Berry Global Mold Maintenance Mechanic in PHILLIPSBURG, New Jersey

Mold Maintenance Mechanic

  • Job ID: 5314

  • Functional Area: MANUFACTURING

  • Position Type: Full-Time Regular

  • Location: PHILLIPSBURG, NJ

  • Education Required: Technical Degree

  • Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years

JOB TITLE: Mold Maintenance Mechanic

DEPARTMENT: Production Department

LOCATION: Phillipsburg NJ Plant

FLSA STATUS: Hourly Non-exempt


The position assumes full responsibility for the operations of the Tooling Department and procedures necessary for the BERRY Global Phillipsburg NJ Plant to operate in a safe and productive manner. Ensures the objective of maximum operating efficiency of the plant and facility by effectively using tooling resources and communications between other departments and staff.



  • Coordinates tooling projects.

  • Maintain a clean work area.

  • Act as a backup to trouble shoot mold problems and make assessments on what needs to be repaired, work with technician and manager to correct problems.

  • Assist in mold set up and removal. Set up mold in press. Connect all auxiliary equipment, water lines, and hydraulic lines. Pull mold out of press – drain water lines, disconnect auxiliary equipment.

  • Mold maintenance – Disassemble and clean mold plates and mold tooling.

  • Minor mold repair – repair stripped threads, change o-rings and seals, minor parting line repair, change heater rods, sand/bead blast cavities, change pin/bushings, etc.

  • Crate molds for shipment. Uncrate molds received in.

  • Maintain mold inventory and a mold parts inventory.

  • Maintain a mold maintenance record history.

  • Maintain log and safety inspections on electric mold cart / lifts. Complete safety checks once per week on mold cart, lifts and hoists.

  • Input and extract information from a computer.

  • Complete paperwork – dealing with mold service, mold transfer, shipping paperwork, etc.

  • All other duties as assigned.All of the above are essential job functions. POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have the ability to coordinates projects using mechanical aptitude to identify and solve problems.

  • Must be able to understand molding, tooling and machinery terminology to allow for competent communication.

  • Must be able to perform mold maintenance by disassembling and cleaning mold plates and mold tooling.

  • Must be able to work with cleaning solvents, polishing compounds, rust preventatives, grease and oil.

  • Must be able to slide mold plates of various weights when cleaning, assembling and disassembling.

  • Must be able to move parts or entire molds from production floor to mold repair area with the use of a hand truck or cart.

  • Must be able to perform minor mold repair.

  • Must be able to crate molds for shipment; uncrate molds received in.

  • Must maintain mold inventory and a mold parts inventory.

  • Must maintain a mold maintenance record history.

  • Must maintain log on electric mold cart / lifts / hoists. Complete safety checks once per week.

  • Must possess the ability to input and extract information from a computer.

  • Must be able to complete paperwork – dealing with mold service, mold transfer, shipping paperwork, etc in a timely manner.

  • Attendance is a crucial aspect of this position

  • Ability to work overtime when needed

  • Must know and follow all GMP procedures.

  • Must be able to work safely and follow Safety Rules and Procedures.

  • Must be able to identify and report violations and unsafe conditions to appropriate personnel.

  • Must be able to wear protective clothing as hair net, uniform, steel toe shoes, gloves, long-sleeved shirt, and earplugs.

  • Must be able to effectively respond in an Emergency Situation such as fire, and accident and direct the activities of others.

  • Must be able to follow all Department Procedures and Directives.All of the above are essential job functions. ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Technical Lead Supervisor. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Technical School Degree, knowledgeable in the Plastics field or 3-5 years’ experience as a Mechanic is preferred

  • Work well with others

  • Have good work habits

  • Self motivated

  • Multi-task orientated

  • Reliable transportationQualified applicants will be interviewed. An appointment will be scheduled to discuss your career interests and development.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.