MSA Safety

Injection Molding Operator

Job Location(s) US-PA-Murrysville
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(12/21/2021 8:48 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Operational Excellence
Is Relocation Being Offered?


Job Summary: 

This position is primarily responsible for setting up, including changing dies, and operating injection-molding machines to mold products from thermoplastic materials.  Additionally, this position is responsible for inspecting and trimming excess material from the parts.  The position may be responsible for performing secondary operations. Adherence to safety, housekeeping and quality standards as they relate to the production and company’s objective is required.  In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining production goals through productivity targets and cost containment by eliminating waste.


Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform set-ups and adjustments on the machines including die / mold changes using power, air and hand tools
  • Perform process control, start-up, process monitoring, press / mold maintenance
  • Prepare raw materials including mixing for processing
  • Coordinate work flow and material handling within work cell
  • Process and pack various component parts
  • Use process support  monitoring equipment, operate fork trucks and cranes
  • Perform visual inspection, trim excess material, and maintain relevant paperwork


Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements:

  • Ability to read and understand drawings, work instructions and test procedures.
  • Ability to understand standard units of measure
  • Ability to set-up and interpret results of various measuring devices
  • Ability to sometimes lift, carry, push and pull up to 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Ability to use power and hand tools
  • Ability to operate moderately complex machines
  • Ability to effectively communicate with various levels within the organization including training of new associates and temporaries
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to perform lockout/tag-out
  • Ability to operate a fork truck
  • Ability to operate bridge crane
  • Length of time required for a new associate to learn this job is 18 months

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 6 months previous industrial manufacturing or related experience


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