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Danaher Corporation Mold Maker in Lodi, California

This position is for a Mold Maker, responsible for leading projects to build, repair and modify high-quality injection mold tooling from complex parts and mold designs. Diagnose issues that cause molds to function poorly or cause quality issues.


  • Maintain tooling machines, molds and mold maintenance areas in a safe, clean and organized condition

  • Understand and adhere to safety policies and practices

  • Follow, develop and edit mold maintenance and manufacturing procedures

  • Read and understand work orders

  • Proactively evaluate, suggest and implement mold maintenance and manufacturing improvement ideas

  • Use SolidWorks to view, modify and create mold design models, assemblies and drawings

  • Inspect, evaluate and perform complex mold repair work including welding, machining, grinding and polishing

  • Train apprentice tool makers and machinists to operate tooling manufacturing machines

  • Disassemble, inspect, evaluate, repair, assemble and test complex, Class 101 hot-runner injection molds Valve gate systems.

  • Work closely with Engineering, Processing and Operations Teams to solve complex problems, recommend improvements and implement countermeasures

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

  • Attend additional job-related training as required


Education and Experience (in years):

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent) with 6+ years of work-related experience

    • Experience in ISO medical regulated environment

Knowledge and skills:

  • Familiar with high-volume, multi-cavity, hot-runner injection molds

  • Strong problem-solving abilities with complex molding challenges

  • Good communication skills with a diverse team of technicians and engineers

  • Knowledge interpreting part print & Mold drawings.

  • Understands GDP – Good Documentation Practices

  • Machining requirements/ responsibilities in operating EDM, CNC& all standard toolroom equipment.

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to stand for several hours

  • Must be able to work in a shop floor environment


  • Preferred Degree in Engineering or Manufacturing related area OR 4-Year Journeyman Tool Maker certificate.

  • Basic mold processing experience

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .