Process Technician (#8862) - IL
Industry: Plastic Injection Moldings
We are currently seeking a Process Technician for a Plastic Injection Molding facility located in IL.
Clean, set up, and operates injection molding machines. Operates and adjusts injection molding machine in order to achieve the highest quality part.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Stops injection molding machine, performs daily tool PM in rotation to clean.
• Restarts injection molding machine.
• Insures that parts are conforming after restart.
• Install dies on machine, according to work order specifications, using clamps, bolts, and hand tools.
• Set-up the operation of injection molding presses, ranging in size from 55 to 300 tons, to cast products from thermoplastic materials.
• Operate forklift truck to remove and install molds.
• Prepare equipment for opening/ shutdown of shift or when necessary ensuring that heats and auxiliary equipment are properly adjusted.
• Set-up and implement both pre- and post-molding auxiliary equipment.
• Material handling and manually switch over materials used on machinery.
• Read water diagrams and water molds accordingly.
• Provide input and obtain information to and from data terminals
• Read specifications and set machine controls, regulating prescribed molding temperature, volume of plastic, molding pressure and time, according to knowledge of plastics and molding procedures.
• Perform preventive maintenance and periodic checks on assigned equipment as prescribed or instructed.
• Obtain and use a scientific approach to processing with injection molding machines in order to optimize processes and achieve the highest quality part.
• Provide ownership and input of injection molding process and equipment for the reduction of defects, overall process improvement, and/or the reduction of downtime.
• Document all process changes.
• Modify existing robot programs to handle parts without causing damage to the equipment or parts.
• Evaluate parts for quality based on established criteria.
• Make any necessary adjustments to equipment to obtain desired operating results.
• Monitor and troubleshoot processing problems; observe specific parts of equipment and materials in process to determine or analyze the cause of machine malfunctions.
• Constantly review machine performance to include: maintain current cycle times, monitoring
quality, production, scrap, operators and correcting issues involving production of parts.
• Read and understands operator instructions. (i.e. operating machines, quality)
• Use of inspection tools. (i.e. micrometer)
• Handling of raw material.