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Molding Machine Tech I

Shaw Development, LLC
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Job Title: Molding Machine Tech I 

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Manufacturing Supervisor / Manufacturing Manager / Plant Manager

Job Category (EEO Description): Craft Workers

Job Code (EEO Code): 6

Job Family: Special Trades



Embraces and executes the Company Core Values and actively supports the Companys vision and goals.  Responsibilities includes:  mold/press setup, processing and troubleshooting, machine startup and shutdown, working knowledge of ERP.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Includes the following; other duties will be assigned in a progressive manner.

Hang Mold in press and set up appropriate auxiliary equipment as required (mold heaters, vacuum loaders, hydraulic components, water lines, discharge chutes, static eliminators, pneumatic components, mold fixtures, etc.).

Setup molding process in accordance with established Mold & Process Setup Guidelines.

Develop process for new molds, insuring that the part is defect free and meets required specifications.

Perform Scientific Molding studies including but not limited to Rheology Curve, Dynamic Cavity Imbalance, Gate Seal Off.

Maintain accurate setup and processing information.

Troubleshoot non-conformance issues and make adjustments to process as necessary to insure parts meet specifications.

Accurate and consistent recording of adjustments made on Process Variations sheets. (Process Control Books).

After making process adjustments, resubmit parts for QC approval before continuing with production.

Have a working knowledge of ERP.

Be able to Log onto and off of FPOs.

Accurately post time and quantities for FPOs.

Be able to access and work with Released and Firm Planned FPOs in Shop Floor Automation.

Perform machine start up and shutdown at beginning and end of shift.

Perform in-press mold cleaning of vents and molding surfaces.

Perform simple mold configuration changes, insert changes and mold cleaning.

Notify receiving of deliveries.

Verify quantity received.

Bring appropriate accompanying paperwork to receiving.

Clean grinders.

Keep runners ground up in a timely manner so they dont accumulate.

Properly tag and store unused regrind material.

Take appropriate steps to prevent contamination of regrind material.

Pulling - raw materials, color concentrate, regrind.

Mixing - color and regrind in correct ratio.

Drying - keep dryers full as needed to support production..

Filling - keep hoppers full.

Lot #s - Pull correct LOT #s per pick List (report any discrepancies immediately).

Regrind Use regrind whenever appropriate. 

Give operator breaks and lunches.


QUALITY RESPONSIBILITIES: In daily work, an employee is responsible to maintain or exceed the degree of excellence requested by the internal and external customers of this department. This includes following established policies, following ISO 9001 & 14001 policies, business practices, and work instructions, using problem solving techniques to solve root causes of problems, and viewing quality as customer satisfaction. Shaw Development expects all employees to take pride in their work, in our company and appearance.


  CORE COMPETENCIES:  Progressive within title.

  Molding Machine Tech I:

1.   Strategic Skills

a. Functional and technical skills

b. Problem solving

2. Operating Skills

a. Time management

b. Informing

3. Energy and Drive

a. Action oriented

4. Personal and Interpersonal Skills

a. Approachability

b. Understanding others (groups)

c. Peer relationships

d. Boss relationships

e. Self-knowledge

f. Self-development

g. Ethics and values

h. Integrity and trust


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities, however all team members are expected to self-supervise to ensure the Companies Continual Improvement philosophy and Core Values are maintained.




LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively with customers and other team members.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: One to two years related experience and/or training. 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to talk or hear. The team 
member frequently is required to walk and sit. The team member is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and use hands to fingers to write, operate a computer keyboard, mouse and telephone keypad. The team member must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, and distance vision.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Promote a working environment that provides for a clean, orderly and safe facility for ALL team members so that we may perform, develop and exceed the contributor status. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the team member is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The team member is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans


Posted: 2022-07-02 Expires: 2022-08-01

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