hand tools
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand maintenance manuals, schematics, drawings, parts manuals, catalogs and other maintenance literature
  • Little or no relevant experience in area of specialization required
  • Perform diagnos­tics and assist in the repair and maintenance of molding machines and robots during the course of process development
  • Install and remove molds from the molding machines

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