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Process Technician

Automotive/Plastic Injection Molding

Position Description:
Process Technician
Rochester Hills, MI

Our client has a leading position in the field of technical precision parts, and supplies plastic injection molding for the automotive industry .

Under the supervision of the Manufacturing Manager, the Process Technician performs all tasks necessary to ensure customers receive quality parts in a timely manner.  Performs start-ups, material set-up, and, regular visual inspection, gauging, problem solving, ensures conformance with established acceptance criteria. Maintains a high level of accuracy in a clean and efficient manner.

The Process Technician is in charge of one or several Lines / IMM, which integrate different technologies (pneumatic, electrical, automation, mechanical and hydraulic).

Must possess knowledge and background in automotive industry.

Reports to Manufacturing Manager

MAIN GOALS:

  • Performs start-ups as required.
  • Reports concerns to Manufacturing Manager and provides follow up as requested
  • Performs the required inspection and SPC of all production at mold start-ups, and material changes, as identified in Company procedures.
  • Performs inspections on last shot prior to mold change over.
  • Audit variations to mold set-ups (air flow, oil leaks, water leaks, hoses connected), process-actual to process sheet, and process alarms.
  • Performs all containment actions including identification of a “clean point” and coordinating the sorting of any suspect nonconforming products.
  • Participate and coordinate real time root cause analysis in conjunction with other Team members.
  • Authorized to shut down a press until the root cause and corrective actions are identified.
  • Initiates tool work orders and obtain samples after verification of root cause analysis with support from the Team.
  • Reviews applicable completed tool repairs to ensure the integrity of the product visually and dimensionally up to and including providing necessary paperwork
  • Checks all start up paperwork to ensure tools are manufacturing quality product.
  • Provide information to Molding Manager about possible issues with material such as low inventory or contamination.
  • Clean the hoppers and dryers on molding machines.
  • Responsible for material set-up at assigned press.
  • Remove all previously run parts and material from the press. (This includes cleaning any parts from the rails and oil catch trays on the press.)
  • Performs the required visual inspections per Work Instruction criteria and reports defects found to the Quality Technician.
  • Packages, labels, and scans all molded product appropriately.
  • Verifies the label is correct, per BO, and in proper location on the box.
  • Reports scrap generated on daily basis to Molding Manager.
  • Responsible for 5-S in 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.
  • Assists with physical inventory when necessary.
  • Carries out other responsibilities as outlined in the company policies and procedures.
  • Perform Corrective and Preventive Maintenance

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent / some college preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in injection molding with a strong understanding of molding parameters, materials, and process controls.

Knowledge / qualified for :

  • Thermoplastic Injection
  • Automation
  • Electricity
  • Pneumatic
  • Mechanic
  • Special WorkStation
  • Hydraulic
  • SPC Metrology
  • Highly skilled and able to use measurement tools including calipers, optical comparator, bore gage and various other attribute gages.
  • Ability to use assigned lab equipment.

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Certified in SPC methods, theory, and techniques. Knowledge of 5S philosophy
  • College coursework or technical training/certification
    Familiarity with inventory systems
  • Previous experience operating a forklift, pallet jack and other auxiliary equipment
  • Familiarity with material loading equipment

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Steel toe shoes/boots required for position
  • Work overtime as necessary
  • Available to work on any shift