Kelly Services Machine Technician Operator in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Kelly Engineering Resources has an 2 outstanding contract to hire/direct hire opportunity for an experienced Molding Technician/Sr. Mold Operator. In this role, you will join a clean molding environment that uses the latest in automation technology and equipment. This facility is 24 - 7 continuous operation that has 1 opening for day shift and 1 opening for night shift.

Job Scope of the Molding Technician: Support manufacturing process of medical grade plastic components through machine start up, shut down, tooling change over and machine maintenance.

Hours: Day Shift 6AM -6PM, Night Shift 6PM - 6 AM

Work Schedule: 3 days on, 3 days off, 4 off, 4 on

Essential Responsibilities of the Molding Technician/Sr. Operator

  • Operate Assembly or package equipment as required per product specifications and/or work instructions.

  • Perform mold tool changeovers.

  • Load the validated master cycle parameters into the Injection Molding machine at each startup.

  • Load programs into and align automated and robotic systems.

  • Ensure Injection Molding machines are running to standard and ensuring product quality meets specification at each startup.

  • Start and stop Injection Molding equipment after initial start-up.

  • Answer Injection Molding equipment alarms.

  • Troubleshoot Injection Molding and automated assembly processes.

  • Clean injection molds as required per work instructions.

  • Perform color changes and material lots as required, and complete traceability documentation.

  • Complete production and workstation documentation as required.

  • Maintain Lean initiatives and participate in lean projects.

  • Retrieve required documentation out of TMS to assist with quality related decisions.

  • Provide suggestions and take active role in Process Improvements to eliminate non-value added activity.

  • Complete Assembly and auxiliary equipment (TPM) Total Productive Maintenance activities.

  • Complete Injection Molding equipment and mold (TPM) Total Preventative Maintenance activities.

  • Responsible for Kanban system associate with work cell to insure materials are properly staged.

  • Perform Scale set-up and operation of scales.

  • Complete cycle checklist.

  • Complete LRPs, including opening and closing of lots, ensuring all paperwork is mistake free.

  • Utilize SAP to manage LRP labels and documents.

  • Perform line clearances as required.

  • Provide support to Production Supervisor as needed.

  • Perform LOTO (lock out/tag out) of any unsafe equipment.

Required Background of the Successful Molding Technician/Sr. Operator:

  • HS Diploma/GED

  • Basic math skills

  • Prior experience with mold tool changeover, injection molding start up /shut down is required for the Sr. Operator Level

  • Adherence to Lock Out /Tag Out required

  • Prior process or auxiliary trouble shooting is a plus.

For immediate consideration please email your resume to Please specify on your resume your shift preference.

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