Westlake Pipe & Fittings, a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), is the second-largest polyvinyl chloride pipe and fittings manufacturer in North America. With 35 manufacturing and distribution locations, the company supplies gasketed, solvent weld and restrained joint pipes and a wide range of fittings for a diverse list of markets including municipal water and sewer, plumbing, water well, pool and spa, and agricultural and turf irrigation. Westlake Pipe & Fittings is an industry leader in product development with Certa-Lok spline-lock technology and product systems that are focused on building a better foundation. To learn more, visit the website at and follow us on , and .
SO WHY WESTLAKE PIPE & FITTINGS?
We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive culture that empowers and encourages our associates to succeed through individual achievement and teamwork. A career at Westlake Pipe & Fittings, is enriched with an innovative spirit, high work ethic, and rewarding experiences. We foster a culture that supports professional development, personal growth, and opportunities for advancement.
COMPETITIVE PAY & BENEFITS
Summary: Responsible for ensuring installation of proper tooling, mold base and process set-ups in order to obtain top-quality injection molded products, while satisfying manufacturing objectives in a cost effective manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This position reports directly to the Acting Supervisor and will receive direction from the Production Supervisor or Injection Molding Manager in the absence of or in conjunction with the Acting Supervisor.
The primary responsibility of the Mold Technician is to safely and efficiently perform top-quality operational duties on a daily basis which include (but are not limited to) the following:
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Qualifications: Basic to advanced knowledge of the injection molding machine and its electrical, hydraulic, programmable logic controller (PLC) and safety controls. Basic operation of human machine interface (HMI), electrical and hydraulic systems. Ability to match tooling components using part numbers as identification.
Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Additional post-secondary education is a plus (trade school/college). Previous work in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred; Basic PLC, electrical, and hydraulic systems training/experience or machine shop training and/or 1-2 years equivalent experience (entry level); up to 6-8 years equivalent experience (advanced level). Manufacturing experience in plastic injection molding with relevant knowledge of resins and plastic materials preferred.
Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend sufficient English to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all standard units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Reasoning Ability: Must be able to take complex and diverse information or situations which have several probable correct paths and compile information in a manner that allows problems to be solved in a reasonable fashion.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Fork Lift (truck) certification required.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to bend, squat, twist, climb, push/pull, reach and lift up to 50 pounds on occasion.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. General factory. Exposed to heat, cold, noise, dust, oil/grease and traveling powered industrial vehicles.
Westlake Management Services, Inc. is proud to offer equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants to join our company and to succeed as members of our team regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.