Mold Technicians Needed
Performs a variety of skilled tasks in the repair and maintenance of production molds.
Inspects, cleans, repairs, and maintains mechanical and electrical components of molds used for injection molds and possibly, blow molds.
Troubleshoots molded part quality problems as related to mold tooling performance. Determines if problem is mold related and makes changes to mold or recommends sending mold to repair shop.
Dismantles molds and installs new or repaired parts. Cleans and lubricates mold slides, cam pins, guide posts, and bushings. Repairs small nicks and scratches by welding.
Fabricates and or modifies small metal parts used in mold tooling.
Fabricates tooling, equipment, dies and fixtures per design prints or specifications.
Diagnose and repair electrical problems with mold heater circuits and confirmation circuits.
Reads and interprets tool drawings.
Performs other duties as directed. Overtime is a requirement for the position.
Essential Job Functions
While performing the duties in this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, bend or kneel to perform inspections or modifications:
Employee must be comfortable with working tight or close tolerances and must be able to maintain concentration of task at hand when under pressure to return equipment or tools to production capability. The ability to climb, check mold conditions, while following all required safety procedures.
Experience and Education Required:
One year certificate from a technical school and 2 to 5 years experience in mold shop or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be capable of operating lathe, milling machine, drill press, surface grinder and form grinder. Must be able to TIG weld typical mold materials. Must have computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite. Must be tow motor certified and have valid drivers license to operate a tow motor and overhead crane. Must be able to use basic measuring tools such as micrometers, calipers and height gage. Knowledgeable of lock-out tag-out and other safety related procedures. Competent in advanced math skills, fits and tolerances, strength and use of materials.
Critical Skills and Behaviors Required
Ability to read and comprehend multiple task instructions, correspondence and memos in English as well as Spanish. Ability to read and understand complex machine and component drawings. Recognition of problems in equipment or tool designs and implements countermeasures to improve operating performance. Ability to prepare and present technical information in a one on one, small group, or large group including managers meeting. Competent in machining and TIG welding fundamentals and practices.
Prioritize multiple repair problems. Self-directed and ability to perform with minimum supervision and strong knowledge of safety practices.
Assembly and disassembly of molds.
Preventative maintenance and mold repair techniques
Mold tagging and maintenance record systems
Spare part selection, acquisition process, part ID and storage