Process Technician

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  • Full-time employee
  • Anoka, Minnesota

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Lakeland Tool & Engineering, a complete precision thermoplastic, engineering and manufacturing services provider for the worldwide market, is searching for Process Technician (2nd Shift) to join our team in Anoka, Minnesota. 

Summary of Position:

The Process Technician is responsible for maintaining the control of processes in injection molding, molding/tool changes, set-ups, and start-ups of molding.  Additionally, the Process Technician is required to troubleshoot problems and correct parameters to maintain quality and efficient production and reporting to the shift supervisor.

2nd Shift Schedule: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 11:30pm, overtime as necessary

Wage Scale: $21.00/hr + $1.00 Shift Differential

Essential Functions:

  • Perform processing adjustments on injection molding equipment, auxiliary support equipment, material handling systems, and robotics
  • Complete mold changes, set-ups, and start-ups
  • Start-up/shut down machinery, manifold controllers, cooling systems, valve gate systems, material loading systems, and power supplies
  • Analyze and trouble-shoot machine-related problems, providing technical guidance and taking the appropriate corrective measures to minimize downtime and interruption of production schedules
  • Respond to all machine, robot, and secondary equipment alarms ina timely manner
  • Work closely with Operator Supervisors, Lead Operators, QA Inspectors and Press Operators to improve product flow, improve quality, and reduce scrap
  • Train Mold Set Up Technicians to understand, measure, and use the key processing parameters and injection molding principles (“rules of thumb”) to transfer, troubleshoot, and make minor adjustments to the injection molding process in a controlled, systematic and logical manner
  • Implement and monitor real time process monitoring system for assigned production jobs, utilizing data as necessary, as well as assist in establishing process control limits (tolerances) for production
  • Ensure accuracy, completeness, and updates of all production and processing related documentation to maintain standardization of setups/startups run to run

Qualifications:

  • Requires a high school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 3-5 years of related injection molding processing experience and/or training, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of automation and robotics
  • Demonstrated abilities in plastic processing control, improvement, debugging, and cycle time reduction
  • Ability to read and comprehend directions, procedures, instructions, specifications and setup sheets to determine correct machine set-up
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and management
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills
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About Lakeland Tool & Engineering

Lakeland Tool and Engineering, Inc., is a full-service custom precision thermoplastic and thermoset mold builder and molder for the worldwide market. For over 44 years, product design engineers have relied on our excellent service and quality molding capabilities. With the emphasis on customer needs, we work with product designers throughout product development to ensure the best in product design, mold design, material selection, and cost-effective tooling and production.

Lakeland Tool & Engineering is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

  • Lakeland Tool & Engineering
    2939 6th Avenue North
    Anoka, MN 55303
  • 763-422-8866 (Phone)
  • 763.422.8867 (Fax)

GENEROUS BENEFIT PACKAGES*

  • Health insurance with 100% coverage for preventive services (in network)
  • 100% coverage for preventive prescription medications
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life, accident, and disability insurance options
  • Dental and vision plan options
  • 401(k) and profit sharing
  • Employee assistance program
  • Additional benefits may apply to specific companies

*Available to qualified full-time employees

Frandsen Corporation and related entities are a family of businesses owned and operated by Dennis and Greg Frandsen and headquartered in North Branch, Minnesota. The manufacturing sector has operations in Minnesota, Iowa, and Kentucky. The banking sector has facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.