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Plastics Tech- Offshift

Job Number:  39618
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors Newaygo
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Newaygo, MICHIGAN, US, 49337

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About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.


About the Role

Looking for 2nd and 3rd shift Level 5 or 6 Plastic Injection Process Technicians. Provides technical support for manufacturing. Work pertains to production processes in molding and all secondary process operations in molding. Assignments may be varied and not completely standardized or prescribed.

Your Responsibilities

  • Performs start-up and shutdown of plastic injection molding machines and ensures that all sub systems (i.e., water, materials, heaters, robots, etc.) are operational.
  • Debugs and troubleshoots injection molding process problems for new or existing products to continuously improve part quality and yields.
  • Adjusts within process parameters and recommends any changes for improved efficiencies to the Molding Process Engineer or department managers. This includes but is not limited to tool modifications, robotics, and injection molding machine process changes.
  • Adjusts process parameters when needed and notifies appropriate resources. Properly documents any changes made from tolerance.
  • Transfers current processes from one press to another when a job needs to be moved.
  • Continually monitor all processes related to assigned presses to ensure equipment is running smoothly and efficiently, and that parts meet customer requirements while working to reduce scrap.

Who we are looking for

  • Communicates with appropriate personnel regarding performance of machines/equipment in assigned area and to verify changeovers and/or schedule changes.
  • Identify growth and development opportunities and provide on-going training needs for Manufacturing Set-Up Technicians and Mold Setters.
  • Support Departmental KOI goals to achieve business objectives related to uptime, part quality, mold change time and cycle time. Continually strive to exceed goals.
  • As needed, changes insert, molds, dies, or fixtures and performs minor tool repair,
  • Maintain a high departmental standard for housekeeping in your area.
  • Follows procedures pertaining to safety which includes prescribed lock out procedures when working on equipment to prevent injury.

Your preferred qualifications

  • 3 years' experience as Process Technician for Plastic Injection Molding.
  • 5 years' experience in Plastic Injection Molding environment.
  • Ability to work off shift schedule, including weekends.
  • Ensure proper handling, storage and disposal of hazardous and regulated wastes including used oil and aerosol can waste.
  • Attends and participates in regular work team meetings.
  • Perform other duties as required.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Beautiful environment in Riverside town with fishing, camping and sports recreation.
  • Great Benefits at 30 days.
  • Full prorated Vacation after 30 days.
  • Tuition Reimbursement.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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