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Injection Molding General Manager – Lincoln, NE

Description

A custom plastic injection molding company is searching for a General Manager.  The General Manager shall direct and coordinate the activities of the company. He or she shall also aid and guide upper management in formulating and administering the organization’s policies. To be considered for this position, an individual must be well acquainted with any and all international standards (ISO9001, ISO14001 and an understanding of TS).

The General Manager will also be responsible for:

  1. Participating in formulating and administering company policies
  2. Participating in developing long range company goals and objectives.
  3. Achieving company goals and objectives
  4. Reviewing and analyzing; costs, operations, and forecasting data to determine the company’s progress toward stated goals and objectives
  5. Conferring with upper management and other administrative personnel to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and conditions
  6. Reviewing reports from the plant and generating utilization and efficiency reports to track the daily operations of the company
  7. Communicating with the management of other divisions to ensure the smooth transition of tooling equipment and products between plants
  8. Providing any technical or administrative assistance that may be needed to other divisions
  9. Serving as member of management committees on special studies
  10. Following the organization’s policies as well as any applicable laws while carrying out any of his or her managerial duties
  11. The interviewing, hiring, training, rewarding, and disciplining of employees
  12. The planning, assigning, and directing of work;
  13. The appraisal of performance
  14. Addressing complaints and resolving problems

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $130,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Requirements

Education and/or Experience

In order to hold the position of General Manager, an individual must have a bachelor’s degree or fifteen to twenty years of injection molding industry experience and/or training.  Applicant must have fifteen plus years of experience with injection molding and a keen understanding of each role: engineering, machine operator, production, maintenance, process technician, mold design, tooling, quality assurance, sales, materials and accounting.   An equivalent combination of education and experience will also satisfy this requirement.

Language Skills

The General Manager must be able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. He or she must also have the ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

The General Manager will be expected to be able to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed styles and/or formats. He or she must possess the ability to effectively present information to top management.

 

Mathematical Skills

The General Manager must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. He or she must also be able to draw; to compute rate, ratio, and percent; and to interpret bar graphs.

The General Manager must also be able to understand complex blueprints.

 

Application Development Engineer – Detroit, MI

An automotive plastic resin compounding company specializing in supplying polyolefin resins to the automotive industry is searching for an Application Development Engineer to support the OEM automotive account team.  This is a newly created opening, special training and coaching will be provided in the start-up phase.

The Application Development Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Implementing the marketing strategy for a defined OEM group; GM, Ford and Fiat/Chrysler.
  • Accountability for al European and Japanese landed OEM’s in US focused on VW-Daimler-Renault and Nissan.
  • Driving automotive Masterbatched polyolefin resins for Tier 1 automotive suppliers.
  • Developing an OEM market fact base.
  • Developing an OEM and Strategic partnerships.
  • Setting targets and accomplishing actions.
  • Driving launch of new products/solutions in the OEM market.
  • Driving for OEM project portfolios and driving for successful implementation.

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $130,000 range the company offers; an annual bonus, very competitive benefits including a 401k with matching, and relocation assistance.

Education, Experience and People Skill requirements:

  • Technical four year degree.
  • Ten plus yeas of relevant experience in sales, technical service, product and market development of Polyolefin compounded resins.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of marketing and sales techniques.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical thinking skills.

 

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.
Process Engineering Manager – Petersburg, VA

Job Description

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

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Process Engineer

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

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

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

•Engineering degree required

•Process engineering experience preferred

 

Manufacturing Manager – Minneapolis, MN

Description:

A rapidly growing custom rotational molding manufacturing company is searching for a Manufacturing Manager to lead the rotational molding operations.  The Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for improving the organization and structure of the manufacturing operations and lead the operations, maintenance, and quality departments. 

In addition to an annual salary in the $90,000 to $100,000 range the company offers excellent professional growth potential in a new manufacturing facility, bonus potential,  and relocation assistance.

 Requirements:

  • Plastic rotational molding experience preferred.
  • Some experience with plastic molding operations required.
  • Lean manufacturing experience preferred.

Blow Molding Quality Manager – Hudson, NY

Description

A plastic extrusion blow molding company that manufactures a variety of plastic containers and closures is searching for a Quality Manager. The company serves clients in the health care, pharmaceutical, household, industrial, food and beverage, and automotive and agricultural chemical markets. The company offers bottles, jars, canisters, cylinders, jugs and drug ovals in a range of designs and colors.

The Quality Manager is responsible for; managing, planning, coordinating, and directing a quality control program designed to ensure continuous product of products that meet or exceed customer requirements.

Essential Quality Functions

  • Direct inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, equipment, and products.
  • Perform mold validations and process capability.
  • Perform capability studies to determine process stability.
  • Serve as ISO  9000management representative and conduct ISO audits.
  • Develop and analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine product standards.
  • Conduct CpK analysis and develop improvement projects to insure products have CpK’s of at least 1.0 for all products.
  • Visit, assist and interact with customers to resolve issues and improve product performance.

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

 Requirements
•Must have quality management experience in a plastic extrusion blow molding facility or equivalent operation.

•Must have a four year technical degree and a broad range of quality control and management principles or equivalent knowledge and training, including; working knowledge of GMP, SPC, and SQC requirements in a manufacturing environment.

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.

Thermoforming Plant Manager – Mansfield, MA

Description
A rapidly growing turnkey thermoforming provider for custom and stock tray, blister, clamshell and container packaging is searching for a Thermoforming Plant Manager. The Thermoforming Plant Manager will be responsible for leading a plant with 170 employees and 13 thermoforming lines.

In addition to an annual salary in the $85,000 to $115,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and a relocation packager.

Requirements
Must have several years of experience managing a thermoforming packaging operation.

Manufacturing Operations Leader – Troy, MI

Description

The world leader in the manufacture of plastic automotive body components, and fuel systems is searching for an Manufacturing Operations Leader to supervise production team members manufacturing fuel system on a second or third shift. The Manufacturing Operations Leader will be responsible for the shift operations by ensuring production goals are achieved through following standardized work.  In addition, the Manufacturing Operations Leader will be responsible for:

Ensuring production goals are met through the effective actions of production team members:

  1. Safety protocols are always followed
  2. Quality standards are met
  3. Ensure production goals are met so delivery windows are met
  4. Continuous Improvement actions are developed and completed
  5. Enforce standards of positive recognition, discipline and behavior to create a safe working environment
  6. Continuous improvement of the lean culture
  7. Quality System compliance, including TS-16949, ISO-14001, and OHSAS18001.
  8. Training plans are being met so there are no lost pitches due to training.
  9. Consistent enforcement of company policies
  10. Support of Continuous Improvement Process
  11. Authority and responsibility to stop production when a quality or safety issue arises
  12. Lockout/Tagout – responsible for ensuring all authorized Lockout/Tagout Employees have received the appropriate level of training and that these employees are provided with the proper equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) to perform the job safely and that they are adhering to LOTO procedures

The company offers an annual salary in the $50,000 to $75,000 range.

 Requirements

  1. Prefer a minimum of an Associates Degree in Business or Manufacturing
  2. 5 years manufacturing experience in a lean environment
  3. 2 years of leadership experience including accountability for the performance of direct reports
  4. Knowledge of blow molding process and/or the extrusion or injection of plastic material
  5. Knowledge of assembly processes, preferably with Blow Molded fuel system
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