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Maintenance Specialist - Injection Mold

Company: MAHLE
Location: Murfreesboro
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:


The Maintenance Technician (Injection Molding) position is responsible for performing highly diversified duties related but not limited to the Injection Molding process as installations, troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance of production equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site's business goals and objectives.


  • Monitor, repair, and maintain production equipment to ensure continuous production (mechanical, electrical, hydraulics repairs). Performs advanced troubleshooting, problem solving, and general repairs. Provides standard solutions focusing on complex, often ambiguous, maintenance issues.
  • Identify and diagnose technical and operating problems associated with machinery and equipment, also, determine and initiate appropriate corrective action.
  • Work in a team atmosphere to improve repair and maintenance methods.
  • Participate in developing action plans to resolve problems with safety, quality, production, delivery and 5S.
  • Prepare maintenance work orders and ensure compliance with Preventive Maintenance programs.
  • Document improvements and problems with robots, presses, secondary equipment, etc., and recommend and participate in the implementation, modification, or enhancement of machinery and equipment to improve safety operations or ensure that operations are in line with the new/improved specifications and requirements.
  • Ability to disassemble, clean, lubricate, fit and reassemble necessary manufacturing equipment; fill out the required documentation for required parts or actions taken for this equipment and other necessary auxiliary equipment.
  • Work with production producers to stop/start, monitor and respond to machines, automation equipment and material loading system alarms to sustain machine service running time. Take or initiate corrective action to bring machines, auxiliary equipment and processing issues to resolution.
  • Develop and use skills to use control panel data to help troubleshoot machine alarms, product defects and equipment malfunctions.
  • Help to coordinate with line leads, set-up technicians or supervisors the status of machines, equipment and part defect reduction efforts for daily production and special instructions to maintain productivity.
  • Participate in continuous process improvement efforts to reduce scrap, cycle times, improve efficiency and eliminate waste within the production environment.
  • Perform special projects as assigned.
  • Maintain clean, organized, safe working environment with equipment and materials located in proper locations in accordance with 5S standards inside and outside of facility.
  • Ability to work all designated shifts.
  • Excellent attendance record.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required.
    • Industrial Maintenance training at a technology center or trade school, preferred.
    • 3 to 5 years of experience on Injection Molding machine repair, maintenance, troubleshooting and documentation.
    • Working knowledge of hydraulics, electrical and motor controls circuits.

      Must be fluent in English. Able to read/write routine reports and correspondence. Able to communicate effectively with peers, managers, and directors, and to present to groups of customers or employees of the organization. Values and considers the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties.


      Ability to do mechanical math functions, including using decimals and fractions, an understanding of weights, temperatures, pressures and measurement conversion.
      • Ability to convert Imperial and Metric temperatures, volumes and pressures as used in molding operations.
      • Knowledge of ladder logic and schematic prints.
      • Knowledge of Hydraulic & Pneumatic systems.
      • Knowledge of volumes.
      • Knowledge of pressures.

        Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


        • Strong analysis, problem solving, process and troubleshooting skills.
        • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles.
          • Dynamic communication / inter-personal skills.
          • Ability to read and understand complex machine and component drawings.
          • Highly organized and possess good decision-making skills.

            The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

            While performing the duties of this job, regularly required to stoop, kneel, sit, stand, bend, reach, climb, and move about the facility. Required to frequently lift up to 50 lbs.

            Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.


            While performing the duties of the job, may work prolonged periods under high heat and humid conditions inside the facility; and occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration.

            The environment in manufacturing plants and testing labs are often loud, hot, and with particulates in the air. Working environment may contain potentially hazardous materials such as acids, solvents, oils, and common etchants. In such environments, adherence to PPE regulations is required.


            Employees must be able to work additional hours at the end of each shift, additional days during the payroll week, which can and will be in excess of forty (40) hours per payroll week. Overtime is a requirement for the position.


            Domestic travel with/without overnight stay may be required.

            *No Sponsorship Available* Associated topics: backfill, crew, field, grounds, jardinero, maintenance, park, resurface, rug, trimmer

Keywords: MAHLE, Murfreesboro , Maintenance Specialist - Injection Mold, Professions , Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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