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Plastic Mold Repair Technician – Mebane, NC

Description

A company manufacturing consumer plastic packaging products is searching for Plastic Mold Repair Technicians to polish, maintain and repair plastic molds on first and second shifts.

Mold Repair 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 rate between $23 and $26, the company offers; standard medical, dental and vision first of the month following 30 days of employment. tuition reimbursement, PTO, 401(k), profit sharing, a employee stock option purchase program and Profit Sharing after 1 year of continued employment.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.

Injection Molding Production Team Leader – Mountain, WI

A plastic injection molding manufacturing company is searching for a Production Team Leader.  The Production Team Leader is responsible for the day-to-day operations, playing a key role in providing management and leadership to deliver operation improvements.

PRODUCTION TEAM LEADER ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Promote safety programs and safe work practices.
  • Achieve performance standards for quality, quantity, and safety.
  • Provide direction, leadership and support for direct reports, empowering and encouraging teamwork.
  • Prioritize, schedule, and delegate work assignments, aligning resources with systems.
  • Plan production schedules for components, parts, and sub-assemblies.
  • Ensure the training of new and present employees in the processes and methods required to achieve the company’s standards.
  • Participate in planning meetings, recommending space, personnel, and equipment requirements.
  • Ensure adherence to Quality Management System (QMS) procedures and requirements, participate in ISO planning sessions.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement departmental policies and procedures, processes, and methods.
  • Continually evaluate processes and methods, making recommended measures to improve production, equipment, performance, utilization of employees, and quality of product.
  • Act as a technical resource to address and resolve inquiries and problems; analyze and resolve work problems, and assist employees in solving work problems.
  • Ensure the completion of all required production paperwork, records, and documentation.
  • Review timekeeping, vacation schedules and overtime approval.
  • Ensure compliance with department housekeeping standards and all safety and work rules, regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

In addition to an annual salary in the $50,000 to $85,000 range the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Requires an Associate’s Degree in Leadership Development, Supervisory Management, or related field and/or combination of related education and leadership experience.
  • Requires five to seven years of production experience.
  • Requires a minimum of three years leadership/supervisory experience.
  • Requires good oral and written communication skills in order to interact with employees.
  • Lean and continuous improvement experience required.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Training Within Industry knowledge preferred.

 

 

Plant Controller – Milwaukee, WI

A contract plastic injection molding manufacturing company is searching for a Plant Controller.

The Plant Controller will prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization. Analyze financial information to identify opportunities for cost savings or revenue enhancement.

PLANT CONTROLLER ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for financial operations including accounts payable, accounts receivable, AR collections, general ledger/journal entries, payroll, commissions, cash profit sharing, job costing, fixed assets, and cash flow management.
  • Responsible for month end closing functions; including sales and financial reporting.
  • Prepares monthly financial reports by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger and department reports.
  • Ensure all payroll tax reports are prepared and filed, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and all other tax requirements.
  • Prepare budgets for approval by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommend plans to the Leadership Team.
  • Maintain Key Performance Indicator (KPI) spreadsheets and score boards, ensuring relevant fields are updated weekly.
  • Update KPI schedules for upcoming period, advise Leadership Team members on development of lead and lag KPI measures appropriate for current business objectives. Devise data collection methods and processes to support KPIs.
  • Responsible for year-end closing functions, including year-end audit work papers, 401k census, W2’s and 1099’s, property and sales tax reporting.
  • Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, or maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
  • Benchmark financial performance against similar plastics companies.
  • Supervise and support purchasing department, ensuring sound personnel and processes are in place regarding procurement, inventory management, and price reviews and price changes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Chief Financial Officer.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or equivalent experience in a similar role
  • Five or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Advanced computer skills, including extensive experience with ERP systems (IQMS preferred), spreadsheet programs and databases.
  • Commitment to driving performance through KPI’s
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • CPA or CMA designation preferred.
  • Lean Certification preferred
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.

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