Molding Technician Set-Up
at Lasko Products

Date Posted: 4/5/2021

Job Description

Essential Functions                                                                                                                                                                                                    Observe continuous operation of automatic machines to ensure that products meet specifications and to detect jams or malfunctions, making adjustments as necessary.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Measure and visually inspect products for surface and dimension defects in order to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.          
  • Set up, operate, or tend plastic molding or casting machines to mold or cast plastic parts or products.                                      
  • Position and secure workpieces on machines, and start feeding mechanisms.                                                                                
  • Turn valves and dials of machines to regulate pressure, temperature, and speed and feed rates, and to set cycle times.    
  • Remove finished or cured products from dies or molds, using hand tools, air hoses and other equipment; stamp identifying information on products when necessary.     
  • Install dies onto machines or presses, then coat dies with parting agents, according to work order specifications.               
  • Mix and measure compounds, or weigh premixed compounds; then dump them into machine tubs, cavities, or molds.          Observe meters and gauges to verify and record temperatures, pressures, and press-cycle times.  
  • Spray, smoke, or coat molds with compounds to lubricate or insulate molds, using acetylene torches or sprayers.        
  • Read specifications, blueprints, and work orders to determine setups, temperatures, and time settings required to mold, form, or cast plastic materials, as well as to plan production sequences. 
  • Adjust equipment and workpiece holding fixtures, such as mold frames, tubs, and cutting tables, to ensure proper functioning.    
  • Remove parts such as dies from machines after production runs are finished.         
  • Smooth and clean inner surfaces of molds, using brushes, scrapers, air hoses, or grinding wheels, and fill imperfections with refractory material.                                                      
  • Obtain and move specified patterns to work stations, manually or using hoists, and secure patterns to machines, using wrenches. 
  • Perform maintenance work such as cleaning and oiling machines. 
  • Repair or replace damaged molds, pipes, belts, chains, or other equipment, using hand tools, hand-powered presses, or jib cranes. 
  • Select coolants and lubricants, and start their flow. 
  • Pull level and toggle latches to fill molds, to regulate tension on sheeting, and to release mold covers.    
  • Select and install blades, tools, or other attachments for each operation. 
  • Shape molds to specified contours, using sand, and trowels and related tools. 
  • Clamp metal and plywood strips around dies or patterns to form molds.

Competencies and Abilities

  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using own drive and initiative.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

Certifications and Special Requirements

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office

Required Education and Experience

High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)

Experience

One to two years related experience

 



Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Fort Worth, TX
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Up to 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted: 4/5/2021

About Us

Lasko Metal Products was founded in 1906 by Mr. Henry Lasko in Philadelphia. Over the years, the product line was adapted to capture changing consumer needs. As America moved to the suburbs in the mid-20 th century, Lasko expanded into small appliances, fans and household portable heaters. From there, company growth continued and American manufacturing locations expanded to Tennessee and Texas where production continues today.

For more than 100 years, Lasko Products, Inc. has continued its growth and leadership in home comfort and convenience products, while maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit and creative atmosphere generally associated with a small company. Through innovation, flexibility, and this entrepreneurial attitude, Lasko responds to the continually changing needs of today’s consumers.

If you are a hands-on team player and would like to join a company where each individual makes a significant contribution to, and shares in the success of, the team’s efforts, please contact us. Human capital is one of our most valued resources.

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