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ASH Industries is a fast paced manufacturing company with almost NO 'same old same old' days of work. Engineers US-wide come to us with their designs (medical, industrial, consumer goods) and we use their prints, our ingenuity, plastic pellets, and chunks of metal to create finished injection molded thermoplastic products. ASH builds its own tooling & processes its own components. We have experienced consistent 6 to 12% growth/year beating back US & foreign competition. ASH is 27 years old, 60 employees, and we're NOT slowing down any time soon. ASH is NOT a micro-manage facility and we live by the “do your own thing, do it well'' credo. We work in clean, well-organized shop. Come for a visit and you will not want to leave.

 

Open Positions:

Injection Molding Processor

Injection Molding Processor & Shift Supervisor

Department: Production

Reports To: Molding Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary

  • Injection molding processor and shift supervisor;
  • Sets and adjusts machine controls according to established process standards;
  • Will complete mold setting, process documentation, production quality (including first article tests);
  • Working with all types of thermoplastic & MIM materials from commodity to extreme engineering grades;
  • Working with all configurations of injection molds;
  • Ensures efficiency levels and cycle times are sustained throughout the production run.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Setup and maintains production of injection molding machines, tooling, and processes;
  • Enhances the technical development of the processes;
  • Performs preventative maintenance/repair on machines, injection molding screw assemblies, molds, and chiller;
  • Collaborates with engineering to enhance and debug processes, tooling, and new products;
  • Performs mold verification, sample process development, mold changes, and set-ups;
  • Drives process improvements, i.e. set-up time reduction, scrap reduction, and increased through-puts;
  • Regularly performs process troubleshooting on injection molding machines and auxiliary equipment;
  • Verifies operations on the production floor are compliant with production schedule demands;
  • Reviews set-up sheet & process parameters to ensure quality standards are upheld;
  • May diagnose and corrects problems during setup and throughout the production run;
  • Consistently monitors performance of molds, machinery & auxiliary equipment;
  • Authorizes full production once setup is complete and first piece approvals are validated;
  • Executes process control checks to ensure the molding method is compliant to standards;
  • Prepares mold repair tags and drives initiatives to improve mold performance;
  • Manages the performance of production personnel;
  • May assist with material handling and mold setting;
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by manager.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Responsible for production and wellbeing of the employees assigned to your shift.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  • Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.
  • Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Achievement Focus - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; recognizes and acts on opportunities; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Personal Appearance - Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school. Minimum 5 years experience within the plastics industry.

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of spreadsheet & database software.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

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About ASH Industries

ASH® Industries offers a wide range of product manufacturing solutions.

Our engineering knowledge, patience, technical expertise, and desire to please clients has led to consistent innovation. 

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1330 W. Willow St.
Lafayette, LA 70506 
Ph: (800) 598-5274 
Fax (337) 235-0971

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