Set Up Technician

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • In the absence of the supervisor, directs, supervises, and coordinates machine set ups and operations requiring a broad knowledge of injection processes, plastic compounds, and production engineering applications.
  • Functions as the shift lead to set up operators.
  • Organizes and assigns work to utilize available skills, knowledge and experience, labor hours, machines, and tooling to the best advantages to obtain most favorable machining costs, quality, and workmanship.
  • Coordinates production with Quality Assurance inspection activities a related to work in progress.
  •  Integrates required revisions to products or processes as necessary.
  • Receives work orders from production schedules or verbal instruction from supervisor or Lead person and verifies proper tooling or mold requirements.
  • Selects proper tooling or mold and prepares materials needed for proper machine set up, testing, and operation. Inserts and secures required tools or molds to meet scheduled production, ensuring proper placement and setting and using manual or mechanical assistance to transfer tool or mold when necessary.
  • Operates machine to test settings and makes adjustments to speed, feed, tool or mold setting, etc., to ensure product conformance with defined specification.
  • Communicates special operating instructions to machine operator as necessary.
  • Responds to machine operator questions regarding settings or changes to settings during machine production.
  • Performs basic preventative maintenance and cleaning on machines to minimize the possibility of future machine downtime.
  • Alerts supervisor and maintenance department of major machine problems.
  • Completes required paperwork to record set up procedures, settings, etc.
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.
  • Performs related assignments as requested.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach