Available Jobs in Plastics

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Polymer Process Technician – Wall Township, NJ

A high tolerance, small part, custom plastic injection molding company, located near Wall Township, NJ, is searching for a hands-on Polymer Process Technician. The company operates 18 injection molding machines ranging from 15 to 75 tons making parts and components for the medical industry.

The Polymer Process Technician must have good plastic injection molding maintenance and processing skills, including; mold set-up, mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical knowledge. This is a privately held, progressive manufacturing company with; rapid growth potential, competitive benefits and a discretionary bonus.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 to $70,000.00 /year

Production Supervisor – Atlanta, GA

A plastic injection molding company manufacturing safety equipment is searching for a First Shift Production Supervisor to lead the 5 injection molding machine operation consisting of 6 operators.

In addition to an annual salary in the $55,000 to $65,000 range, the company offers; Medical and Dental Insurance, ESOP, and a 401(k).

Requirements

  • Plastic Injection Molding processing experience – Master molder /RJG module 1 certification preferred.
  • Must be located in the greater Atlanta, GA area.
  • Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven process aptitude through job experience.
  • Should have a working knowledge of scientific (RJG, Decoupled, etc.) injection molding & plastic processing.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

Job Type: Full-time days

Process Engineer – Grand Island, NE

A custom injection molding company is currently seeking an innovative individual that demonstrates significant ingenuity in problem solving and processing for the position of Plastic Injection Molding Process Engineer. The Process Engineer will support injection molding process development, process improvement and operator training.

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

Requirements

  • High School Diploma required. Technical college or college training/degree in related plastics manufacturing or engineering program preferred.
  • Plastic Injection Molding Scientific Molding Training and Certification would be a huge plus.
  • Prior experience setting up and troubleshooting plastic injection molding machines in a production molding environment required (3+ years desired).
  • Previous experience with insert micro injection molding applications and automation/robotics a plus.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, problem solving skills, and ability to visualize spatially in three dimensions.
  • Must possess solid oral and written communication skills, with an ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other employees at all levels of the organization.Willingness to operate production machinery as needed.

In addition to competitive benefits, the company offers an annual salary in the $90,000 to $120,000 range.

Injection Molding Process Technicians – Fort Worth, TX

Description

A company that manufactures plastic connectors for fiber optic cable is searching for four plastic Injection Molding Process Technicians.  Each Injection Molding Process Technician will work an eight hour third shift.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $24.00 to $30.00 range the company offers very competitive benefits including;  healthcare,  and relocation assistance.

 Requirements

  • The successful Injection Molding Process Technician will have at least three 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.

Process Technician – Spartanburg, SC

A manufacturer of plastic injection molded plastic closures is searching for a Process Technician to work a 12 hour first shift.

The key responsibilities for the Process Technician are:

  • Ensuring that all work undertaken or supervised is carried out safely and without injury
  • Ensuring that all food safety issues are reported to the appropriate manager or supervisor
  • Initiating corrective action for non-conformance’s related to injection and vision system processes.
  • Operating: injection molding machines, vision systems, down-stream equipment, and material feed equipment
  • Assisting with the start-up of new equipment: developing process parameters and implement operator training plan
  • Monitoring critical process parameters on the injection machines, vision systems, color feeders, color blenders and secondary systems to include scheduled process and equipment audits
  • Establishing optimum calculated alarm parameters around the baseline process.
  • Leading role in advanced process analysis: identifying process improvements that result in cost savings, improved part quality, and improvement of related KPI’s
  • Conducting process related training for operators
  • Liaising with outside suppliers, machine manufacturers, and management.
  • Executing sample requests issued and process related activities focused on identifying root cause
  • Participating in mold and product design/drawing/process reviews when required
  • Auditing box counts and vision system to verify that the equipment is working correctly.

Skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • 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 hydraulic/electric/pneumatic/vision systems
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds unassisted and work standing for 12 hours
  • Effective time management skills

Experience

  • 5 years of experience with processing injection mold machines and secondary equipment
  • Process design and mold qualifications preferred
  • Formal plastic process training such as scientific molding, Paulson or equivalent preferred
  • ISO or similar quality system and SQF or similar food safety system

Education

Degree or technical certification preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $28.00 to $31.00 /hour

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?
Rotational Mold Maker – Memphis, TN

Job Description

A plastic rotational molding company is searching for Rotational Mold Maker to lead the company’s tooling fabrication.  The company wants someone to start-up and manage an in-house plastic rotational molding shop to develop and build tooling for the company’s numerous facilities.  The company already has the roll formers, sheet metal shears, welders and other equipment need to make the tooling.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $25 to $30 range the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Job Requirements

Experience leading the fabrication of plastic rotational molding tooling.

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.

Thermoforming Technician – Wilkes-Barre, PA

A leading Plastics manufacturer looking for Inline Thermoforming Technician for a 12 hour rotating shift night position.  The  Thermoforming Technician will provide Extrusion & Thermoforming technical capability within the Inline department, with regards process optimization, product specifications and technical decision making.  The Thermoforming Technician will also be responsible for;

  • Following Standard Operating Procedures
  • Setting-up new operating procedures as required for future department development.
  • Technical set up of machines to run at optimum speed, as per GPC benchmarks, including machine speed increases if required.
  • Completing parts changeovers as per production schedule and in accordance with established procedures and time frames and assist with tool changeovers.
  • Providing support to ensure machine efficiency targets are achieved (trouble-shooting).
  • Assisting with management of machine downtime, including breakdown & maintenance.
  • Preparing and checking changeover trolleys, and ensuring components are ready prior to tool change.
  • Ensuring all products conform to required quality standards, product quality optimization.
  • Minimizing waste & scrap and record relevant data.

  Qualifications:

  • Strong technical capability, evidenced by a minimum of 12 months experience in a similar Process Technician role and experience in Plastics/Extrusion/Thermoforming.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills Technical and Mechanical background experience.
  • Transfer of knowledge through training of others.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $27 to $30 range the company offers an excellent benefits package, company 401K match, and 20 personal time off days in the first year.

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.

 

 

Field Service Engineers – Anywhere in the United States
    A growing manufacturer of plastic injection and blow molding equipment serving the United States Market is searching for four Field Service Engineers. The Field Service Engineer (FSE) works closely with the Technical Manager, supporting the company’s internal and external customers through-out North and South America, as well as globally when required with efficient, accurate and timely completion of technical tasks. Through expert technical aptitude (electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical), the FSE will accurately, efficiently and cost effectively satisfy market needs through product quality and service such as after-sales support, troubleshooting and technical aspects of implementation and repair of complex electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical equipment, following protocol and procedures. The Field Service Engineers can work out any location as long as they have reasonable access to an airport.

 Field Service Responsibilities: including but not limited to the following:

Assist service department to support customers, with knowledge, in industrial equipment aspects of installation, replace, maintain, troubleshoot and repair of complex electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and/or mechanical equipment including but not limited to robots or programmable controllers, numeral controls, pipe systems, gauges, valves, pressure regulators, power supplies, drives, and related equipment; PLC programming and analysis where necessary and/or solve production issues and process improvements.

– Interpret customer production, layout and processing data to advise on options and alternatives for product installation, operation or repair for customer service support.

– Assist with analytical engineering consultation, technical input and mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical or electronic equipment troubleshooting.

– Be visible and a person known to customers to be purposeful in getting equipment running quickly and effortlessly as possible with a pleasant professional demeanor (by phone and in person) and/or be able to get the correct assistance to solve the issues.

– Blow mold and/or injection mold equipment experience.

– Injection mold rebuild including dismantling, wiring, assembling, cleaning and mold inspection.

Responsible for proper maintenance and storage of tools and machines.

– Issue the technical report after every technical intervention.

– Updating technical knowledge to keep up with technological solutions.

– Support the company business, when required, outside the USA.

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $80,000 range the company offers 100% company paid Healthcare Benefits, and a 401k with 5% matching.

RequirementsMust have electrical and mechanical experience and/or equivalent education a minimum of an Associate Degree preferred.

– Aptitude to troubleshoot mechanical issues such as malfunctioning parts, how to dismantle, replace, repair, know stress tolerances, etc. and read/understand schematics.

– Electrical knowledge and/or capability to read electrical schematics.

Aptitude to install and repair electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment.

– A minimum of 2 years of blow molding and/or injection molding and/or filling line and/or palletizers and/or robotics equipment service experience.

– Demonstrate a calm, rational and non-combative temperament at all times.

– Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily as listed in the Essential Functions.

– Ability to drive the forklift or available to be trained to use the forklift.

– Aptitude to write technical reports.

– Willingness and availability to extensively travel domestically (in excess of 75%).

– Eligible and available for occasional travel to parent Company in Italy or other international location.

– Flexibility to work over weekends if necessary.

– Computer literate and good command of the English language.

– Possess or be eligible for a US driver’s license and passport

– Ability to analyze engineering documents including electronic schematics and assembly drawings

– Ability to interpret technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

– Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

– Ability to draft technical reports detailing technical or design flaws.

– Be self-motivated and able to deal with executive management and operators equally professionally

– Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and pressurized environment without compromising efficiency and accuracy of work.

– Software and Applications:

o PLC Siemens S7-300 and/or PC Siemens S7-MAC (AWL or Ladder Programming Language)

o TP-177 and/or MP-277 and/or Thin Client, Siemens (WINCC Programming Language)

o FANUC Robot (FANUC Programming Language)

o Siemens Profibus/Profinet

Tooling Engineer – Fort Worth, TX

Job Description

A custom plastic injection molding company manufacturing tight tolerance connectors used by the glass fiber optics industry is searching for a Tooling Engineer. The Tooling Engineer will take a customer design from concept, bring it back to the shop and then work with tooling vendors to fabricate the tooling and lead customer molding (sample) trials, delivering solutions on-time and within budget.

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.
•Co-develop budget, capital requests, and cost improvement planning.

Tooling Engineer Position Requirements
•Bachelor’s degree in a technical field is required, preferably in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology.
•Minimum 5 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.
•Knowledgeable about mold design using CAD.
•Ability to read and comprehend blueprints

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year and relocation assistance.

Automation Technician – Mt. Pleasant, IA

Job Description

A large proprietary injection molding company wants to hire two third shift injection molding Automation Technicians to; set-up robots, program robots, and troubleshoot robotic molding processes. Must be fully capable to work on robots, program robots and program PLC’s and work with trainees, as required.

Automation Technician Responsibilities Include:

  • Setting robots in running on plastic injection presses.
  • Training process trainees as required.
  • Troubleshooting robots within molding processes and making basic adjustments to ensure quality and production efficiency.
  • Troubleshooting robots and correcting malfunctions and communication information to repair technicians.
  • Providing and implementing robot programs to improve the efficiency of the molding department.
  • Communicating problems, needs and important information to the shift supervisor.
  • Maintaining and repair injection molding equipment and molds.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $22 to $24 range, the company offers competitive benefits including; medical, a 401(k), and relocation assistance.

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience programming and setting up robots to run in a manufacturing environment.
  • Injection molding equipment troubleshooting experience.
  • Ability to read and understand work orders and blue prints.
Mechanical Design Engineer – Grand Island, NE

Description

A custom plastic injection molding manufacturing company is searching for a Mechanical Design Engineer. The Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for researching and developing ideas and processes for new products. This position will work to improve upon the performance and design of existing products and oversee production and packaging of final product.  The Mechanical Design Engineer will direct, coordinate and exercise authority for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects within the area of assigned responsibility.

Mechanical Design Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Design, model and test prototypes for products
    • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and computer generated reports.
    • Analyzes engineering sketches, specifications and related data and drawings to determine design factors such as size, shape and arrangement of parts. Responsible for determining feasibility of design effort.
    • Sketches rough layouts and computes angles, weights, surface areas, dimensions, radii, clearances, tolerances, leverages and location of holes.
    • Considers performance, safety, patents, goals and regulatory requirements when designing products of systems.

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $90,000 range the company offer competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Requirements

The Mechanical Design Engineer must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and five years of proven work experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer in machine design industry. This individual must have work experience with PLC programming, motion control systems, electro-mechanical systems, pneumatic/hydraulic systems and the manufacturing process. This person must be proficient with Solid Modeling (Autodesk Inventor preferred), Microsoft Office and technical writing.

Preferred Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Business, Manufacturing or Product Design

Language Skills

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

Mathematical Skills

The Mechanical Design Engineer must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. He or she must be able to create formulas in Excel. The person must be able to draw; to compute rate, ratio, and percent; and to interpret bar graphs. In addition to this, he or she needs to have a basic understanding of statistics.

 

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.

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.

Mechanical Product Design Engineer – Grand Island, NE

A custom injection molding company is searching a Mechanical Product Design Engineer. The Mechanical Product Design Engineer is responsible for researching and developing ideas and processes for new products. This position will work to improve upon the performance and design of existing products and oversee production and packaging of final product.  The Mechanical Product Design Engineer will direct, coordinate and exercise authority for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects within the area of assigned responsibility.

Essential Job Functions

  • Design, model and test prototypes for products
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and computer generated reports.
  • Analyzes engineering sketches, specifications and related data and drawings to determine design factors such as size, shape and arrangement of parts. Responsible for determining feasibility of design effort.
  • Sketches rough layouts and computes angles, weights, surface areas, dimensions, radii, clearances, tolerances, leverages and location of holes.
  • Considers performance, safety, patents, goals and regulatory requirements when designing products of systems.
  • Plans and formulates engineering program and organizes project staff according to project requirements.
  • Assigns project personnel to specific phases or aspects of project such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans, and product testing.
  • Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Make changes and correction in the mechanical design throughout the life of the product.
  • Identify and select materials needed for production and will create a parts list.
  • Manage and maintain budget and production costs.
  • Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling and resolving engineering design and test problems.
  • Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications and drawing releases.
  • Prepares interim and completion project reports. Improve usability of the product.
  • Measures machine and parts during production to ensure compliance with design specifications.
  • Uses computer assisted design/drafting equipment and software to develop designs.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 range the company offers competitive benefits.

Education and Experience Requirements

The Mechanical Product Design Engineer must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and five years of proven work experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer in machine design industry.  This individual must have work experience with PLC programming, motion control systems, electro-mechanical systems, pneumatic/hydraulic systems and the manufacturing process. This person must be proficient with Solid Modeling (Autodesk Inventor preferred), Microsoft Office and technical writing.  

Preferred Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Business, Manufacturing or Product Design

Language Skills

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

 

Mathematical Skills

The Mechanical Design Engineer must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. He or she must be able to create formulas in Excel. The person must be able to draw; to compute rate, ratio, and percent; and to interpret bar graphs. In addition to this, he or she needs to have a basic understanding of statistics.

 

 

Injection Mold Set-up Technician – Mebane, NC

Job Description

A large proprietary injection molding company wants to hire injection molding Set-up Technicians to; set up molds, start up, and troubleshoot molding processes.  Must be fully capable to work on 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), and relocation assistance..

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.
Flexible PVC Product Development – Saginaw, MI

Description

A major manufacturer of flexible PVC roofing membranes is searching for a Flexible PVC Formulator.  The Flexible PVC Formulator must have experience developing and performing long term testing protocols for flexible PVC in outdoor environments and have experience and experience in calendaring and/or extruding operations.  The Flexible PVC Formulator will be responsible for:

  • Flexible PVC formulation for new product development initiatives
  • Qualifying alternate raw materials for existing PVC products
  • Directing the work of R&D analysts on new product development
  • Providing technical support to manufacturing operations specifically to mixing PVC formulations
  • Evaluating long term performance of existing roofing products and recommending improved formulations
  • Willing to become the company’s PVC formulation expert with no internal resources to assist in meeting PVC formulation challenges.

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

Requirements

  • Must be able to document research and produce high level technical reports.
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering – Mininum.  Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry related field would be preferred.
  • Highly skilled using Excel and Minitab.
  • Six Sigma background
  • 5-10 years of experience in an R&D environment developing flexible PVC products for a calendar or extruder operation.
  • Ability to make high risk decisions with confidence.
  • Ability to work in a laboratory environment, as well as, a manufacturing environment.
Plastic Blow Molding Field Service Process Technician – Kansas City, MO

Description

A major manufacturer of plastic blow molding tooling is searching for a Blow Molding Field Service Process Technician. The successful Blow Molding Field Service Process Technician will have a comprehensive understanding of plastics processing and a working knowledge of machine functions (i.e. hydraulics, pneumatics, and electrical), and the ability to read and comprehend tooling and container prints.

Requirements

•Minimum ten years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and practical experience.

•A High School graduate, Associates Degree in a Mechanical Field preferred.

•Previous experience in a container manufacturing environment preferred.

•Must have a working knowledge of quality statistical data and use of precision measuring devices.

In addition to an annual salary in the $60,000 to $70,000 range, the company offers competitive health care benefits, and relocation assistance.

Injection Molding Process Engineer – Fort Worth, 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 $80,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Requirements

Education and/or Experience

A four or two year technical degree would be a real plus but related plastic injection molding processing experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience would be acceptable.

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.

Mold Maker – Fort Worth, TX

A company manufacturing  plastic connectors for the glass fiber industry is searching for a Plastic Mold Maker to build, polish, maintain and repair plastic molds.

Mold Maker Responsibilities Include:

  • Performing mold repair work on cavities and cores due to damage or wear.
  • Build tight tolerance connector molds and tooling.
  • Modify existing molds and/or find ways to recycle molds.
  • 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.
  • Setting up and operating 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.
  • Performing 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 an annual salary in the $70,000 to $80,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

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

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

  • CNC experience would be a plus.
  • A Mold or Tooling Journeyman Certificate would be a real plus.
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.

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.
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