Mold Maintenance Technician (3rd Shift)

Position Location US-CA-Lake Forest



Applied Medical, a progressive medical device developer, manufacturer, and distributor, invites exceptional individuals to pursue careers in our innovative organization. If you would like to be a part of one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in the medical device field, then Applied Medical is the place for you.  Applied’s team members enjoy an environment that allows opportunity for growth and choice in individual career paths as team members develop their skills, training and business knowledge. Our common goal of improving healthcare through meeting the needs of clinicians and patients is achieved through the dynamics of our team and its universal dedication to improve patient outcomes. 

Position Description

As a Mold Maintenance Technician (3rd Shift), you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:

  • Maintain thermoplastic molds to ensure consistent quality, output and yield
  • Perform preventive maintenance on injection mold tooling
  • Troubleshoot issues with the molds
  • Set up molds per specific requirements and set up sheet instructions, including robot end-of-arm fixtures
  • Communicate effectively with production team members, Team Leaders engineers, and inspectors to ensure quality installation of molds
  • Comply with safety rules and company policies
  • Collaborate in a team environment to meet or exceed production and quality goals

Position Requirements

This position requires the following skills and attributes:

  • Minimum of 1 year of mold maintenance or set up experience in a plastic injection molding facility
  • Demonstrate and apply the knowledge and skills to safely, effectively and efficiently disassemble, clean, troubleshoot, and assemble injection molds
  • Demonstrate sound mechanical reasoning, knowledge of mold function and a desire to improve his/her own plastics processing knowledge as it relates to mold functions
  • Familiar with hot-running functions, basic maintenance and troubleshooting techniques like probe tip cleaning, removal and reworking; and basic electrical troubleshooting on probes, heaters, thermocouples, and manifolds
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following fields: Electronics, Electrical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Mechanical
  • Read, write and speak English
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds


  • 3 to 5 years of experience


  • Training and mentorship with ongoing learning and development courses
  • On-campus wellness activities
  • Comprehensive medical and dental and vision coverage
  • Education reimbursement program
  • 401(k) program with discretionary employer match
  • Generous vacation accrual and paid holiday schedule


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