Material Handler

Reference Number: SMY-4592
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

An innovative plastic injection molding company is looking for a Material Handler to provide expert support in injection molding to the manufacturing operation. It is both a “hands-on” and supportive role where consistent, quality parts are produced at effective rates. Our ideal candidate will not only provide a positive team atmosphere, but they will also operate with urgency and dedication to do “whatever it takes” to meet the customer’s requirements, in a safe working environment.

The role is required to maintain the control of material(s) used in the injection molding process. The role also provides support to the execution of the production schedule including anything from component changes, setups, and startups.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assists in the proper set-up of all aspects of an injection molding job, including mold set up
    • placing & clamping the mold
    • watering of the mold
    • knockouts
    • hot runner connections
    • material placement (moving, placing and connecting dryers, mixers and auxiliary equipment)
    • Assists in the execution of the production schedule and responsible for ensuring job changes are done timely.
    • Monitors and prepares auxiliary equipment as needed in the production area.
    • Maintains the orderly appearance of the material storage area, including recycled material.
    • Completes all necessary mold in/out paperwork.
    • Assists the Process Technician when needed; Verifies paperwork for jobs and completion of inspections at start-up of jobs and in process inspections.
    • Trains back-ups.
    • Troubleshooting and problem-solving experience.

Job Type: Full-time


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

Sam Young
Senior Consultant