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Molding Supervisor

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Date: Jul 17, 2019

Location: Reynosa, Mexico, MX, 88780

Company: Corning

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Molding Supervisor




  • Supervise technical Process group (Process Technician, Setup Technician and Material Technician to ensure a positive work environment and awareness of company goals and objectives
  • Coordinate the technical setups and Process Technicians to meet the Production support on injection molding machines according to Production order priorities
  • Responsible for molding machine set up including auxiliary equipment as related to the injection molding  process
  • Must have travel availability
  • Respond to machine alarms in a timely manner
  • Responsible for clear and consistent communication between shifts
  • Verify machines settings in conformance with the process sheet
  • Maintain cleaning and organization of mold storage, machines and the mold locations.
  • Be familiar with inspection procedures
  • Stop the machines and equipment when end production
  • Be able to work under time pressure and prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Perform all additional duties as required by the Process Engineering team
  • Work closely with tool room, maintenance, production, Quality  & Process Engineer for scheduling any tool work that is required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to read and write in English
  • Supervise technical Process group (Process Technician, Setup Technician ) to monitor & record mold cavitations in every machine Startup on mold tag
  • Provide technical support to shift for trouble shooting and problem resolution. Ensure equipment and processes meet    and sustain standard production outputs
  • Work closely with tool room, maintenance, production, Quality  & Process Engineer for scheduling any tool work that is   required
  • Maintain Process molding parameters to achieve quality parts and optimized cycle times
  • Maintain and improve upon existing manufacturing practices for the manufacture of finished goods
  • Follow and document process parameters to ensure repeatable results
  • Responsible for proper handling and care of all materials, molds and tooling
  • Verify machines settings in conformance with the process book
  • Coordinate and participate in the molding correction action for ongoing manufacturing issues (Root cause analysis)
  • Maintain cleaning and organization of mold storage, machines and the mold locations
  • Support activities related to continuous improvement projects
  • Ensure 5s requirements are being met in area
  • Availability to rotate Shift
  • Experience on Mold Qualification (New Mold and transferred) 
  • Position is often required to work overtime on little or no notice, and to work varied shifts to conduct duties
  • Operational Experience with Injection molding Machines (Hydraulic & Electric )
  • Experience in Operation and Programming Peripheral Equipment (Vision System, Robots, Sprue Pickers, Thermolators, Dryers, Hot runners controller, Servomotor controller, etc)
  • Operation experience in diversity of molds (Hydraulic & Pneumatic Valve Gate, Core Pull System, servo motor, etc.) with close tolerance
  • Knowledge of SPC applied to molding process
  • Experience in analyze and troubleshoot Plastic Injection Process
  • New Mold and Molding machine qualification



  • B.S. degree in engineering or engineering technology preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience on injection molding process : Knowledge and operation of a diversity of molding equipment : Injection molding machines (Hydraulic & Electric ), cranes, mold changes, vision system, dryers, thermolators, blenders, servomotor controllers, core pull systems, molds with valve gate, sprue pickers, robots, etc.    


Additional Skills

General Requirements

  • Experience in Quick Changeover methodology (SMED) and tools (Fast Tie, Mechanical Platen, drainage system)
  • Yellow Belt Certification
  • The position must occasionally lift up to 55 pounds and have specific vision abilities related to close and color vision
  • Knowledge of plant/machine set-up for proper drying, loading, grinding for best Processing
  • Must have knowledge in Systematic Molding Tools (RJG)
  • Must be Completed 100% of Paulson Training
  • Drying system Training  (knowledge of how to properly dry plastic engineering resins )
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Provide training to Process Technicians, Setup Technician and Drying Technicians skill sets
  • Knowledge of robotics (Wittmann preferred), hydraulics and/or electrical systems
  • Creation and Set up End of Arm tooling for robotic part removal
  • Research and develop new manufacturing processes
  • Analyze manufacturing data and suggest improvements
  • Ability to program a 6-axis robot (Wittmann , CONAIR, Yushin, SEPRO, ENGEL, etc)
  • Creation of new standardized work procedures
  • Green Belt Certification
  • Experience in procurement of new equipment or process
  • Provide technical training to all technical employees including Master Molder capabilities
  • Knowledge of Mold Flow Analysis
  • Trial new tooling and equipment and make modifications as needed to meet quality and production goals.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Supervisor/Manager
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), organizational, and time management skills
  • Statistical problem solving and Six Sigma techniques
  • Black Belt Certification
  • Advanced English Level



Pay Grade: Grade C (C) 

Employee Referral Amount: $5,000.00