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Plastic Industry Forum - Converse with Plastics Processing Leaders / Job Openings / Process Technician Needed - Injection Molding
Posted:  03 Oct 2011 18:47
Process Technician/Engineer - Experienced

W&M Manufacturing/Pier-Mac Plastics is looking for a hands-on plastic injection Molding Process Technician/Engineer.  The qualified candidate will provide support and technical knowledge and skills to our continually growing company.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Perform hands-on processing in plastic injection molding along with start-up/shut-down of equipment
•    Ability to changeover molds, material and processes
•    Troubleshoot molding processes, mold, machine and/or material to obtain optimal process parameters
•    Ensure cycle times, yield, part quality, and deliverables meet or exceed company strategies including support to reduce overall production costs
•    Implement continuous process improvement and root cause analysis to optimize processes
•    Establish optimal equipment set-up and operating procedures
•    Assist molding manufacturing in trouble shooting molding processes, mold, machine and material to obtain optimal processing parameters

Experience and Qualifications:
•    Secondary education in plastic technology or equivalent
•    3-5 years hands-on processing experience various plastics injection molding machines (tonnage and age)
•    Thorough molding experience with polycarbonate and ABS and most other thermoplastic engineered resins
•    Working knowledge of and experience in industrial statistics & design of experiments
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills
•    Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in addition to computer skills
•    Excellent organization skills, high attention to detail, be adaptable to various responsibilities, and ability to multi-task
•    Demonstrated success in handling multiple priorities and working in a fast-paced environment
•    Experience molding clear lenses is preferred
•    Demonstrate troubleshooting and problem solving solutions through the use of DOE, 8-D and Six Sigma disciplines/methodologies
•    Knowledge and working understanding of tool construction, preventative maintenance and/or repair recommendations
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