Tooling Coordinator

Date: Sep 28, 2021

LOCATION: South Deerfield, MA, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.



Perform a wide range of operations and duties including: All aspects of mold introduction, maintenance and repair. Process support for complex problems as well as backup for day-to-day problems. Provide maintenance support for major and routine issues as needed and other manufacturing duties, which support the operation and production of Injection Molded Cases.




Mold Responsibilities: Responsible for all production aspects of mold introduction, maintenance and repair. Work from engineering prints, assembly drawings, manufacturer’s documentation, blueprints, electrical/electric schematics, operating instructions, standard safety procedures, written and verbal instructions. Use machine tools, hand tools, small power tools, electrical hoists, testing equipment, etc.

• Actively participate in the Engineering Design Review process with R&D and vendors. • Lead department in the development of procedures for startup of new molds. Act as the liaison between R&D and production in facilitating the production process.

• Develop PM program for each new mold and develop the process to put each new mold into production.

• Train machine technicians on any unique processing requirements for new molds.

• Lead department in maintaining knowledge of latest advances in tooling concepts and equipment by providing periodic reports to management and ongoing communication within the department.

• Make hoses, replace cylinders, and configure hydraulics including pressure, fittings, and hoses.

• Wire limit switches, a wide range of proximity switches, heat controllers, and thermocouples.

• Respond to all mold-related plumbing issues including temperature controllers, flow rate, and pressure.

• Maintain mold finish through sandblasting; preserve plating; pipefitting; select and fit inserts.

• Clean, grease, vent, prevent damage, replace worn parts, maintain daily log, and create mold maintenance schedule and procedures. 4/05

• Work with external suppliers to coordinate mold work that cannot be completed in house.


Process Technician Responsibilities: Responsible for working as a process technician as needed. Troubleshoot complex problems by providing expertise and support to machine technicians in the set up and operation of machines and by addressing major problems on off-shifts. This may include:

• Material Process issues - wiring, servo faults, filling issues, positioning errors, or clamp/tonnage issues

• Machine Issues – Assist in R & D setup and testing of new machines. Resolve problems with wiring, filling issues, positioning errors, or clamp/tonnage issues.

• Tooling Issues – could involve problems with hydraulics, short shots, venting, ejector pins, damage to tooling, stuck parts, and mold finish.

• Robot Issues – Diagnose and correct day-to-day problems with robot positioning, programming, wiring, or component parts.

• Auxiliary Equipment Issues – Could involve problems with heat controllers, water tower, chillers, or material dryers or loaders.


Maintenance Responsibilities: Responsible for arranging purchase of and maintaining inventory of critical spare parts, providing support and back-up to designated maintenance associates.

• Injection Molding Machinery – Assembly of new machinery and repair of machine components. Repairs may be things such as; replacing the injection unit pump, the machine way, face seal o-rings and broken hoses.

• Blow Mold Machinery – Repairing hydraulic hoses or auxiliary equipment.

• General – Provide back up for Manufacturing Services Associates including repair of tools or auxiliary equipment.



• Maintain good working relationships with Manufacturing, Engineering, R&D, Machine Assembly, Purchasing and other departments as needed.

• Maintain established quality and quantity standards. Follow prescribed safety precautions, company and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

• Detect and report improper operations, faulty equipment, defective materials and questionable conditions to proper supervision.

• Maintain work area(s) and equipment in a clean, orderly and safe condition.

• Maintain daily production and other records as required.

• Perform other related duties as required or directed.



• A thorough understanding of the many issues affecting mold conditions and their relationships to the injection molding process.

• The ability to use a variety of machine tools to perform mold responsibilities.

• The ability to use continuing education to ensure the department maintains knowledge of the latest advances in tooling concepts and equipment.

• Understanding of hydraulic blueprints, schematics and how they work.

• Understanding of and ability to work with electrical schematics.

• Understanding of proper metal criteria and hardness issues; work to tolerances of +/- .0002; understand and apply steel issues such as type, how machined, and hardness.

• Advanced knowledge of what causes each tooling problem, how it affects the process, how to fix it, and how to prevent it from recurring.

• Need working knowledge of modern technology, Tracer robots, Polaris controllers, and how to diagnose and correct day-to-day problems.

• Need working knowledge of this equipment and how it affects the process in order to diagnose and repair common problems.

• 5 years related experience

• Ability to provide job related training to other Associates.



Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA

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