Set-Up Technician - 1st shift

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Advanced Molding Technologies is an injection molding-based contract manufacturer located in Circle Pines, Minnesota. Owned and managed by engineers, we specialize in technical applications of fluid path, critical shutoffs, and disciplined manufacturing. We pride ourselves on our approach to problem solving and how we unlock the best ideas through collaboration.

Set-Up Technician

Responsible for the set-up and tear down of all injection molding machines and all associated equipment, ranging from simple to elaborate to complicated processes. This includes providing assistance on the development and maintenance of the molding process, preforming start-ups and operator presses as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote and adhere to workplace core values of Advanced Molding Technologies.
  • Promote Operational Excellence and 6S initiatives by maintaining a safe and clean working environment.
  • Support the QMS system by ensuring compliance with applicable regulations through proper documentation and record keeping.
  • Ensure all product and processes meet quality standards as defined by the quality control plan as well as production metrics as defined in the job packet.
  • Ensure team members follow all QS/ISO requirements for working in a cleanroom.
  • Review work instructions prior to the start of any job and ensure they are followed.
  • Inspect product for defects per the quality control plan.
  • Notify appropriate support staff as needed when issues arise.
  • Locates, safely transports, and stores the injection mold in accordance with established guidelines and procedure.
  • Promote and support idea creation for new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs and facilitate greater utilization of labor and materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: (Education, Training, Skills, and Experience)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum 1 or more years’ experience in manufacturing.
  • Basic knowledge of plastic resins, mold set-up and functions of an injection molding press.
  • Knowledge of processing on injection molding machines. (preferred)
  • Basic understanding of statistical process controls.
  • Must be able to read and interpret control plans, work instructions, work orders, safety material, manuals and all other documents relevant to the position.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with Supervisors, leads and other coworkers both verbally and written.
  • Basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division including in units of measurement, using whole numbers and decimals.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and communicate issues.

Preferred Qualifications: (Education, Training, Skills, and Experience)

  • 1 or more years of recent experience in a Set-Up role in plastic injection mold manufacturing.
  • Currently enrolled in or has completed an accredited injection molding certification program.
  • Working knowledge of SPC and processing on injection molding machines.
  • Working knowledge of existing ERP system.
  • Previous clean room experience within and ISO certified manufacturing facility.
  • Demonstrated leadership and training capabilities.

Physical Parameters:

  • Frequent use of forklifts and overhead cranes to conduct mold set-up.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying, pushing/pulling up to 50lbs unassisted. Anything above 50lbs requires the assistants of another individual or other equipment such as a forklift.
  • Frequent repetitive grasping, torqueing or outstretched arms.
  • Frequent reading, writing and interpretation of various documents.
  • Frequent exposure to loud noises from manufacturing machines.
  • Occasional exposure to strong odors due to the type of plastic material used.
  • Occasional exposure to hot or cold working conditions.

Schedule: Monday through Friday 6:00am to 2:30pm.

Compensation: $18.50 to $22.00/hr depending on qualifications and experience.

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