Injection Mold Maker Apprentice

OTTO – designed, manufactured and precision tested, right here in the USA.

OTTO’s opportunity:

Our Injection Mold Maker Apprentice will learn aspects of mold making. This includes, but not limited to, mold design, mold fabrication techniques, set-up & tear down, troubleshooting, maintenance and basic machine set-up. The Apprenticeship Program consists of a three-year classroom (during the evening) and hands-on work (during the day) experience. The course work will be taught by faculty through the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) and the hands-on work experience will be completed at the OTTO Tech Center.

Specifically, the Injection Mold Maker Apprentice will:

  • Learn basic Injection Molding
  • Perform Mold changeovers
  • Perform Mold & Machine maintenance
  • Component measurements
  • Mold construction
  • Assembly & disassembly of molds
  • Bead Blasting & Surface grinding
  • Perform basic use of EDM machine
  • Perform basic Milling & Surface grinding
  • Perform other duties as assigned or given
  • Diagnose component / mold problems

What you’ll need to bring to the table:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 1-year experience with Machining, or Injection Molding
  • Good communication skills
  • Blueprint reading skills
  • Moderate computer skills
  • Knowledge of basic measuring tools
  • Basic machining skills
  • CNC or CAD experience is a plus
  • Reliable attendance
  • Available for nonstandard or extended work schedules
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must have good mechanical aptitude

OTTO’s Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Competitive Pay
  • Profit Sharing Bonus
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Company Picnic
  • Holiday Party
  • AND numerous OTTO celebrations throughout the year!

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