Process Technician/Supervisor-2nd Shift

Knapp Manufacturing | Caledonia, WI

Posted Date 11/14/2022

Process Technician - Molding

Job Description


Position:         Process Technician/Supervisor                        Department:  Molding

Reports to:     Department Supervisor                                   FLSA Status: Hourly


Summary of Position

Under the direction of the Department Supervisor, the Process Technician will optimize safety, quality and machine up-time through continuous improvement and utilization processes.  As a hands-on Process Technician, this position will require the individual to supervise and work with department employees to assist in set-ups, repairs, training and other designated tasks as department needs demand.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise the second shift Molding activities on a daily basis
  • Work as a member of the Molding Core Team to monitor daily production line with Safety, Quality, Performance; Troubleshoot and Resolve technical issues in a timely manner so as to minimize downtime and support continuous flow of molded products.
  • Continuously monitor all operations and processes to prevent and correct equipment malfunctions.
  • Works toward optimization of process control sheets.
  • Analysis of scrap reduction (start-up reduction, defect reduction, transformation from cycle sheet to process sheet).
  • Start Production on any IMM with process template or cycle sheet
  • Responsible for analysis of molding department processes applying scientific molding practices.
  • Perform calculations to apply a universal process sheet to all capable Injection Molding Machine (IMM);
  • Set-up and maintain process monitoring on IMM
  • Understand IMM capabilities to specify which processes can or cannot run in a given machine.
  • Ensure materials are processed according to manufacturers’ processing and safety guidelines.
  • Maintain records of process information. Responsible for the back-up and written records of the IMMs and revision control of all documents, procedures and settings for specific run parts.
  • Perform set ups as required
  • Perform mechanical and basic electrical repairs on IMM and auxiliary equipment.
  • Operate hoists and other lifting equipment to handle and move molds.
  • Identify equipment failures and communicate to department manager.
  • Material testing is required.
  • Setup Molding machines as needed
  • Repair mold electrical, hydraulic or water circuits as needed.
  • Perform Injection Molding Machine (IMM) performance evaluations.
  • Perform and record initial sampling, validation, and execute DoEs created by quality, engineering and development personnel.
  • Provide training to team members on internal processes and equipment operations safety.
  • Active member of the Medical Response Team
  • Assigned special projects as business warrants.


Minimum Education & Experience Requirements


  • Completion of Associate’s degree or apprenticeship by a recognized technical college or administered through the State of Wisconsin.
  • Five years of plastic molding experience in mold setup and process development (or a combination of school and experience
  • Understanding of plastics processing theory which may include material structure, material types, effects of moisture on material (hydrolysis) and four plastic variables.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment with a proven track record of success is preferred.
  • Must be comfortable using computers and applications necessary to perform the job.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to work in-week and week-end overtime as business needs dictate

Salary25.00 - 32.00 Hour
Caledonia, WI
Employment Type

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