Molding Machine Operator (2nd Shift)

Job Title:
Molding Machine Operator (2nd Shift)
Mar 26, 2024
Day Shift

Job Description

Located in Bristol, Rhode Island for nearly 50 years, Tri-Mack is a leading manufacturer of high-temperature thermoplastic components for the aerospace-defense, semiconductor, energy and medical industries. 
Our broad capabilities include collaborative engineering, tool making, injection molding, thermoplastic composite processing, multi-axis CNC machining, bonding and assembly, testing and quality control - all within a modern, environmentally controlled 60,000 sq. ft. facility. 
Our culture is based on values that promote respect, teamwork and accountability and we are committed to meeting customer requirements through our ISO 9001/AS9100 quality management system. 
PLEASE NOTE - Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.
Position:  Molding Machine Operator (2nd Shift)
The Molding Machine Operator tends injection molding machines to ensure they stay on cycle, visually inspects parts for common molding defects, and is able to do minor troubleshooting, like clearing a stuck part and understanding machine errors. This position is fully independent in running multiple machines and executing complicated jobs involving hand loads, independently executing all manual measurement methods.
Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
  • Operate all molding machines in the department. Be comfortable running multiple machines and/or running jobs that require hand loads.
  • Independently identify common molding defects like cold slugs, contamination, burnt material, sinks, cracks, porosity and frosting.
  • Independently execute all measurements using optical comparators, Vernier calipers, gauges pins, micrometers, scales and moisture analyzers. Independently fill out all IPQC's.
  • De-gate and de-flash parts using a variety of hand tools. Independently identify de-gating and de-flashing requirements from work order documentation.
  • Independently operate auxiliary equipment such as band saws and cooling fixtures
  • Ensure material is being fed from driers properly, learn how to clean out driers for material switchovers.
  • Be aware of need for material segregation and cleanout in-between production runs of using different materials. Ensure machine is free of foreign material before running a job by vacuuming up contaminants and foreign materials on and around the machine.
  • Be aware of need for screw and barrel cleanliness when switching materials. Report abnormal material coloring, or high levels of contamination to supervisor or mold set-up tech.
  • Understand how to read basic mold processing parameters like mold, nozzle and barrel temperatures. Work with more experienced team members to identify if actual values are not meeting set points
  • Be aware of material traceability requirements and work in a way that ensures traceability is maintained by recording material lot numbers where appropriate, and verifying raw material hopper documentation matches pick lists provided.
  • Independently execute all Preventive Maintenance tasks in your department as assigned by your team leader or managers.
  • Keep work station clean and organized.
  • Clock into and out of work orders to accurately record your time and quantity completed.
  • Fill out BLTs and IPQCs and any electronic data collection as directed by your manager.
  • Properly document scrap/rework parts.
  • Communicate constraints on your productivity to your department managers including: equipment issues, raw material shortages/excess, incorrect part weights, incorrect run standards.
  • Actively pursue opportunities to develop new skills within the department and across departmental lines.
  • Work in a manner that ensures your own safety and the safety of your co-workers, always use correct PPE, and never run a machine without proper guarding.
  • Conduct yourself in an ethical and professional manner and demonstrate Tri-Mack’s Values:Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Accountability and Durability
  • Adhere to all AS9100 requirements as specified in work instructions and by your supervisor.
  • All other duties assigned, including deburring and assembly.

Skills & Experience

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience operating molding machines required.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude is required; comfortable with hand tools.
  • Working knowledge of standard OSHA regulations.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting capability.
  • Physical ability to properly move molds and other equipment as needed; to stand, bend, sit and lift up to 40 pounds for 8 to 12 hours per day.
  • General math knowledge and ability to calculate and solve certain geometric problems.
  • Ability to use and understand all measuring tools; Basic computer skills.
  • Show up on time, work your scheduled hours, get along with co-workers and support others as needed.
Our Benefits:
We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits, including:
  • 40 hour week, Monday-Friday
  • $3.00/hour 2nd shift differential
  • Medical, Life & Dental Insurance
  • Paid Holiday, Personal Time & Vacation
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
If you’re looking for an innovative, values-driven company where you can put your mechanical aptitude and expertise to work, grow your career and take on ever-bigger challenges, you may just have found the place! We know our continued success is dependent upon our employees, which is why we are always on the lookout for reliable, knowledgeable and dynamic individuals with past success in a collaborative team setting, working with clear objectives and direction.
*Tri-Mack Plastics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status or genetic information. Tri-Mack is a drug-free work environment. Pre-employment drug screening (excludes THC) and background checks are required.