Santa Ana, CA 92705

Posted: 05/20/2024 Employment Type: Long Term Industry: ASSEMBLY/MACH OPER/PRODUCTION Pay Rate: 28.00-30.00

Job Description


The Process Technician is responsible to ensure the molding process is being run as per processing requirements. This position requires excellent troubleshooting and mold setup skills. Can assist and coordinate daily activities of production workers engaged in operating plastic molding equipment that produces plastic molded parts. This position requires interaction with the other Shift Supervisors and Mold Techs/leads to coordinate shift operations, excellent troubleshooting skills, a thorough knowledge of the various equipment, resins, and their characteristics. Provide direction for all employees and shift activities.




Is responsible to, develop, train and coach production team leaders, cell leaders, operators and material personnel within the department, ensuring that they contribute to the company objectives.

  • Review master schedule in order to plan, direct daily production and ensure production and quality requirements are achieved.
  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding of productivity guidelines on your shift (scrap, utilization, meeting standards).
  • Ensure all work centers are running with approved cycle sheets and correct scheduled work orders.
  • Assign, direct, and follow up with the Production team to establish and maintain safety procedures, production, quality control standards, daily priorities, good housekeeping practices, and a clean working environment.
  • Verify machines are operating according to standard cycles, allowable scrap, work instructions and quality plan; ensure downtime codes and scrap codes are entered on time into IQMS.
  • Inspect products to verify conformance to specifications and direct support teams with adjustment of machines.
  • Establish and maintain good employee relations and adherence to judicious disciplinary measures when required.
  • Is responsible for consistent and fair application of company policies and procedures.
  • Support the implementation, achievement, and maintenance of the Quality and Environmental Policies and Procedures.
  • Coordinate and direct technicians, and material handlers, and leads priorities with troubleshooting and problem solving to support production schedule, and follow established action plans for processes out of range.
  • Support quality control for production start-up, including limit sample approval, machine start-up, shift supervisor’s notice of quality defect, and any quality control issues that arise during the shift.
  • Coordinate tooling and equipment usage, repair, and maintenance to meet production schedule. Ensure work orders for maintenance or tooling issues are performed and maintained.
  • Assigns and coordinate daily preventive mold cleaning for all production presses per procedure and schedule.
  • Ensure established purge procedure is maintained and line clearance is performed per work instructions.
  • Train production personnel to follow and sustain 5s practices, quality standards, work instructions, accurate floor dispositions, SOPs and MRB procedures, data collection and reporting, and all other company procedures.
  • Record any process changes to log when deviating from standard process and follow escalation procedure.
  • Communicate shift-to-shift information such as, production status, quality issues and given instructions.
  • Involve team leaders, cell leaders, operators, and materials personnel in a team approach to continuous improvement, 5s practices, one-piece flow, and problem solving using root-cause analysis methods.
  • Provide leadership, communication, and motivation to team members, promote a work environment based on teamwork, trust, confidence, and accountability. Be enthusiastic and have a can-do attitude.


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.

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. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demands


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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports, correspondence and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups or managers clients, customers, or employees of organization.


1. Technical Capacity

2. Organizational Skills

3. Problem Solving/Analytical

4. Decision-Making Skills

5. Use of Metrology Instruments

6. Mathematic Ability

7. Time Management

8. Initiative


1. High School Diploma or equivalent or 2 years in a plastic injection molding manufacturing environment.

2. Knowledge of ISO standards.

3. Must have good interpersonal skills with ability to motivate employees.

4. Strong technical and organizational skills.

5. Able to plan and organize daily activities, analyze data, and react to changes and challenges.

6. Ability to communicate and present effectively in both written and oral form required.

7. Must be proficient in MS Office.


1. Degree in Plastics or Engineering or 4 years in a plastic injection molding manufacturing environment.

2. 5+ years of experience in Technical positions in manufacturing with proven ability to deliver desired results.

3. 5+ years of experience in Plastics Processing, Injection Molding, or High-Speed Production/Assembly operation and/or medical device manufacturing experience.

4. Knowledge of ISO standards.

5. Must have good interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to motivate employees.

6. Strong technical, and organizational skills.

7. Ability to communicate and present effectively in both written and oral form required

Job Types: Full-time, Temp-to-hire

Pay: $28.00 - $30.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week

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