Posted time March 13, 2023

Injection Mold/Die Setter Apprentices (Full-Time) | Starting at $15 Per Hour

Hiring multiple Apprentices: As a Plastic Injection Mold/Die Setter Apprentice with Augustine Plastics, Inc. (API), you will provide setup support and train to develop the necessary skills to advance into the Setup Technician roles.  You will play a key role in the production of plastic parts and components for a wide array of industries including Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Medical, Water/Wastewater Treatment, and more.  The Mold/Die Setter Apprentices will work Monday to Friday 2nd Shift (2:00 to 10:00 pm) or 3rd Shift (10:00 pm to 6:00 am) with shift premium pay, and will receive holidays off with pay. Positions may work overtime as needed. API offers a Comprehensive Benefits Package.


  • Follow Work Instructions to set up, start up, and maintain injection molding equipment and machinery and install and remove molds.
  • Maintain optimum molding processes, perform material handling/storage, and other miscellaneous jobs.
  • Evaluate parts per Molding and Finishing Guidelines.
  • Release parts for molding via check-off documentation.
  • Enter required information on IQMS RTStation operator panel.
  • Hook hoist to mold as well as lift mold from presses.
  • Maintain inventory.
  • Maintain setup records.
  • Recommend parts and accessories that need to be ordered.
  • Provide operator training as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of machinery and equipment
  • Experience with multimeters, air tools, hand tools, power tools, test equipment, guages, scales, gantries, and hoists
  • Mechanical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 55 lbs.
  • Ability to maneuver and set up tooling weights of up to approximately 15,000 lbs.
  • Attention to detail


  • High School Diploma or equivalency (GED) required
  • 1–2 years of plastics molding experience (preferred)
  • Willing to train the right candidate with mechanical and machinery experience

Top Perks & Benefits:

  • Holidays Off with Pay
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package (listed below)
  • Promote-from Within Opportunities


  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical and Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Safe Harbor Match
  • Annual Attendance Bonus
  • New-Hire Referral Bonuses
  • Dependent College Tuition Benefits
  • Life Insurance Option
  • Fitness Center Membership, Corporate Discount
  • Wellness Center Membership, Corporate Discount


  • Monday to Friday
  • 8–10-hour shift
  • Overtime as needed
  • May include some weekend work to meet production

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Somerset, PA 15501: Reliably commute, or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)