Injection Molding Process Technician

Reference Number: SMY-4301
Location: South Bend, IN

The Process Technician sets and adjusts machine controls according to established process standards. Ensures efficiency levels and cycle times are sustained throughout the production run. May adjust and document any changes as needed to ensure product conformity & quality standards are upheld.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the setup of and maintains production of injection molding machines, tooling, and processes as needed.
  • Enhances the technical development of the processes.
  • Assists in preventative maintenance and or repair on machines, injection molding screw assemblies, molds, and other auxiliary equipment.
  • Collaborates with engineering to enhance and debug processes, tooling, and new products
  • Assists in mold verification, sample process development, mold changes, and mold set-ups.
  • Drives process improvements, i.e. set-up time reduction, scrap reduction, and increased throughputs.
  • Regularly performs process troubleshooting on injection molding machines and auxiliary equipment.
  • Verifies operations on the production floor are compliant with production schedule demands.
  • Reviews set-up sheet & process parameters to ensure quality standards are upheld.
  • May diagnose and correct problems during setup and throughout the production run.
  • Consistently monitors performance of molds, machinery & auxiliary equipment.
  • Authorizes full production once setup is complete and first piece approvals are validated.
  • Executes process control checks to ensure the molding method is compliant to standards.
  • Prepares Mold Repair Tags and drives initiatives to improve mold performance.
  • Prepares Equipment Repair Tags and drives initiatives to improve mold performance.
  • Assumes the responsibilities of the Foreman in their absence.
  • May assist with material handling and mold setting.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by manager.


  • Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school.
  • Minimum 5 years experience within the plastics industry. Plastics Injection Molding (Preferred)
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Mathematical Skills: 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.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of spreadsheet & database software.
  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program


If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me for more information.

Sam Young
Senior Business Consultant