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Working As An Injection Molder

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $56,340

    Average Salary

What Does An Injection Molder Do At Leviton

* Responsible for set-up/start-up of Injection Molding Equipment
* Perform daily molding machine maintenance and molding machine repair as required
* Performs insert changes and modification and adjustment of injection molding parameters
* Testing and evaluating new and modified molds.
* This includes giving inputs to improve the mold’s performance and ability to produce quality parts
* Monitoring tooling condition and notifying tooling when mold is unable to produce quality parts or preventative maintenance is required
* Operates material movement equipment in a safe and efficient manner to prevent injury to self, others and other equipment
* Reprocessing sprues and runners into regrind to be blended back into the process per quality system requirements
* Clean auxiliary equipment that supports Injection Mold process
* Scrapping contaminated materials per accounting and quality system requirements
* Set-up and use of sonic welding equipment and fixtures
* Participates in in-process inspection of injection molded components which includes visual inspection and/or dimensional measurement for conformance to requirements defined on drawings, Standard Inspection Plans, Visual Factory or other documents
* Follow all processes, policies and procedures to account for materials, finished goods and quality system requirements
* Comply with all safety procedures and policies established
* Responsible for shut down, lock out of equipment, and inform supervisor if safety device is found defective

What Does An Injection Molder Do At Solvay

* Work with sales and sales development teams to support application development efforts at our customers: provide guidance with polymer material selection and validation, tooling and processing assistance
* Play a key role interfacing with R&D to provide customer needs and market trends to orient product developments
* Provide technical support to help assure business success of new products launched
* Support customers in molding and extrusion trials, interface with R&D labs for material and part evaluations.
* Generate and gather material data to support new applications, coordinate work with internal and externals labs to complete datasets, write technical literature, and participate in technical and marketing activities (seminars, conferences, tech-days, etc.)
* Provide technical training both internally and externally about polymer selection and specification, applications, and processing
* Collaboratively interact and share expertise with the Customer Technical Development community Worldwide

What Does An Injection Molder Do At Little Tikes

* Responsible for overseeing the production of quality molded parts in a safe, productive and efficient manner.
* Develop into future Injection Tech with the goal to bid on open Injection Tech positions.
* JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Drive DLE performance improvements by providing direction while the Lead is otherwise occupied.
* Champion for safety (people, machines, processes) in the Injection department.
* This may include occasionally performing safety audits, providing training to new associates, and providing safety-related feedback to employees and management.
* Observe temporary associates and provide direction that would help streamline the DL process.
* Drive housekeeping improvements through personal actions and by providing direction to those who are not fully utilized or otherwise available due to machine downtime.
* May be required to change or refill materials as they run low.
* Be an advocate for the other, inexperienced operators, by providing training and feedback and serving as a conduit between the operators and management.
* Will serve as the primary backup to the technician on duty.
* Help take attendance at start of shift, monitor vacation and absences and indicate on roster

What Does An Injection Molder Do At BWAY Corporation

* Perform routine preventive maintenance checks on all production equipment and machinery.
* Replaces or repairs parts on machines such as bearings, filters, wiring, valves, gauges and switches.
* Replaces electrical parts and equipment.
* Observes and listens to mechanical devices in operation to locate causes of trouble.
* Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.
* Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.
* Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.
* Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.
* Repairs or replaces defective parts.
* Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.
* Lubricates and cleans parts.
* Start devices to test their performance.
* Initiates purchase order for parts and machines.
* Required to participate in on-call program and may be required to work additional hours as required.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.
* Follows all safety rules and procedures and observes the operations to insure a safe environment

What Does An Injection Molder Do At Baxter

* The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
* Performs set-ups on complex automated injection molding machines and assembly robots, identifies potential bottlenecks in the flow process and takes action to prevent reoccurrence.
* Responsible for utilizing resources, both their own and others, to meet production goals.
* Performs quality checks for manufactured parts, identifies defective materials and alerts Production Unit Lead of unusual trends for corrective action.
* Works with and assists Production Unit Lead, Engineers and Production Management in resolving quality, production process issues, and raw material issues.
* Performs minor trouble shooting to assist in identifying equipment problems as they occur and initiates appropriate support function interventions.
* Responsible for knowing and following all safety and compliance requirements by maintaining cleanliness within work area, ensuring proper hygiene in work areas at all times and maintaining good documentation practices on all required paperwork.
* Works directly with other team members in new and existing process validation, documentation, and implementation.
* Assists engineers in prototyping, specialty builds, testing, validating, and implementing new materials, designs and process improvements.
* Records data when necessary.
* May assist in the design of fixtures.
* Responsible for proper handling of waste and accurately documenting supportive data relative to waste.
* Conducts preventive maintenance in area of responsibility including but not limited to cleaning and inspection on all components of equipment in a safe manner.
* Accountable for learning and applying computer skills, including PC skills in the Windows environment and training new employees as required
* Maintains confidential information and performs other duties as assigned

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Injection Molder Career Paths

Injection Molder
Production Worker Security Officer Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Process Engineer Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Maintenance Technician Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Plant Manager
Manufacturing Director
14 Yearsyrs
Process Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Injection Molding Technician Process Technician Production Supervisor
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Process Technician Maintenance Technician Service Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor Production Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Technician Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager Operations Director
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Technician Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Account Executive Sales Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Process Technician Process Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Injection Molding Technician Production Supervisor Operations Manager
Regional Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Service Manager Production Manager
Senior Production Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Manager Plant Manager General Manager
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Operations Manager Plant Manager
Vice President Of Manufacturing
14 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Injection Molder Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    72.5%
  • Female

    26.2%
  • Unknown

    1.3%

Ethnicity

  • White

    82.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    10.2%
  • Asian

    6.0%
  • Unknown

    1.3%
  • Black or African American

    0.4%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    46.9%
  • German

    18.8%
  • Japanese

    9.4%
  • Chinese

    3.1%
  • Korean

    3.1%
  • Mandarin

    3.1%
  • Carrier

    3.1%
  • Russian

    3.1%
  • Polish

    3.1%
  • Xiang

    3.1%
  • Arabic

    3.1%
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Top Skills for An Injection Molder

ProductionScheduleSafetyPlasticInjectionFacilityInjectionMoldMachinesSet-UpTroubleShootingPlasticPartsPreventativeMaintenanceISOProcessControlMoldChangesContinuousImprovementQualityStandardsCapabilityAuxiliaryEquipmentHondaPpapSuperviseInspectParts

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Top Injection Molder Skills

  1. Production Schedule
  2. Safety
  3. Plastic Injection
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed daily production schedules per internal customer, and assembly plant requirements.
  • Maintained safe work environment with organization and good safety habits.
  • Run and Set up plastic injection molds.
  • Plant Engineer - Injection Molding Facility Responsible for repairs, purchases and maintenance of the facility and equipment.
  • Maintain production for 2 600 ton stamping presses and 2 280 ton injection mold machines over 8 employees.

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Injection Molder Videos

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