injection Molding Set Up Tech


Talascend is currently seeking an Injection Molding Set up Technician for a contract opportunity located in Columbia, PA.


Our client is seeking a 1st Shift Injection Molding Set up Technician. This position will perform all operations pertaining to the machining of rubber gaskets.

  • Perform production set ups of the rubber injection molding equipment. This includes loading tooling into press, adjusting press to operating parameters and running qualification parts.

  • Required to troubleshoot and resolve daily production issues including machine failure, tooling issues, material problems, operator methods, etc. Candidate must be able to diagnose failure and correct.

  • Actively participate in scrap reduction efforts. Process evaluation and root cause analysis to resolve repeating scrap issues.

  • Set up and operate Desma molding machines as required.

  • Maintain molds after runs and prep them for storage until the next run. Keep last off gasket with the mold.

  • Trim and mark gaskets with appropriate color indicating the gasket type.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum 3 years' experience as a Set Up / Technician in the rubber field setting up gasket presses or similar rubber molding.

  • Outstanding organization skills.

  • Ability to work with other employees at a cross-functional level.

  • Self-starter, able to work on projects with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form in order to present information to coworkers and supervision.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude, ability to use basic measuring tools, and hands-on capability.

  • Experience troubleshooting rubber molding issues.

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