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Plastics Mold Changeover Technician

Martinsburg - West Virginia (WV),


Job Description:

The Mold Maintenance Tech is responsible for implementing and managing all mold and machine changeover processes as well as managing the quality function for relevant machinery.

Key Tasks & Activities

  • Sets up one or more machines, repair and troubleshoot equipment, ancillary equipment and support equipment
  • Make required mold change support equipment as required
  • Perform minor or routine maintenance and repairs
  • Ensures the manufactured products meet specifications after machine is change over
  • Establish “Best in Class” documentation for all equipment
  • Troubleshoot mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and hydraulic issues and partner with maintenance as required
  • Prep molds for cleaning and identify any mold damage for repairs
  • Keep all molds and change parts in order to be ready for next change over
  • Moves machine controls to set preform feeder, bottle conveyor adjustments, infeed and outfeed wheels setup
  • Complete required paperwork accurately and legibly
  • Must be willing to train and go to classes to learn machine operation, maintenance and repair
  • Complete preventative maintenance requirements in coordination with Maintenance team
  • Promote continuous quality improvement processes, including SMED, 5S, Kaizen, problem solving, implement lean metrics etc.
  • Participate in the safety processes of the plant
  • Comply with all company safety policies and procedures as well as maintain good housekeeping and GMP practices/Global Food Safety practices
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Background & Experience

  • 3-5 years manufacturing experience in plastics technology or a similar technical area; Recognized certification or education in related field preferred
  • Strong knowledge of PET
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with downtime analysis and scrap reduction
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to complete necessary changes and provide support for processing on all shifts
  • Previous supervisory experience required
  • Good communication and team building skills
  • Experience with lean manufacturing processes
  • Ability to work in a fast pace, lean environment with heat above 90 degrees
  • Ability to sit, climb, stand, bend, crawl and walk on a varying basis throughout the assigned work schedule
  • Ability to carry and/or maneuver up to 50 pounds

Technical Skills

  • Good working knowledge of computer systems, including MS Office and SAP
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical system issues

Job Type: Full-time


  • mold change: 1 year (Preferred)
  • plastics: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Aggressive -- competitive and growth-oriented
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

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