Mold Maker I Job Description Sample
Technimark is a customized Injection Molding company with our corporate headquarters located in Asheboro, NC. We've worked for more than 30 years to create packaging for products that place today's leading consumer products into the homes of families around the world.
We have immediate openings for Mold Makers.
These candidates would assist with the efficient operation by maintaining all molds in a production ready state. Supports manufacturing by repairing, servicing and performing engineering changes as needed.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Repairs, cleans, services and performs engineering changes on all molds.
Constructs gauges and fixtures as required.
High school diploma or GED required.
Three years experience in Injection Molding preferred.
Mechanical background/experience preferred.
Completion of the tool and die maker apprenticeship program and/or equivalent experience required.
Good communication and Interpersonal Skills.
Basic Computer experience.
Background/drug screen required.
Technimark offers a competitive salary and benefits package including: 401k, Medical and Dental, Vacation and Holidays, and tuition reimbursement.
Mold & Tool Maker
The primary responsibility of the Mold & Tool Maker is to Construct, modify, repair and clean molds for use within the production workforce.
Interpret instructions, drawings, sketches and work orders from received from Production personnel/supervision, and Engineering.
Plan and determine working procedure for tools and material requirements. Manufacture tools, jigs and fixtures needed to complete assigned tasks. Develop sketches of parts and perform layout as required. Calculate and determine dimensions and indices. Use data, shop formulas and reference material as required.
Select and grind tools for the job considering hardness, machine ability, desired finish and other properties of parts to be machined.
Set up and operate all machine tools common to the trade. Adjust stops, feeds, speeds and indexing, tapering or threading attachments to perform all types of operations for which the machine is adapted. Machine and hand finish part to precision tolerances and required surface. Use precision measuring instruments. Create and use CNC programs as required.
Assemble, fit, align and adjust parts to required tolerances.
Perform routine maintenance of equipment and tooling, including preventive maintenance and maintaining cleanliness of equipment and work area.
Follow all safety requirements and OSHA standards.
The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of experience in an injection molding tool/die construction facility and able to demonstrate solid experience with the following:
Machine shop equipment (CNC, mill, lathe, grinders, EDM, welders, etc.)
Tool steels (selection, working/machining, heat treat, compatible materials)
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Metrology equipment (calipers, micrometers, hardness testing, etc.)
High school diploma or equivalent
A minimum of 2-4 years' mold making and repair experience.
Mechanical skills to operate applicable machines, tools and equipment
Mathematic skills to calculate and determine dimensions, tapers, indices and formulas used in the industry
Strong knowledge of machine shop and tool room practices.
Strong knowledge of various material properties, the principles of application as well as the operations of various types of tools, fixtures, dies, instruments and machinery.
Strong knowledge of all types of hand, power and pneumatic tools; machine shop tools and cutters; manual and CNC machine tools; mills; die finishing equipment and compounds; heat treating equipment; lathes; grinders; measurement tools; computers; data collection equipment; testing and diagnostic equipment; lifting equipment; etc.
Strong knowledge of hazardous and flammable materials, lubrications and coolants, cutting oils, grinding compounds and other processing materials, compressed and liquefied gases, repair kits, spare parts, raw stock material, service manuals and instructions, engineering drawings and sketches.
Company IntroductionMagna International is one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world – We are committed to delivering product and process innovations through our world-class manufacturing operations that combine our unique design, engineering and program management expertise. At the heart of our operating structure is a powerful entrepreneurial culture and Fair Enterprise philosophy, which builds ownership and inspires pride in our employees.
Job IntroductionThis individual constructs, repairs and performs preventative maintenance on injection molds using prints and sketches as required. Also performs machining and assembly of prototypes, tools, fixtures and gauges.
Major Responsibilities1.Performs intricate and detailed welding repairs, color matching, re-spotting, engineering changes, insert work, hand benching, peening, texturing, polishing and glass spotting. Tolerances may need to be as close as .0001.\r
2.Performs preventative maintenance on injection molds including: disassembly, inspection, repair and replacement of springs, ejector pins, hydraulic cylinders, limit switches, etc.\r
3.Reads and interprets blueprints, schematics and machine manuals in order to build and repair molds and tools. Requires understanding of sections, views and projections.\r
4.Fabricates parts with or without sketches and prints using lathe, mill, drill press and welder. Operates testing equipment, power tools, hand tools, torches, welders and precision measuring instruments.\r
5.Performs heat treating of steels, such as hardening, annealing and drawing.\r
6.Operates drill press, radial drill, milling machines, lathe, grinder, welder, torch, bench tools, spotting press, boring mill and CNC mill.\r
7.Performs precise handwork of in-mold steel to create special shapes and forms.\r
8.Routinely contacts suppliers or manufacturers and suppliers on mold information, repair issues, improvement needs and shipping instructions.\r
9.Influences mold design by providing input on the design of vents, cores, gates and gate placement to engineering.\r
10.Installs service electronics, pneumatics and hydraulics associated with mold repairs.\r
11.Assists other team members in meeting department requirements. Serves as a resource to production, engineering and other plant personnel.\r
12.Maintains and improves knowledge and skill requirements in all required trade areas.\r
13.Maintains user knowledge of tools, testing equipment, measuring instruments, conveyance and material handling equipment.\r
14.Operates company vehicles, conveyance and material handling equipment.\r
15.Completes appropriate paperwork, mold documentation and maintenance records.\r
16.Maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment.\r
17.Trains and guides work of apprentices.\r
Knowledge and Education1.High School diploma or equivalent.\r
2.Completion of a 5 year apprenticeship program certified by the U.S. Department of Labor.\r
3.Must obtain and maintain a valid powered industrial truck operator permit and a State of Michigan Driver's License.\r
4.Must be able to work with a minimum of supervision and guidance. \r
5.Requires the use of judgment, organization, initiative, teamwork, creativity, problem solving and commitment to tasks.\r
6.Requires bending, heavy lifting, reaching, working in cramped and confined spaces.\r
7.Commitment to continuous learning.\r
3363, Mold Maker, Journeyman, Plastic Injection Molds: NC location, Lincolnton location. Great opportunity to join a growing and expanding plastic injection molding operation.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Plan, layout and perform all bench work, machine and finishing required to alter and condition intricate plastic injection molds.
- Operate tool room equipment as needed.
- Perform machine setups and operations that require improvising tools for adaptation beyond the normal rage.
- Some supervisory responsibility.
- Blueprint reading
- Manage mold rebuilds and be involved with engineering projects for modification of current molds or new build.
- Solid experience in tool making and repair experience within a plastic injection molding environment.
Our customer offers a great management staff, opportunity for professional growth, relocation assistance, solid benefits and a rate in the $25 - $33 an hour ranged, plus incentive.. The ability to work in the US without sponsorship is required.
Mold Maker Apprentice
Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
The Apprentice/Trainee is responsible for the repair and preventative maintenance of injection molds, inserts, and related fixtures in order to ensure continuous production and a smooth operation; troubleshooting and identifying tooling issues. Disassembling, cleaning and assembling molds for production to achieve 100% cavitation rate at start up. Setting up and operating tool room equipment, including lathe, mill, and surface grinder. Performing functional testing and inspections to predefined methods and sequences of operations within tolerance specifications. Assist with maintaining proper inventory of spare parts. Maintain mold history records, e.g. documenting preventive maintenance and repairs. Ability to understand and adhere to policies and procedures. Other work as directed
HS Diploma or GED
Effective communicator with good interpersonal skills both intra and interdepartmentally
Has a positive attitude and works well with others
No experience in Mold Making industry and/or less than 4 years total experience and education combined in applicable field combined
Verifiable experience that demonstrates mechanical aptitude
Ensure that all work undertaken or supervised is carried out safely and without injury.
Basic math skills.
Basic computer skills.
Ability to comprehend both verbal and written instructions.
Ability to interact effectively with supervisors and co-workers.
Ability to prepare simple written reports.
Commitment to continuous learning.
Maintain clean machines, equipment, and organized work areas.
Moderate physical demands; bending, pushing, pulling, climbing, lifting upwards of 50+ pounds, standing for long periods of time. Working in cramped and confined spaces
Included but not limited to:
Learn setup and operation of various shop machinery and CNC machinery, considering types of material, tolerances, and machine tool feeds and speeds safely.
Learn to construct simple mechanical fixtures to support the manufacturing process.
Select appropriate tooling for varying materials, equipment, and operating conditions.
Repair basic assembly fixtures, machining fixtures, tooling and molds.
Diagnose simple problems, determine corrective action required, and take corrective action.
Read and interpret blueprints or work from verbal or written instructions, sketches, or from the actual part to be copied or fitted.
Gain experience with heat treated and welded steel components as required.
Use precision measuring and gauging tools, performing required inspections before, during, and after machining.
Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances, using measuring instruments, such as dial indicators, gauge blocks, thickness gauges, and micrometers.
Use of hand tools of the trade for modifications as required.
Fit and assemble plastic injection molds. Capable to troubleshoot tooling as needed to produce approved parts, as well as perform necessary repairs and / or modifications needed to mold quality parts.
Gain exposure to a variety of mold manufacturing and plastic injection molding processes/technologies
Rigging skills to manage assembled molds and mold plates safely.
Assist Mold Makers as required.
Understanding of function and repair of pneumatic and hydraulic systems
Basic welding skills (micro welding.
Capable to work with minimal supervision towards specific goals and timelines.
Participate in continuous improvement activities.
Gain knowledge of Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM).
Gain knowledge of CAD/CAM systems (Solidworks Camworks and Gibbs).
Gain knowledge of Hot runner systems.
Understand Machining Processes: Cutting tools, Work piece holding devices, Controls
Experience in reading and determining dimensions
We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled
Sr. Mold Maker
Responsible for laying-out, building, fine-tuning and repairing injection molds.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Interpret customer-supplied parts, drawings, and computer files
Mold layout, including materials, gates, vents, parting lines, overall size, shrinkage, heat transfer
Utilize any/all machine centers to achieve desired results
Fabricate high-quality injection molds
Meeting schedule commitments (on-time build)
Fine-tune molds based on feedback from molding department
Repair molds based on feedback from molding department
Conduct complicated mold maintenance as needed
T/R housekeeping, keep machine centers and personal tools orderly
Notify manager or project manager of any materials or tools required
Participate in corrective / preventive action reviews (assist production in troubleshooting)
NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. The duties and responsibilities listed above may be changed or supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma
Minimum of ten years injection molding tooling experience (layout and build)
Computer literate / CAD literate
Qualified on all tool room equipment
Excellent mechanical aptitude
Good math skills
Able to work independently with minimal supervision
Strong commitment to quality, productivity and team performance in the workplace
Good teamwork, organization and communication skills
Must be Fluent in English
Injection Mold Maker-Tool Maker
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
1. Sets up and operate tool room machinery to perform complex work of high accuracy and finish meeting close dimensions and specifications.
2. Constructs and assembles complex tooling, molds, fixtures, jigs and gauges from prints, sketches and verbal explanations to meet customer requirements with minimal supervisor's direction.
3. Utilizes CAD to develop print design or make changes, adjustments as required to meet quality requirements.
4. Operates CNC and EDM equipment as needed.
5. Trouble shoot molds, tools jigs and fixtures.
6. Performs heat treatment on molds, tools, etc. as required.
7. Repairs, interchanges and adjusts molds as required.
1. Thorough knowledge for mold/tool fabrication, injection molding and tool room machinery.
2. Knowledge of CAD/CAM and ability to develop print design to meet customer requirements.
3. Ability to set‑up and operate tool room equipment, including CNC and EDM to meet close print dimensions and specifications.
4. Ability to construct and assemble complex tooling, molds, fixtures, jigs and gauges.
5. Advanced blue print reading
6. Proficient with measuring equipment
Mold Maker - 1St Shift
Job Description: Summary
For immediate consideration, please submit an up to date resume when applying for this position online
This position is responsible for supporting the Molding operation. Must have a basic knowledge of what a mold is and how it functions. This individual will collaborate and organize internal resources to complete mold maintenance work across business units in a timely and cost effective manner. Must have a big picture view of the molding operation to determine the urgency of work, understand a PM system and the ability to document and record critical data; must have a proven strong mechanical and technical background and the ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
Must have the ability to run machine tools in the shop, (mills, lathes, grinders, torches, heat treat, saws, and CNC equipment) as well as thorough knowledge of steels and applications as well as a basic concept of electrical
Disassemble molds and determine parts needing to be repaired or replaced.
Clean mold plates and all components.
Check for proper gating, venting and cooling of mold.
Record and maintain all maintenance documentation as required.
Polish cavities and cores to specified finishes.
Must be able to troubleshoot and analyze problems with molds.
Read and understand blueprints, sketches, and schematics relating to molds.
Have the ability to use all measuring tools (micrometers, calipers, indicators, travel dials, and their applications) to measure and determine proper mold and component fits and tolerances within .0002" to .0005".
Wire molds and read an OHM meter to understand basic electrical issues in diagnosing heater and thermal couple failures.
Construct or rebuild mold components per prints, using any or all machine tools available in Mold Repair area as well as the Tool Room.
Assemble mold and components maintaining proper dimensional tolerances.
Maintains an extremely clean and safe work area with an emphasis on 5"s.
Participate in continuous improvement activities.
Other duties as assigned
- Dependable, highly motivated self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
For immediate consideration, please submit an up to date resume when applying for this position online
Minimum Education and Experience:
High School Diploma
2-3 years in a mold repair or mold making environment.
Molding Knowledge Assessment will be administered
Associate's Degree in Machining Technology or Mold Making
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities (KSA's):
Demonstrate mechanical aptitude necessary to troubleshoot and repair equipment
Machine modifications and process improvements on equipment in a manufacturing environment
Read mold drawings
Use of micrometers, indicators, height gauges, etc.
Ability to operate machine tools
Molding, mold design, material flow and mold steels and their applications
Troubleshooting skills to be used for continuous process improvement
All qualified candidates will be required to complete a Mold Maker Skill Assessment
Minimum Physical Requirements or Demands:
Use of forklift, gauge, hazardous chemicals, and microscope
PCP Requirement: 3
Primary Work LocationUSA NE - Columbus (West)
Work Shift1st Shift 7am-3pm (United States of America)
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As a Mold Maker your responsibilities will include:
- Builds, modifies and repairs precision injection molds.
- Ability to manufacture molds and components from a product drawing
- Read blueprints and understand the mechanics and the function of the individual process within the assembled mold
- Setup, read and operate all equipment and instruments accurately and quickly (i.e.: lathes, milling machines, grinders, EDM and CNC equipment).
- Exercise judgement as to degree of precision molding tolerances to .0000 places.
- Must understand shrinkage draft angles and steel finishes.
- Performs other duties as required.
- 5 Years of experience in the field.
- Experience operating troubleshooting and maintaining automated equipment in a fast pace manufacturing environment,
- Physical Requirements
- Stand or sit for an 8-hour shift
- Repetitive grasping, pinching, pushing and pulling with arms hands, occasionally simultaneously, with and without mechanical assisted devices
- Frequently transferring objects and materials weighing up to 25 lbs
- Reaching above shoulder height to work, bending and stooping occasionally to work at different heights
- Safely mounting, dismounting and operating mobile equipment
- Moving from one area to another in the department around equipment, climb stairs, platforms and ladders
This position is a member of Local 224 RWDSUCandidates must be 18 years old to work for Cartamundi, East Longmeadow LLC
- Competitive pay
- Paid Holidays
- Excellent health benefits
- 401(k) Matching program and profit sharing
- International company that is the world leader in the manufacturing of playing cards and board games
- High performing, team-driven, family-oriented culture
Mold Maker II- Weekend Shift
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Plans, sets-up and performs machine and bench operations necessary to make, alter or repair molds, jigs, fixtures, dies, and gauges of complex design.
Utilizes CAM software to efficiently and accurately transform computer designs into tooling.
Operates tool room equipment in a safe and efficient manner consistent with company policies and procedures as well as industry standards.
Independently coordinates priorities and details of work to be performed with supervisor and the Manufacturing and Engineering departments.
Utilizes ERP system to obtain information for performing job duties and to provide feedback on work performed.
Provides input into design reviews for new tooling and repair or enhancement of existing tooling.
Investigates and recommends processes or designs for repairing or enhancing tooling.
Provides input into tool room equipment upgrades, additions, and deletions.
Available to work on weekends, holidays or off hours to support business needs
Non-Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- All other duties as assigned either written or verbal.
Education and Experience Requirements
Associate's Degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school, a journeyman level Tool & Die Maker with 10 years experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
Preferred Skills and Abilities
A high degree of mechanical and technical skill and a comprehensive knowledge of tooling and injection molding processes is required.
May perform a variety or operations at a high skill or a wide variety of operations at a moderate skill.
Familiar with injection molding design and fabrication technology.
Ability to work from blueprints, CAD models, diagrams or samples to very close tolerances.
Must be able to successfully use inspection devices (i.e. microscopes, calipers, gauge pins, optical comparator, etc.)
Must possess good interpersonal communication skills to interface with engineers, manufacturing personnel and other Mold Makers.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Proficient in use and navigation of Windows operating system and computer aided manufacturing programs in a networked environment. Functional understanding of Outlook E-mail, Excel and Word.
Proficient in use of one or more of these software tools (i.e. AutoCAD, Solid Works, Solid Edge, Pro-E, MasterCam, Gibbs, etc.) is required.
Upon completion of training, employee must be able to successfully navigate through VoxWare (i.e. ERP System)
Uses intuition and experience to complement data
Generates creative solutions
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
Completes projects on time and budget
Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills
Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things
Listens and gets clarification
Exhibits confidence in self and others
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
Conserves organizational resources
Adapts strategy to changing conditions
Prioritizes and plans work activities
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
Strives to increase productivity
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, frequently required to sit, occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The ability to read and interpret details on a computer screen, drawing, or a physical
part often in multiple colors is required. Must be able to work in a manufacturing environment where the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles, occasionally exposed to wet/and or humid conditions, high, precarious places, vibration and where the byproducts of machining of metal components, and plastic injection parts exists (i.e. coolants, plastic dust, noise up to 80 db, etc.). The majority of work time will be at a CAM work station or operating tool room equipment.
Office environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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Equal Opportunity Statement
Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.
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