MIM Process Technician - 3rd Shift
at ATW Companies

Date Posted: 7/4/2020

Job Description

Parmatech Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ATW Companies based in Petaluma, CA, is a leading supplier of complex custom manufactured metal components to demanding markets (medical, industrial, defense, aerospace, etc.)  Parmatech deploys established and emerging technologies such as Metal Injection Molding (MIM), micro-machining, and 3D Printed Metal (3DPM) to deliver consistent high quality product.  Parmatech is a pioneer in MIM, developing, patenting, and licensing the technology in the early 1970’s to help kick start a market that is now over $2.5 Billion.  MIM is a low cost, high volume manufacturing process producing parts to near net shape, reducing or eliminating the need for secondary and machining operations. 3DPM is cutting edge technology that can deliver concept to prototype in 2 weeks and deliver complex shapes not possible with machining, casting or molding. Parmatech has recently announced a partnership with HP in launching the HP Metal Jet 3D printing system with the goal of continuing Parmatech’s pioneering spirit of developing cutting edge metal fabrication technologies.  Parmatech has over forty-five years of operational experience on the world stage of metals fabrication, and in serving the Northern California community. Our goal is to continue our history of success and sustainability in business, culture, and community.

The MIM Process Technician is responsible for operating and monitoring sintering and debinding equipment following established processes by Engineering to ensure proper product functionality and cost efficiency. 



  •        Safe operation of all equipment related to sintering and debinding process to meet quality and productivity standards

•        Recognizes variations from proper equipment /machine performance and seeks corrective assistance when other than normal adjustments are required

•        Recognize trends in data (run charts, distribution charts, etc.) that indicate product quality concerns and seeks corrective assistance when other than normal adjustments are required

•        Performs routine inspections and minor maintenance of all sintering and debinding equipment at defined intervals documenting maintenance and any problems, and notifies the Maintenance Department as appropriate

•        Moves parts through the various processing steps to meet production schedules

•        Maintains logs on various types of furnace plates/setters as directed.

•        Submits samples of parts to laboratory for required analysis.

•        Unassisted, under standard operating procedures, run and verify programs

•        Provide feedback/suggestions for improvement on work instructions and


•        Ability to write work instructions for engineering approval

•        Recognize any unsafe conditions and report to supervisor, lead, or other

management representative immediately

•        Maintain accurate records and logs as required

•        Accurate data entry in to company ERP system

•        Load and unload parts, and move materials within the plant by carrying, pushing, rolling or operating material handling equipment.


•        2-3 years as a manufacturing process technician or related experience

•        Knowledge of various machinery, tools, materials and equipment necessary to perform job duties

•        Possess excellent mechanical skills and computer/PC skills (including word & excel knowledge)

•        Acute attention to detail including but not limited to workmanship and maintaining efficiency

•        Strong organizational skills.

•        Work effectively as a team member and independently.

•        Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

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