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Associate Engineering Manager – Racine, WI

Description

One of the world’s leaking makers of household products is searching for an Associate Engineering Manager.  The Associate Engineering Manager is responsible for engineering and managing capital projects and leading manufacturing operational improvement efforts to; assure a safe, high quality and performance working environment, continually looking to eradicate losses, build new capabilities and/or implement new technologies.

Associate Engineering Manager Primary Accountabilities and Requirements:

• Managing capital projects and budgets from concept through start-up
• Leading the preparation of; engineering designs, specifications, control logic, instrumentation lists, equipment lists, flow charts, P&ID’s, engineering calculations and procedures for new and modified production lines and processes.
• Assuring compliance of Global Standards and Regulations that may apply
• Investigating, driving, and assisting in implementation of; cost saving projects, process optimization, and productivity improvements related to existing processes
• Supporting long term tech plans and upgrades working together with the Global Engineering team.

• Project Management – Develops project plans and communicates changes and progress. Completes projects on time and within budget
• Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities, sets goals and objectives
• Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities which fosters group commitments to goals and objectives
• Communication – Strong oral and written communication skills
• Continuous Improvement – Knowledge and experience in TPM Early Management methodology and Lean Manufacturing
• Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
• Innovation – Displays original thinking, creativity and resourcefulness which generate innovative approaches and ideas
• Leadership – Can effectively manage a team to deliver results through others, keeping the team engaged, energized and committed.

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $115,000 range, the company offers; subsidized health care, profit sharing , matched 401(k) contributions, retirement benefits, bonus opportunities and relocation assistance.

Requirements Education and Experience:
• BS Engineering degree (prefer Industrial, Mechanical or Manufacturing) is required
• Minimum 3 years of experience leading Engineering Projects and manufacturing support in an OSHA & TPM environment
• PSM (Process Safety Management) experience desirable
• Experience with capital project/equipment installation management
• Experience in contractor and vendor management
• Knowledge of TPM/ Lean is an asset
• GMP, SAP, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD preferred
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
• Demonstrated leadership and strategic planning skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
Injection Mold Engineer – Racine, WI

Description

One of the world’s leading makers of household products is searching for an Injection Mold Engineer to support manufacturing operations.  In addition to day-to-day support of existing manufacturing operations the Injection Mold Engineer will be executing engineering projects and providing long range technical planning and strategies for the business.

Principle Accountabilities:

  •  Design, manage, troubleshoot, and implement new mold projects with Third Party Manufacturers that are designed for machine, human interaction, method/process, raw material & environmental variability.
  • Responsible for estimating Major Expenditure Authorization (MEA) amounts and capital project execution including mold builder selection, justification, MEA processing, purchasing, and installation.  Support start-up efforts including in person training and documentation.
  • Recommend mold sizes (cavitation) based on volumes, seasonality, molding capacity and part cost vs. capital analysis for New Products in Ideation/Development phase.
  • Interface with staff and plant personnel, operators, and staff at contract manufacturers.
  • Provide Product Supply interface for other key areas including RD&E, Finance, Marketing, & other Manufacturing Subsidiaries and to Contract Manufacturers.
  • Identify, investigate, and implement potential cost savings opportunities.
  • Partner with COE to identify and align globally on new technologies & mold builders.
  • Consult on new mold designs to assure the molds will meet our “Mold Design and Construction Standards”.
  • Visit potential mold builders, evaluate their capabilities, equipment, manufacturing process, specialties and quality control process.
  • Investigate new technologies i.e. Stack molds, collapsing core systems, hot runner technologies etc.
  • CAD system applications:
    • Analyze 3D CAD part models for moldability, molding issues and part integrity.
    • Calculate part projected areas for IMM tonnage requirements and plastic volumes for injection unit requirements
    • Evaluate new mold designs and suggest modifications if necessary.
    • Transfer 3D data back and forth to product and mold designers to communicate changes and suggested improvements.
  • Troubleshoot mold and molding problems.

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $115,000 range, the company offers; subsidized health care, profit sharing , matched 401(k) contributions, retirement benefits, bonus opportunities and relocation assistance.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mechanical, Manufacturing or related Engineering degree
  • 5+ years of related Injection Mold project experience.
  • Good project management, written and verbal communication skills are required along with a high level of initiative.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills, in project and people management in a continuous improvement environment in the areas of production, quality and Lean manufacturing principles.

Director, Research and Development – New Brunswick, NJ

Description

A leading global manufacturer of innovative food packaging products and solutions that designs, manufactures, and distributes a wide spectrum of packaging solutions for food distributors, restaurants & caterers, grocery stores, national food chains and consumer entertaining is searching for a Director of Research and Development.   The Director of Research and Development will be responsible for complete ownership of research and development projects involving materials, new products, and process and equipment opportunities leading to increased revenue and/or cost reductions.

Benefits in addition to an annual salary in the $130,000 to $150,000 range:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage (Medical & Dental)
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Survivor Benefits (company-provided Life Insurance; Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance)
  • Paid Time Off Program (paid holidays; paid vacation based on service)
  • Employee Assistance Program

 

 Requirements
• Extensive knowledge of plastics and how they are used in manufacturing and the market place.
• Direct experience with thermoplastics and additives in extrusion, thermoforming and injection molding.
• Strong project management and organizational skills
• Strong collaboration skills – works effectively and cooperatively with all levels within the organization; establishes and maintains good working relationships
• Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities
• Drives for results – sets high standards; monitors progress toward goals; tenaciously works to meet or exceed goals
• Demonstrates good business judgment; uses data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions
• Ability to develop complete and accurate budgets, project justifications and timelines
• Strong written & oral communication skills
• Working knowledge of MS Office and MS Project
• A Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or science discipline (plastics a plus); MBA a plus
• Certified Project Manager (CPM) a plus
• A minimum of ten years of experience in project management within the plastics manufacturing industry is a must
• Prior experience working on technology (materials and equipment) initiatives
Process Engineering Manager – Petersburg, VA

Job Description

A fast-growing polymer resin toll compounding company is searching for a Process Engineering Manager.  The company is focused on building an efficient business with strong operations and assets that is poised to continue growing by building a culture around continuous improvement and providing unmatched levels of quality to their customers.

The Process Engineering Manager is responsible for determining operations parameters to produce products and develops processes to ensure quality, cost and efficiency requirements are met.  This role is a critical leadership role, with Engineering being a central function of the company.  In addition to overseeing all day to day Engineering, this individual will be a key member of our leadership team driving continuous improvement across the business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Process Engineer

◦Oversees all operating parameters for vessels to ensure we meet our customers product specifications
◦Ensures we are delivering best in class quality for our customers
◦Interacts with customer technical contacts to review processing specifications and provide production summary results
◦Reviews testing results and processing parameters, and makes necessary adjustments to operations on a real time basis
◦Supports all broader Engineering efforts at the company focused on developing new products and trials
◦Supports the conversion of new products from trial stage to full scale commercialization
◦Works closely with operations to support day to day production

•Continuous improvement
◦Serves as a key leader of the organization, seeking and driving opportunities to improve our operations and quality
◦Seeks ways to constantly improve our Engineering processes and controls

In addition to a modern work environment the company offers an annual salary in the $75,000 to $90,000 range.
Job Requirements
•Over 5 years experience in an engineering role in the polymer industry

•Engineering degree required

•Process engineering experience preferred

 

Manufacturing Automation Engineer – San Diego, CA

Job Description

A well regarded and rapidly growing plastic injection molding custom manufacturing company is searching for a Manufacturing Automation Engineer or Mechatronics Engineer.   The Manufacturing Automation Engineer is responsible for the improvement of the efficiency and the productivity of existing manufacturing systems (think PLC’s, robotics, etc.) in all manufacturing departments.  Duties also include; researching, recommending, and implementing technological advancements to ensure quality and operating improve efficiencies.

 In addition to an annual salary in the $65,000 to $75,000 range the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Job Requirements

  • B.S. in Plastics, Mechatronics, or Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on plastics processing is desired, or Associate degree in Engineering with 10 years experience in automation, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge and thorough understanding of; pick and place equipment,  robotics (i.e. Yushin and Whitman), PLC’s (e.g. Allen-Bradley), and auxiliary equipment.
  • Ability to supervise upgrades and retrofits to existing equipment.
  • Knowledge of ISO standards, SPC, TQM, and GMP’s is highly desirable.
  • Proficient in solving problems using algebra, trigonometry and geometry.
  • Ability to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s),  and write Maintenance Manuals, and set-up and calibration procedures.
  • Ability to perform IQ, OQ, and PQ machine validations.
Manufacturing Automation Engineer – Royalton, VT

Description

A well regarded and rapidly growing plastic injection molding custom manufacturing company is searching for a Manufacturing Automation Engineer or Mechatronics Engineer to fill a newly created position to meet this growth.  The Manufacturing Automation Engineer is responsible for the improvement of the efficiency and the productivity of existing manufacturing systems (think PLC’s, robotics, etc.) in all manufacturing departments.  Duties also include researching, recommending, and implementing technological advancements to ensure Quality and improve efficiencies.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and a relocation package.

 Requirements

  • 5 years’ experience in injection molding processing and automation (i.e. mechatronics).
  • B.S. in Plastics, Mechatronics, or Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on plastics processing is desirable.
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge and thorough understanding of injection molding process, machines, robotics, PLC’s, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Knowledge of ISO standards, SPC, TQM, and GMP’s is highly desirable
Injection Molding Manufacturing Engineer – Spartanburg, SC

Description

A rapidly growing plastic closure injection molding manufacturing company is searching for a Manufacturing Engineer to; lead expansion efforts, establish thin wall injection molding processes, and implement continuous improvement initiatives.

Manufacturing Engineer Responsibilities:

• Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods.

• Analyze work force requirements, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency, safety and quality.

• Moves new products into production including; new injection molding equipment installation, work station design and equipment layout.
• Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
• Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs and savings to provide information for management decisions.
• Confer with management, quality assurance representatives, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
• Apply statistical methods including Design of Experiments to estimate future manufacturing requirements, improvements and potential.
• Conduct time studies of both direct and indirect personnel in order to establish work standards.
• Work with customers to answer questions and help to solve problems.
• Lead the implementation of Continuous Improvement to drive measurable improvements in quality, productivity, safety, and product flow.
• Train personnel, and others to perform activities to achieve world-class process flow.
• Develop value stream maps and eliminate process waste through implementation of lean techniques.
• Promote Six Sigma/Lean integration utilizing strength of both methods to achieve business goals.
• Utilize knowledge and hands on experience of the injection molding process to provide solutions to machine, tooling, material, SPC, and production work flow problems.
• Assist in tracking continuous improvement efforts ensuring rapid completion and tracking of results.
• Explore and develop new technology which enables a Lean environment.
• Create and foster a culture of learning and change.
• Utilize effective communication techniques to assure that continuous improvement goals and results are understood.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and a relocation package.
                                                                             
 Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline and at least 5 years of experience.
• Working knowledge of lean manufacturing principles – such as kaizen, value stream mapping, 6S, error proofing, total productive maintenance, waste elimination, visual factory, six sigma, and pull scheduling, value stream mapping, and cell design.
• Experience participating in and/or leading teams in the execution of equipment installation projects
• Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with the ability to effectively multi-task.
• Proven leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively present information to top management, internal and external customers in a professional manner.
• Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
• Proficiency with problem solving-tools such as root cause analysis, failure mode effects analysis, TQM, Statistical Process Control.
• Must have strong interpersonal skills and possess ability to interact with all team members.
• Ability to use 3D CAD for plant layout and design.
• Familiarity with molding machines and auxiliary equipment in order to make process improvements and sound purchasing recommendations.
• Six Sigma knowledge preferred, with formal training and/or certificate.
• Computer literate – good PC skills – Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoin
Plastic Injection Molding Project Engineer – Milwaukee, WI

Description

A medical device component injection molding leader, is looking to expand their technical staff with the addition of a Project Engineer.  The Project Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the aggressive sales strategy of medical molded products.
  • Leading cross functional teams from the quoting stage of a program to production launch.
  • The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
      • Ability to review part designs (draft, side-actions, shutoffs, the basics)
      • Understanding of injection mold tooling including:
        1. Mold features due to part geometry
        2. Mold construction basics (can review mold designs)
      • Medical molding experience
      • Thermoplastic injection molding experience

         

      • Understanding good manufacturing processes and advanced quality planning (APQP) including a working knowledge of the following:
        1. DOEs (Design Of Experiments)
        2. Capability studies
        3. “Steel Safe/Tolerance Safe” concept
        4. Automation concepts (press robots, automated assembly equipment)
        5. The relative cost impact of options and can choose the best option

           

      • Ability to manage multiple projects which includes:
        1. Sound project organization skills
        2. Effective timeline management (MS Project, Gantt charts, etc)
        3. Multiple supplier management skills (mold makers, material suppliers)
        4. Skillful project budget management (On time, on target)
        5. Excellent communication skills

In addition to a modern work environment, an annual salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 range, the company offer competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

 Requirements

  • An engineering degree (mechanical or plastics) and five or more years of experience is preferred.
  • Ability to review plastic injection mold designs.
  • Medical plastic injection molding experience.
  • Design of Experiments (DOE) working knowledge.
  • Injection molded plastic part design experience.

Component Development Engineer – Troy, MI

Description The world leader in the manufacture of plastic automotive body components, and fuel systems is searching for a Component Development Engineer.  The Component Development Engineer will be responsible for the Design and Validation of Mechatronic (mechanical and electronic) Components in Fuel System and/or SCR systems. This includes; Application Projects (Sensors,  Actuators, including their housing, connectors, wiring and flange).

Component Development Engineer Responsibilities include:

  • Development of Components that he/she is in charge of, in relation with the Application Project team.
  • Analysis of Customers specifications for dedicated components.
  • Writing the Component Technical Specification (CTS) and validating the technical offers from the Suppliers, together with the Purchasing Dept.
  • Technical Responsible for components developments and validations by suppliers.
  • Technical Responsible for the components development and validations as assigned.
  • Definition and follow-up of components validation tests in front of the customers.
  • Contribution to the assembly process design as needed.
  • Analysis of Customer’s specifications and associated norms and standards for the component(s) he/she is in charge of.
  • Definition of the Deviation list for the components he/she is in charge of. (Critical Requirements List)
  • Writing the Components Technical Specifications (CTS)

Components Cost Management

  • Contributes to reaching the component target cost, and related costs of validation and development.
  • Elaborate on technical solutions for components cost reduction.

Technical Expertise Development

  • Development of the expertise: creation of database, calculation methodologies, correlations, test procedures…
  • Consolidation of the expertise: writing technical reports, design guidelines.

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Health Care Plans
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Personal Days
  • Vacation Pay
  • Vehicle Discount Programs
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Employee Recognition and Company/Team Events
  • Tuition Assistance and Professional Development Programs
  • Retirement Plan: 401K
  • Annual salary in the $60,000 to $75,000 range, depending on experience

 

 Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical and/or Mechatronics Engineering, preferred)
  • New College Graduate minimum to several years’ of engineering experience
  • Strong understanding Fuel Systems and SCR Systems
  • Ability to provide coordination between Electrical and Mechanical disciplines
  • Strong knowledge of electro-mechanical component technologies and functionalities
  • Information tools (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Sense of organization, autonomy, dynamic, team spirit
  • Development tools in Automotive (Robust design, DFMEA, Target cost, DOE, DV/PV, SPC,…)
  • Technical accuracy, creativity, availability
  • Experience simulating component designs
  • Fuel system and SCR system knowledge
  • Electronics knowledge
  • Signal process control knowledge
  • Test procedure and DOE writing
  • Project management knowledge
  • Possible patents applications
  • English (fluent)
  • French or German (occasional) a plus
  • Ability to lead suppliers throughout the development processes.

Blow Molding Industrial Engineer – Troy, MI

Description

The world leader in the manufacture of plastic automotive body components, and fuel systems is searching for an Blow Molding Industrial Engineer to plan and implement the Industrial Process for new business development. The Blow Molding Industrial Engineer will also support the manufacturing facilities to aid in root cause problem solving for processes, equipment or quality issues . In addition, the Blow Molding Industrial Engineer will be responsible for:

•Working effectively inside a cross functional Core Team assigned to develop new business awards and carry the new business into a production setting by using the APQP process.

•Effectively utilizing tools such as DFMEA, PFMEA, Process Flow, GD&T, ACAD, Lean Manufacturing, and Project Management to secure robust interactions between product design and manufacturing solutions.

•Supporting and /or leading development of specifications for manufacturing solutions, processes or equipment.

•Supporting the validation of equipment design and construction compliancy to process requirements.

•Providing manufacturing technical expertise and input to review new product program opportunities to help evaluate feasibility.

•Assisting and supporting continuous improvement events such as Team Feasibility and Lean Manufacturing Tool Workshops for new business development and current production.

•Assisting Product Engineering personnel in evaluating new product designs for manufacturability. Help plan and coordinate the appropriate use of tools such as FEA & CFD simulation to support manufacturability.

•Working with Product Engineering to develop and perform the necessary testing of new product designs to develop an understanding of sensitivity to the manufacturing solutions.

•Providing support, when required, to the manufacturing facilities to aid in root cause problem solving for processes, equipment and quality issues.

•Planning and performing required R&D to develop and understand viable manufacturing solutions for new product manufacturing requirements.

•Utilizing documented best practices and lessons learned to ensure common approach to trouble shooting process problems and solving machinery issues.

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $85,000 range the company offers, competitive benefits, a 401(k), a flexible work schedule, relocation assistance, and vehicle discount programs.

Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering
•2-5 years of Manufacturing experience
•Experience in Plastics processing industry.
•Experience in Lean Manufacturing
•Must have experience in the following: PFMEA, Process Flow, GD&T
•Large part blow molding industry, preferred
•Machine design and/or Process Engineering support within other high volume manufacturing industries.
•High volume packaging experience would be an asset
•Product design experience would be an asset
•Working practical knowledge of Microsoft Office
•Fluent in Spanish or French, preferred but, not necessary
•At ease and effective in a matrix, multicultural and fast evolving environment

Plastic Injection Molding Process Engineer – Troy, MI

Description

The world leader in the manufacture of plastic automotive body components, and fuel systems is searching for an Injection Molding Process Engineer to manage the design and the adaptations of the injection molding process, tooling and equipment setup in the plants. In addition, the Injection Molding Process Engineer will be responsible for:

•Defining and implementing the injection processes for projects in development.

•Developing injection culture within Industrial and Development Departments

•Deploying the design to manufacture and the design to costs approaches in collaboration with Product Development (PAE)

•Participating in the product engineering (in design phase) in order to guarantee product manufacturability.

•Import the best practices and standards of PO

•Transferring the injection process and the know-how to the production plants

•Continuously improving the efficiency and department skills

• Participate to the product design during Phases 1, 2 and 3 for optimization in manufacturing and function

•Defining injection process, the capacitary means and their tools

•Adapting the methodological tools (DFM&A, PFMEA) to the injection business, capitalize expertise and share with other functions

•Adapting resources and organization to optimize costs and level the workload.

•Developing training modules for industrial department and for factories

•Proposing and implementing innovative solutions to optimize the cost and the performances of the injection processes (Design to Manufacture / Cost)

•Ensure technology survey

•Assisting costing department during RFQ phase

•Auditing suppliers and manage the panel in cooperation with the purchasing department

•Assisting purchasing department for Make or Buy studies

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Requirements

•Functional management skills

•Ability to work within a multi-skills team

•Ability to train, to coach, and to transfer know-how

•Technical knowledge in injection process and technologies (sequential injection)

•Knowledgeable about injection raw materials especially thermo-plastics (PE, PP, PA, etc.)

•Mechanical engineering skills for injection tooling

•Automotive experience, especially in mid-size automotive parts (tanks, door panels, etc.)

• Management, Project management

• Technical Degree (Mechanical Engineer or Plastic Engineer preferred)

Sr. Project Engineer, Plastic Injection Molding – Manitowoc, WI

Description

A custom injection molding company that designs and manufactures complex, tight tolerance plastic injection molded products and assemblies for the defense / security, medical, consumer, industrial, and niche automotive markets is searching for a Sr. Project Engineer.  The Sr. Project Engineer will direct and coordinate engineering projects and programs, with an emphasis in complex tooling, by working directly with customers and vendors on a regular basis.

Primary Sr. Project Engineer responsibilities include the following:

  • Planning and implementing engineering programs per customer requirements.
  • Developing and maintaining schedules and budgets for assigned engineering projects, and control expenditures within budget limitations.
  • Coordinating preparation and delivery of project scope, design documents, and bid packages.
  • Assigning and overseeing project personnel to specific phases or aspects of projects, including technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans, and product testing.
  • Reviewing product design and offering design assistance to customers in compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Coordinating activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.
  • Fully managing outside tooling sources, providing detailed direction on tool design, tool steels, and tool construction.
  • Directing the integration of technical activities and products.
  • Evaluating and approving design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
  • Providing status and progress reports to customers, project team, and management on project milestones, and adjust schedules as needed to ensure customer needs are met.
  • Preparing project report summaries.
  • Assisting Manufacturing Engineering with activities on the production floor as needs dictate.
  • Representing the company with customers and vendors in a professional manner.
  • Following and supporting all established safety policies and procedures.
  • Supporting the Lean Manufacturing initiatives of the company.

In addition to a modern work environment the company offers an annual salary in $80,000 to $95,000 range, competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required, preferably with a plastics or tooling emphasis.
  • Position also requires 10 years of experience in a Project Engineer/Manger position with strong tooling background and program management responsibility.
  • Experience with PPAP and APQP procedures required.
  • Plastic injection molding experience required.
  • Computer proficiency with engineering software programs (SolidWorks, MoldFlow, etc) and Microsoft Office is required.
  • Sales skills would be a plus but, not required, this is a technical position.

Plastic Film Process Engineer – Saginaw, MI

Description

A company that is a captive PVC laminate film manufacturer is searching for a Plastic Film Process Engineer.  The Plastic Film Process Engineer is responsible for the film manufacturing processes and testing related to the design and manufacturing of PVC laminated films and non-laminated films.  Responsibilities include providing technical guidance and hands-on expertise related to the processes and equipment to ensure optimal performance.  The Plastic Film Process Engineer implements and deploys lean principles and techniques utilizing Lean and Six Sigma tools to introduce process improvements and cost reductions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing, implementing and managing the manufacturing processes and testing related to the development of PCV extruded film and reinforced membrane product.
  • Provide technical support, guidance and training of equipment and processes.
  • Implement process improvements to reduce scrap, reduce rework cost, optimum cycle times, improve production yields, manufacturability and quality.
  • Utilize disciplined and proven problem solving techniques to determine root cause analysis for production issues and equipment downtime, develop solutions and implement changes.
  • Support the Production team with product design and guidance as related to the manufacturing processes and production equipment and capabilities extrusions.
  • Maintain and improve existing products, equipment, manufacturing processes
  • Measure and manage process capabilities using Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Design for Experiment (DOE) methodologies
  • Assist Quality Assurance, Production Managers with establishing the appropriate quality level for all prototype, pre-production and production
  • Establish routings and determining Takt Time for production projects
  • Perform time studies, line balance and eliminate non-value added operations
  • Implement and deploy lean  principles and Six Sigma tools to introduce and manage process improvements and cost reductions
  • Produce, maintain and track SOPs as required.  Train personnel on new or revised SOPs.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 range and relocation assistance, the company offers a competitive benefit program that includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Prescription drug program
  • Life and AD&D insurance (life insurance is equal to two times annual base salary)
  • Short and long term disability
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution
  • Paid vacation
  • 8 ½ paid holidays
  • Profit sharing
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills,& Abilities

  • Experience in the plastics industry with high precision extrusion and processing equipment/machinery preferably with polyvinylchloride (PVC).
  • Experience in one of the following areas: Thermoplastic polymers or film lamination.
  • Knowledge of equipment for film extrusions and lamination and stretching/orientation equipment.
  • Experience in dimensional inspection methods and associated inspection equipment.
  • Thorough understanding of data acquisition and control systems.
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills related to manufacturing processes and production equipment.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing Practices & Methodologies (Kaizen, 6S, Value Stream Mapping) and line balancing.
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Capable of working independently and in a team environment.
  • Effectively communicate with department managers, engineering, production and other departments.
  • Team player, proactive and willingness to attend to small details.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering plus 3-7 years applicable experience or proven performance.
  • Lean Manufacturing certification a plus.

Plastic Compounding Production Manager – Greenville, SC

Description

A growing company specializing in the compounding of nylon and polyester resin is searching for a Production Manager to assist the General Manager with the overall plastic compounding and twin extrusion operation.  The Production Manager must also be capable of specifying, purchasing and managing the installation of a new twin screw extrusion machine and all of the associated equipment.   

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range the company offers an $10,000 bonus, health care benefits fully paid by the company and relocation assistance.

Requirements

  • Must have hands-on plastic extrusion management experience.
  • Must have nylon and polyester hands-on compounding experience.
  • Must have the ability to train others on extruder operation and compounding.
  • Engineering experience would be a real plus.

Injection Molding Project Engineer – Tucson, AZ

Job Description

A custom plastic injection molding company is searching for an Injection Molding Project Engineer. The Injection Molding Project Engineer will assist in the management of equipment, facility, and process upgrades, and the implementation the approved changes. The Injection Molding Project Engineer also keeps records of the project plan and costs, including regular report outs and updates to the Engineering Manager.

 

INJECTION MOLDING PROJECT ENGINEER DUTIES:

  • Develops project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans; conferring with Management
  • Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements; assigning personnel to phases and elements; reviewing bids from contractors
  • Determines project specifications by studying product design, customer requirements, and performance standards; completing technical studies, preparing cost estimates
  • Confirms product performance by conducting tests
  • Determines product schedule by studying project plan and specifications; calculating time requirements; sequencing project elements
  • Maintains project schedule by monitoring project progress; coordinating activities; problem resolution
  • Controls project plan by reviewing design, specifications, plan and schedule changes; recommending action
  • Controls project costs by reviewing expenditures; administering contractor contracts
  • Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; recommending action
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, rules and regulations
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

In addition to an annual salary in $70,000 to $80,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

Job Requirements

Associate’s degree or equivalent; four years related experience and/or the equivalent combination
  • Analysis, Design Skills
  • Project Management
  • Manufacturing Methods and Procedures
  • Process improvement
  • Technical Understanding
  • Mechanical skills; trouble shooting mechanical problems
  • Documentation Skills
  • Safety Management
  • Supervision
  • CAD, CAD/CAM
  • Circuit Design
  • Plastic Injection Blow Molding Principle Engineer – Rochester, NY

    Description

    A proprietary injection blow molder of disposable lab ware is searching for a Principal Engineer. The Principal Engineer will be responsible for injection blow molding setting the standard as the leading expert for injection blow molding. The Principal Engineer will bring new products to life by designing and developing processing and manufacturing plans from concept to launch.

    The Principal Engineer be the subject matter expert developing a wide variety of new injection blow molded products playing a significant role in growing the disposable lab ware business.

    Principal Engineer Responsibilities:

      • Process Design and Development: Review product designs to enhance Design for Manufacturability, determine process feasibility and development options, select equipment and tooling. You’ll then work on development plans with mold makers, contract manufacturers, prototyping services, equipment or other service suppliers.

     

    • Engineering Project Management: Plan and execute the broader process development activities within a cross functional team, from concept through product launch.

       

    • Detailed Process Development: Develop detailed process development plans by applying failure mode analysis, process analytical tools, design of experiments, sound plastic part and mold design practices. Your final manufacturing plans will meet specifications for product, mold and equipment requirements within project capital and product cost guidelines.

       

    • Verification and Validation: You’ll own and be accountable for FAT, IQ, OQ, PQ activities to ensure process verification and validation for molds, equipment and molding processes. You’ll also assist in maintaining intellectual property rights for new processes.

       

    • Partner with Great Coworkers: Communicate with Marketing, Product Development, Industrial Design and other Operations team members to resolve process, mold and equipment details that differ from concepts or new product specifications. Celebrate your process development success and plans as you present at review meetings

    In addition to an annual salary in the $85,000 to $110,000 range, the company offer competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

    Requirements
    • B.S. Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Plastics Engineering or related field.

    Experience

    Eight or more years of process development experience with Injection Blow Molded and/or Injection Stretch Blow molded products.

    • Extensive experience with establishing process conditions and solving product quality issues by understanding the relationships of material, product design, tooling, machine and processing conditions.
    • Experience with evaluating and selecting mold tooling, plastic resins and processing equipment.
    • Experience with structured process qualifications, design of experiments, data analysis and technical writing is desired.
    • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), ISO standards, Lean Manufacturing concepts and familiarization of FDA regulations desired.
    • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally (up to10- 20% of the time).

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    Excellent technical skills, including demonstrated project management, organization, and planning.

    • Analytical nature, responds positively to challenges and a problem solver
    • Responsive, results oriented and task driven
    • Proficiency in engineering project and resource management, timelines, and capital budgets.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply problem solving methodology to understand root cause and implement solutions.

     

    Injection Molding Program Manager – Rochester, NY

    A proprietary injection molder of disposable lab ware is searching for a Injection Molding Program Manager to lead the development of lab ware products from initial idea, through approved design, procurement, process development, process verification, and successful implementation into manufacturing.

    The Injection Molding Program Manager will be responsible for:

    •Participating on cross functional project teams to develop and verify manufacturing processes.
    •Presenting development results at technical reviews.
    •Communicating effectively within team and to engineering management on process development progress.
    •Completing Design for Manufacturing (DFM) reviews of new product designs, determining process feasibility, development options, and reviewing process specifications and development plans with appropriate mold makers, contract manufacturers, prototyping services, equipment or other service suppliers.
    •Selecting and specifying primary and secondary plastic processing equipment and then developing project capital, product cost requirements, and appropriation requests.
    •Process development plans and equipment optimization activities utilizing; analytical tools, DOE methods, risk assessment, plastic part and mold design practices.
    •Process Verification by conducting FAT, IQ, OQ and PQ qualifications for molds and/or equipment and molding processes.

    In addition to working in a modern and collaborative new product development environment and an annual salary in the $90,000 to $120,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

    Position Requirements:

    BS Degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Plastics Engineering with minimum 6 years experience in injection molding process development.

    • Experience with defining mold tooling, plastic resins and process equipment technical specifications for quotations, procurement and verification.
    • Experience with mold design, plastic design analysis tools, design of experiments (DOE) and scientific molding practices.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply problem solving methodology to identify root cause and implement solutions.
    • Experience with injection molding of life science, medical devices or laboratory products is preferred.
    • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), ISO standards, Lean manufacturing concepts and familiarization of FDA regulations desired.
    • Understanding of mechanical drawings, solid models and mold flow comprehension. Proficiency in SolidWorks is a plus.
    Injection Molding Process Engineer – Randolph, VT

    A large and well established custom injection molding company wants to hire a Process Engineer who will be responsible for the implementation of fully qualified and documented production processes.

    The Process Engineer will be transitioning new tooling programs from the Mold Development Center, performing new mold and process improvement mold trials, troubleshooting production processes and auditing of production setups for adherence to the documented process, and identifying automation and productivity improvement opportunities.

    In a addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $90,000 range the company offers competitive benefits and a modern work environment.

    Requirements

    • A four year technical degree.
    • Strong RJG implementation experience.
    • At least 5 years of injection molding processing experience.

    Injection Molding Processing Engineer

    Description

    A leading global manufacturer of components and systems for internal combustion engines and peripherals is searching for a Plastic Injection Molding Process Engineer

    Plastic Injection Molding Process Engineer Responsibilities Include:

    • Researches, develops, evaluates and improves new and existing manufacturing/injection molding process and parameters for new equipment, including robotics
    • Develops process and trouble shoots manufacturing/injection molding process problems
    • Reduces scrap and improves efficiency and cycle times
    • Develops and writes equipment specifications, performance requirements, cost analysis, and proposals for integrating injection molding machinery and equipment into manufacturing process
    • Develops manufacturing cells, manufacturing aids and design of end of arm robotics tooling
    • Works to improve tooling changeovers
    • Reviews new tooling approval drawings and assists in the installation and start-up of new manufacturing/injection molding equipment/tooling
    • Writes/updates equipment condition tables, check sheets, operating standards and keeps master documents on file
    • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate the manufacturing/injection molding processes
    • Estimates cycle times on new production quotations
    • Supervision of injection mold operators and technicians

     Requirements

    • Previous supervisory experience preferred
    • Bachelors degree in a technical field
    • Minimum of 5 years experience and/or training in injection molding

    In addition to a modern work environment and competitive benefits, the company offers an annual salary in the $75,000 to $90,000 range and relocation assistance.

    Injection Molding Project Engineer – Des Moines, IA

    Description

    A very successful, growth oriented plastics producer, serving a wide variety of end markets including medical, automotive, building products and key transportation segments, with more than 70 years in the plastics industry, is seeking a Project Engineer. In this role the Project Engineer will lead, expedite, coordinate, and exercise functional authority for planning, organizing, developing, integrating and completing of engineering and manufacturing projects to help define and meet customer requirements.

    Essential Duties:

    • Provide custom plastic part and tool designs that meet customer expectations and internal requirements for mold fabrication, manufacturing and quality.
    • Drive the new product development process, including: tool/product design reviews, managing cost targets and technical customer support for launching new or existing plastic parts.
    • Create and maintain development schedules, product plans, and successful communication of the scope for projects managed including: customer’s intent, quality targets, product specifications, timeline and materials requirement with internal and external contacts.
    • Ensures customer satisfaction through strong communication, while fulfilling the role of technical liaison between customer and support resources, both internally and externally.
    • Generate creative solutions that solve customer or internally identified problems, including plastic part design enhancements, automation, mold design, and processing enhancements.
    • Look for continuous improvement opportunities in both products and processes contributing to overall cost reduction activities.
    • Responsible for assisting in continued development of procedures, standards, controls, and processes through engineering and operations to improve team performance and reliability.
    • Liaisons with internal Tool Rooms and external Tool Suppliers to ensure that predictable and robust molds are designed and built. Coordinates supplier activity with purchasing to ensure company objectives are met.
    • Maintain appropriate project documentation files, including drawings, specifications, and customer information (inputs and outputs), that meets internal and ISO requirements.
    • Researches and recommends continuous improvement ideas that advance technology in the area of product and tool design software, plastics engineering, and problem solving methodologies.
    • Adhere to and apply engineering procedures, standards, and work instructions.
    • Update and creates new procedures as required.

     Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in plastics, mechanical, industrial, or electrical engineering.
    • Minimum of five (5) years plastic part and/or injection molding experience.
    • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
    • Engineering software: Pro-E, SolidWorks, or equivalent; Microsoft Office: Excel, Project, Word, & PowerPoint
    • Demonstrated ability to lead major programs. Strong Project Management experience is a plus.
    • Strong people skills with a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
    • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Ability to read and interpret CAD files, drawings, material requirements, and quality specifications.
    • Ability to recognize and apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to optimize process control.
    • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, and trigonometry. Ability to apply mathematical operation to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instruction is mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
    • Solid understanding of mold design, features, and components.
    • Solid understanding of mold construction processes and equipment.
    • Ability to determine mold parting line configuration, side action requirements, method of gating, method of ejection, draft, cooling requirements, and tool steel requirements.
    • Experience with design of experiments, capability studies, method of measurement, and PPAP (production part approval process)
    • A self starter with excellent problem solving, decision making, and follow through skills.

    In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $85,000 range, the company offer competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

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