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Injection Molding Process Engineer – Houston, TX

A rapidly growing manufacturer of tight tolerance plastic injection molded parts is searching for a Process Engineer.  The Process Engineer:

  • Develops, configures and optimizes processes from inception through to start up and certification.
  • Designs, runs, tests and upgrades Molding systems and processes.
  • Assesses processes, takes measurements, and interprets data.
  • Develops best practices, routine, and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality of output.
  • Performs process simulations.
  • Performs risk assessments and clearly articulate issues or opportunities to upper management.
  • Holds weekly meetings with technical staff to brief on currently state of processing (I.E. Tools, Machines, Test run results, etc.).
  • Provides process documentation and operating instructions to reduce product variations.
  • Participates in new mold procurement as a process advocate.
  • Helps close loop between new or troubled molds and final FAI/re-release to Manufacturing.

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

Requirements

Education and/or Experience

A four year technical degree and related plastic injection molding processing experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications Word Processing software; Microsoft Office Applications Spreadsheet software and Web-Based Software Human Resource systems.

Injection Molding Process Technician – Houston, TX

Due to growth, a plastic injection molding company needs to hire a Process Technician on each shift.

Basic  Process Technician Duties Include:
· Mentor & share processing experience/knowledge with set-up technicians
· Work closely with project engineering team to ensure new jobs are “ready for production” prior to release
· Identify trouble processes/tooling issues —work with team to identify root cause and resolve issues
· Identify lean initiatives and champion activities to completion
· Work closely with production supervisors to coordinate set-up & processing priorities
· Follow necessary ISO DOPs & procedures as documented
· Train & work with press operators as needed/necessary
· Perform other tasks & duties as assigned
· Support production processing issues to meet customer orders
· Work with Quality, Tool Room, & Operation teams to support plant objectives

In addition to a modern, clean facility and a hourly rate between $18 to $25, the company offers competitive benefits.

 Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years’ of Process Technician experience
  • Technical degree (Bachelor) is preferred.
  • Familiar & worked with variety of thermoplastic injection press makes/tonnage
  • Scientific molding experience & knowledge required and has applied scientific principles in production setting would be a plus
  • Good time management skills
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Mentor/trainer — capable of transferring processing knowledge to others
  • Possess basic computer skills & knowledge
Plastic Mold Maintenance Technician – Atlanta, GA

A company manufacturing consumer plastic packaging products is searching for a Plastic Mold Maintenance Technician  to polish, maintain and repair plastic molds on second shift (1PM – 9PM).

Maintenance Technician Responsibilities Include:

  • Performing mold repair work on cavities and cores due to damage or wear.
  • Noting any changes to molds, inserts, parts, etc.
  • Documenting work and keep accurate records.Dissembling and assembling molds, analyzing and solving basic mold problems including flashing conditions, galling, venting, cooling problems, etc.
  • Assembling, repairing, inspecting, cleaning and polishing molds using skill and care while handling and polishing critical surfaces.Laying out, fabricating and assembling metalworking dies, molds, and machine tool fixtures by analyzing blueprints, sketches, models and engineering or shop specification.
  • Using a variety of machinist’s hand tools and precision measuring instruments. Sets up and operates lathes, milling machines, electrical discharge machines, surface and cylindrical grinders.
  • Interpreting drawings, evaluating machining methods on assignments and occasionally instructing other toolmakers and apprentices in the operation and setup of tool room equipment.
  • Computing dimensions; determining machining and material or parts required. Perform precision work to exacting tolerances and dimensions. Solving problems relating to unusual material, work-holding arrangements, machine settings, fabrication methods, and production processes.

In addition to a hourly salary in the $24 to $30 range, the company offers; standard medical, dental and vision first of the month following 30 days of employment. tuition reimbursement, PTO, 401k, profit sharing, a employee stock option purchase program, Profit Sharing after 1 year of continued employment, and relocation assistance.

 Requirements

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

•Prior background in plastic injection mold maintenance, repair and troubleshooting.

•CNC experience would be a real plus.

Maintenance Technician – Memphis, TN

A company that manufactures; patient products, such as; water service and basins, bedpans and urinals, and bags for hospitals and clinics is searching for a Plastic Injection Molding Maintenance Technician.  The Maintenance Technician provides assistance to ensure the maximum operation and productive life of building facilities and equipment by installing, troubleshooting and repairing blow molding and injection molding machines and using proven hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and mechanical aptitude to perform maintenance on general equipment.  The Maintenance Technician will work a 12 hour shift from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with production supervisor to schedule maintenance operations with minimal production delays.
  • Install, adjust, and repair injection and blow molding machines, trimmers, palletizers, and other related equipment.
  • Inspect, rebuild and replace valves and pumps.
  • Inspect and replace pneumatic and hydraulic hoses.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on all related equipment.
  • Maintain machines in optimal processing condition.
  • Repair various types of machines and equipment.
  • Troubleshoot, locate root problems, and repair injection and blow molding machines, baggers, and support equipment.
  • May operate blow mold or injection machines.
  • Light welding and fabrication.
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance and willing to work outside the regular schedule as required.
  • Willing to handle job stress and interact with others in the workplace.

In addition to a hourly rate in the $22 to $33 range; the company offers Health Care Benefits, a 401(k) plan, and profit sharing.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), technical training equal to two years of college; five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with plastic manufacturing methods of blow and injection molding and press operation along with auxiliary equipment such as grinders / granulators, material feeders, color mixers / feeders, robots, and chilling systems.
  • Experience reading engineering/electrical/schematic drawings.
  • Strong hydraulic and pneumatic skills and experience.
  • Working knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
  • Welding, lathe, and milling experience a plus.
  • A “hands-on” approach to problem solving and countermeasure implementation.
  • Effective problem solving skills, strong interpersonal and team building skills with a positive attitude, outstanding leadership, and attention to detail.
  • Good analytical and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload.
  • Working knowledge of 5S.
  • Complete understanding of OEM preventative maintenance requirements.

Computer Skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Outlook) and MPII system.

Other Qualifications 

  • Must provide own working tools.
Injection Molding Process Technicians – Memphis, TN

Description

A company that manufactures patient products for hospitals and clinics is searching for four plastic Injection Molding Process Technicians.  Each Injection Molding Process Technician will work either 12 hour night shifts or 12 hour days shifts.  The 12 hour shifts consists of working 2,2,3 with every other weekend off or 3 days or nights on, followed by 2 days or nights off, which are then followed by a 2 day or night on shift, etc.

In addition to modern working condition the company offers very competitive benefits including PPO medical and a 401(k) with matching.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $14.00 to $16.00 range the company offers very competitive benefits including; a PPO healthcare, a 401(k), and relocation assistance.

 Requirements

  • The successful Injection Molding Process Technician will have at least five years of hands-on experience in high speed plastic injection molding processes.
  • The Injection Molding Process Technician must also have a working knowledge of molding theory and be familiar with various types of computer programmable injection molding machines.
  • Knowledgeable of commodity thermoplastic polymer, process capability analysis and SPC procedures.

Sr. Process Engineer – Manchester, NH

Due to growth, a plastic injection molding company needs to hire a Sr. Process Engineer. 

Basic Sr. Process Engineer Duties Include:
· Mentor & share processing experience/knowledge with set-up technicians
· Work closely with project engineering team to ensure new jobs are “ready for production” prior to release
· Identify trouble processes/tooling issues —work with team to identify root cause and resolve issues
· Identify lean initiatives and champion activities to completion
· Work closely with production supervisors to coordinate set-up & processing priorities
· Follow necessary ISO DOPs & procedures as documented
· Train & work with press operators as needed/necessary
· Perform other tasks & duties as assigned
· Support production processing issues to meet customer orders
· Work with Quality, Tool Room, & Operation teams to support plant objectives

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $95,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

 Requirements

  • Minimum 10-yrs hands-on thermoplastic Process Engineering experience
  • Technical degree (Bachelor) is preferred.
  • Management experience is a plus
  • Familiar & worked with variety of thermoplastic injection press makes/tonnage
  • Scientific molding experience & knowledge required and has applied scientific principles in production setting
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced & team oriented environment
  • Good time management skills
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Mentor/trainer — capable of transferring processing knowledge to others
  • Possess basic computer skills & knowledge
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 $22 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
Molding Manufacturing Engineer – Sidney, NY

Description

A leader in designing and manufacturing electrical components for the aviation and commercial industry is currently seeking an innovative individual that demonstrates significant ingenuity in problem solving for the position of Molding Manufacturing Engineer.   The Molding Manufacturing Engineer will support all products produced from Design Engineering through end user support.

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

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Plastics Engineering Technology, Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent education and experience.
  • Must have working knowledge of molding processing, engineering design, test, and processes.
  • Molding experience with silicone and neoprene rubber compounds as well as transfer, compression and injection molding is preferred.
  • Must have working knowledge of engineering design, test, manufacturing processes
  • In depth machining experience and knowledge required.
  • Must be available for possible travel domestic or overseas
  • Understanding of CAD software and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
Technical Engineering Manager – Baldwin, WI

Description

A rapidly growing and injection molding medical product manufacturing company wants to hire a Technical Engineering Manager.  The Technical Engineering Manager  will:

  • Manage & direct technical team’s activities and duties
  • Work closely with project engineering team to ensure new jobs are “ready for production” prior to release
  • Identify trouble processes/tooling issues – work to identify root cause and resolve issues
  • Identify lean initiatives and champion activities to completion
  • Work closely with production supervisors to coordinate set-up & processing priorities
  • Role will be a working manager: Manage when necessary & hands on support when necessary.
  • Follow necessary ISO DOPs & procedures as documented
  • Train & work with press operators as needed/necessary
  • Perform other tasks & duties as assigned
  • Will report directly to the VP of Operations

In addition to very competitive benefits the company offers an annual salary in the $85,000 to $95,000 range.

Requirements

  • Minimum 10-yrs hands-on thermoplastic Process Engineering experience
  • Technical degree (Associate or Bachelor)
  • Minimum 3-yrs management experience is preferred
  • Familiar with different press makes/tonnage
  • Scientific molding experience & knowledge required
  • Has applied scientific principles in production setting
  • Capable of operating & managing in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Quick learner and open minded
  • Possess basic computer skills & knowledge
  • LSR/LIM or HCR rubber processing knowledge is a plus
  • Hard working and self-motivated individual
  • Capable of managing & thriving with a team of 5 or 6 members
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 Molding Maintenance Technicians – Chicago, IL

Description

A privately-held, international consumer products company specializing in the design, marketing and manufacturing of high quality, innovative housewares products is searching for Injection Molding Maintenance Technicians.

The Maintenance Technicians are responsible for:

  • Providing breakdown, corrective and preventive electrical, electronic, hydraulic 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 $25 to $30 range, the company offers competitive health care benefits, and a choice of; first, second or third shift.

 Requirements

  • At least 3 years of injection molding and auxiliary equipment maintenance experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years mechanical and electrical maintenance experience.
  • Within commuting distance.
Sr. Tooling Engineer – Chicago, IL

Description

A privately-held, international consumer products company, specializing in the design, marketing and manufacturing of high quality, innovative housewares products is searching for a Senior Tooling Engineer.

The Senior Tooling Engineer reports to the Director of Operations and is part of the senior management team for the plant. The Senior Tooling Engineer will lead the activities of tool room employees, contractors or vendors and be responsible for all tool building activities, maintenance and repair. The Sr. Tooling Engineer will also be responsible for customer molding (sample) trials delivering solutions on-time, on budget and in accordance with safety protocols.

Responsibilities

  • Manage tool room and inventory of tools and third party production locations.
  • Develop and maintain mold standards and mold documentation.
  • Develop and approve tooling suppliers, new mold designs or modifications, molding processes and metrology.
  • Manage mold construction, mold design review, process design, quality assurance and assembly process. Works with customer blueprints / specifications to generate design and cost feedback.
  • Ensure all product quality attributes are met and all quality systems are supported.
  • Perform analysis on customer returns to determine root cause of failures or complaints.
  • Assist in developing scientific molding expertise of organization through training of manufacturing management, process technicians and manufacturing associates.
  • Implements process control techniques and procedures, trouble shoots and advises on injection molding processes and tooling.
  • Key member of plant safety committee driving implementation of safety system.
  • Co-develop budget, capital requests, and cost improvement planning.
  • Support manufacturing management in lean / continuous improvement activities.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $95,000 range, the company provides an attractive compensation plan with bonus, a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

 Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a technical field is required, preferably in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in mold making or tool molding environment managing tooling, mold design, mold troubleshooting, maintenance and repair.
  • Understanding of CNC cutting processes and injection molding processes.
  • Project management skills and training.
  • Strong trouble shooting skills. Able to analyze and solve complex technical issues related to equipment, injection molds, process and product quality.
  • Proficient with CAD.
  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints
  • Residing in the Chicago area.
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 Chemical 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
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 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

 

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 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.

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
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
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 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

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.

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