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Rehrig Pacific Mold Technician - 3301-6039 in De Soto, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12884351 Here at Rehrig Pacific, we are all about our people. Since 1913, our organization has focused on sustainable supply chain solutions while creating a culture and atmosphere where amazing people, like you, are celebrated for doing their best work. Rehrig Pacific has grown to meet the needs of our industry consumers across the country and internationally. We are constantly creating innovative solutions to transcend the new standards set forth by our customers. We find true fulfillment in helping others, both within the Rehrig Pacific family and in our communities. As servant leaders, we lead by example.

Position Summary

Safely and efficiently perform varying levels of preventative maintenance, tooling changeovers, and mold repairs on injection molds. This role is critical in supporting customer expectations and driving plant metrics such as production efficiency by ensuring the highest possible reliability and uptime.


  • Perform weekly and monthly Preventive Maintenance procedures to ensure that all molds are maintained to company standards and that all tooling is maintained in top operating condition.
  • Perform in-press mold Preventative Maintenance per schedule.
  • Perform Check and Make Ready mold preparations per schedule.
  • Repair injection molds to ensure that all molds operate at maximum potential , including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, basic tool and die and repair / rebuild of hot runner systems.
  • Troubleshoot issues, both in and out of the press, and determine root cause (e.g. core issues, sticking parts, hydraulic cylinder problems, water leaks, etc.). This may require collaboration with other departments if the issue is not clearly a mold issue.
  • Maintain molding surfaces to proper surface finish to ensure proper part release.
  • Read blueprints to machine individual mold components as needed out of tool steel and aluminum.
  • Setup of CNC mills, standard mills and lathes to machine mold components.
  • Disassemble molds and hot runners for periodic maintenance and repairs.
  • Teach new skills to other members of the department / plant.
  • Perform work by following all safety and quality standards.
  • Complete all documentation accurately and as required


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of experience in injection molding
  • Proficient in repairs of hot runner systems.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and diagnostic skills. Ability to define problems and resolve quickly.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and working knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Proficient in the use of lathe, mill, CNC, cranes and rigging.
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Basic machining skills
  • Forklift certified
  • Overhead crane experience
  • Familiar with hot runner systems, especially valve gate systems
  • Experience with large molds, 40,000 to 90,000 lbs.
  • Familiar with stack molds
  • Basic knowledge of electrical wiring required for proximity sensors and limit switches
  • Basic knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic functions
  • Basic knowledge of mold building materials, surface finishes, tolerances, and design principals.
  • Ability to function well within a team setting

Rehrig Pacific Company is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also here.