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Injection Mold Technician

Summit Employment Professionals • Wichita, KS

Posted 7 days ago

Job Snapshot

$15.00 - $20.00 /Hour
Defense - Aerospace, Manufacturing, Industrial
Manufacturing, QA - Quality Control, Skilled Labor - Trades


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Job Description

1st, 2nd, 3rd shift available

Primary Purpose

Installs molds in injection molding machines. Sets up established molding processes for production. Monitors molding processes to ensure product quality meets internal and customer standards.

Essential Duties
  • Installs (sets up) molds and required auxiliary equipment in and on the injection molding machine using specified clamps, wrenches and other tools as required.
  • Understands how to interpret waterline diagrams and installs waterlines to mold in accordance with the supplied diagram.
  • Read and understand injection molding machine molding process sheet and incorporates process sheet settings into the injection molding machine's micro-processor.
  • Identifies and installs specific injection mold requirements such as hot runner controllers; hot oil heaters; and other peripheral devices as required.
  • Performs re-starts i.e. molding process has been previously established but machine may have been shut down for breaks etc
  • Understands how to properly shut down injection molding equipment i.e. purge barrel with purging compound closes all waterlines, turns off barrel temperatures
Other Duites
  • Operates hoist used to lift injection mold.
  • Understands how to set and adjust injection mold machine die height to accommodate specific injection mold requirements.
  • Understands how to set and adjust injection mold machine ejection stroke adjustment to accommodate specific injection mold requirement.
  • Understands how to check for proper nozzle orifice size and length. Change nozzle / tip if necessary.
  • Ability to trouble shoot basic injection molding problems on the production floor.
  • Other Duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Technical Plastics Processing Program

  • 5 year(s) preferred in Working knowledge of thermoplastic injection molding equipment..
  • 5 year(s) preferred in Good understanding of the theory and practice of injection molding..
  • 5 year(s) preferred in Good understanding of injection molding commodity and engineering resin materials..
  • 5 year(s) preferred in Mechanical aptitude..
  • 5 year(s) preferred in Ability to read and understand component drawings..
  • 5 year(s) required in Ability to work and communicate well with others in a team environment

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