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Mold Process Technician

Silgan Dispensing Systems

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Thomaston, CT

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Molding Operator Technician III

Thomaston, CT

Full Time

Experience Required



About Silgan Dispensing

Silgan Dispensing Systems is a growing global company with operations in over 10 countries where we develop dispensing solutions for iconic brands in the beauty, fragrance, personal care, home, and healthcare markets. The dispensers we manufacture can be found on some of your favorite products. When you spray your kitchen counter, wash your hair, or put on your favorite perfume there’s a good chance you’re using a sprayer, pump or closure we make!! We help brands enhance peoples’ lives through our innovative solutions that make dispensing easier, more comfortable, and more sustainable.

At Silgan Dispensing, you can expect an open, safe, and welcoming workplace with team members who are committed to our values. We are customer-oriented, innovative, driven to excel, respectful, inclusive, and sustainably focused. We are guided by our belief that we do our best work when we work as One Team.

About this Role

The Molding Operator Technician III position is an important role on the Silgan Dispensing team and is a great opportunity for those looking to advance their skills. Our plant help produce thousands of our dispensing products each day. So, it’s important to keep it running efficiently and continuously. The Molding Operator Technician III keeps our equipment operational by setting up, optimizing production runs and performing quality checks as needed for each machine. Here’s a list of duties that our Molding Operator Technician III performs on a typical day:

  • Responsible for operating molding machines and perform quality checks as required.
  • Measure, examine and test molded part units to detect malfunctions or out of tolerance conditions. Adjust machine or fixtures as necessary.
  • Responsible for documenting mold change and machine adjustments including troubleshooting and equipment maintenance.
  • Responsible for installing and removing molds and or mold tools.
  • Maintains mold and equipment through detailed PM Program. Following established procedures to maintain a clean and organization environment.
  • Work with production personnel to ensure molded components meet requirements/ make adjustments as needed.
  • Provides molded components in a timely manner to meet production schedules.
  • Generates documentation on mold runs for traceability and reproducibility.
  • Works with quality and manufacturing departments to ensure quality of production and that products meet company standards.
  • Coordinate repairs with mold shop as needed.
  • Set up and watering of molds, robots, setting hot manifold controllers, setting grinders and regrind controls.
  • Enters process sheets.
  • Conducts first piece inspections.
  • Performs advanced mold/press maintenance (inspecting, greasing, addressing core and cavity related issues)
  • Troubleshoots machine issues, having the ability to identify root cause and determine corrective actions.
  • Maintains cycle times.
  • Possessing advanced troubleshooting capability, solving problems that lack feedback as provided by equipment (i.e. error codes)
  • Programming and troubleshooting of robots.
  • Interacting with the tool room to resolve mold issues.
  • Interacting with engineering to address process issues.
  • Driving continuous improvement strategies and identifying opportunities for cost savings
  • Training optech I,II,III
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Candidates must have:

  • Basic shop math/computer skills
  • Basic machine troubleshooting skills/ability to solve mechanical issues
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and report data based on machine performance.
  • Min of high school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Ability to learn, grow and adapt to changing business needs.

Preferred Candidates will have:

  • Willingness to assist other cross-functional groups based on needs.
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and report data.
  • Ability to prioritize work is essential.
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Physical Demands (Reasonable accommodations provided):

  • Ability to lift and/or move 35 lbs.
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on the production floor.
  • Physical requirements include but not limited to sitting, standing, climbing, walking, lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, stooping, crouching, color determination and grasping.


Those who join our team will have access to a competitive benefits package that includes options for medical, dental, vision, 401(K), paid vacation time, paid holidays, overtime eligibility for hourly employees and much more! Silgan dispensing also has a generous shift differential pay for hourly employees on 2nd

and 3rd



The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

You should be proficient in:

  • Mechanical Troubleshooting Skills
  • Injection Molding Experience