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Mold Shop Supervisor

Company: IPEX Group of Companies
Location: Pineville
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionIPEX is one of the North American leading providers of advanced plastic piping systems. Our mission is to shape a better tomorrow by connecting people with water and energy.We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Mold Shop Supervisor! This role is at our Plant in Pineville, NC, and reports to the Mold Tooling Manager.This role will be based in our new plant in Pineville, North Carolina, and report to the Production Manager, Molding.Do not miss the opportunity to join a broad family of people-centric professionals, thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters!Job SummaryThe Mold Shop Supervisor will have direct supervisory responsibility for Mold Technician and Mold Maker activities to ensure molds are maintained as specified and scheduled. Minimize job times required while ensuring safety in an efficient way to meet or exceed daily planned event schedule and maintain tooling costs.Principal Responsibilities

  • Supervise and assign tasks to personnel to meet or exceed daily planned event schedule. Monitor progress during shift and take corrective action when required.
  • Lead Mold Technicians and Mold Makers in operating and maintaining a variety of machine tools to cut, create, maintain and repair mold and tooling as required. Tasks may include but are not limited to grinding, EDM, milling, drilling, engraving, turning, disassembling and assembling of molds as necessary.
  • Prepare various documents such as but not limited to work orders using MES, mold status in Hydra when a job is completed, hours and details of work performed (estimate time, capturing time, preventive maintenance, changeover, and cost related to time (labor) ).
  • Obtain quotes for mold repairs, tooling, cleaning and polishing components. Communicate with Manager and/or Purchasing Agent for ordering mold related components
  • Mold Shop Supervisor Molding, Pineville
  • Support or coach for mold repairs during process setup as necessary
  • Update Kronos as required for attendance for direct reports
  • Ensure mold is safe and in good working condition by checking MES for mold history. Make comments and create job sheet if no history of mold has been recorded.
  • Ensure molds are maintained in accordance with company and relevant quality standards before turning over to production
  • Update status of Mold Red Tags issued by Quality Control/Production as required
  • Operate forklift and lifting devices to position mold or tooling during maintenance and repair of mold
  • Participate in daily meetings with Mold Tooling Manager, Production Supervisor, Process Engineer and Production Scheduler to communicate goals for the day
  • Ensure quality compliance to IPEX, international and customer specifications and standards
  • Ensure that finished product is manufactured in compliance with the Corporate Quality Control Manual and ISO procedures
  • Identify, report, and follow up on mold maintenance related issues by use of the work order system
  • Participate in hiring process and training of new employees
  • Conduct trials for new production tools or equipment. Record results and discuss with Mold Tooling Manager about suitability for implementation
  • Meet established cost standards for use of mold repairs, preventive maintenance, components and supplies. Contribute to plant cost reduction effort
  • Coordinate with Quality Control for any quality issues and Maintenance for any repairs or troubleshooting required
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assignedHealth, Safety and Environmental Responsibilities
    • Communicate, promote and enforce Corporate Health, Safety and Environmental Policies and ensure adherence by staff. Monitor and evaluate safety performance on a regular basis
    • Maintain and enforce 5S standards
    • Ensure subordinates receive employee orientation and maintain required training in areas of health, safety and environment, quality, and ISO procedures upon being hired (Reference HSE 25.0 & 26.0). Conduct job specific orientation.
    • Participate in location JHSC activities when required and ensure implementation of corrective actions as assigned arising from HSE activities. Communicate actions taken or reasons for deviation to affected employees and managers.
    • Conduct Accident/Incident Investigations in compliance with HSE 11.0 for required incidents involving subordinates.
    • Enforce locations safe working rules, including company work permit systems.
    • Participate in continuous improvement by providing suggestions and participating in management meetings as scheduled
    • Contribute to the task analysis process when required
    • Participate in follow up procedures for safety committees, planned inspections, accident investigations and team meetings when required
    • Be the area warden, perform headcount procedures and report to the emergency coordinator
    • Participate in hazard identification activities as required. Conduct risk assessments and implement controls and corrective actionsRequirementsQualifications & Experience
      • Certified Mold MAKER
      • At least 15 years experience in a plastic manufacturing environment and 10 years of Mold Making experience
      • Experience and familiarity of ISO 9001 requirements and manufacturing processes an asset
      • Experience using all shop equipment
      • Coaching or supervisory experience an assetWork Conditions
        • The incumbent divides time between the office and plant environments requiring various degrees of physical labor. Lifting, pulling, and pushing of heavy objects (25-50 lbs.), standing and walking are required. Job conditions may consist of noise, dust, fumes, heat, etc. The incumbent must be able to adapt and perform required duties in a fast paced and constantly changing work environment due to work priorities, deadlines, quality, performance and health and safety obligations.IPEX is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities throughout the recruitment process and, upon request, will work with qualified job applicants to provide suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicants accessibility needs due to disability. Accommodation requests are available to candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process for IPEX jobs. To request an accommodation, please contact HR at

Keywords: IPEX Group of Companies, Rock Hill , Mold Shop Supervisor, Other , Pineville, South Carolina

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