Injection Mold Supervisor
CompuLink - Saint Petersburg, FL

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Job Title : Supervisor Injection Molding

Summary : Accountable for coordinating the most efficient way to use labor between machines and secondary operations, and the execution of the production plan which includes productivity, efficiencies, priorities, scrap reduction, cycle improvements and labor efficiencies.
Depending on the skills and experience of the candidate, the scope of the shift leader will include supervision, mold change & set and mold processing.

Duties and Responsibilities :
  • Supervisor set-up and process production lines
  • Ensures all employees have completed necessary training
  • Completes required paperwork to report production, scrap, downtime, problems and issues, service requests for molds and presses
  • Ensure machinery operation at capacity and within metrics for jobs
  • Daily cleaning and maintenance
  • Follow and enforce company policy
  • 1 st level backup to all positions
  • Tags and identifies molds – present disposition before return to tool storage
  • Supervisor functions include motivating work force, administration of performance appraisals, daily performance measurements, incident and corrective action documentation, documented personnel reinforcement and overall performance training
  • Machine adjustments and operator training as needed
  • Performs (at all levels) machine operator, mold technician and material handler
Technical Duties :
  • Remove and install molds from injection molding presses
  • Complete connections of water, air, hydraulic and mechanical components
  • Analyze molding defects, troubleshoot molds, and make processing parameter adjustments as needed
  • Diagnose production problems
  • Perform in-process adjustments to auxiliary equipment
  • Identify causes to mold malfunctions and find resolutions
  • Perform mold, tooling, automation and material changeovers
  • Maintain part quality by using efficient problem solving methods; and reduce scrap by making necessary process adjustments
  • Communicate repair or malfunction of equipment or tooling to the proper support department
  • Identify process and maintenance concerns and work to assist in the resolution
  • Ensure that all assigned personnel complete and submit all quality checklists as required
  • Ensure that all assigned personnel are making good quality parts according to control procedures. Quality is the responsibility of the supervisor and operators
  • Supervisor provides all training related to quality, production, procedures and safety
Qualifications :
  • 5 + years in injection molding production
  • High school education or equivalent
  • 5 + years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 5 + years as a supervisor
  • 5+ direct reports
  • Basic math skills required
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of MS Office [Word, Excel and Outlook]
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English
  • Working knowledge of personnel policies & procedures
  • 5 + years injection molding experience [process, mold setting or maintenance]
  • Knowledge of plastics injection molding equipment, processes and control systems
  • Formal quality training or equivalent
Demonstrated Skills and Abilities :
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability -- d ata – facts – conclusions – solutions
  • Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot machines, tools and materials
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Proven people development skills [manage, coach, counsel]
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and others
  • Demonstrated leadership and team building skills
  • High energy level
  • Initiative
  • Strong planning & organizing skills
  • Excellent communication skills [oral, written and reporting]
  • Demonstrated ability to train and mentor
  • Demonstrated ability to build morale in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively present work related information to small groups or on an individual basis
  • Demonstrates conscientious effort to improve operations and streamline work processes

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