Defiance, OH

Lead Process Technician - Injection Molding

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  • April 10
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Lead Process Technician - Injection Molding
Defiance, OH


Are you ready to join a dynamic team at a thriving company thatโ€™s been experiencing consistent growth for over 20 years? This is an incredible opportunity to be a part of a forward-thinking, non-automotive manufacturing leader. Hereโ€™s what makes this job special:


Why You'll Love Working Here:

  • ๐Ÿš€ Rocketing Growth: Averaging 30 new parts per year and 10-15% annual growth.
  • ๐ŸŒŸ Job Security: No layoffs in 20+ years.
  • ๐Ÿ’ผ Stable & Profitable: A financially strong company with a diverse business mix.
  • ๐Ÿค Collaborative Team: Work with a cohesive team dedicated to shared goals.
  • ๐Ÿ† Expert Role: Become the go-to expert for injection molding processes.
  • ๐Ÿ  Family Atmosphere: Feel at home in a privately-held company that treats you like family.

About the Role: As the Lead Process Technician, youโ€™ll play a pivotal role in our operations team, driving efficiency and innovation. Your daily responsibilities will include:

  • Manage daily startup and troubleshooting of multiple injection molding machines.
  • Supervise trial runs for new parts.
  • Diagnose and resolve injection molding process issues to minimize downtime, reduce scrap, and enhance efficiency.
  • Ensure the smooth operation of critical injection molding tasks.
  • Perform robotics and mechanical troubleshooting.
  • Oversee tooling repairs and coordinate with tool shops.
  • Assist in reviewing tooling design and manufacturability.
  • Order necessary supplies for presses and mold repairs.
  • Maintain and update documentation in the ERP system related to schedule changes.
  • Participate in morning meetings and collaborate with the site leadership team.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by management.

Who We're Looking For: We need hands-on candidates who thrive in a team environment, love problem-solving on the production floor, and can manage multiple projects simultaneously. Your qualifications should include:

  • Required:

    • High school diploma minimum; a degree is preferred.
    • At least five years of experience in a similar injection molding position, depending on education.
    • Expert-level injection molding process troubleshooting.
    • The ability to start up a new mold from scratch.  
    • Hydraulic and basic electrical troubleshooting experience.
    • Continuous improvement experience (scrap reduction, efficiency increases).
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Preferred Skills:

    • RJG Certification.
    • Robotics and/or PLC experience.
    • Experience in automotive or fast-paced manufacturing.
    • Tooling experience.
    • ERP system experience.


What We Offer:

  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Short-term and long-term disability.
  • 401K plan with paid holidays and vacation.
  • Bonus opportunity. 
  • A stable, growing organization with a diverse business mix.
  • A chance to work with an experienced leadership team in a supportive, privately-held environment.


Candidates should be local to the Defiance, Ohio area, as relocation is not offered for this position.


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