The Freudenberg Group, a global technology company with 50,000 employees in around 60 countries, develops technically advanced products, excellent solutions and services for around 40 market segments. Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, with its Headquarter in Weinheim, is the strategic parent company of the broadly diversified Group.
This position is located at our cleaner, greener headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. Saving energy and protecting the environment were key in designing and building our newest facility in Aurora, IL. Opened in the fall of 2009, it’s one of only six industrial buildings in the Tri-State area (IL, IN and WI) to be Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified. Located near a wetland of flora and fauna, we’ve been especially conscious of their ecosystem by building wetland-bottom detention ponds that slow storm water runoff and improve the quality of the water leaving the site. In addition, we offer preferred parking for carpoolers and hybrids, and feature high-efficiency fluorescent light fixtures with motion sensors throughout the offices and warehouse.
Other eco-friendly features: • Low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints, adhesives, sealants, coatings, carpets and flooring systems were used to eliminate harmful odors and improve the indoor air quality • High-efficiency plumbing fixtures help reduce overall water usage, while high-efficiency HVAC equipment helps reduce energy use
To us, sustainability means integrating ecological, social and economic values into everyday life. It’s a continuous effort and it’s something we’ve worked for years to implement and live in all parts of the company.
Perform setup of the injection molding machines, including dies, settings, chiller, thermolators, hot runners, material, EOAT, and any other auxilliary equipment.
Pulls and sets molds
Starts up presses per process sheets or saved machine programs
Ensures that the correct mold and materials are being used
Checks/hooks up auxiliary/secondary equipment
Inspects platen, bolts, cranes and straps
Changes robot end of arm tooling (EOAT) and enters programming for robots
Installs, connects and verifies knock-out bars, limit switches, hydraulic lines, water lines and temperature control units
Maintains mold change equipment and mold storage area
Makes all necessary hydraulic, water and electrical connections; communicating clearly and in collaboration with Process Engineer
Assists tool room in mold maintenance activities
Continuous training of machine operators and trainers
Excellent listening skills and ability to follow instructions as well as provide directions on step by step repair process
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
Motivated, organized, eager to learn and possess a positive attitude toward the job
Change over machines to other products
Meet with production leads and supervisors regarding operation of machines
Assist in the maintenance and repair production equipment
Use equipment such as hoists and forklift to assist with duties
Must operate overhead crane to transport molds
Responsible for shop cleanliness, safety and compliance
Maintain and follow 6S Principles including SMED
High School diploma or GED equivalent required, Associate’s degree preferred.
At least 3 years’ experience in field of expertize, preferable Injection Molding Facility
Knowledge of auxiliary equipment - hydraulics, mold temperature controllers, hot runner controllers, sprue pickers, robots
Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic systems and fluid power
Technically and mechanically inclined
Experience with robots
Assist on Trouble shooting equipment
Lift objects of various shapes, sizes and weights
Ability to prioritize issues, takes action, follow through and focus on delivering results
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