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Mold Maker TX Open (J#26294)
Experience: 4 - 9 years

Headquartered in Tempe, AZ, UPG is a full service manufacturer of precision plastic products and value-added services for the Data, Consumer, Energy and Automotive markets. Total design, manufacturing and business solutions provide significant and sustained business performance benefits for our customers. UPG operates state-of-the-art facilities in Minnesota, Texas, the United Kingdom and Suzhou, China.

United Plastics Group, Inc. has an opening at its Houston, Texas facility for a Mold Maker.

JOB SUMMARY:
Analyzes specifications; sets up and operates machine tools; and, fits and assembles parts to fabricate and repair molds by applying knowledge of tool and die design, construction concepts, shop mathematics, metal properties and layouts of machining and assembly procedures. Studies specifications, blueprints, sketches, models or descriptions and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts

DETAILED JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Evaluates and repairs injection molds.

Generates quotes for new tooling and engineering changes.

Assists Tooling Engineers with solving tooling problems related to molding.

Requisitions materials and supplies needed for tool production.

Examines defective machinery to determine cause of malfunction and reports need for machine repairs.

Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.

Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of department.

Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.

Plan numerical control program to control contour- path machining of metal parts on automatic machine tools.

Analyze drawing, sketches, and design data of part to determine dimension and configuration of cuts, selection of cutting tools, and machine speeds and feed rates, according to knowledge of machine shop processes, part specifications, and machine capabilities.

Determine reference points and direction machine cutting paths.

Compute angular and linear dimensions, radii, and curvatures, and outlines sequence of operations required to machine part.

Communicate with co-workers and supervisor to receive instructions and coordinate activities.

Have a good understanding of 3D surfacing.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Trade school diploma (mold-making certification).

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Five or more years experience in mold-making, design and/or repair.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
Blueprint reading, fabrication, maintenance and repair of molds, tooling and gauges, and other related equipment.

HOW TO APPLY:
Candidates interested in applying for this position should forward a cover letter and resume to: houstonhr@upgintl.com. No agencies or phone calls please.
 
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