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Mold Set-Up Technician at Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Riverside, Missouri

Job Description:

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has 114 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit

Essential Functions of Job:

• Create and maintain an environment for safe work environments by following HSE and 5S policies and procedures. 

• Change tools per schedule and/or leadership direction in a safe and efficient manner utilizing established crane and Lock-out Tag-out procedures. 

• Ensure established Mold Setting processes are followed.  Sets up equipment based on mold requirements, materials, and tolerances.

• Maintain all tool change equipment and tools in a safe and clean storage area.

• Complete weekly preventive maintenance on machines and tools, apply force of 75lbs or greater for clamping tools in machines, and frequently lift weight over 40lbs.

• Execute production runs; conducts quality control testing before mold enters production cycle.

Additional Responsibilities:

• Report all damaged tool change equipment to the Production Supervisor/Technical Manager. 

• Use various measuring and gauging tools to perform necessary inspections before, during, and after molding operations.

• Attend training classes and scheduled meetings.

Essential Common Requirements for all Employees:


• Quality System: Understand, apply and meet all function-related Quality requirements. 

• Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS): Understand, apply and meet all function-related EHS requirements.

• Product Safety: Understand, apply and meet all function-related Product Safety requirements.

• Compliance: Understand, apply and meet all function-related Compliance requirements.

• Information Security: Understand, apply and meet all function-related IT / Information Security and confidentiality of YFAI information requirements.

• Must comply with all company policies and procedures.  

• Employee must have the ability to work additional hours and / or overtime as needed or assigned to complete job duties on time.

• Ability to multitask, interact politely and professionally with customers, suppliers and vendors, and work cooperatively with employees at all levels.

• Ability to maintain predictable and regular attendance, arrive to designated location on time, or be at assigned location ready to work for assignment (plant, corporate office, or remote).

Required Education Level           High School Graduate or Equivalent

Area of Study:  General studies

*Equivalent work experience may also be considered for certain positions.

Required Qualifications (Experience Level, Skills, Knowledge)  1 -3 Minimum Years of Experience with injection molding.

1-3 Minimum Years of Experience within the automotive industry.

•           Forklift certification.

•           Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

•           Thorough understanding of machinery and fixtures.

Preferred Qualifications (Experience Level, Skills, Knowledge)  

•           3 months mold change experience, preferably injection molding.

•           Experience with overhead cranes.


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