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Process Technician CA Open (J#26866)
Education: High School
Experience: 1 - 3 years

Innovative Molding is a technology leader in the design, lining and manufacturing of specialty plastic closures for bottles and jars for the food and nutrition industries. The company, with manufacturing operations in Rohnert Park, California and Atkins, Arkansas, holds numerous patents on closures, container finishes, molds and tooling. The company also maintains an in-house engineering function that designs and manufactures its own tooling and support equipment and develops custom manufacturing processes to maximize product quality and operating efficiencies. Innovative Molding was acquired by Rieke Corporation in 2011 and is now an important part of the TriMas Packaging Group.
Summary: Performs a combination of tasks including but not limited to operating and overseeing and ensuring production of orders on schedule to run on a daily basis, review production orders and make sure each machine is running according to production schedule daily. Must review and understand order to be produced daily. (Safety, quality, material and order specifications for product to be run), ensures orders are processed accurately and timely.

Duties and Responsibilities: The following reflects managements definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other reasons.

Able to meet productivity safety, productivity and quality standards
Review production orders scheduled to run daily and a weekly schedule
Color-make sure color feed does not run low, communicate with Quality control specially when color running low.
Coordinates Molding Machine production; orders to be run on daily basis, according to production schedule and order specification.
Fills in orders and color running
Cycle Time-makes sure cycle time is recorded, and if any cycle time changes, makes sure is noted.
Shift Change must communicate with next shift any changes/concerns/problem
Shift change walk through; check machine for excessive drywell/plastic build up, excess could damage wiring on machine.
Ensures all production is recorded properly
Set & start up production jobs while using current process procedures and databases for documenting and troubleshooting.
Make necessary mold changes
Evaluate molding processes to update and improve quality while maintaining safety & productivity
Equipment problems, if machine down and unable to fix, must call maintenance Mgr.
Look for tube jams
Housekeeping; maintain work area clean, example; caps, color, material
End of shift- must ensure all paperwork is completed neat, accurate, and readable; shift end report for each machine, record all information, example; any problems/trouble shooting during shift, and corrective action.
Record any changes to machine to correct problem, such as flash/thread/ trap caps.
Perform preventative maintenance on molding machines & other equipment such as electric and hydraulic mold machines, hot runner tooling, and associated machinery as necessary.


High School diploma preferred
3-5 year of Injection molding experience required
Mechanical aptitude and ability
Strong troubleshooting skills in the areas of mechanical, electrical.
Strong knowledge of injection molding equipment.
Commitment to excellence and high standards
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
Acute attention to detail
Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance.
Ability to understand any and all safety requirements and cautions
Ability to perform the physical labor necessary

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