Work in Ames

Plastic Processing Technician

Company Name:
Hawkeye Molding Company, Inc.
Company Description:

Hawkeye Molding specializes in Iowa-made custom injection molded parts & products serving the industries of appliance, agriculture, furniture, industrial, lighting, and manufacturing components.

Hawkeye Molding has two facilities in the Iowa heartland – Roland and Albia, and are ISO 9001:2015 certified. With our 38 horizontal injection molding machines ranging from 15 tons to 1375 tons, we are fully committed to providing high-quality injection molded products to our customers.

Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
July 19, 2021
Deadline Date:
June 30, 2023
Job Category:
Advanced Manufacturing
Home Base Iowa Company:
Salary Range:
$20 - $32
Job Description:

Purpose & Scope:

The role is required to maintain the control of processes in an injection molding facility. The role also provides support to the execution of the production schedule including anything from component changes, setups and startups for plastic products.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Process Technician will be responsible for the following activities: Directing and monitoring the execution of the production schedule as well as performing mold and/or material changes as dictated by the schedule.  Performing process troubleshooting, part inspections and various other functions to insure part conformity and quality.  Verifying paperwork for jobs and completion of inspections at start-up of jobs and in process inspections. Monitoring and preparing support equipment i.e. water controllers, material grinders, etc. as needed in the production area and assisting in break coverage as needed.

Organizational Relationships:

The role reports to the Director of Molding and has a communication relationship with Team Leaders, Operators, Mold Setters, Maintenance Technicians, Operations Manager, Production Supervisor and Quality Manager.

Working Conditions:

The role is carried out in a non-climate-controlled manufacturing environment.

Education & Training:

High school diploma or equivalent required or equivalent experience in Injection Molding.

3-5 Years Injection Molding Experience Preferred.  

Ability to Speak, Read and Write English. 

Knowledge of Plastic Resins and Decoupled molding a plus.

Technical Knowledge Skills & Experience:

  • Injection molding Technician experience is required.
  • Ability to read measuring devices, i.e. Micrometer, Vernier calipers, Dial indicators, etc.
  • Must possess or be able to acquire a valid Forklift license and have ability to install molds with Forklifts.
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints.
  • Experience with hand tools is required.

Special Requirements:

The person must have good motor skills and the ability to lift 50 lbs. The role requires standing for up to 8 hours, lifting, turning, twisting, safety gate operation, reaching, pulling, pushing, clutching, and placing.

Travel Required:
Resume Required:
109 Progressive Ave
Contact Person:
Keith Miller
Contact Email:
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