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Injection Molding Machine Operator

Michigan City, Indiana, United States
January 05, 2018

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Nathan Knowlton

Michigan City, IN ***** - 219-***-****

Looking to move on to an interesting and challenging full time position with a respectable and reputable company that appreciates their employees and wants to add a new honest, punctual and hard working team player to their current team. I would make a good addition to any current company. I'm looking forward to hearing from you and having an opportunity to prove myself while helping out your company at the same time. Thank you for your time.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer


Injection Molding Machine Operator / Set Up

TP Orthodontics - Westville, IN -

February 2014 to Present


Set Up Molds and dies for 7 injection molding machines as well as run and operate 2 dryers and 2 scrap part grinders.

Dry, weigh up and mix several different materials(8-10) and colorants(25-30) as needed. Work as a team as well as individually.

Perform visual check on parts using a microscope, (E.g shortfill, flashing, splay, pulling, cracking, sticking), throughout entire job.

Perform set up/quality checks, (E.g check part tolerances, compare part to blueprint, inspect part under comparator, compare part to QC checked sample parts), on first 10 parts ran then continue checks as scheduled until order is completed.

Perform visual/quality checks to strive for and push to achieve %100 quality. Work under tight deadlines.

Calibrate machines for new material and testing.

Change colorant and material depending on the part scheduled and machine/mold needed to run specific job. Just recently began training for the position of Tool Maker/Mold Maker in the Tool & Die department also. Trained on calipers and micrometers.

Currently training on Brother CNC, Lathe, Drill Press, Surface Grinders, Mitsubishi Wire EDM, and many others.

Factory Assembler / Machine Set Up

Sprague Devices - Michigan City, IN -

June 2004 to October 2010


Set up machinery, 5 different peeners, numerous molds and dies to be ran in many different presses as well as drills, taps and a drill press.

Clip off and strip down wire ends then terminate metal pin connector ends on bare stripped wire ends before then inserting the metal pin connectors into new plastic snap connector, finally connect motor to test box and run test on completed terminated motor.

Monitor, adjust and verify numerous types of screw guns/torque guns to be verified with torque wrenches. Assembled wiper blades, motor casings and small motors which then can be terminated and tested before being installed on Semi trucks, Military Hummers, Buses and many other commercial vehicles. Attended classes and received certificates for quality control, time management Selected by management to travel to Iowa for a three week period in which we reestablished the sister company that was struggling. My duties were extensive from entry level to successful quality control. Vehicle Customizer

Wyld Stylz - Michigan City, IN -

March 2003 to March 2004


Installation of car radios, car alarms, DVD units, TV screens, audio systems, vinyl graphics, GPS systems, remote starters, window tint

Order merchandise

Extensive vendor and public contact


Quick Transportation - Michigan City, IN -

June 2000 to February 2003


Duties included payable and receivable invoicing to multiple companies including government agencies. Extensive telephone communication involving dispatching of a large fleet of trucks throughout the country. Managed drivers on a personal level to maintain positive working relations. Organized and maintained a more effective filing system. EDUCATION

General Education Diploma

Michigan City High School - Michigan City, IN


New Buffalo High School - New Buffalo, MI

1996 to 1998


Micrometers, Calipers, Scales, Dial Indicators, Ona Wire EDM Machine, Kan-Ban Inventory, Lansa Program

(4 years)


TQPS Certification

I participated in TQPS training and received a certification for my participation. (Total Quality Production System)


I am currently employed and in training for the positions of Tool Maker/Mold Maker in the Tool & Die department after running the Injection Molding department for the past 3.5 to 4 years. Tool & Die has been operating extremely short handed so I was given the opportunity to help out and learn new skills. I am not very confident in the future of my current company/employer. I'm looking to move forward with a stable and reputable company while learning new skills, meeting new people and contributing to the future success and growth of my next employer. Thank you for your time.

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