Plastic Injection Setter

Concept IT
09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Position Purpose : Sets up and processes injection molding orders.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Retrieve prepared aluminum moulds and installs into injection moulding press.
  • Secure mould in machine and associated ancillary equipment.
  • Loads material into the machine hopper.
  • Sample moulds: Set-up machine operating parameters from scratch to process parts to specifications.
  • Inspect sample parts for accuracy.
  • Record process specifications onto setting sheets.
  • Production moulds: Set-up machine operating parameters from established setting sheets. Process parts to specifications.
  • Remove moulds from the press and stage for disassembly.
  • Troubleshoot and correct process problems at the press.
  • Purge barrel of leftover materials at the conclusion of an order.
  • Adhere to all quality and safety standards within the department.
  • Maintain clean and organised work area with emphasis on safety, quality, efficiency, and utilisation.
  • Continually seek to improve work processes and individual performance.
  • Adhere to all company policies and operational procedures.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.


  • Previous setting experience in a plastics manufacturing environment is essential, e.g., processing, setups.
  • Able to be licensed to operate material handling equipment (forklift, pallet jack, overhead crane hoist, etc.) - an advantage but not essential.
  • Able to safely operate hand held and stationary power tools.
  • Able to work safely with sharp and heavy objects (e.g., utility knives, aluminum blocks).
  • Able to use measuring instruments such as scales, calipers, dial indicators.
  • Physical job requirements, reaching, bending, and grasping.
  • Able to use a computer and calculator. Able to read and write in English, and do basic arithmetic.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment.
  • Must be punctual and have good attendance.
  • Able to comprehend and follow printed and computer-screen instructions, and direction from supervisors or technical leads. Good written and oral communication skills. Strong attention to detail.

Work Environment: Indoors; nonsmoking; production; eye and ear protection & safety shoes required.

Disclaimer: This job description describes the general nature and level of work to be done. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.