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Injection Molding Set-up Technician

Company: Badger Meter Inc
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Why Badger Meter? Are you looking to join a dynamic team where you have the autonomy and challenge that lets you learn and grow your career? Are you energized when you know that your contributions matter and make a difference in business success? If yes, then Badger Meter may be a great place for you! For more than 115 years, Badger Meter has provided strong, stable financial growth, in turn providing employees with the opportunity to build long, successful careers. As a leading manufacturer of flow measurement technology, Badger Meter offers many opportunities to measure what matters in protecting the world's water and other precious resources. Our company is large enough to continually drive market innovation, all while we maintain a collaborative and flexible working atmosphere. What You Will Contribute: Badger Meter is hiring a 3rd shift (10:30 pm- 7:00 am) This position is responsible to set-up, adjust and prepare plastic injection molding machines for the purpose of achieving optimum production of molded thermo-plastic parts and components. This may involve the set-up of molds, auxiliary equipment and secondary operation machines. May be assigned to work in other departments or perform other duties (including tending and operating molding machines) as instructed by management. Major Job Duties/Accountability: * Installs molds/dies into injection molding machines according to the production schedule to satisfy production needs and tool development needs * Set up procedures may include the following: Connecting hoses, die heaters, loading of proper raw material or checking the pellet mix against code number to verify use of a virgin material, regrind mix or color composition mix * Set machine process parameters according to established "ISO Setup" documented processes * Set process controllers according to prescribed process specifications which may include setting cylinder temperature, activate water cooling systems and set mold temperature * Regulate first and second stage pressure and cycle time, set back pressure and adjust mold opening and closing time * Change out machine barrel nozzles and tips as needed. Purge machine of all old material and run test. * Responsible for setup of secondary processes and equipment such as degating and drilling operations. * Use and setup required measuring fixtures on coordinate measuring machines (CMM) to measure parts on inspection programs as required * Perform any required process changes that deviate from specified parameters within the current engineering/ management limitations to ensure acceptable dimensions and appearance * Inspect test part to blueprint specifications and make all necessary adjustments to correct any problems before production run * Service molding machines by cleaning dies, clearing sprues, freeing stuck parts and loading material hoppers * Follow machine shut down procedures as specified which may include the following; close hopper throat valve, turn off heating and cooling systems, retract carriage and purge machine and ensure machines and areas around them are clean and free of all debris (resin pellets, molded parts, water, oil, etc.) after each setup is completed * Set up and operate tool tryouts to support engineering development when required by management. * Utilize production inventory management systems to perform production reporting and part information inquires such as material locations or bill of materials Qualifications: * 1+ year of experience, manufacturing experience preferred * High School Degree required * Basic computer skills * Must have a good understanding of machine adjustments * Requires of good knowledge of how to use precision gauges such as verniers, scales, comparators and pyrometers * Ability to diagnose machine or tool malfunctions or conditions which lead to incorrect dimensions or defective parts * Ability to pass internal forklift and hazmat training if applicable * Ability to work independently with little supervision * Maintains open communication and positive working relationships with staff Physical Requirements: * Must be able to demonstrate the ability to perform a 20 pound lift test An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Applicants can learn more about their rights regarding equal opportunity in employment by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster and the "EEO is the Law" poster supplement at

Keywords: Badger Meter Inc, Milwaukee , Injection Molding Set-up Technician, Professions , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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