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Molding Technician - Injection Molding (Magnesium)

Company: Parkway Products, LLC
Location: Loveland
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

New Employees Eligible for $1500 Sign-On Bonus!! Summary:This position is responsible for operating Magnesium Injection molding (Thixomolding) machines to produce quality products according to customer specification. What is Thixomolding?Thixomolding is a semi-solid molding process for magnesium. Magnesium scraps are fed into a heated barrel of up to 1200 degrees and propelled forward by a rotating screw. The combined heat from resistance type heater bands and the shearing force provided by the rotating screw create the mold. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: In addition to the below, other duties may be assigned as necessary.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.Systematically troubleshoot product, machine, mold, and robot for non-compliances or malfunctions.Responsible for routine preventive maintenance of molding machines and other manufacturing equipment.Answer any and all buzzers, alarms, and red lights.Produce quality Thixomolded parts through either manual processing or automated processing techniques.Preform visual and dimensional inspection of molded product consistently per inspection instructionsPerform basic trimming, sanding, machining, tumbling and assembly of Thixo products as required.Perform mold changes in a manner that ensures our employees, equipment and tooling are protected from injury or damage.Manage the molding process. Adjusting the parameters of our Thixomolding presses to ensure safe, productive, repeatable performance.Program, Setup and Operate 6-axis machine tending robot.Work closely with Quality to ensure molded products meet or exceed specification requirements and that high product yields are maintained.Follow process directives and part specific work instructions Use multiple hand tools (i.e. wrenches, sockets, torque wrenches, etc.) safely and responsibly.Use basic measurement instruments (calipers, micrometers, indicators, etc.) accurately.Complete required paperwork and manage change logs.Adapt to 5S manufacturing model. Independent Initiative with the willingness to learn.Comfortable in a fast-paced work environment that requires multi-tasking capability and increased sense of best judgment and priority-driven actions.Safety-driven tendencies.Professional, positive, and proactive behavior in the execution of all job duties.Ability to work overtime (extended shifts, weekends, etc.) as required with flexibility to help on other shifts if needed.Consideration and respect when dealing with subordinates, peers, supervisors, customers, and suppliersQualifications and Experience: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.1+ years Injection Molding set-up and basic processing skills required.High School Diploma or GED required and technical degree (2 or 4 year) preferred but not required. Knowledge of the operation, processing, and maintenance of injection molding machines, robots, and auxiliary equipment.Ability to use basic hand tools.Exceptional mechanical aptitude.Driven by process improvement and continuous improvement. Ability to apply good judgment as problems arise with equipment.Ability to communicate professionally and technically to ensure exceptional communication standards. Basic math skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities in a fast paced production environment with tight deadlines. Must be able to work standing for extended periods of time and maintain dexterity when handling parts and components. Must be able to perform moderate to heavy physical demand involving lifting and moving of equipment.Ability to operate a forklift, hoist, and pallet jack.English language proficiency to include verbal and written communication.Ability to pass all pre-employment screenings. Benefits Offered:Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long Term & Short Term Disability, Critical Care and Accident Coverage, Pet Insurance, Wellness Program, Vacation, Sick Time, 401K with Match,9 paid holiday's and work/life balance...plus much more! Equal Opportunity Employer3rd Shift 10pm - 6:30amPI183226734

Keywords: Parkway Products, LLC, Loveland , Molding Technician - Injection Molding (Magnesium), Professions , Loveland, Colorado

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