Molding Set-up Technician

Knapp Manufacturing | Caledonia, WI

Posted Date 11/14/2022

Molding Set-Up Technician Job Description


Position:   Molding Set-up Technician                                  Department:  Molding

Reports to:     Molding Manager                                           FLSA Status: Hourly

Summary of Position

Under the direction of the Molding Manager, this position is accountable for the set-up, repair and maintenance of injection mold machines.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sets up and operates an injection molding machine for the purpose of shaping plastics while maintaining departmental Safety, Quality and Delivery objectives.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints and diagrams to select, position and secure machinery.
  • Adjusts machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications and standards in a timely fashion which include set cycle times.
  • Installs dies in and out of machine, according to work order specifications, using clamps, bolts and hand tools.
  • Understand and is able to mix resin material and coloring pigments or recycled material according to formula.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork (i.e. cycle time sheets, set-up sheets, etc.) as directed in a timely and precise manner.
  • Operate automated assembly machines in parallel with molding cycle as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining the flow of work through production departments as needed.
  • Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.
  • Perform job functions in a safe manner, know and follow established job specific and facility wide safety and health procedures.
  • Actively participate in site safety initiatives, including the wearing of all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Bring safety and health concerns, unsafe acts and safety suggestions to management’s attention or correct those you’re able to.



Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 1 year of experience as a set-up or process technician
  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or sufficient manufacturing work related experience
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and communicate efficiently with a wide variety of people and personalities
  • Ability to manually lift up to 50 lbs and manually push/pull full skids and carts of material
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to reach, bend, and stretch with minimal assistance
  • Basic computer skills to function in an ERP system


Caledonia, WI
Employment Type
First | Second

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