Setup Technician (Trainee) - Plastics Mold (thermoforming)

At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.



Job Title: Setup Technician Trainee - Plastics Mold (Thermoforming)

Reports to: Shift Supervisor

Department: Thermoforming

Starting wage rate: $19.50/hr progressing to $21/hr after 1 year


Job purpose

Perform machine and tool setups on Thermoforming machines


Principal Job Duties

  • Perform machine and tool setups independently on thermoforming machines and associated equipment
  • Support productivity improvement projects
  • Where required, prepare tools for production
  • Perform process troubleshooting of the thermoforming machines and all related systems.
  • Support sample making activities.
  • Perform product qualification process in order to meet the quality standards.
  • Diligently follow lockout/tagout procedures whenever required
  • Maintain proper housekeeping and 5S in own work area and around work units.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner and fully comply with the Safety and Quality (GMP) policies and procedures of the Company
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Management


Job Requirements                                           

  • Good understanding of mechanical and control functions of machines
  • Technical school course (Mechanical technology) / Junior Millwright or 1-2 years of work experience in thermoforming / plastics processing
  • Lift and move product / parts / boxes when required
  • Able to use different measuring instruments like Vernier Caliper and Micrometer
  • Knowledge of plastic molds preferred (handling and maintenance)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (verbal and written)
  • Work bi-monthly rotating shift between days and nights.


At Polar Pak, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. Polar Pak offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are in need of accommodation during our recruitment process, please specify in your job application.


Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

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Salary Range
$47,000.00 - 51,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Brampton, ON L6T1G1, CA