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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
Injection Mold Set-up Technician – Trenton, NJ

Job Description

A large proprietary injection molding company wants to hire a third shift injection molding Set-up Technician  to; set up molds, start up, and troubleshoot molding processes.  Must be fully capable to work on any molds, all auxiliary equipment and work with trainees, as required.

Set-up Technician Responsibilities Include:

  • Setting molds in presses and running production using; pre-existing processes.
  • Training process trainees as required.
  • Troubleshooting molding process and making basic adjustments to ensure quality and production efficiency.
  • Troubleshooting molding machine and tooling malfunctions and communication information to repair technicians.
  • Providing and implement ideas to improve thee efficiency of the molding department.
  • Solving quality problems and work with the quality department to identify root causes.
  • Communicating problems, needs and important information to the shift supervisor.
  • Practicing good housekeeping.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $24 to $25 range, the company offers competitive benefits including; medical, a 401(k), relocation assistance and a pension.

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience setting injection molds and injection molding processing in a manufacturing environment.
  • Injection molding troubleshooting experience.
  • knowledge of plastic raw materials and their processing characteristics.
  • Ability to read and understand work orders.
  • Experience with Engel injection molding machines, a plus.
Injection Mold Tool Maintenance Technician – Spartanburg, SC

Description

A leading plastic closure company is searching for a Injection Mold Tool Maintenance Technician  to:

  • Maintain high precision multi-cavity hot runner stripper plate molds and integrated direct gate hot runner systems
  • Making necessary repairs and conducting preventative maintenance on injection molds
  • Provides support to the maintenance and production departments as required

In addition to an hourly rate in the $23 to $25 per hour, the company offers a very competitive health care package, a 401k with matching after 6 months, and relocation assistance.

This is an 8 hour standard second shift position

Requirements

Skills:

  • Working with tooling related mechanical drawings (accurate interpretation and application)
  • Basic understanding of function and repair of plastic injection molds
  • Operation of machine shop equipment/ metal fabrication.
  • TIG welding a plus.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical principles related to the trade to include technical terms
  • Trade specific math – (working knowledge of geometry and trigonometry a plus)
  • Basic rigging skills to manage assembled molds and mold plates.
  • Working knowledge of injection molding machines.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills across all plant levels, both verbal and in writing.
  • Microsoft Office required, Microsoft Project is a plus

 

Processing Technician – Albuquerque, NM

Description

A leading supplier of gifts, home décor, and tabletop products is searching for Plastic Injection Process Technician who can:

  1. Process plastic products
  2. Set new tools and set parameters
  3. Troubleshoot existing tools
  4. Program and debug robots
  5. Support maintenance activities for production,
  6. Scheduling of internal activities – daily, short term, and long term
  7. Lead the operators injection molding set-up and changeover efforts.
In addition to a hourly rate in the $25 to $28, range the company offers competitive benefits, and a $2,500 relocation allowance if needed.
   

 Requirements

  • Several years of experience the setting-up and operating plastic injection molding machines, e.g. Battlefields’, Engels’, Neggri-Bossi’s, etc.
  • At least 3 years of processing experience in a high volume injection molding production operation.
  • Robot setup and programming
Plastic Processing Technician-Milwaukee, WI

Job Description

A growing custom thermoforming company wants to hire a Plastic Processing Technician or Engineer to facilitate new forming project launches and sampling, as well as continuous improvements in forming processes and procedures, such as:

  • Reviewing scheduled jobs in the department on a daily basis to assure we have required materials and tooling ready for production.
  • Managing Forming Sample Process and handles all documentation resulting from it.
  • Reviewing rates on all orders to assure they are in line with expected run times and records Standards in E2 system.
  • Assuring that set-up sheet instructions are clear and updated whenever changes are being made.
  • Actively encouraging employee engagement and process ownership through clarifying goals, continuous communication, individual appreciation and actively listening to employee suggestions.
  • Assuring Department 5S and organization are implemented and sustained.
  • Participating in and performs Kaizen events.
  • Assisting in troubleshooting any forming issues.
  • Setting-up new jobs and preparing process instructions for new set-ups and trials.
  • Assisting in the training and development of forming personnel.
  • Supporting and implements quality initiatives.
  • Performing analysis to identify root causes and implement solutions per ISO 9001 and 14001 program requirements.
  • Developing and implements TPM Processes making machines visual.
  • Performing set-up improvements and scrap reduction actions.
  • Assisting in Tooling improvements.
  • Responsible for improving Department OEE and $/labor hour.
  • Developing Forming Process Management Systems and Standards (SPC).
  • Following all safety procedures to create a safe work environment for all personnel.
  • Implementing 5S and Lean Manufacturing (OPEX) initiatives already in place in the Forming department.
  • Other tasks as assigned by management.  
In addition to an annual salary in the $55,000 to $65,000 range, the company offer competitive benefits, a modern work environment and relocation assistance, if needed.

Job Requirements

Education / Experience

  • Technical or Plastics Degree preferred.
  • Significant thermoforming or injection molding plastic molding equipment set-up and forming experience. 

 

Mathematical& Reasoning Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages.
  • Able to practical problem solve and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Able to interpret a variety of specifications and information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Injection Molding Process Technician – Spartanburg, SC

Description

A rapidly growing plastics injection molding manufacturing company is searching for Process Technicians to establish plastic injection molding processes, develop processes, train operators and process technicians and monitor them with data, find opportunities for improvement, and be able to:

  • Operate and set-up: injection molding machines, vision systems, down-stream equipment, and material feed equipment
  • Assist with the start-up of new equipment by developing process parameters.
  • Develop Operator training plans and train Operators and Process Technicians.
  • Monitor critical process parameters on the injection machines and secondary systems
  • Establish optimum calculated alarm parameters around the baseline process
  • Conduct process related training for operators
  • Work with outside suppliers, machine manufacturers, and company management
  • Execute sample requests issued and process related activities focused on identifying root cause
  • Participate in mold and product design/drawing reviews when required
  • Advanced process analysis: identifying process improvements that result in cost savings, improved part quality, and improvement of related KPI’s
  • Lead role in implementing process improvements that result in cost savings and improved quality
  • Assume a key role in the PFMEA Process when required

In addition to an hourly rate in the $22 to $25 per hour range, the company offers a 401k and healthcare benefits.

Requirements

Skills:
Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Mold setting and establishing injection molding process parameters
  • Effective organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • Advanced injection molding knowledge related to troubleshooting and resin behavior
  • Advanced problem-solving skills focused on root cause analysis and lessons learned
  • Working knowledge of basic injection molding Hydraulic/ Electric/ Pneumatic presses and Vision Systems

Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years experience with injection mold machine processing, mold setting and secondary equipment operation
  • ISO type quality systems
  • RJG Molding experience
  • Prefer someone living in the Spartanburg, SC immediate area.

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
Plastic Mold Maintenance Technicians – Atlanta, GA

Description

A company manufacturing consumer plastic packaging products is searching for a second and a third shift Plastic Mold Maintenance Technician to polish, maintain and repair plastic molds.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $20 to $27 range, the company offers; standard medical, dental and vision first of the month following 30 days of employment. tuition reimbursement, PTO, 401k, profit sharing and a employee stock option purchase program.

Requirements

•Minimum of 3 years experience in the injection molding industry.

•Prior background in mold maintenance, repair and troubleshooting.

•CNC experience would be a real plus.

 

Injection Molding Processing Technicians – Springfield, MA

Description

A leading manufacturer of injection molded packaging containers is searching for two Injection Molding Processing Technicians.  The Injection Molding Processing Technicians are responsible for:

  • Auditing machine set-ups and running injection molding equipment per established guidelines
  • Operating equipment at or above standard rates
  • Making process adjustments as needed
  • Training operating and packaging technicians using standard procedures
  • Leading process developments on new parts
  • Communicating to team members as needed
  • Providing shift leadership in absence of shift leader

In addition to an hourly rate in the $18 to $22 range, the company offer competitive health care benefits and a 401k with matching and relocation assistance.

RequirementsAt least 3 years of injection molding processing experience.

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
Injection Molding Account Manager – Sheboygan, WI

Description

A custom injection molding company is searching for an Account Manager to be responsible for several large current customers.  The Account Manager will provide oversight on overall customer profitability, and be responsible for identifying and implementing profitability improvement measures.  The Account Manager position is focused on internal customer/profitability management, as well as, customer relationship building/management.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Managing the profitability of current customer accounts by limiting negative tactical activities.
  • Identify and implement profitability improvement measures for current customers.
  • Identify, pursue and secure profitable growth opportunities within the current customers.
  • Build a strategic relationship with current customers at all levels of the customer organization.
  • Provide 12 month business forecasts as part of the quarterly and annual forecasting process.
  • Be the internal voice of the customer.
  • Create customer awareness of all of the company’s advanced technical capabilities.

In addition to an annual salary in the $85,000 to $95,000 range, the company provides a car, competitive healthcare benefits, a potential bonus of 9%, and a relocation package with a sign on bonus.

 Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 50%.
  • Minimum 5-7 years sales experience in a plastic injection molding OEM manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of customers
  • Exceptional verbal, and written communications skills
  • Effective presentation skills in front of small and large audiences
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities with minimal supervision – time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite and the internet.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills to satisfactorally resolve issues/conflicts.

Plastic Injection Molding Technician – Greenbay, WI

Description

A rapidly growing custom injection molding company is searching for a Injection Molding Process Technician. The Injection Molding Process Technician is responsible for the complete set-up, change over, adjustment, and troubleshooting of mold tooling in plant injection molding machines, as well as related auxiliary equipment. This position is responsible for debugging new mold tools, establishing molding process parameters, and reviewing existing jobs for process improvements, as well as acts as a resource to other departmental personnel in troubleshooting problem molding jobs. In addition, the Injection Molding Process Technician will assist with automation, developing robotic path motions, testing procedures, and documenting results.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $19 to $23 range, the company offers a benefits package including medical dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, STD, LTD and supplemental insurances.

Requirements

•High School Diploma required. Technical college or college training/degree in related plastics manufacturing or engineering program preferred.
•Prior experience setting up and troubleshooting plastic injection molding machines in a precision production molding environment required (3+ years desired).
•Previous experience with insert micro injection molding applications and automation/robotics a plus.
•Experience with Arburg, Toyo and Engel injection molding machinery preferred.

•Strong mechanical aptitude, problem solving skills, and ability to visualize spatially in three dimensions.

•Must be willing to develop a working knowledge of ISO/TS procedures and Statistical Process Control (SPC) in an ISO certified facility.

•Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, with an ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other employees at all levels of the organization.
•Willingness to operate production machinery as needed.

Engineering & Maintenance Manager – Springfield, MA

Description

A manufacturer of thermoformed and molded custom plastic packaging is seeking an Engineering & Maintenance Manager with excellent communication skills and ability to stay focused in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.  The position involves leading the maintenance and engineering processes for plastic molding and thermoforming equipment, tooling, and facilities to achieve continuous improvement in operational performance as well as complying with all applicable regulatory agencies.  The Engineering & Maintenance Manager will also manage new additions and modifications to the facility, grounds and equipment in such a way that they comply with GMPs, SQF requirements and all safety regulations.

The company offers an annual salary in the $90,000 to $99,000 range.

Requirements

  • Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering related field.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible work experience in plastic molding and/or thermoforming in a high volume, process manufacturing environment including managing both engineering and maintenance.
  • Experience must include a minimum of 5 years in a managerial role.
Injection Molding Process Technician – Bozeman, MT

Description

A custom injection molding product manufacturing company is searching for two Injection Molding Process Technicians.  The Injection Molding Process Technician is responsible for:

  • Monitoring and recording mold production on all machines and provide technical support, troubleshoot and perform mold changes as required to keep production running.  Maintain and improve upon existing manufacturing practices for the production of finished goods.
  • Communicating with supervisors on all shifts.  Work closely with supervisors on new ideas to improve processing procedures and that may improve quality or customer satisfaction.
  • Maintaining the highest quality and fastest cycle on all machined at all times.
  • Following all company policies and procedures.

In addition to a modern work environment, the company offers an annual salary in the $50,000 to $55,000 range, paid training and growth/bonus potential is available.

Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED
  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years hands-on experience with injection molding is a basic requirement.
  • Understanding technical data and basics of Quality Control and Scientific Molding

Injection Molding Maintenance/Tooling Technician – Spartanburg, SC

Description

A leading plastic closure company is searching for a Tooling/Maintenance Technician reporting to the Plant Manager.

 

The key responsibilities for the Tooling/Maintenance Technician are as follows:

  • Initiates action for non-conformances related to mold condition or function
  • Maintaining the injection molds at a level that focuses on preservation and product quality at or better than production standards
  • Performing mold related services to schedule (dates due and duration of downtime)
  • Setting and pulling the molds in and out of the injection machines
  • Providing support to the maintenance and production departments as required
  • Maintaining the following: Injection molds (troubleshooting/ inspection/ repairs/ cavitation/ PM’s), spare mold related tooling (safe storage, accurate inventory count, internal request for purchases of tooling components) and cleaning supplies associated with mold maintenance to include the solutions in the FISA sonic cleaner
  • Tools and equipment used are the right for the job and in good working order
  • Responsible for maintaining mold related records and department relevant notes.
  • Execute mold maintenance activities in a safe manner.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $24 to $25 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

Requirements
 

Skills

  • Competent in several of the following areas: reading blueprints, pneumatics, hydraulics, machine shop equipment, metal fabrication, mechanical principles and basic math. Geometry and trigonometry a plus
  • Basic rigging skills to manage assembled molds and mold plates
  • Working knowledge of injection molding machines
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills both verbal and in writing
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs. unassisted

 

Experience

    • Experience in the following areas: Mold troubleshooting and repair, hot runner system repair, close tolerance components, injection molding process and troubleshooting
    • Ability to use machine shop equipment such as: lathe, mills, surface grinders, measurement equipment and basic functions of an injection molding machine
    • Working knowledge of a software based maintenance management system
    • ISO or similar quality system and SQF or similar food safety system preferred
    • Technical college diploma in related field or Industrial Trade License is preferred
Injection Molding Equipment Maintenance Technician – Springfield, MA

Description

A leading manufacturer of injection molded packaging containers is searching for an Injection Molding Maintenance Technician.  The Maintenance Technician is responsible for:

  • Providing breakdown, corrective and preventive electrical, electronic and mechanical maintenance on all production equipment
  • Participating in the development of concepts which lead to machine modifications and capital projects
  • Staying up-to-date on emerging technologies and learning how to apply them
  • Maintaining production and auxiliary equipment in proper and correct working condition with minimal supervision
  • Executing corrective and preventive maintenance work orders according to schedules
  • Performing project work to improve machine operations.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $20 to $25 range, the company offer competitive health care benefits and a 401k with matching and relocation assistance.

   

 Requirements

  • At least 3 years of injection molding equipment maintenance experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years mechanical and electrical maintenance experience.

Injection Molding Quality Manager – Pawling, NY

Description

A custom plastic injection molding product company is searching for a Quality Manager to manage the quality process to ensure that customer requirements are met, and the quality management system is maintained and continually improved.

Quality Manager Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently manage inspection and QA personnel and resources in the support of production activities.
  • Oversee process performance metrics with an overall goal of continual improvement.
  • Design and oversee processes with emphasis on problem avoidance and measurement as part of an overall continuous process improvement program.
  • Establish and maintain an on-the-job training program that ensures a knowledgeable and skilled workforce
  • Ensure an efficient, safe, and secure environment is maintained.
  • Manage the Quality Management System, reporting status and effectiveness to Executive Management
  • Management of Supplier Quality and Quality Training
  • .Responsible for the quality and adequacy of own work.
  • Adherence to the Company’s Personnel Policies & ProceduresIn addition to an annual salary in the $85,000 to $95,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance

Requirements

KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS

  • Metrology
  • Knowledge of Injection Molding Manufacturing Industry Standards
  • Process throughput/ efficiencies
  • ISO 9000 Series Standards
  • Organizational skills
  • Planning and Goal Setting
  • Training and Organizational Development
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good presentation skills.

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE

BS or BA in Business Administration or equivalent work experience and 7 to 15 years quality management experience.

Production Foreman – Albuquerque, NM

Description
A leading supplier of gifts, home décor, and tabletop products is searching for Plastic Injection Molding Night Shift Foremen to lead the operation of thin wall plastic injection molding equipment and operators. The Night Shift Foremen will be responsible for:

1.Carrying out and direct production related activities in the most efficient manner per standard cost routings

2.Support maintenance activities for production,

3.Scheduling of internal activities – daily, short term, and long term

4.Perform annual performance reviews

5.Must be able to utilize company ERP systems for material planning and inventory lot control purposes

In addition to a new, modern work environment, the company offers an annual salary in the $50,000 to $60,000 range.

Requirements
•Several years of experience leading the set-up and operation plastic injection molding machines, e.g. Battenfelds’, Engels’, Neggri-Bossi’s, etc. would be optimal but not required.
•At least 3 years of manufacturing supervisory experience in a high volume production operation is a requirement.

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.

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)

Injection Molding Process Technician – Concord, NH

Description

A custom injection molding company is searching for an Injection Molding Process Technician.  The Injection Molding Process Technician will be responsible for:

  • Performing machine start-up, shut-down, color changes, and any necessary processing changes to ensure that the machines are running at the proper efficiency and that the product is in conformance.
  • Providing technical support for new tooling qualifications and process capability studies.
  • Leading molding improvements to include cycle time efficiencies, cavitation, scrap reduction, and establishment of optimal processing parameters.
  • Monitoring and repairing all auxiliary equipment and notify maintenance department of any issues with any machines or equipment which Mold Set-up can’t handle.
  • Verifying the injection molding machine cycle, cavitation, and set-up parameters are correct.
  • Recording performance of machines and any adjustments made.
  • Communicating with the QA department to prevent any nonconforming product.
  • Maintaining machine cleanliness, and perform simple mold, machine, and equipment repairs.
  • Assisting with, shift changes, logo changes, and machine repairs when possible.
  • Assisting in the set-up, repair, and troubleshooting of Injection Molding equipment
  • Following all GMP practices.
  • Assisting Foreman, or Acting Foreman, on an as needed basis.
  • Assisting in the training of other personnel as needed.

In addition to a modern work environment, the company offers a hourly rate in the $16 to $20 range, competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

 Requirements

  • Capable of reading, writing, and speaking English.
  • Possess functional knowledge of injection molds, injection molding machines, injection molding   processes, mold setups
  • 5+ years’ experience in plastic injection molding processing.
  • Posses basic hand tools and the knowledge to use them.
  • Capable of maintaining an attendance record within Company guidelines and working overtime as required.
  • Experience with automation systems.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Must possess a strong commitment to the Company and to the production of quality product.
  • Have experience changing molds.
  • Have experience setting molds.
  • Have experience processing and troubleshooting a wide array of thermoplastic resins and complex molds.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen

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.

Injection Molding Plant Manager – Des Moines, IA

Description

A well established custom thermoplastics and thermoset plastics manufacturer, providing an array of automotive and industrial components, is searching for a Plant Manager to lead the plastic injection molding operation.  The Plant Manager is a highly visible position both to the internal and external customer and is responsible for providing leadership, authority, and direction in producing quality products and systems, driving continual improvement in processes and personnel performance.  The Plant Manager duties include;

  • Ability to implement an automotive culture employing TS 16949 and customer specific requirements and a high regard for quality in a high paced production environment.
  • Develop and monitor plant budget and plant P&L.
  • Maintain a working relationship with customers, with a primary objective of meeting agreed upon requirements in quality and delivery.
  • Support the new product development process, through allocating operations team members to analyze specifications, and assist in material selection, type and method and sequence of operations required and verify that proper documentation techniques are utilized during and after the Production Trial Run.
  • Ensures inspection of work in progress and finished products and completion of required documentation.
  • Studies production schedules and forecasts to develop resource planning.
  • Interprets specifications, and assigns duties for production and production support, to include warehousing.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Sponsors the plant continuous improvement process with a passion for eliminating waste and reducing variation. Recommends and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Implements changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  • Maintains and monitors labor, attendance and production records.
  • Confers with supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments. Also works closely with other departments such as Engineering, Production Inventory Control, Quality Assurance, etc. to ensure continued production/development.
  • Communicate and monitor key metrics in line with corporate objectives.
  • React to business indicator trends and adjusts operation plans accordingly.
  • Promote problem solving and process corrections through Quality Systems sampling and testing (e.g., DOEs, mold sampling, machine analyzing).

In addition to a salary in the $100,000 to $130,000 range, the company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability, life, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, vacation, etc.

 Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a production-related focus.
  • 10 years progressive experience in production, with automotive culture and injection molding experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, plan and initiate new ideas and methods, apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to delegate responsibility, anticipate problems in area of specialization and plan ahead for them.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and make decisions independently, drive projects, develop strategic plans, closely check the corrections of work done by self and others, and work in a team environment.
  • Good and tactful communication skills (written and oral).
  • Demonstrate a firm understanding of the Injection Molding theory and practice.
Plastic Injection Molding Process Technician – Randolph, VT

A large and well established custom injection molding company is searching for a Process Technician to lead; start-up activities, in-process activities, and shut down requirements. The Process Technician will also be required to participate in a daily 5S and Process Audit program. Other responsibilities include: part containment, scrap monitoring, material handling, maintenance requests, mold sets/pulls, and other duties as assigned.

 

PROCESS TECHNICIAN ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Oversee/perform line clearance activities.
  2. Process/robotic/cycle time verification during start-up
  3. Submit start-up shots to Quality per QAR/CP
  4. Perform in-process mold PMs at the prescribed frequency identified in the Process Binder
  5. Initiate work orders to correct problems with molds, molding machines and auxiliary equipment
  6. Perform record keeping. This includes, but may not be limited to, cavitation levels, downtime reasons, machine logs, process changes, tool issues, etc.
  7. Perform 5S and Process audits as assigned
  8. Interact with members of the quality department to resolve quality issues
  9. Interact with Shift supervisor, Quality Assurance Technicians and peers to accomplish primary objectives (scrap, yield, cycle time, etc.)
  10. Ability to work, at times, with machine maintenance and testing personnel to resolve problems or improve processes
  11. Comprehend and work with material handling systems
  12. Fill in as Shift Supervisor as needed 
In addition to an hourly rate in the $23 to $25 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.
Job Requirements

  • Good performance record, work ethic, demonstrated initiative
  • Strong plastic molding skills
  • Mechanical aptitude and dexterity
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational and record keeping skills
  • Analytical thinking and math skills
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
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 Process Technician – Atlanta, GA

    Description

    A plastic injection molding company manufacturing safety equipment is searching for a Process Technician to troubleshoot and solve molding issues related to material, tooling and equipment.  The  Process Technician sets and adjusts machine controls according to established process standards while troubleshooting process problems during production runs.

    Process Technician Job Responsibilities Include:

    • Obtaining work assignments from production schedule.
    • Following set-up sheet and loading process parameters.
    • Diagnosing and corrects problems in setup and operations of molds, presses and other equipment.
    • Confirming press is production ready once setup is complete.
    • Documenting process control checks to ensure production is performing to standards reported on setup sheet..
    • Works closely with Shift Supervisor and assumes temporary supervisory responsibilities in the absence of supervisor.
    • Instructing trainees in mold and equipment changes and setups.

    In addition to an annual salary in the $50,000 to $60,000, the company offers; Medical and Dental Insurance, ESOP, relocation assistance, and 401(k).

      

    Requirements

    • Plastic Injection Molding processing experience and/or Diecast.
    • High School diploma or GED.
    • Proven process aptitude through job experience.
    • Must have a working knowledge of scientific (RJG, Decoupled, etc.) injection molding & plastic processing.
    • Minimum 4 years experience in the injection molding industry

    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.
    Sr. Injection Molding Process Technician – Spartanburg, SC

    Description
    A rapidly growing plastics injection molding manufacturing company is searching for a Sr. Process Technician to establish plastic injection molding processes, develop them, train operators and process technicians and monitoring them with data, find opportunities for improvement, and be able to:
    •Operate and set-up: injection molding machines, vision systems, down-stream equipment, and material feed equipment
    •Assist with the start-up of new equipment by developing process parameters.
    •Develop Operator training plans and train Operators and Process Technicians.
    •Monitor critical process parameters on the injection machines and secondary systems
    •Establish optimum calculated alarm parameters around the baseline process
    •Conduct process related training for operators
    •Work with outside suppliers, machine manufacturers, and company management
    •Execute sample requests issued and process related activities focused on identifying root cause
    •Participate in mold and product design/drawing reviews when required
    •Advanced process analysis: identifying process improvements that result in cost savings, improved part quality, and improvement of related KPI’s
    •Lead role in implementing process improvements that result in cost savings and improved quality
    •Assume a key role in the PFMEA Process when required

    This is a 12 hour first shift position (2 days on, followed by 3 days off, followed by 3 days on, followed by 2 days off, etc.).

    In addition to an hourly pay rate between $22 and $27, the company offers a very competitive health care package, a 401k with matching after 6 months, relocation assistance and first shift

    Requirements

    Skills:
    •Effective written and verbal communication skills
    •Mold setting and establishing injection molding process parameters
    •Effective organizational skills with an attention to detail
    •Advanced injection molding knowledge related to troubleshooting and resin behavior
    •Advanced problem-solving skills focused on root cause analysis and lessons learned
    •Working knowledge of basic injection molding Hydraulic/ Electric/ Pneumatic presses and Vision Systems

    Experience
    •A mininum of 3 – 5 years experience with injection mold machine processing, mold setting and secondary equipment operation
    •ISO type quality systems
    •RJG Molding experience

    Plastic Injection Molding Production Manager – Mansfield, OH

    Description

    A manufacturer of electrical and electronic components, modules and systems is searching for a Plastic Molding Production Manager to lead the Plastic Injection Molding Team.  The Plastic Molding Production Manager  will manage a three shift non-union injection molding manufacturing operation.

    The Plastic Molding Production Manager  will have technical knowledge of processes and work closely on continuous improvement with hourly associates, first line supervisors, engineers and other production related support roles. They will plan, schedule, and coordinate departmental resources and activities to manufacture quality products on time, within a set budget.

    In addition to an annual salary in the $85,000 to $95,000 range, the company offers competitive Healthcare Benefits and a 401(k) with matching.

     

    Requirements

    • Must have experience in Plastic Injection Molding and Leadership
    • Must possess sufficient knowledge in manufacturing processes and procedures
    • Must have solid organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Must be a self-starter, demonstrating the ability to work unsupervised or managed
    • Must have demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing techniques, manufacturing measurables, continuous improvement techniques, and problem solving techniques
    • Must have demonstrated ability to lead and supervise people
    • Must Provide needed support to ensure quality products are delivered on time, every time
    • Must comply with all Company policies and procedures

    Injection Molding Process Technicians – Spartanburg, SC

    Description

    A rapidly growing plastics injection molding manufacturing company is searching for three Process Technicians to establish plastic injection molding processes, develop them, train operators and process technicians and monitoring them with data, find opportunities for improvement, and be able to:

    • Operate and set-up: injection molding machines, vision systems, down-stream equipment, and material feed equipment
    • Assist with the start-up of new equipment by developing process parameters.
    • Develop Operator training plans and train Operators and Process Technicians.
    • Monitor critical process parameters on the injection machines and secondary systems
    • Establish optimum calculated alarm parameters around the baseline process
    • Conduct process related training for operators
    • Work with outside suppliers, machine manufacturers, and company management
    • Execute sample requests issued and process related activities focused on identifying root cause
    • Participate in mold and product design/drawing reviews when required
    • Advanced process analysis: identifying process improvements that result in cost savings, improved part quality, and improvement of related KPI’s
    • Lead role in implementing process improvements that result in cost savings and improved quality
    • Assume a key role in the PFMEA Process when required

    The Process technicians will work a 12 hour day or night shift position (2 days on, followed by 3 days off, followed by 3 days on, followed by 2 days off, etc.).

    In addition to a hourly pay rate in the $26 to $28 per hour range, the company offers a very competitive health care package, a 401k with matching after 6 months, relocation assistance and first shift

    Position Requirements

    Skills:

    • Effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Mold setting and establishing injection molding process parameters
    • Effective organizational skills with an attention to detail
    • Advanced injection molding knowledge related to troubleshooting and resin behavior
    • Advanced problem-solving skills focused on root cause analysis and lessons learned
    • Working knowledge of basic injection molding Hydraulic/ Electric/ Pneumatic presses and Vision Systems

    Experience

    A minimum of 3 – 5 years experience with injection mold machine processing, mold setting and secondary equipment operation

    • ISO type quality systems
    • RJG Molding    experience
    • Live in the Spartanburg, SC immediate area.

    Based on previous experience, ability to answer the following Process Development Questions

    • How would you perform mold qualifications (new and transfers)?
    • Experience processing what types of products?
    • Experience processing what type of materials?
    • How do you calculate tonnage?
    • How do you determine Injection Speeds?
    • Hold time and pressure relationships?
    • Transfer points?
    • How do you Identify bad press conditions?
    Injection Molding Machine Operator – Spartanburg, SC

    Description

    Due to growth a plastics injection molding closure manufacturing company is searching for an Injection Molding Machine Operator to set up and operate molding machines on a 12 hour night shift (2 nights on, followed by 3 nights off, followed by 3 nights on, followed by 2 nights off, etc.)., and be able to:

    • Ensures that all work undertaken is carried out safely and without injury
    • Ensures machines are running as per production schedule
    • Make adjustments within process tolerances
    • Responding to machine alarms
    • Troubleshoot and monitor injection molding machines and downstream equipment
    • Conducting and documenting quality checks at set intervals
    • Documentation of production paperwork
    • Daily and weekly sanitizing of machines and molds
    • Issuing work orders for machine, molds, and safety issues
    • Dispose of scrap into proper containers
    • Housekeeping duties performed throughout shift
    • Good Manufacturing Practices are followed at all times
    • Document machine issues
    • Ensure lines are set up and verified per company requirements
    • Packaging and tagging of product

    In addition to a hourly rate in the $21 to $22 range, the company offers a very competitive health care package, a 401k with matching after 6 months.

    Requirements:
    Education

    High school diploma is preferred

    Paulson training preferred

     

    Skills

    Good mathematical skills

    Good mechanical aptitude

    Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office programs

    Ability to lift 50 pounds and work standing for 12 hour shifts

     

    Experience

    2 – 5 years manufacturing experience in injection molding preferred

    Experience in plastics manufacturing running multiple machines at once preferred

    Living in the Spartanburg, SC immediate area

    Injection Molding Set-up Technician – Hudson, WI

    Description

    A custom manufacturer of plastic injection molded products is searching for a Set-up Technician.  The Set-up Technician is responsible for setting and removing the molds from the plastic injection molding presses and operating the injection molding machines when needed.

    In addition to an hourly rate in the $18 to $19 range, the Set-up Technician will work four ten hour days on first shift.

    Requirements

    • At least 3 years of previous experience setting up and operating plastic injection molding equipment.

    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.

    Injection Molding Production Supervisor – Des Moines, IA

     Description

    A very successful, growth oriented plastics injection molding company, serving a wide variety of end markets including medical, automotive, and building products, is searching for a Second Shift Production Supervisor to:

    • Direct and coordinate work activities and obtain resources necessary for production success
    • Provide hands-on leadership and guidance to manufacturing employees
    • Ensure that production delivers product that meets company safety, quality and efficiency requirements
    • Perform personnel administration activities
    • Work with and provide direction to other departments/shifts to solve problems within the manufacturing environment in support of the production scheduling effort
    • Ensure production areas maintain accurate inventory and reject counts
    • Conduct daily team meetings discussing safety, quality and production metrics, along with general information pertaining to the shift
    • Support Lean and Continuous Improvement initiatives

    In addition to a modern work environment and an annual salary in the $50,000 to $55,000 range, the company offers very competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

     Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred with at least 5-7 years of injection molding experience
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities, excellent organizational and critical thinking skills
    • Knowledge of ERP systems, Real-time reporting system, such as, production reporting and material control
    • Experience with safety, quality control and Lean principles in a manufacturing environment
    • Must be able to adapt to change and prioritize multiple responsibilities in a fast paced environment
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