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Become A Molding Technician

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Working As A Molding Technician

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

  • $34,260

    Average Salary

What Does A Molding Technician Do At Job Juncture

* Performs the required visual inspections per OIS inspection criteria and reports defects found to the Quality Technician.
* Obtains and provides parts needing SPC per OIS to Quality Technician Maintains documentation of inspection results.
* Packages, labels, and scans all molded product appropriately.
* Verifies the label is correct, per job card, and in proper location on the carton.
* Reports scrap generated on daily basis to team leader.
* Responsible for 5
* S in their assigned area by maintaining a clean and organized work area at all times, as well as ensuring all previously run parts and materials have been removed from the press area and any spilled product is cleaned immediately.
* Has authority to stop the process if nonconforming or suspect material is found.
* Assists with containment actions including identification of a clean point and coordinating the sorting of any suspect nonconforming products in conjunction with the Quality Technician.
* Sorts contained non-conforming product as requested.
* Fills in as necessary for Quality Technician during times of reduced capacity.
* Performs any other related function or duty as requested by Manager or Senior Quality Engineer.
* Assists the Molding Department in continuously improving the integrity of the department.
* Assists with physical inventory when necessary.
* Carries out other responsibilities as outlined in the company policies and procedures.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Molding Technician Do At Letica Corporation

* 1.Set up machines for operation, change material and color to meet production schedules2
* Must have a technical understanding of process and raw materials used
* Keep supervisor/management informed of all problems
* Start up machines and monitor quality at start up
* Make appropriate adjustments to machines to maintain efficient production levels and document appropriately
* Respond to QA Techs by making adjustments to machines to maintain appropriate sizes and standards
* Oversee proper packaging procedures8
* Review production schedules and ensure machines are running production to meet customer demands9
* Respond to alarms and/or requests for assistance to correct machine malfunctions and/or Packer/Handler problems
* Use proper Lockout/tagout procedures11
* Coordinate with Quality Assurance and Maintenance Departments concerning machine operations and malfunctions12
* Inspect scrap to prevent any usable product from being ground and record scrap numbers13
* Be able to do the packer/handler job to assist with relief breaks14
* Assist with Material Handling 15
* Keep the floor stocked with materials required for production (fitments/handles/labels/tape, etci.)16
* Maintain a safe working environment17
* Responsible for ensuring quality and housekeeping standards are maintained.
* The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position.
* It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements
* MANAGERIAL / SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITES1.Will need to cover for the supervisor in his absence
* Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints by taking to supervisor to resolve problems

What Does A Molding Technician Do At Arconic

* Inspect, repair, and maintain cast molds per standard operating procedures.
* Maintain and repair tundishes per standard operating procedures.
* Inspect and prepare header plates and coatings.
* Complate and maintain mold record data.
* Maintain mold area housekeeping, 5S and inventory of materials.
* Read and understand all warning labels, JSA and MSDS.
* Additional Duties** :
* Operate forklift when needed
* Requisition Number:
* BR

What Does A Molding Technician Do At Berry Global Inc.

Test incoming new molds Set parameters and standards for such molds To analyze process for improvability Work with quality and support departments to improve quality and efficiencies Exhibit competency in several areas: Process set-ups, quality checks, upgrades, and mold installations Maintain optimal mold performance by maintaining balance and resolving all Mold performance issues

What Does A Molding Technician Do At Berry Global Inc.

* Set-up and troubleshoot injection molding equipment
* Maintain cavitation, cycle efficiency, achieve optimal processing parameters, drive cycle time improvements
* Evaluate tooling and work with Mold Shop to maintain tooling efficiency
* Enter efficiencies in WebbEFF

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How To Become A 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.


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.


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 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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Molding Technician Career Paths

Molding Technician
Forklift Operator Numerical Control Operator
2nd Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Tool And Die Maker Machine Shop Supervisor Assembly Supervisor
Assembly Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Computer Numerical Controller Machinist Machine Shop Supervisor
Assembly Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Computer Numerical Controller Machinist Numerical Control Programmer
Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Computer Numerical Controller Machinist Quality Control Inspector Production Supervisor
Continuous Improvement Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Chief Engineer Engineering Director
Director Of Manufacturing Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Manufacturing Engineer Quality Manager
Director Of Quality
14 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Process Engineer Production Manager Warehouse Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Process Technician Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Operator Process Technician
Processing Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Machinist Maintenance Technician
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Machinist Technician Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technician Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Process Technician Process Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Process Engineer Project Engineer Product Manager
Research And Development Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Production Supervisor
Shift Production Supervisor
8 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Molding Technician Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Polish

  • German

  • Chinese

  • French

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Top Skills for A Molding Technician


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Top Molding Technician Skills

  1. Quality Parts
  2. Safety
  3. Preventative Maintenance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operate and ensure plastic molding machines and peripheral equipment are maintained and efficiently producing good quality parts.
  • Understand and follow plant safety rules including safe lifting practices and safe machine operation.
  • Administer preventative maintenance to warehouse equipment ensuring proper functioning and safety practices for warehouse operations.
  • Executed the entire assembly process by accurately interpreting set-up sheets, work orders, drawings or blueprints.
  • Mold Repair: repaired and changed over plastic injection molds.

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