Process Engineering Technician at Flex in LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois

Posted in Manufacturing 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Flex is the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products that improve the world. Through the collective strength of a global workforce across 30 countries and responsible, sustainable operations, Flex delivers technology innovation, supply chain, and manufacturing solutions to various industries and end markets. Create the extraordinatry:


  • Industry: Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing

  • Type: Public Company


  • Headquarters: 2 Changi South Lane, Singapore, 486123

  • Company Size: 10,001+ employees

  • Website:


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Job Description

The Injection Molding Process Technician will be based in Libertyville, IL. The Injection Molding Process Technician performs molding machine startups and corrects non-conformances using scientific molding and root-cause analysis techniques. Additionally, the Injection Molding Process Technician installs, removes, and troubleshoots complex plastic injection molds using various tools in a safe and efficient manner.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates:

  • Intense collaboration

  • Passionate customer focus

  • Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution

  • Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement

  • Relentless drive to win

Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do…

  • Complete daily cycle checklist to ensure safe and efficient operation of complex injection molding equipment

  • Perform set-up of injection molding equipment

  • Setting and adjusting molds prior to production

  • Process test runs and prepare records, charts, and graphs of results for presentation to engineering and quality teams

  • Daily mold and line cleaning

  • Complete line clearance following color changes

  • Adjusting production rates

  • Respond to machine alarms

  • Monitor, audit, and provide guidance to line operators

  • Provide technical assistance to process development and engineering personnel

Here is some of what you’ll need (required)…

  • Experience performing mold setups or similar work using tools and machinery related to plastic injection molding

  • Minimum 2 years of experience performing injection molding processing

  • Strong Hands-On injection molding processing and troubleshooting ability using scientific approach .

  • Comprehensive knowledge and thorough understanding of robotics (Wittmann, Sepro, Yushin) and auxiliary equipment used with Plastics Injection molding machines

  • Experience of Multi-Shot molding, automated color blending and central material drying system (Conair, Wittmann)

  • Experience with engineering grade materials

  • Ability to work under limited supervision, to self-initiate activities and to work within time limits.

  • Proficiency using shop monitoring systems for proper assignment of various codes, mold cavitation, etc.

  • Ability to communicate root cause issues and actions being implemented

  • Relentless continuous improvement driver

Here are a few of our preferred experiences:

  • Scientific molding such as RJG master molder highly desired

  • Experience with world class machines (Netstal, Krauss Maffei, Roboshot, etc) and tooling maintenance procedures

  • Troubleshooting skills

  • 2+ years experience performing mold setups or similar work using tools and machinery related to plastic injection molding

  • Good team building skills

  • Ability to lead, guide/coach/Mentor and direct team members to support molding operation

  • Degree, Certification, or training in plastics highly desired

Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide…

  • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Matching 401K

  • PTO

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee discounts at local retailers


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