Mold Cleaner, Tooling Technician Assistant in Temecula, CA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 11/14/2020

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Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

Tooling Mold Cleaner/Technician Assistant will ensure all cleaning procedures are followed, deliver a clean and functional mold, and report any molding issues. Works with Tooling Technical Lead– Molding, Engineering, Sr. Process Technicians, Process Technicians, Set-Up Technicians, and Tooling Specialists to maintain reliable and production-ready tools.  Operates tool room machinery and maintains documentation. Responsible for maintaining housekeeping and organization of the work area, ensuring the tool room is a safe environment in line with health, safety, and environmental requirements.

  • Tear down, assemble, and clean molds safely and efficiently according to procedures and processes.

  • Identify and label proper configuration of mold components for proper assembly of desired part.

  • Help Troubleshoot mold problems and or correct problems within limits of technical experience.

  • Identify and follow up with appropriate Engineer or Tooling personnel for damage to molds and/or updates.

  • Ability to properly move and place molds and components using appropriate equipment and following proper lifting and handling techniques.

  • Maintain tools and related equipment, clean, assemble, and install mold components.

  • Inspect parts produced from mold for damage or quality defects caused by mold or related components or equipment.

  • Knowledge of tool room machines. Knowledge of inspection and measuring techniques.

  • Understands how an injection mold comes apart and goes together and how it functions.

  • Has experience with various hot runner types and manufacturers.

High School Education or GED preferred but not required.   

Must have a minimum of five years of experience in a plastic injection work environment and 2-3 years in molding cleaning experience. 

Must be able to operate cranes and forklift. Use of mills, grinders, lathes, and several hand tools. Must be able to disassemble and assemble large mold up to 10000 pounds. Must be able to use inspection tools. 

Skills and Abilities: 

​Must be able to analyze, recommend, and perform necessary cleaning and preventive maintenance.

Provides approximate time necessary to complete tasks or projects from start to completion. Must be able to effectively communicate.

Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, must be able to stand, sit, walk, stoop and bend for extended periods of time and must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.  

Must be able to work required shifts and overtime and have necessary personal tools to perform assignments.

Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is preferred but not necessary.

Values Integrity, Safety, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation.

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.


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