Date:  Jun 7, 2024
Country/Region:  US
City:  Shelby Township
Company:  G.A Sterling Heights (SLB)

 

 

 

Molding Process Technician

The Molding Process Technician is responsible for making sure the injection molding machines are running to standard and producing quality parts. They are responsible for performing safe, quick, and accurate mold changes.  They are also responsible for ensuring that the correct base resin, colorant and let down ratios are being used in each molding machine.  They work with the Production Supervisors to ensure that customer schedules are met with the allotted business plan and labor, with minimal scrap and down time. Responsible for facility 5S, production efficiency (OEE), labor efficiency (OLE) and scrap percentages.

 

Performs start-up/shut down and mold changes within assigned injection molding press and all other related equipment according to procedure and production schedules. Presses may vary in tonnage sizes, makes and models. 

Troubleshoots injection molding machine issues, secondary fixture issues, and processing, robotics or tool issues.  Work in conjunction with maintenance personnel and other support personnel to have the least amount of downtime understanding that every minute counts. 
Safely operate overhead crane to transport molds from one area/machine to another.
Ensures assigned presses are operating at established Processes and Cycle Times producing quality parts. A DEVIATION Request May be needed when Adjusting the process when quality and/or the cycle is out of specification. 
Monitor and record process adjustments to achieve targets without jeopardizing quality.
Makes suggestions for continuous process and cycle time improvements & Carefully monitor and minimize scrap.
Assures mold changes are done efficiently and verify changes are correct before starting the machine.
Required to Save and tag last shots from previous jobs.
Assures press and surrounding area is clean before startup of machine. (PRIMARY MAINTENANCE Applies)
Immediately Escalate Press or Tool Downtime, Notify Supervisor of Work Order Request with details of Machine or Tool Issue. 
Verifies correct material and colorant are in hopper before start up as well as clean out the hopper to reduce color change scrap.
Provides support on all resin handling equipment in the molding area and ensure that it is operating correctly.
Works with supervision to maximize machine time by color changing and resin changing in time and in a safe manner.
Understands the operation of the Shelby Con-Air resin handling system.