Setup Technician - Molding

Job Locations US-MN-Brooklyn Park
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(1/8/2024 5:17 PM)
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About Cretex Medical

Cretex Medical is a leading contract manufacturer of precision components and assemblies for the medical device industry.  Our customers view us as a trusted partner in the areas of injection molding, laser processing, metal stamping and device assembly.  Learn more at


Set-Up Technician Position Summary 

Setup Technicians are responsible for the set-up and tear downs of injection molds in molding equipment, set-up of required auxiliary equipment, complete first piece inspection of production run, ensure equipment is running at prescribed cycle per work instructions, and assist, where necessary, press operators. 


Shift Available: 

8th shift: 6:30am-7pm, Thursday-Saturday and every other Sunday


Set-Up Technician Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Locate, transport, install and store injection molds in accordance with established guidelines Prepare auxiliary and second support equipment as required at the press 
  • Monitor presses and alarms and troubleshoot issues 
  • Follows proper setup checks and floor operation procedures 
  • Trouble shoot the manufacturing process to diagnose and resolve anticipated or actual manufacturing problems that may affect product quality 
  • Maintain part quality by completing audits and documenting defective parts 
  • Clean molds 
  • Understand the operating characteristics and capabilities of all manufacturing machinery, equipment, and controls 
  • Develop and document set-up sheets as required for new tooling, major tooling changes, process changes, and special tests 
  • Keep the Engineering Department and the Master Scheduler informed about the technical status of new jobs and projects 
  • Verify documents and logs are accurate and completed in a timely manner 
  • Reads and complies with work instructions, set up sheets, and checklists 
  • Enters production information into the ERP system on a timely basis 
  • Accurately records and reports hours worked 
  • Maintains an organized work area (5S) to include workstations, equipment, walkways, and locker rooms 
  • Participates in the Operational Excellence Program 
  • Understands and complies with the Cretex professional competencies, company policies, and employee manual 
  • Adheres to all safety policies; includes wearing personal protective equipment when required 
  • Supports and complies with the company's Quality System, ISO, and medical device requirements 
  • Completes all other work duties as assigned 


Set-Up Technician Requirements  

  • Ability to perform set-up for new molds and highly complex molds as directed 
  • Knowledge of plastic resins, mold setup and functions of an injection molding press 
  • Ability to create and route reports and communications 
  • Ability to present information to individuals or small groups 
  • Knowledge of basic Math 
  • Ability to operate a forklift and overhead cranes 
  • Ability to promote and maintain a safe work environment 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience 
  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Ability to read, comprehend, follow and document work instructions, standard operating procedures, and training documents 
  • Mechanical Aptitude 
  • Dexterity and hand and eye coordination 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Strong problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple tasks 


Set-Up Technician Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Knowledge of statistical process control (SPC) 


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