Process Technician

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Has knowledge of Cincinnati Milacron Roboshot electric Injection Molding Machines (IMM) in a high volume/high material mix environment to manufacture medical/industrial components.
  • At IMM start-up, establishes highly repeatable decoupled molding processes utilizing all machine control functionality, and ensures consistent processing parameters are maintained to allow unattended manufacturing of quality parts.
  • Retrieves serviceable mold from vault and installs mold in designated IMM as required. Removes mold from designated IMM as
  • required by the production schedule. This is a secondary function to be performed when time permits.
  • Changes out raw material as required by schedule. Typically, this may entail swapping the feed tube from one Gaylord to another
  • acceptable Gaylord, or changing material storage hoppers at the press.
  • Maximizes clamp and ejector functions and safely determines settings utilizing the AI clamp and ejector functionality where available.
  • Creates optimized process parameters utilizing relative viscosity curves, gate freeze studies and other tools to establish new processes (e.g. new parts), or for existing parts to enhance quality.
  • Responsible for operation and/or programming of ancillary equipment to support production processes, which includes, but is not limited to Sprue Picking robots which have multiple degrees of freedom, and with training will be able to program and/or troubleshoot degating robots.
  • Works with engineering and quality assurance personnel to establish appropriate material processing parameters, achieving the highest quality parts possible.
  • Performs the initial and ongoing dimensional & visual quality assurance inspections to ensure product quality, and logs appropriate information into Value Plastics, Inc. ERP system (i.e. IFS).
  • Identifies and solves molding problems as they occur, with little or no supervision, utilizing a scientific data driven approach conceptualizing from a plastics point of view (i.e. polymer flow, polymer viscosity and rheology).
  • Creates Fault Reports (FR) in IFS to identify mold/machine deficiencies.
  • Responsible for being a productive process team member including identifying Continuous Improvement ideas that benefit not only manufacturing, but all secondary operations as well.
  • Responsible for training new Process Technicians as requested.
  • Responsible for overall cleanliness of machines and surrounding Cell work areas.
  • Interfaces with Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance personnel on both specific and broad production issues. Must effectively communicate with all of these persons, teams or departments.
  • Value Plastics, Inc. operates a Monday thru Friday shift, as well as a 4-10 hour shift for Friday thru Monday. The Process Technician must be willing to work either of the shifts to support production requirements.

Education and Experience

  • Associate‚Äôs Degree (A.A.) with preferred with knowledge of the plastics industry.

Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to use standard measuring/inspection devices (i.e. micrometer, gauge pins, microscope, caliper, optical inspection equipment, etc.) for product quality assurance purposes.
  • Must understand and be able to apply ISO 9001 concepts.
  • Must understand and be able to apply SPC (Statistical Process Control) concepts.
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business and technical procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Good analytical skills. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Travel Required

  • None
  • Minimal X
  • Estimated __

Work Environment and Physical Demands

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.

Capable of working in a standing position for 8 to 10hours/day, while performing the duties of the job. The employee is regularly required to stand, frequently required to walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel or crouch and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance. Must work in a manufacturing environment where the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical equipment, frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals and where plastic injected parts are produced and packaged (i.e. plastic dust present, noise up to 80 db, etc.). The employee must

frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must wear shop coat, hair net and facial hair net when applicable. Must wear protective gloves to handle parts when applicable.

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, disability, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status or any other reason prohibited by law.

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