We are always interested in Mold Makers and Plastics Injection Molding Professionals looking for work.
SEA-LECT Plastics Corporation is a mid-size company, offering a benefits package that includes:
- Health, dental & life insurance
- Paid vacation
- 401(k) plan (company-matching)
Located in Everett, WA, we’re 30 minutes from everything Seattle has to offer. There are great hiking, biking, skiing and water sports opportunities right out our backdoor.
Train for a Career in the Plastics Industry
If you don’t have the experience or knowledge for the job openings, but are highly motivated and willing to learn, we will train you. We offer four different apprenticeship programs; Mold Maker, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Plastics Process Technician and especially the Youth Apprentice. These programs are administered by AJAC. Don’t hesitate! Call Matt and find out how it works at: (425) 339-0288.
Mold Maker Apprenticeship Program
SEA-LECT Plastics joined the Washington State Training Program, due to the shortage of skilled workers in the Mold Making Trade. As more people retire, the shortage trend is growing. In order to address this issue, in 2008 the Washington State Legislature allocated funding to create an apprenticeship program with multiple occupations in order to develop workers for the aerospace (and other) industries.
The Tool & Die apprenticeship program is a five year commitment. 93% of the education takes place as paid on-the-job training (OJT). This includes three hours per week of related college classroom instruction to learn the theory behind what is learned on the job.
Advantages of the Apprenticeship Program
- Capture and pass on the knowledge and skills of our foremost craftspeople
- Sound return on investment
- Low cost training program
- Formally train our employees at our facility, on our equipment and in our environment
- Utilize training programs that are developed with industry expertise and cutting edge technology.
- Mitigate risk with probationary period
- Increase productivity from “home-grown” employees
- Apprenticeships foster loyalty
- Improve our ability to create, recruit, and retain highly skilled workers
- Implement industry-focused programs that adapt to our needs
PLASTICS PROCESS TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
A Plastic Process Technicians primary job is to set up, monitor and troubleshoot plastic injection-molding machines. This requires specialized knowledge of materials, specific tools, and equipment. Troubleshooting tasks might include dealing with inconsistent material, faulty equipment, human error, and preventing defects from occurring. Listen to one of the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s (AJAC) Plastic Process Technician apprentices on how he started in the industry and why apprenticeship is a valuable pathway for a rewarding career. You can become a Plastic Process Technician through AJAC’s apprenticeship program. Find out how: http://www.ajactraining.org/apprentic…
We utilize the Paulson Training program for our employees. All training is done interactively on a PC or via the web using our InSite360 internet-based platform. High quality video with 3-D animations of machinery are used to illustrate machine operation and what is happening inside the machine. Questions are asked throughout a training lesson to reinforce the knowledge being taught. Each employee is assigned the courses appropriate for his or her job level. Training records for each employee’s training activity are maintained automatically. They can then be reviewed by supervisors to ensure that scheduled training is being taken.
At SEA-LECT Plastics we have long-term employees who probably carry a disproportionate amount of the weight when it comes to keeping things running smoothly on the production floor. They are good; we couldn’t run our plant without them. These key employees have often learned their craft through years of experience. That is the way “training” has been done in the plastics industry for years, even decades. However, this model is becoming outdated. There are new, very cost-effective training technologies, and we are taking advantage of them. It no longer takes years of on-the-job experience to become a proficient injection molder, for example. What used to take years to learn can now be taught in months.
To help our employees go from minimal injection molding experience to being accomplished, scientific molders, we use a blended learning model. Our model incorporates interactive on-line training, injection molding machine simulator lessons, and hands-on instruction.