Set-Up-Lead/Injection Molding, Seabrook, NH - October 26, 2015
This was a great place to work. I started out as an exterior automotive, injection mold operator. I had to demold the plastic parts from the machine, trim the gate, burn the flash off the A side ( show side ) of wheel lips, panels, front & back bumpers. Then I had to assemble hardware to the part and pack the part in the cage for the paint line. This process was done through cycle times, rates & efficiency on every injection molding machine. I had great training and learned every job and was able to run all 16 machines. After 4 years I was promoted to Lead/Set-Up. I was classified as an A operator which means little to know scrap was made by me. I had 5 weeks of training and learned how to shut the molds down for a Mold change, and set new molds up, processing material and shooting first pc. The hardest part of my job was the robotics. Learning the xyz operations of the robotic machines; AKA: End of Arms was frightening. You could not make any mistakes or you could crash the robot. The most enjoyable part of my day was over exceeding the daily goal for production. Friendly atmosphere, everyone worked hard as a team, excellent company management, and lots of recognition for a job well done. It was very depressing to see this company close the doors after giving families 70 years of stability.