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Injection Molding Supervisor

Company: Warrior Sports
Location: Sterling Heights
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Our mission is simple: EMPOWER ATHLETES WITH THE MEANS TO DOMINATE! Everything we do reflects our relentless drive to achieve this mission, and every associate plays a critical role.

Our company was born with one great idea, and innovation is the foundation of who we are. But, ideas are only part of the equation. We exhaust ourselves in the execution of our ideas and are committed to doing whatever it takes to push the game to the next level.

We work with a high sense of urgency, not only with our customers - but with each other. We explore all avenues to "yes" before we say "no". Every associate is not only empowered, but relied upon, to find or create opportunities that make a difference in all areas of our business. We are entrepreneurs in our own departments.

We are curious. We collaborate with each other. We own and learn from our mistakes. We bring optimism, passion and energy to work. We have an immense amount of pride and a strong sense of ownership in working for Warrior. We are impatient. We love change. We're unconventional and we don't do basic. We work hard, have fun, and we don't dread going to work the next day!


  • Responsible for the startup and shutdown of all equipment within the injection molding department.
  • Start-up and tune-in of first run molds to establish a consistent repeatable process and identify any possible tooling issues.
  • To assist in the hiring of and to train, supervise and evaluate the production employees of the molding department, working with the Plant Manager to ensure maximum utilization as well as ensuring all department, facility, and company policies are followed and enforced.
  • Required to operate various injection machines and maintain cross functionality as required.
  • To perform mold changes in accordance with department standards as needed to fill orders.
  • To work with the in house Toolmaker to ensure all mold issues are identified and proper actions are taken to correct them.
  • Responsible for all machine and auxiliary equipment operations and functions.
  • To ensure equipment is running at optimum efficiency.
  • Troubleshoot machine, process, equipment, mold, and material issues.
  • Responsible for all machine and equipment related maintenance, as well as to perform required preventative maintenance on a scheduled basis.
  • Monitor process stability and production quality.
  • The completion and updating of associated process verification logs, change logs, production notes, and all other process or production documentation that is needed to track and achieve Plant KPI goals.
  • To help maintain the housekeeping standards set for the injection molding department.
  • To actively participate in, and continuously improve the 5S system within the manufacturing facility.
  • Responsible to follow and enforce all OSHA and company safety rules and regulations and to help ensure all other employees in the area following safe working practices as well.
  • To take a team approach to all aspects of the job, and be able to communicate necessary information in a professional manner across all positions and shifts within the department.
  • To assist in the hiring of, and to supervise, train and evaluate Injection Molding Process Technicians.
  • Participate in all continuous improvement efforts to achieve corporate goals.
  • All other necessary duties as assigned by the Plant Manager.


  • Plastic injection molding background, minimum of 6 years of injection molding experience.
  • Supervisory experience within an injection molding environment.
  • Must be experienced in mold set-ups, mold and equipment maintenance, and trouble shooting.
  • Experience and understanding of polymers, resins, and colorant.
  • Preferred experience in proto, short run, over molding and production environment.
  • Experience driving a forklift, and valid driver's license for means of obtaining a forklift operator license.
  • The ability to be cross trained and master multiple positions and responsibilities.
  • Familiarity with and ability to use Windows based computers and software (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • The ability to function as part of a team and be able to communicate effectively and professionally both in writing and verbally.
  • A strong preference for those with a familiarity and experience working within 5S and Lean manufacturing systems.


We pride ourselves on offering a world class benefit package with the lowest costs possible to our associates. Our benefits, at a glance, include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401k with Employer Match
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Corporate Gift Matching
  • Warrior and New Balance Employee Discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Keywords: Warrior Sports, Detroit , Injection Molding Supervisor, Other , Sterling Heights, Michigan

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