• Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #12151

Set Up Technician 

Shift: 3rd shift
Pay: $23-$28/hour based on experience 
Location: Kentwood, MI

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide efficient machine setup support to Process Technicians
  • Organize setup carts and work with production team on setup reduction
  • Clean molds (with extreme care and attention) to meet production needs
  • Communicate in an effective and timely manner any equipment issues/breakdowns to maintenance
  • Communicate in an effective and timely manner any automation issues/break to the automation team
  • Communicate in an effective and timely manner any tooling issues to the Production Manager, Process Engineer, and Tool Room Manager
  • Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices

Organizational Relationships:
The Set-Up Technician I reports directly to the Process Engineer for technical direction and training. The Set-Up Technician I reports to the Team Supervisor for daily work priorities. Team Supervisors and the Production Manager will provide the scheduling priorities for the Set-Up Technician I.  Engineering samples or prototype runs will be scheduled in conjunction with the Process Engineer and the Production Manager to avoid complications.

Experience and/or Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Prefer two-year certificate or Associates Degree in plastics-related subject
  • Preferred 1-2 years experience with plastics injection molding set-up duties
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • General understanding of automation systems and equipment
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Basic blueprint reading skills
  • Strong written/verbal communication, leadership, interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Understanding of ISO and FDA/GMP regulations with regard to production processes and documentation practices

This is a great stepping stone for someone looking to get into a Process Technician role!

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