Tooling Technician

Job Description
To maintain molds in a safe and efficient manner, perform necessary scheduled and unscheduled repairs of all tooling and tooling machinery. Develop and maintain an ongoing preventative maintenance program for all Macro Plastics tooling. Manage and maintain inventory of tools and tooling components.
General Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and manage a preventative maintenance program ensuring an efficient and safe working environment concerning molds.

  • Establish a cycle count system for scheduled repairs which will assist in limiting downtime due to unscheduled repairs while maintaining adequate levels of inventory to insure quick turn around of repairs and also working with outside contractors to meet or exceed repair guidelines for cost and repair time.

  • Provide history of repairs and associated costs for scheduled/unscheduled repairs and maintain and or acquire necessary equipment to limit tooling downtime.

  • Provide tooling support for daily production efforts by developing and implementing in press cleaning schedule.

  • Create and update cleaning process for all tooling.

  • Work with engineering to support and implement all changes to processes to equipment.

  • Design, fabricate and implement process improvement and mold repairs.

  • Perform necessary in press modifications, repairs as required.

  • Work with corporate staff to ensure policies and procedures are written, reviewed, updated, properly filed and communicated.

  • Highly responsive to daily operations and customer concerns.

  • Revise documented procedures as necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Competencies:

  • Extensive tooling and machining knowledge.

  • Knowledge of tool and related system design and functions.

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.

  • Mills, lathes and welding experience .

Qualifications Knowledge, Experience Skills :
Knowledge/Education Required:
Associates degree in Engineering or related desired. (Related work experience can be substituted for educational requirement.)
Related Experience Required:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the injection mold design and processing, preferably in the plastics industry.

Specific Skills/Knowledge:

  • Safety and Quality Standards

  • Basic math skills

  • Forklift operations

  • Basic mechanical skills

  • General computer skills

  • Advanced computer skills

  • Crane operations

  • General maintenance skills

  • Tooling and machining techniques

  • General electrical knowledge

Certifications, licenses and or other special requirements:

  • Valid Driver's license and good driving record required.

Work Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds required.

  • Ability to work overtime as needed.

  • Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, and work boots.

  • Loose fitting clothes and jewelry are not permitted.

  • Must be able to work at heights

  • Must be flexible and adaptable to a changing environment.

  • Minimal travel required


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