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Working As An Injection Molding Technician

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Repetitive

  • $29,340

    Average Salary

What Does An Injection Molding Technician Do At Volt Information Sciences

* Responsible for set-up, start-up testing of mold operation and process parameters with QA and Engineering departments, and complete basic programming of injection molding machines, robots, and related auxiliary equipment.
* Perform mold and color changes as necessary.
* Perform the setup and adjustment of machine controls, sprue pickers, robots, and auxiliary equipment.
* Systematically troubleshoot product, machine, mold, and robot for non-compliances or malfunctions.
* Responsible for routine preventive maintenance of molding machines and other manufacturing equipment.
* Work with production personnel to ensure that raw materials within the work cell are readily available.
* Insures manufactured parts meet customer specifications through various precision measurement techniques, gauges, and thorough visual inspection.
* Monitors quality of parts throughout production run and provides support to quality team members in assessing part quality.
* Document and monitor any problems or process changes in accordance with process and procedures
* Regularly audit production processes, documentation, and machine parameters for procedure conformity and continuous improvement in both quality and production output.
* Must complete and maintain ISO competencies for department.
* Perform material handling duties as needed

What Does An Injection Molding Technician Do At Kelly Services

* Manufacturing of plastic bags for the food industry.
* Will require standing for the entire shift, removing bags from machinery and visual inspection of all product produced by the machine.
* Identifying quality issues such as imperfections or color variances and reporting issues to the manager.
* Packing and sorting through product as needed.
* Requirements

What Does An Injection Molding Technician Do At Polaris Industries

* Support training and development of other technicians.
* Provide technical support to supervisor.
* Conduct new tool and material tryouts.
* Oversee mold changes and startups.
* Aid in development of setup sheets.
* Start-up injection molding process adjustments.
* Perform mold and insert changes.
* Clean molds prior to, during, and after a production run.
* Prepare molds for installation.
* Assist in mold maintenance activities.
* Perform color changes.
* Clean and prepare auxiliary equipment for manufacturing.
* Maintain clean work environment.
* Assure correct raw materials are at the press.
* Operate injection-molding press when needed.
* Perform tasks as assigned by shift supervisor.
* Work to maintain production schedule.
* Participate in PCI teams.
* Assist other Plastic Technicians.
* Complete training requirements

What Does An Injection Molding Technician Do At Flambeau, Inc.

* Transportation of molds to and from storage areas.
* Set up and pulling of molds into injection presses, as defined by procedures.
* Starting (cycling) of molding process on each machine.
* Diagnosis (troubleshooting) of molding process problems.
* Documentation & taking corrective action on process problems.
* Document activities related to processing set up, changes and variances.
* Set up, break down and proper storage of auxiliary equipment.
* Perform general maintenance activities on equipment.
* Perform activities in a safe manner, ensuring that process operates in a safe manner.
* Wipe down and general cleaning of molds, presses & other equipment and maintain good housekeeping in work areas.
* Maintain an acceptable attendance record

What Does An Injection Molding Technician Do At Agilent Technologies, Inc.

* Understand the key issues in these areas and develop an understanding of the impact of process controls on these issues.
* Participate in automation, and process enhancement on existing systems.
* Ensures presses, screw/barrels and support equipment is maintained to meet production capacity.
* Being capable to install/set-up molds and auxiliary equipment.
* Work with Production Planning and Quality Departments to stay in tune with scheduling requirements and improve quality of plastic components.
* Keep up to date with advances in Polymer plastic technologies and innovations.
* Knowledge of decoupled processing 1, 2, and 3
* Ability to develop a process from the beginning to a final quality product.
* Reduce production waste during molding process by reducing scrap and cycle times.
* Reduce CARs for quality of product through scientific molding.
* Understanding of RJG Edart systems.
* Develop an understanding of the process variables for the presses - velocity, pressure and position.
* Troubleshoots and resolves complex production problems and ensures that all molding jobs undergo proper testing, including first article testing, and submitting first samples to quality control department for authorization to continue with production.
* Reviews parts and first samples and makes recommendations to improve processing, production & mold conditions.
* Review, update documents and continuous improvements of procedures.
* Provide support for Injection Molding Technical Team to help maintain the robust process and a safe work environment.
* Work closely with Production Management to identify areas for improvement, develop and provide training as needed for a cohesive team.
* Perform routine PM's to assure proper systems performance and maintenance.
* Ability to work on your own and the ability to keep busy.
* Actively supports Agilent's Culture and Values and commitment to Quality and all quality objectives, with an emphasis on continual improvement, and Lean Principles.
* Ability to Perform additional duties and projects as require
* Qualifications
* In-depth knowledge of plastic injection molding techniques, processing and procedures, including mold set-ups, measuring techniques and support equipment.
* years' on-the-job experience in Polymer Processing and manufacturing with primary focus in Injection Molding and Medical Plastics product.
* Must be able to work in a clean room environment.
* Must be able to use hand and electric tools.
* Military education and/ or associates degree preferred.
* Mold Master Certification experience preferred.
* Excellent writing and verbal communication and presentation skills.
* Must have excellent time management skills.
* Excellent knowledge of plant and machine safety.
* Must have excellent math skills and the ability to work with measurements and ratios.
* Must be able to work independently, cleanliness and help enforce and maintain a lean and 5s environment.
* Must be able to work on 3rd shift and weekends with overtime when required.
* Must have experience with Microsoft products (word, Excel).
* Performs additional duties and projects as required.
* Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
* We value diversity at all levels.
* All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.
* For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster available here:
* https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf,
* https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf
* Agilent Technologies, Inc., is committed to diversity in the workplace and strives to support candidates with disabilities.
* If you have a disability and need assistance with any part of the application or interview process or have questions about workplace accessibility, please contact
* US and Canada only) or email job_posting@agilent.com.
* EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
* Date Posted:
* Jan/18
* Requisition:
* Job Title:
* Injection Molding Process Technician-(3rd Shift)
* Business:
* Agilent OF & Supply Chain
* Job Category:
* Manufacturing
* Job Sub
* Category:
* Manufacturing Tech
* Region:
* Americas
* Country or Area:
* United States
* State/Province:
* Massachusetts
* Town/City:
* Chicopee
* Shift:
* Night Job
* Job Type

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How To Become An Injection Molding Technician

A few months of on-the-job training is enough for most workers to learn basic machine operations, but 1 year or more is required to become proficient. Computer-controlled machine workers may need more training.

Education

Employers prefer metal and plastic machine workers who have a high school diploma. Prospective workers can improve their employment opportunities by completing high school courses in computer programming and vocational technology, and by gaining a working knowledge of the properties of metals and plastics. Having a sturdy math background, including taking courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and basic statistics, is also useful.

Some community colleges and other schools offer courses and certificate programs in operating metal and plastics machines.

Training

Machine operator trainees usually begin by watching and helping experienced workers on the job. Under supervision, they may start by supplying materials, starting and stopping the machines, or by removing finished products. Then they advance to more difficult tasks that operators perform, such as adjusting feed speeds, changing cutting tools, and inspecting a finished product for defects. Eventually, some develop the skills and experience to set up machines and help newer operators.

The complexity of the equipment usually determines the time required to become an operator. Some operators and tenders learn basic machine operations and functions in a few months, but other workers, such as computer-controlled machine tool operators, may need a year or more to become proficient.

Some employers prefer to hire workers who either have completed or are enrolled in a training program.

As the manufacturing process continues to utilize more computerized machinery, knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines can be helpful.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification can show competence and professionalism and can be helpful for advancement. The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) offers certification in numerous metalworking specializations.

Advancement

Advancement usually includes higher pay and more responsibilities. With experience and expertise, workers can become trainees for more advanced positions. It is common for machine operators to move into setup or machinery maintenance positions. Setup workers may become industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers, or machinists or tool and die makers.

Experienced workers with good communication and analytical skills may move into supervisory positions.

Important Qualities

Computer skills. Metal and plastic machine workers must often be able to use programmable devices, computers, and robots on the factory floor.

Dexterity. Metal and plastic machine workers who work in metal and plastic machined goods manufacturing use precise hand movements to make the necessary shapes, cuts, and edges that designs require.

Mechanical skills. Metal and plastic machine workers set up and operate machinery. They must be comfortable working with machines and have a good understanding of how the machines and all their parts work.

Physical stamina. Metal and plastic machine workers must be able to stand for long periods and perform repetitive work.

Physical strength. Metal and plastic machine workers must be strong enough to guide and load heavy and bulky parts and materials into machines.

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Injection Molding Technician Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    87.9%
  • Female

    10.4%
  • Unknown

    1.7%

Ethnicity

  • White

    78.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    11.2%
  • Asian

    8.4%
  • Unknown

    1.3%
  • Black or African American

    0.4%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    80.0%
  • German

    10.0%
  • Turkish

    10.0%

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Real Injection Molding Technician Salaries

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SR. Injection Molding Technician Hanil E-Hwa Interior Systems Alabama, LLC Selma, AL Sep 08, 2015 $61,000 -
$65,000
Injection Technician Kwangsung America Corp. Dadeville, AL Sep 29, 2015 $54,900
Injection Molding Technician C&J Tech Alabama, Inc. Alexander City, AL Feb 16, 2016 $41,500 -
$45,000
Injection Molding Technician C&J Tech Alabama, Inc. Alexander City, AL Feb 17, 2016 $41,500 -
$45,000

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Top Skills for An Injection Molding Technician

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Top Injection Molding Technician Skills

  1. Robots
  2. Preventative Maintenance
  3. Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Perform the installation, programming, or repair of automated machinery and equipment such as robots or programmable controllers.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on all machinery.
  • Observe all safety and environmental procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Operated two Desma injection mold machines to create various gaskets for the automotive industry.
  • Performed minor process trouble shooting on injection molding machines to achieve product quality in conformance to quality standards.

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