Vista Outdoor Injection Molding Machine Set Up Technician III in Manhattan, Montana

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Responsibilities and Qualifications

Machine Set Up Technician 3

Shift C: Wed – Sat, Thur - Sat 6am – 630pm

Our Manhattan, Montana facility is seeking a Machine Set Up Tech 3 to add to our team. The Machine Set Up Tech 3 is responsible for but not limited to: Technician must possess excellent knowledge of injection molding process, materials, molds and machinery. Technician must maintain molding schedules; evaluate parts based on quality standards and specifications, and assist machine operators as needed. Technician will assist material handler with start and setup procedures. This position supports 32 IMM’s with a drive for 90% uptime along with 2 other machine set up technicians of varying experience. This position is a direct supporter/contributor to the success of the Operations Manager and any/all delegated work is expected to positively promote the Blackhawk brand.

Responsibilities: Including but not limited to the following


  • Verify correct set-up of molds, presses, and auxiliary equipment before machine start up.

  • Establish proper molding conditions.

  • Perform mold changes and sampling runs according to molding schedule.

  • Assist with the set-up and maintenance of auxiliary equipment, including granulators, conveyors, liquid temperature controls, and mold electrical controls.

  • Make minor repairs to machines and equipment and notify proper personnel of necessary major repairs.

  • Relieve other molding technicians on breaks and in the event of absenteeism.

  • Train and assist machine operators

  • Responsible for adherence to Quality Specifications for all products.

  • Follow and promote all safety and environmental procedures

  • Promote and maintain an atmosphere of cooperation among and between shifts, tool room, quality control, and management to facilitate production goals.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Minimum 7 years as Machine Set Up Technician I/II or similar experience (external applicants)

  • Proficient in plastics material handling processes and procedures

  • Taken and passed Assessment to move to level 3 (internal applicant)

  • Displayed strong team player and a drive to make the team successful

  • Strong demonstration of leadership skills and associated qualities

  • Performs all tasks associated and expected of the Machine Set Up Tech 1 and Machine Set Up Tech 2

  • Demonstrated consistent drive to continued learning

  • Shows drive to assume more responsibility and accepts assigned tasks readily and willingly

  • Willingness to train others and actively participate in knowledge transfer

  • Has taken formal Machine Processing Training courses


  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings

  • Action Oriented-Quick to act on an opportunity, Enjoys working hard, Energetically addresses tasks the are seen as challenging, Not fearful of acting with minimal direction, proactively seeks out more opportunities than most others

  • Delegation-Clearly and comfortably delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions, Shares both responsibility and accountability, trusts people to perform but available to provide advice, allows direct reports to finish their own work but knows when oversite is needed.

  • Directing Others-Good at establishing clear directions, sets stretching objectives, Distributes the work load appropriately, Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner, Maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results, Brings out the best in people, Clear communicator

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

  • Drive for Results-Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully, Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers, Very bottom-line oriented, Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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