- To build or repair all types, sizes, and shapes of plastic injection molds, To assemble and test complex tools and molds in production.
- Reads and interprets blueprints or works form verbal or written instructions, sketches, or from the actual part to be copied or fitted.
- Plans the setup and operation of various machine shop tools, considering types of material, tolerances, and machine tool feeds and speeds.
- Heat treats and welds parts as required.
- Uses precision measuring and gauging tools, performing required inspections before, during and after machining.
- Use hand tools of the trade for modifications as required.
- Fits and assembles mold parts, tools and dies. Sets up, runs off, and tests mold to produce a product meeting specifications, tracing die difficulties to their source and making any necessary modifications.
- Works with project manager and customers to meet part specifications.
- May assist product designers by providing information about potential manufacturing difficulties with new product design.
- High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of a formal apprenticeship program, technical school training program or a minimum of 10 years work experience in mold building and repair industry.
- Familiarity with “hot runner” mold system. Good problem-solving skills and the ability to work with minimum supervision. Willingness to follow safety rules when operation machine tools and assembling heavy mold parts.