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Lab Technician/Specialist

Consulting/Training | Traverse City, MI | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Are you looking for a career in a company that provides a professional atmosphere and a culture of openness, trust and respect in a work hard/play hard environment?  Would you like to work for a company with a corporate culture that puts people first?  Do you love dogs?  Do you like playing with Nerf guns?   RJG is committed to being fair with our employees and maintaining an environment that encourages personal responsibility. We seek employees who are committed to preserving and enhancing these values. We firmly believe that the highest quality people produce the highest quality products and services; that strong business ethics flow from strong personal ethics; and that responsible people produce exceptional results.  If this sounds like an environment where you could excel both personally and professionally, then RJG might be the right place for you. 

This position will be at our RJG corporate training and manufacturing facility in beautiful Traverse City, MI.  Traverse City is an all-season vacation destination in Northern Michigan nestled on the south end of Grand Traverse Bay near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.  RJG and Traverse City combine for a dream destination for those that seek quality of life and a corporate culture that puts people first.


RJG is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the full-time position of Lab Technician/Specialist in our Traverse City, MI. training facility.   Responsibilities will include:

  • Installation and set-up of molding machines

  • Mold set ups and changes

  • Schedule and manage Lab events and equipment installation

  • Demos and deliveries

  • Maintain relationships with machine OEM’s

  • This position will be responsible for the lab safety program



  • Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of experience, (10+ years preferred), in Injection Molding and knowledge of RJG equipment and software


Qualifications/Technical Experience: 

  • Must be able to climb ladders and lift 60 pounds unassisted

  • Must be able to operate a fork truck

  • A background in tooling

  • basic part design

  • Strong eDART knowledge

  • Master Molder Certification is a plus

  • Strong background in hydraulics and pneumatics

  • Machine electronics, facility electrical and facility maintenance

  • Excellent installation and troubleshooting skills



 Certificates and Licenses:

  • Must have successfully completed or willing to successfully complete Master Molder I and II, Train the Trainer Certification

  • Applicant must have a valid driver's license and a driving record that is acceptable to our insurance company  



Additional Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Must be able to teach Systematic Molding, Decoupled Workshop and Edart training

  • The candidate will be capable to either assist a current trainer or deliver the class solo dependent on lab and classroom schedules

  • The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, energetic, and willing to adapt to changing conditions

  • Qualified candidates will possess great organizational and communication skills.Candidate must be competent in computer operation and proficient in Microsoft Office programs

  • Detail-oriented, and a quality conscious "team player".

  • A good sense of humor will be necessary to fit well into our unique culture

  • Must love dogs

  • Is humble, hungry and smart



RJG is a recognized international leader in injection molding training, technology and resources. RJG provides both general interest and specialized training for injection molding professionals at all levels. Support and training are provided world-wide and at RJG Regional Sales Offices throughout the world and via the Internet.  We offer competitive wages, and an exceptional benefit package including company paid Health, Dental and Prescription insurance for the employee and dependents.  We offer a minimum of 10 paid holidays per year and paid vacations.  We are a profit sharing company.