Tool Room Technician – San Leandro, CA

Toolmakers work to repair and maintain plastic injection mold tools, varying from single cavity low volume to multi-cavity high volume molds.  This routinely includes disassembly and cleaning of complex molds where indicate and often delicate components are removed for inspection, repair, and cleaning.

Troubleshooting of molding visual defects or dimensional issues may be done on the bench or in the press to determine next steps and make corrections as needed.  Some fabrication or repair may be done on components using toolroom equipment including use of a lathe, mill, EDM machine, grinders, etc.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, build & maintain tooling & part fixtures using turning, milling & grinding operations
  • Perform scheduled & emergency tooling repair, maintenance, cleaning & set-up of   self-contained molds
  • Recommend changes to mold designs to improve life of the tooling
  • Assist in troubleshooting of tooling on production floor in the molding machines & on the bench
  • Understanding of hot runner tooling function, maintenance & troubleshooting
  • Assist in the training of other toolmakers and apprentices
  • Participation in plant-wide safety efforts – safe and careful work practices always followed to reinforce a culture of safety
  • Support and participation in continuous improvement activities including maintaining a clean and organized workplace
  • Responsiveness to customer, scheduling, production, engineering, and maintenance demands
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team, and willing participation in cross-training activities
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned


Experience & Qualifications:

  • Education: Degree or diploma for 2-year machine trades program
  • Experience: Two – Five years’ experience in assembly and reassembly of molds with thorough knowledge & understanding of tooling, tool room practices, and fabricating techniques
  • Specific skills: Mechanical aptitude, ability to accurately trouble shoot, and problem solve, strong organizational and mathematical skill
Department: Tooling
Job Location: San Leandro CA
Shift: First

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