Tullahoma, Tennessee


Job Title

Mold Setter


Protective Solutions


Tullahoma, TN

Reports To

Maintenance Supervisor



Date Prepared


Position Summary

Perform tasks that are necessary to provide high quality, efficient, timely shipment of Sonoco products

The essential functions of the position include:

  • The safety and health of employees take precedence over all duties of this job
  • Directs and executes mold changes per the production schedule and all emergency mold changes
  • Responsible for the proper set-up of all molds and related functions such as knockout, hydraulics, pneumatics etc. for foam molding machines
  • Set parameters of the molding press to the process verification sheet if applicable.
  • Repair any fluid or air leaks relating to the mold.
  • Responsible for the pulling and resetting of all mold halves, specifically for the purpose of mold repair.
  • Responsible for assisting with the loading and unloading of all mold carrying trucks.
  • Responsible for the installation and removal of all auxiliary equipment from the molding floor.
  • Responsible for the orderly appearance of all mold-setting supplies including the removal of all supplies from the molding machine and immediate area.
  • Adherence to all quick mold change policies.
  • Ensure all documentation is completed, submitted and filed in a timely manner
  • Assist with start-up of presses as required.
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs on/to molds.
  • Maintains cleanliness of areas.
  • Performs all duties in a manner that demonstrates the highest level of quality and safety.
  • Participate in all safety initiatives.
  • Follow good manufacturing practices.
  • Other duties as required.

Physical demands of the position:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job, unless such accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the Company. 

  • Ability to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 75 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to frequently bend, stand, stoop, grasp and work from ladder
  • Ability to manipulate small parts on a consistent basis.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools

Work Environment: 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts in a production environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  Temperatures inside the plant can fluctuate between hot and cold according to seasonal changes.  Personal protective equipment (PPE) is required in the production department and other designated areas. 

The above description only includes the essential functions and duties which are considered material to the proper identification and classification of the job and is not a limitation of or a restriction upon duties or work requirements that may be inherent in the job.  The information listed should not be interpreted to include all details required in performance of the job or other related duties that may be assigned.


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

Tullahoma, Tennessee

We bring more to packaging than just the package.

Combining actionable insights, intellectual capital, purposeful innovation and our industry-leading packaging and services portfolio to create impactful solutions that build stronger brands.



Providing Innovative Packaging Solutions

Sonoco is a $5 billion global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products and packaging supply chain services. When collaborating with our customers, we leverage our deep knowledge of material science, our i6 Innovation Process™, and our industry-leading packaging and services portfolio to create impactful customized solutions that build stronger brands.


We produce packaging for many of the world’s most recognized brands, in markets such as appliances and electronics, automotive, beverages, confection, construction, converted paperboard, fresh and natural food, frozen and refrigerated food, shaving, home, lawn and garden, medical/pharmaceutical, pet care, powdered beverages, recycling and snacks.


Sonoco’s operations consist of our global consumer packaging businesses (rigid paper and closures, flexibles and plastics); our display and packaging division (high-impact retail displays and packaging supply chain management); our industrial businesses (tubes and cores, reels and spools, uncoated recycled paperboard and Sonoco Recycling, one of the world’s largest recyclers); and our Protective Solutions division (custom-designed protective, temperature-assurance and retail security packaging solutions and highly engineered components).


From our headquarters in Hartsville, S.C., and more than 300 operations in 33 countries, we serve customers in 85 nations.

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