Mold Build Supervisor/Planner
Transitioning from part-time employee to full-time problem solver
The best thing about working here is having the ability to make a direct impact on our customers and the business. Managing the process from initial bid to kicking it off on the shop floor, I get to work side-by-side with other problem solvers who have the same goals that I do. Overall, anyone with the right attitude will succeed here.
From part-time to life-time
From Accounts Payable to Project Coordinator to my current role as Account Manager for one of our biggest customers and buyer for MMD Medical, I’ve had the chance to build stronger relationships with customers and peers and accelerate my career. Even without a technical background, MMD Medical gave me a chance to grow and prove myself every step of the way. I started part time 16 years ago and now, I’m a “lifer.”
Being comfortable with growth
Today, I oversee all of thermoplastics operations, and throughout my time here, I’ve always been able to raise my hand and continue learning more – if that’s what I wanted to do. Here, I know that my growth makes a direct impact – not only on the company’s success, but on our ability to make components for devices that can save lives.
Building a foundation of knowledge
Mostly, I enjoy being appreciated for the work that I do at MMD. They respect you and treat you fairly, and invest in you as a person. Over time, I continue learning about the Medical Molding industry – doing setups, paperwork and making sure things get done on time. These are skills that I can use throughout my career. The knowledge, constant learning and on-the-job experience you receive at MMD will help you pursue anything you want in a career in manufacturing. I have never second-guessed my decision to work here.
Diverse opportunities to grow
I work with a lot of creative people here who are willing to tackle complex parts, and collectively, we don’t ever give up on finding solutions. Every day brings new, fun projects that we get to work on. And even when change might seem a little stressful at first, with a lot of good people around, it ends up being a lot of fun.
A place you can be heard
What I have enjoyed most about working at MMD has been the ability to choose my own career path. They ask you what you want to do in the company, how you want to grow and give you the options to pursue the positions you want. And they really hear you and back it up. They encourage you to branch out and look at any training options that might help in your career, and then make sure you get it. Basically, I really like the people that I work with on a daily basis. We’ve all been here for a while and enjoy the culture that we’ve helped build over the years.
Endless opportunities for everyone
Having started as an apprentice mold builder in 1997, I’ve been a part of a lot of change – both at the company and in my career. It’s been exciting to be a part of MMD’s evolution from strictly mold building to sampling some of our own molds to eventually adding precision machining. Plus, I’ve been able to jump around the company to pursue different opportunities I was interested in – from mold building to machining to supervision.
It’s very important to understand that if you come to MMD and are willing to put in the effort, grow with the company, and have an open mind, the opportunities are pretty endless here. When you show the ability and drive, people will definitely acknowledge it, and provide the coaching and training to make you successful.