Process Technician- 2nd and 3rd shift openings!

ECHO Incorporated

Description

ECHO Incorporated is an industry leader in developing and manufacturing high-performance, professional-grade, handheld outdoor power equipment. With distributors and thousands of dealers across North and South America, ECHO is constantly anticipating the future of the outdoor power equipment industry and the need for environmental sustainability. Working for ECHO means joining a team of people who are committed to collaboration, innovation, creativity, and high-quality products that make us a globally competitive brand.

ECHO is hiring a Full Time Process Technician - 2nd shift!  2:45pm-11pm

3rd shift -  M-F 10:45pm-7am.

Immediate openings!   Below is a list of perks that we offer:

Full benefits package – Including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick time, short term disability, life insurance, 401k with match, and more including 11 paid Holidays!

$5,000 tuition reimbursement per year! – Learn new skills to grow and move up in your career.

On the job training provided – You will receive all the support you need to be successful in your role. We'll teach you scientific molding and expand your skills and knowledge.

Company stability – We are growing rapidly and gaining new business, which means long term job stability for you!

Work environment – You will enjoy a safe, clean, bright, air-conditioned atmosphere with state-of-the-art injection molding automation and equipment.

Advancement and growth – Move up and earn more on a career path with ECHO!

Echo’s injection molding operation is a core competency of its overall business, it is a very fast-paced environment that consists of modern, start-of-the-art equipment.  We are hiring a Process Technician to join this highly skilled team.

This position reports to the respective production shift supervisor (3 shift, 24 hour operation). Echo has a total of 28 injection molding machines that run production Monday through Friday.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain process control on all injection molding machines. Ensure that acceptable quality parts are being produced at all times. Make necessary parameter changes within process control limits in order to maintain high quality.
  • Work as part of a small team (2-3 techs per shift) to effectively change molds as required. Average mold change time at Echo is roughly 25 minutes from last piece to first piece. Process Technicians change all the molds at Echo, we do not have setup/die-setter techs.
  • Setup end of arm tooling during mold changes. Will need to learn how to make parameter adjustments to robot programs to allow for efficient start-up after mold change.
  • Start up all jobs. Echo has many different injection molding technologies to work with such as gas-assist molding, 2-shot molding, high cavitation molding, insert automated molding, etc. It is critical that all technicians know how to start up and maintain all technologies throughout the department.
  • Maintain a very clean, organized production facility. Follow standard 5S practices that are set in place. This is a very high priority for Echo as a clean environment ensures that proper safety guidelines and overall equipment effectiveness expectations are able to be met on a daily basis.
  • Document critical process parameters on all molding machines on a daily basis. Similar to QS and ISO control practices.
  • Quickly learn Echo’s complex material handling system and all resins used at Echo.
  • Assist material handlers with material changes and color changes as needed.
  • Be a leader on the production floor by setting a dedicated, efficient, hard-working example for all other employees/groups within the department

Education/Training:

  •  Scientific / RJG molding practices training is a plus, but not required. Echo does not use RJG equipment, but the overall understanding of scientific molding is a critical skill to have in order to efficiently adjust/maintain processes at Echo

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a setup tech and process tech role is required.
  • Experience with setting up new processes and launching new molds is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience working with gantry-mounted robotics is preferred. This is a core responsibility for Echo process technicians.   Echo has Sepro, Yushin, and STAR robots.
  • Experience with robotic programming, even simple pick-and-place position teaching is a plus.
  • In depth understanding of all auxiliary process control and the effects that each piece of equipment has on the molding process/cycle is necessary. This includes knowledge of water flow and temperature, resin drying, shear heat, screw design, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of processing with glass filled nylon resins is necessary. Echo also uses PP, TPE, TPU, POM, HDPE, LDPE, GFPP, and CFPP resins.
  • Must be a “quick thinker” and be able to memorize multiple facets of Echo’s operation very quickly. Echo has over 600 production molds that run every month, so there is a lot of information and custom applications that need to be remembered in order to support the operation as required.
  • Ability to work in a faced-paced, efficient, accountability driven environment is necessary in order to be successful in this role.
  • Ability to speak Spanish and English is preferred. Ability to read, write, and speak English is required.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs intermittently. Must be physically capable of the demands of the job on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to multi-task. The process technician role at Echo carries a lot of responsibility on a daily basis. If you like to work hard and take a lot of pride in your performance, then Echo is the place for you to advance in your injection molding career. Advancement opportunities are endless within our injection molding operation.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:
We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status.

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