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Molding Setup Technician (3rd Shift)

Company: Hunter
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

About This Role:

The Molding Setup Technician installs and removes complex plastic injection molds from injection molding machines using various tools in a safe and efficient manner.

Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Customer Satisfaction, Innovation, Family, and Social Responsibility.

Essential Job Functions/Tasks:

  • Understands and follows special instructions and specifications to properly install molds. Assesses and connects various pieces of ancillary equipment to the mold as per specification.
  • Ensures the correct raw material is supplied to the molding equipment, and that proper material drying specifications are being followed.
  • Creates well-written maintenance and tooling work orders for repairs to all auxiliary equipment, molds, and molding machines. Updates and completes all other necessary documentation reports and records.
  • Performs removal and installation of complex plastic injection molds from injection molding machines using cranes, and various other tools in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Performs in-machine preventative maintenance on molds, including cleaning and greasing according to protocol. Properly performs shop shutdowns and startups.
  • Participates in training programs and lean manufacturing SMED setup time-reduction activities.

    Education/Training Required and Preferred:

    • High school diploma or equivalent.

      Experience Required and Preferred:

      • Minimum two years of experience performing mold setups or similar work using tools and machinery related to plastic injection molding.

        What You Bring:

        • Understanding of machines and tools, including their uses and maintenance. Ability to either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes.
        • Ability to calculate ratios, unit of measure conversions and surface area dimensions for machine tonnage settings.
        • Ability to conduct tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality and performance.
        • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and the ability to comprehend complex work instructions.
        • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.
        • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with other departments.
        • Ability to work within a team environment and demonstrate professional behavior.
        • Ability to work under limited supervision, to self-initiate activities and to work within time limits.
        • Proficiency in the use of computers with ability to perform data entry, view electronic procedures and analyze data stored in various types of databases.
        • Proficiency using shop monitoring systems for proper assignment of various codes, mold cavitation, etc.

          What We Offer:

          • Amazing corporate culture - we walk the walk when it comes to our values!
          • Beautiful 20 acre park like campus with creek and walking trails
          • On site wellness center with personal training, fitness classes and massage
          • FUN company events!
          • Annual performance reviews and profit sharing bonus

            Follow us on LinkedIn, check out our rave reviews on Glassdoor, and learn more about our company culture on our career site:http://corporate.hunterindustries.com/careers

            Hunter is a global leader in the irrigation, outdoor lighting, dispensing technology, and custom manufacturing industries. Driving our continued success is the combined energy and talents of the nearly 3,000 people on our team. Together, we create a diverse array of products that can be seen all over the world, from residential landscapes to national landmarks, stadiums, parks, hotels, and municipal buildings.

            Hunter Industries and its Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, military and veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic.

            The hourly rate for this opportunity ranges from $30.48-$39.03 plus a 15% shift differential.

            The Company complies with all federal/local/state regulations in regard to pay. The above represents the expected hourly range for this job requisition. Compensation offered to the successful candidate will be determined by qualifications, prior experience, other job-related factors, and geographic location.

Keywords: Hunter, San Marcos , Molding Setup Technician (3rd Shift), Professions , San Marcos, California

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