Technical Injection Molding Services
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Robotics/Automation Technician (posted 12/6/2023)

Distinctive Plastics is a leading edge, ISO-9001-2008 & ISO 13485:2003, plastic injection-molding company in North San Diego County. We are the premier supplier on the West Coast for Technical Injection Molding such as insert molding, in-mold decoration and multi-component molding.We are currently looking for a qualified Robotics/Automation Technician with experience in various types of computer-controlled automation to join our automation group. Individual must be an independent thinker, an effective team player and able to work in a fast-paced environment.


Duties will include:

  • Perform Scheduled Maintenance on Automation Equipment.
  • Perform routine diagnostic checks on automated systems, troubleshoot and perform repairs.
  • Create and modify programs for Yushin & Fanuc robots and other PLC/Computer controlled equipment.
  • Help develop and build new systems to reduce human intervention and maximize efficiency.



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Robotics and automation technology. PLC experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of electronics, mechanics and computers.
  • Basic Machine shop skills for fabricating.
  • Must be self-motivated, honest individual with pride in his work.                
  • Required to lift 55 lb.
  • Reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work independently and use time wisely.
  • Cooperative team spirit, friendly and easy to work with.


Our Benefits:

  • Medical & Dental 100% Employee
  • Generous PTO
  • 6-7 Holidays
  • Matching 401K

Annual Pay: $50k - $90k

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Our Vision

It is the goal of this company to supply quality products and services to our customers in a timely manner and at a reasonable price; and to provide our employees with a safe and pleasant work environment. We are further committed to a company-wide program for continuous quality improvement.

About DPI

Established in 1981, Distinctive Plastics is a Unique Contract Manufacturer specializing in "Technical Injection Molding Services" such as Multi-shot Molding, IMD (In-Mold Decorating), IMA (In-Mold Assembly), Vertical-Insert Molding and Medical Device Molding. We also offer standard Horizontal molding, with capacities from 28-ton / 1-ounce to 500-ton / 68-ounce. DPI is dedicated to utilizing robotics and automation to deliver "Value Added" services and lower "Total Part Cost".

Our full service philosophy assures you that we can assist you from conception through production. We offer full engineering services including consultation, product design assistance, Design for Manufacturing (DFM) assistance, mold flow analysis, and mold design. Our Technical Services department offers In-House tooling capability along with local and off-shore sourcing of precision injection molds.

Our molding department offers competent processing of most all engineering grade and commodity resins, with experience in 2-shot molding, insert-molding, over-molding, hot runners and valve gates. As a value-added molder we include such services as ultrasonic welding, pad printing, hot stamping and assembly.

Our modern 44,000 square foot facility in Vista, California was custom built after years of careful design and study. Being the fourth building to house this company, much experience went into the design and layout. Our Injection Molding and Tooling departments are second to none and the plant layout makes for an ease of material handling and flow of finished goods. All this just makes it easier to assure our customers "On-Time and Quality" products.