The Process Technician A is responsible for mold/tooling changes/setups, machine and tooling troubleshooting, maintenance repair, and setup of all tooling/mold base changes as applicable to insure a safe, clean, and efficient production environment, resulting in finished product that adheres to the quality standards of George Fischer Sloane, Inc. The Process Tech A is the cell leader with an understanding of all facets of the operation of molding and the capabilities to lead and train other employees in the functions of their respective positions in molding.
Primary Job Responsibilities • Changeover of tooling and/or mold base. • Troubleshoot all operating equipment. • Process all materials. • Start-up and shut down of molding department. • Works with minimum supervision. • Ensure that proper materials are used at each machine. • Make sure all accessory equipment set-up properly. Material feeds, auxiliary cooling, etc. • Maintain safe operation such as safety switches, electrical wiring on tooling etc. • Maintain set-up records on tools, preventative maintenance and run profiles. • Adjust machines to produce quality products. • Train Operators and Technician B • Operate all equipment within the department. • Perform duties as assigned. • Report any safety problems to Supervisor. • Follow company policies and procedures. • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized area. • Cover shift in absence of Supervisor • Supports the established quality policy • Fulfills role as required in the documented quality system manual, directives and work instructions.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements: This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:
Must meet all requirements of a Process Technician B and C. High school graduate or GED equivalent.
Ability to read and write English clearly and concisely.
Ability to process an injection molding machine, making adjustments to the process to ensure that quality is met.
Minimum of eight years of plastic processing experience performing sophisticated set-ups or six years plastic experience in a similar or same role and a certificate from an accredited trade school that teaches plastic processing.
Thorough knowledge of the machine and tooling functions/interactions, perform some machine repairs, all preventative maintenance on machine tools. Perform set-ups/process all applicable jobs, and facilitate efficient operation of the equipment. Ability to perform as a cell leader with knowledge and skills necessary to train other employees to improve their overall knowledge of the extrusion equipment and process as well as preparing fellow employees within his/her assigned cell for future advancement.
Must be able to furnish basic hand tools require to perform the functions of a Process Technician A.
Core and Critical Competencies: The following competencies in which all employees shall have a satisfactory level of skills:
Understanding of the manufacturing process.
Knowledge of safety.
Knowledge of measuring devices and testing.
Walking – frequently 4-5 hrs
Standing – 2 hrs
Climbing – occasionally
Squatting/Stooping – Rarely
Reaching – occasionally ? Lifting - up to 40# frequently
Lifting – 50# to 75# with assisted apparatus (overhead crane/forklift)
Safety Requirements: • The employee is responsible to comply with all company and government safety regulations and procedures. • Must wear proper PPE