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Danaher Corporation Sr. Journeyman Mold Maker in Lodi, California


Lead projects to build, repair and modify high-quality injection mold tooling from complex part and mold designs. Diagnose issues that cause Molds to function poorly or cause quality issues.


  • Train and guide assigned helpers as needed to ensure a Safe working environment.

  • Attend kick-off meetings and provide input for design and mold build.

  • Plan and schedule jobs to meet quoted hours and delivery dates.

  • Prepare needed prints and instructions to coordinate helpers as needed.

  • Clearly communicate to determine the most efficient method of manufacture to Engineering.

  • Complete paperwork or instructions for additional details to be performed for mold assembly.

  • Assess completed jobs for improvements with necessary personnel for future efficiency.

  • Maintain a clean work area.

  • Clean equipment and machines after use and recommend any maintenance to Shop Supervisor.

  • Work overtime or other shifts per delivery and customer requirements.

  • Additional responsibilities as may be assigned by Shop Supervisor.


Education or Experience (in years):

  • High school diploma

  • Minimum four to ten years of related work experience

  • Completion of a State Approved / Formal Apprenticeship preferred

Knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of plastic injection molds and mold making practices

  • Efficient at programming and running all shop machinery (CNC machining centers, High- Speed-Milling, EDM sinker, WEDM a plus, etc.)

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Computer skills, for inter-office email and job communication

  • CNC programming skills [MasterCAM is preferred]

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills on Molds

  • Ability to lead Projects to completion with timely updates on progress

  • Work cooperatively with fellow employees in a team environment

  • Thorough knowledge of inspection equipment and techniques

  • Use geometry, trigonometry, shop mathematics and calculator proficiently

  • Ability to manage multiple projects

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

  • Ability to work in a clean room environment.

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.

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