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Injection Mold Technician

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Location: St. Louis/Jefferson County Region
Department: Plastics Manufacturing - South County, St. Louis
Listing Date: 2019-09-10
Position: Injection Mold Technician
Job ID: Injection Mold Technician
Job Type: Full-Time
Education Level: High School or equivalent
Experience Level: Entry Level
    • 1) Sets up and operates injection-molding machines to cast products from thermoplastic materials: Installs dies on machine, according to work order specifications, using clamps, bolts, and hand tools.
    • 2) Sets machine controls, regulating molding temperature, volume of plastic, molding pressure and time, according to knowledge of plastics and molding procedures.
    • 3) Dumps premixed plastic powders or pellets into hopper, and starts machine.
    • 4) Pulls lever to close dies and inject plastic into dies to cast part.
    • 5) Removes finished product from dies, using hand tools.
    • 6) Trims excess material from part, using knife.
    • 7) May mix thermoplastic materials and coloring pigments in mixing machine, according to formula.
    • 8) May grind scrap plastic into powder for reuse.