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Injection Mold Engineer – Racine, WI

Description

One of the world’s leading makers of household products is searching for an Injection Mold Engineer to support manufacturing operations.  In addition to day-to-day support of existing manufacturing operations the Injection Mold Engineer will be executing engineering projects and providing long range technical planning and strategies for the business.

Principle Accountabilities:

  •  Design, manage, troubleshoot, and implement new mold projects with Third Party Manufacturers that are designed for machine, human interaction, method/process, raw material & environmental variability.
  • Responsible for estimating Major Expenditure Authorization (MEA) amounts and capital project execution including mold builder selection, justification, MEA processing, purchasing, and installation.  Support start-up efforts including in person training and documentation.
  • Recommend mold sizes (cavitation) based on volumes, seasonality, molding capacity and part cost vs. capital analysis for New Products in Ideation/Development phase.
  • Interface with staff and plant personnel, operators, and staff at contract manufacturers.
  • Provide Product Supply interface for other key areas including RD&E, Finance, Marketing, & other Manufacturing Subsidiaries and to Contract Manufacturers.
  • Identify, investigate, and implement potential cost savings opportunities.
  • Partner with COE to identify and align globally on new technologies & mold builders.
  • Consult on new mold designs to assure the molds will meet our “Mold Design and Construction Standards”.
  • Visit potential mold builders, evaluate their capabilities, equipment, manufacturing process, specialties and quality control process.
  • Investigate new technologies i.e. Stack molds, collapsing core systems, hot runner technologies etc.
  • CAD system applications:
    • Analyze 3D CAD part models for moldability, molding issues and part integrity.
    • Calculate part projected areas for IMM tonnage requirements and plastic volumes for injection unit requirements
    • Evaluate new mold designs and suggest modifications if necessary.
    • Transfer 3D data back and forth to product and mold designers to communicate changes and suggested improvements.
  • Troubleshoot mold and molding problems.

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $115,000 range, the company offers; subsidized health care, profit sharing , matched 401(k) contributions, retirement benefits, bonus opportunities and relocation assistance.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mechanical, Manufacturing or related Engineering degree
  • 5+ years of related Injection Mold project experience.
  • Good project management, written and verbal communication skills are required along with a high level of initiative.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills, in project and people management in a continuous improvement environment in the areas of production, quality and Lean manufacturing principles.

Director, Research and Development – New Brunswick, NJ

Description

A leading global manufacturer of innovative food packaging products and solutions that designs, manufactures, and distributes a wide spectrum of packaging solutions for food distributors, restaurants & caterers, grocery stores, national food chains and consumer entertaining is searching for a Director of Research and Development.   The Director of Research and Development will be responsible for complete ownership of research and development projects involving materials, new products, and process and equipment opportunities leading to increased revenue and/or cost reductions.

Benefits in addition to an annual salary in the $130,000 to $150,000 range:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage (Medical & Dental)
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Survivor Benefits (company-provided Life Insurance; Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance)
  • Paid Time Off Program (paid holidays; paid vacation based on service)
  • Employee Assistance Program

 

 Requirements
• Extensive knowledge of plastics and how they are used in manufacturing and the market place.
• Direct experience with thermoplastics and additives in extrusion, thermoforming and injection molding.
• Strong project management and organizational skills
• Strong collaboration skills – works effectively and cooperatively with all levels within the organization; establishes and maintains good working relationships
• Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities
• Drives for results – sets high standards; monitors progress toward goals; tenaciously works to meet or exceed goals
• Demonstrates good business judgment; uses data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions
• Ability to develop complete and accurate budgets, project justifications and timelines
• Strong written & oral communication skills
• Working knowledge of MS Office and MS Project
• A Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or science discipline (plastics a plus); MBA a plus
• Certified Project Manager (CPM) a plus
• A minimum of ten years of experience in project management within the plastics manufacturing industry is a must
• Prior experience working on technology (materials and equipment) initiatives
Injection Mold Set-up Technician – Trenton, NJ

Job Description

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

Set-up Technician Responsibilities Include:

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

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

Job Requirements

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

 

Processing Technician – Albuquerque, NM

Description

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

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

 Requirements

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

Plastic Mold Maintenance Technicians – Atlanta, GA

Description

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

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

Requirements

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

•Prior background in mold maintenance, repair and troubleshooting.

•CNC experience would be a real plus.

 

Injection Molding Processing Technicians – Springfield, MA

Description

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

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

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

RequirementsAt least 3 years of injection molding processing experience.

Plastic Injection Molding Technician – Greenbay, WI

Description

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

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

Requirements

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

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

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

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

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.

Engineering & Maintenance Manager – Springfield, MA

Description

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

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

Requirements

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

Description

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

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

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

Requirements

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

Plant Manager – Sandusky, OH

Description

A manufacturing company that designs, develops, and produces industrial plastic blow molded products is searching for a Plant Manager.  The Plant Manager will report directly to the CEO.  This position is responsible for providing managerial leadership and direction to the plant manufacturing facility, maximizing capital and human resource utilization in attaining production objectives of acceptable quality within established cost parameters. The position is also accountable for management direction of the people, materials and assets of the plant for the purpose of producing assigned products according to the production plan and customer requirements. The Plant Manager drives Lean Manufacturing and change management initiatives throughout the facility and implements effective Continuous Improvement programs in support of plant and customer requirements. The successful candidate will demonstrate sustained success in:

 

  • Working to continuously improve production operations with respect to productivity, quality, safety, inventory levels and operating expense while utilizing lean manufacturing techniques
  • Effective leadership implementing Lean Manufacturing and change management
  • Provide Effective Leadership to ensure plant leadership team is continually aligned to accomplish the company Operational Goals & objectives
  • Drive and deploy new leadership objectives and standards while providing vision and training to accomplish these objectives
  • Develop effective working relationships with union leadership (United Steel Workers)
  • Meet performance metrics for production operations
  • Evaluate financial implication of changes made in the operation, with objective of achieving maximum profitability
  • Manage, report, document and plan production performance, continuous improvement activities, action plans, strategic plans and employee utilization.
  • Empower employees and develop continuous improvement philosophy throughout manufacturing team

The company offers an annual salary in the $125,000 to $150,000 range the company offers competitive benefits.

 Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university or sufficient years of experience
  • Ten (10) or more years in a plastic product manufacturing environment.
  • Lean thinker, demonstrated passion and experience implementing and working in a Lean environment
  • Proven ability to develop a culture of safety and 5S
  • Proven leader with ability of driving success through daily task management and accountability.
  • Demonstrated success in leadership development and effective succession planning
  • Experience changing culture within a union environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

Compounded Plastic Resin Salesperson – Southeastern, US

A plastic resin compounding company, located in the Southeastern US,  is searching for a Salesperson for the Southeastern Territory. The Southeastern Territory extends from Virginia to Florida, primarily along the Eastern Seaboard. The company wants someone who already resides somewhere in the Southeastern U.S. and can work out of a home office.

The company offers a base salary in the $50,000 to $55,000 range, a 4% commissions on all new sales and 1% thereafter, a $.50per mile car allowance, and company paid medical benefits requiring no employee contribution.

Requirements

•Several years of sales experience.
•Already residing in the Southeastern, U.S.
•Experience selling plastic resins, plastic additives, compounded plastic resins, etc.
•Own a fairly new automobile.
•Valid drivers license.
 

Plastic Resin Sales Representative – Minneapolis, MN

A custom engineered plastics resin company specializing in precise color matching is searching for a Sales Representative.  The Sales Representative will work out of a home office and cover an area from Minnesota to Missouri.  The company ships custom colors within 4 weeks or less and standard black and natural resins within 2 weeks. Many black and natural resins are readily available in stock. Additionally, the company has stocking programs available in one of many regional warehouses for even faster shipping and receiving.

The company is profitable and has no debt.  In addition to competitive healthcare benefits, the company offers bonus opportunities.

  Requirements
  • Must have several years of experience selling compounded resins directly from a compounding company.
Plastic Resin Sales Representative – Southeastern, US

A custom engineered plastics resin company specializing in precise color matching is searching for a Sales Representative.  The Sales Representative will work out of a home office located anywhere in the sales territory and cover an area from North Carolina through South Carolina.  The company ships custom colors within 4 weeks or less and standard black and natural resins within 2 weeks. Many black and natural resins are readily available in stock. Additionally, the company has stocking programs available in one of many regional warehouses for even faster shipping and receiving.

The company is profitable and has no debt.  In addition to competitive healthcare benefits, the company offers bonus opportunities.

In addition to an annual salary in the $90,000 to $110,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

 Requirements

  • Must have several years of experience selling compounded resins directly from a compounding company.
Plastic Blow Molding Second Shift Supervisor – Kenosha, WI

Description

A manufacturer of plastic bottles for many of North America’s large and small consumer products companies is seeking to hire a full-time Second Shift Foreman.

Second Shift Foreman Position Requirements:

  • Startup machines after set-up.
  • Ensure production information is strictly adhered to (raw material types, quantities, packaging, etc.).
  • Fine tune machines.
  • Ensure the safety of all employees and company property.
  • Security systems.
  • Mechanical skills to troubleshoot and process variables.
  • General personnel responsibilities.
  • Knowledge in and ability to read electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic blueprints.
  • Knowledge of blow molding injection blow molding process, and polymer behavior preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of blow mold and injection blow mold construction preferred.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

In addition to an hourly rate between $21 and $25, the company offers competitive benefits.

 

 Requirements

  • Community College diploma and/or 4-6 years of relevant experience (preferred).
  • Skilled in basic computer use and software (i.e. Windows operating system, MS Word).
  • Ability to communicate in English both written and verbal.
  • Understand and follow plant safety rules including safe lifting practices and safe machine operation.
  • Knowledge of blow molding processes.

Lead profile Extrusion Process Technician – Macon, GA

Description

An industry leader in complex, profile extruded plastic solutions is searching for a Lead Profile Extrusion Process Technician for each of the three shifts.  The Lead Profile Extrusion Process Technician is responsible for:

· Performing the starting, setting up, adjusting, cleaning & changeover of tooling including dryers, grinders, racks, and profile extruders consistently and timely.
· Performing line requirements and responsibilities without direction from a supervisor.
· Monitoring extruders for required production rates and quality.
· Adjusting and trains operators on extruders to ensure dimensional and visuals are sellable.
· Performing quality functional checks and notifies the QC if it doesn’t meet the requirements.
· Identifying and trains operators on sources of defects.
· Training and assisting in directing extrusion line operators.
· Completing all Technician paperwork accurately and efficiently.
· Managing the shop in the absence of the shift supervisor

In addition to an hourly rate in the $20 to $23 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

   

 Requirements
· High school diploma, some college preferred.
· 2-4 years experience and knowledge of Profile Extruding processes and procedures.
· Ability to read blue prints.
· Knowledge of a computerized inventory system and Microsoft Office programs.
· Supervisory or Department Lead experience a plus.
· Organized and detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
· Ability to work well, direct and communicate effectively with others.
· Ability to operate a forklift, a plus.

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.

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.

Packaging Engineer – Mansfield, MA

Description

A rapidly growing turnkey thermoforming provider for custom and stock tray, blister, clamshell and container packaging is searching for a Packaging Engineer to design plastic thermoformed products.

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

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering (Packaging or Plastics Engineering, preferred)
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.

Component Development Engineer – Troy, MI

Description The world leader in the manufacture of plastic automotive body components, and fuel systems is searching for a Component Development Engineer.  The Component Development Engineer will be responsible for the Design and Validation of Mechatronic (mechanical and electronic) Components in Fuel System and/or SCR systems. This includes; Application Projects (Sensors,  Actuators, including their housing, connectors, wiring and flange).

Component Development Engineer Responsibilities include:

  • Development of Components that he/she is in charge of, in relation with the Application Project team.
  • Analysis of Customers specifications for dedicated components.
  • Writing the Component Technical Specification (CTS) and validating the technical offers from the Suppliers, together with the Purchasing Dept.
  • Technical Responsible for components developments and validations by suppliers.
  • Technical Responsible for the components development and validations as assigned.
  • Definition and follow-up of components validation tests in front of the customers.
  • Contribution to the assembly process design as needed.
  • Analysis of Customer’s specifications and associated norms and standards for the component(s) he/she is in charge of.
  • Definition of the Deviation list for the components he/she is in charge of. (Critical Requirements List)
  • Writing the Components Technical Specifications (CTS)

Components Cost Management

  • Contributes to reaching the component target cost, and related costs of validation and development.
  • Elaborate on technical solutions for components cost reduction.

Technical Expertise Development

  • Development of the expertise: creation of database, calculation methodologies, correlations, test procedures…
  • Consolidation of the expertise: writing technical reports, design guidelines.

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Health Care Plans
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Personal Days
  • Vacation Pay
  • Vehicle Discount Programs
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Employee Recognition and Company/Team Events
  • Tuition Assistance and Professional Development Programs
  • Retirement Plan: 401K
  • Annual salary in the $60,000 to $75,000 range, depending on experience

 

 Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical and/or Mechatronics Engineering, preferred)
  • New College Graduate minimum to several years’ of engineering experience
  • Strong understanding Fuel Systems and SCR Systems
  • Ability to provide coordination between Electrical and Mechanical disciplines
  • Strong knowledge of electro-mechanical component technologies and functionalities
  • Information tools (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Sense of organization, autonomy, dynamic, team spirit
  • Development tools in Automotive (Robust design, DFMEA, Target cost, DOE, DV/PV, SPC,…)
  • Technical accuracy, creativity, availability
  • Experience simulating component designs
  • Fuel system and SCR system knowledge
  • Electronics knowledge
  • Signal process control knowledge
  • Test procedure and DOE writing
  • Project management knowledge
  • Possible patents applications
  • English (fluent)
  • French or German (occasional) a plus
  • Ability to lead suppliers throughout the development processes.

Extrusion Blow Molding Lead Process Technician – Hudson, NY


Description

An extrusion blow molding company that manufactures a variety of plastic containers and closures is searching for a Lead Blow Molding Process Technician. 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.

Requirements
•Must have experience processing and setting up extrusion blow molding machines, e.g. Bekum, Uniloy, Fisher, etc.
•Must be able to work 12 hour sifts, 3 days or nights on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $23 to $28 range, the company offers competitive benefits and a solid work environment.

Blow Molding Processing Manager – Hudson, NY

Description

A plastic extrusion blow molding company that manufactures a variety of plastic containers and closures is searching for a Blow Molding Processing 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.

This current Blow Molding Processing Manager is a hands-on position that requires plastic extrusion blow molding and auxiliary equipment experience.

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $80,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Requirements
•Must have experience processing with plastic extrusion blow molding machines, e.g. Bekum, Uniloy, Fisher, etc.
•Must be experienced leading processing technicians and supervisors. 
Plastic Compounding Production Manager – Greenville, SC

Description

A growing company specializing in the compounding of nylon and polyester resin is searching for a Production Manager to assist the General Manager with the overall plastic compounding and twin extrusion operation.  The Production Manager must also be capable of specifying, purchasing and managing the installation of a new twin screw extrusion machine and all of the associated equipment.   

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range the company offers an $10,000 bonus, health care benefits fully paid by the company and relocation assistance.

Requirements

  • Must have hands-on plastic extrusion management experience.
  • Must have nylon and polyester hands-on compounding experience.
  • Must have the ability to train others on extruder operation and compounding.
  • Engineering experience would be a real plus.

Blow Molding Processing Manager – Winfield, KS

Description

A large part industrial blow molding manufacturing company is searching for a “Hands-on” Processing Manager to lead the accumulator head blow molding operation.

The company offers an annual salary between $75,000 and $80,000 and a $5,000 bonus after a year of working for the company in addition to competitive benefits.

 Requirements

  • Must have hands-on experience with Sterling accumulator head machines (15 to 75 pounds).
  • Extensive experience in process trouble shooting and optimization.
  • Management or Supervisory experience.
Injection Molding Plant Manager – Des Moines, IA

Description

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

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

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

 Requirements

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

Job Description

A custom plastic injection molding company is searching for an Injection Molding Project Engineer. The Injection Molding Project Engineer will assist in the management of equipment, facility, and process upgrades, and the implementation the approved changes. The Injection Molding Project Engineer also keeps records of the project plan and costs, including regular report outs and updates to the Engineering Manager.

 

INJECTION MOLDING PROJECT ENGINEER DUTIES:

  • Develops project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans; conferring with Management
  • Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements; assigning personnel to phases and elements; reviewing bids from contractors
  • Determines project specifications by studying product design, customer requirements, and performance standards; completing technical studies, preparing cost estimates
  • Confirms product performance by conducting tests
  • Determines product schedule by studying project plan and specifications; calculating time requirements; sequencing project elements
  • Maintains project schedule by monitoring project progress; coordinating activities; problem resolution
  • Controls project plan by reviewing design, specifications, plan and schedule changes; recommending action
  • Controls project costs by reviewing expenditures; administering contractor contracts
  • Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; recommending action
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, rules and regulations
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

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

Job Requirements

Associate’s degree or equivalent; four years related experience and/or the equivalent combination
  • Analysis, Design Skills
  • Project Management
  • Manufacturing Methods and Procedures
  • Process improvement
  • Technical Understanding
  • Mechanical skills; trouble shooting mechanical problems
  • Documentation Skills
  • Safety Management
  • Supervision
  • CAD, CAD/CAM
  • Circuit Design
  • Plastic Injection Blow Molding Principle Engineer – Rochester, NY

    Description

    A proprietary injection blow molder of disposable lab ware is searching for a Principal Engineer. The Principal Engineer will be responsible for injection blow molding setting the standard as the leading expert for injection blow molding. The Principal Engineer will bring new products to life by designing and developing processing and manufacturing plans from concept to launch.

    The Principal Engineer be the subject matter expert developing a wide variety of new injection blow molded products playing a significant role in growing the disposable lab ware business.

    Principal Engineer Responsibilities:

      • Process Design and Development: Review product designs to enhance Design for Manufacturability, determine process feasibility and development options, select equipment and tooling. You’ll then work on development plans with mold makers, contract manufacturers, prototyping services, equipment or other service suppliers.

     

    • Engineering Project Management: Plan and execute the broader process development activities within a cross functional team, from concept through product launch.

       

    • Detailed Process Development: Develop detailed process development plans by applying failure mode analysis, process analytical tools, design of experiments, sound plastic part and mold design practices. Your final manufacturing plans will meet specifications for product, mold and equipment requirements within project capital and product cost guidelines.

       

    • Verification and Validation: You’ll own and be accountable for FAT, IQ, OQ, PQ activities to ensure process verification and validation for molds, equipment and molding processes. You’ll also assist in maintaining intellectual property rights for new processes.

       

    • Partner with Great Coworkers: Communicate with Marketing, Product Development, Industrial Design and other Operations team members to resolve process, mold and equipment details that differ from concepts or new product specifications. Celebrate your process development success and plans as you present at review meetings

    In addition to an annual salary in the $85,000 to $110,000 range, the company offer competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

    Requirements
    • B.S. Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Plastics Engineering or related field.

    Experience

    Eight or more years of process development experience with Injection Blow Molded and/or Injection Stretch Blow molded products.

    • Extensive experience with establishing process conditions and solving product quality issues by understanding the relationships of material, product design, tooling, machine and processing conditions.
    • Experience with evaluating and selecting mold tooling, plastic resins and processing equipment.
    • Experience with structured process qualifications, design of experiments, data analysis and technical writing is desired.
    • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), ISO standards, Lean Manufacturing concepts and familiarization of FDA regulations desired.
    • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally (up to10- 20% of the time).

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    Excellent technical skills, including demonstrated project management, organization, and planning.

    • Analytical nature, responds positively to challenges and a problem solver
    • Responsive, results oriented and task driven
    • Proficiency in engineering project and resource management, timelines, and capital budgets.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply problem solving methodology to understand root cause and implement solutions.

     

    Sr. Thermoforming Process Technician – Harford, CT

    Description
    A manufacturer of plastic packaging products is searching for a Sr. Process Technician to lead the company’s thin wall thermoforming efforts. This is a first shift position with a lot of visibility and responsibility. In addition to an annual salary in the $85,000 to $95,000 range, the company offers medical benefits with a company contribution of 75% of the insurance premium.

    Requirements
    Must have at least 5 years of thin wall plastic thermoforming processing experience.

    Injection Molding Process Technician – Atlanta, GA

    Description

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

    Process Technician Job Responsibilities Include:

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

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

      

    Requirements

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

    Injection Molding Program Manager – Rochester, NY

    A proprietary injection molder of disposable lab ware is searching for a Injection Molding Program Manager to lead the development of lab ware products from initial idea, through approved design, procurement, process development, process verification, and successful implementation into manufacturing.

    The Injection Molding Program Manager will be responsible for:

    •Participating on cross functional project teams to develop and verify manufacturing processes.
    •Presenting development results at technical reviews.
    •Communicating effectively within team and to engineering management on process development progress.
    •Completing Design for Manufacturing (DFM) reviews of new product designs, determining process feasibility, development options, and reviewing process specifications and development plans with appropriate mold makers, contract manufacturers, prototyping services, equipment or other service suppliers.
    •Selecting and specifying primary and secondary plastic processing equipment and then developing project capital, product cost requirements, and appropriation requests.
    •Process development plans and equipment optimization activities utilizing; analytical tools, DOE methods, risk assessment, plastic part and mold design practices.
    •Process Verification by conducting FAT, IQ, OQ and PQ qualifications for molds and/or equipment and molding processes.

    In addition to working in a modern and collaborative new product development environment and an annual salary in the $90,000 to $120,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

    Position Requirements:

    BS Degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Plastics Engineering with minimum 6 years experience in injection molding process development.

    • Experience with defining mold tooling, plastic resins and process equipment technical specifications for quotations, procurement and verification.
    • Experience with mold design, plastic design analysis tools, design of experiments (DOE) and scientific molding practices.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply problem solving methodology to identify root cause and implement solutions.
    • Experience with injection molding of life science, medical devices or laboratory products is preferred.
    • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), ISO standards, Lean manufacturing concepts and familiarization of FDA regulations desired.
    • Understanding of mechanical drawings, solid models and mold flow comprehension. Proficiency in SolidWorks is a plus.
    Sr. Injection Molding Process Technician – Spartanburg, SC

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

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

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

    Requirements

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

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

    Plastic Molding Salesperson – Minneapolis, MN

    Description

    A plastic thermoforming company that has been in business for over 35 years wants to hire an outside Molding Salesperson.   The primary objective of the Plastic Molding Salesperson will be to identify and bring new customers.   In addition to a annual base salary in $45,000 to $50,000 the company offers; sales commissions, a 401(k), Health Care benefits, and profits sharing, but no relocation.

    Requirements
    Must have experience selling molded plastic products to companies located in the upper Midwest area and already be located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

    Injection Molding Process Technicians – Spartanburg, SC

    Description

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

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

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

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

    Position Requirements

    Skills:

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

    Experience

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

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

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

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

    Description

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

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

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

    Requirements:
    Education

    High school diploma is preferred

    Paulson training preferred

     

    Skills

    Good mathematical skills

    Good mechanical aptitude

    Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office programs

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

     

    Experience

    2 – 5 years manufacturing experience in injection molding preferred

    Experience in plastics manufacturing running multiple machines at once preferred

    Living in the Spartanburg, SC immediate area

    Injection Molding Set-up Technician – Hudson, WI

    Description

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

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

    Requirements

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

    Injection Molding Project Engineer – Des Moines, IA

    Description

    A very successful, growth oriented plastics producer, serving a wide variety of end markets including medical, automotive, building products and key transportation segments, with more than 70 years in the plastics industry, is seeking a Project Engineer. In this role the Project Engineer will lead, expedite, coordinate, and exercise functional authority for planning, organizing, developing, integrating and completing of engineering and manufacturing projects to help define and meet customer requirements.

    Essential Duties:

    • Provide custom plastic part and tool designs that meet customer expectations and internal requirements for mold fabrication, manufacturing and quality.
    • Drive the new product development process, including: tool/product design reviews, managing cost targets and technical customer support for launching new or existing plastic parts.
    • Create and maintain development schedules, product plans, and successful communication of the scope for projects managed including: customer’s intent, quality targets, product specifications, timeline and materials requirement with internal and external contacts.
    • Ensures customer satisfaction through strong communication, while fulfilling the role of technical liaison between customer and support resources, both internally and externally.
    • Generate creative solutions that solve customer or internally identified problems, including plastic part design enhancements, automation, mold design, and processing enhancements.
    • Look for continuous improvement opportunities in both products and processes contributing to overall cost reduction activities.
    • Responsible for assisting in continued development of procedures, standards, controls, and processes through engineering and operations to improve team performance and reliability.
    • Liaisons with internal Tool Rooms and external Tool Suppliers to ensure that predictable and robust molds are designed and built. Coordinates supplier activity with purchasing to ensure company objectives are met.
    • Maintain appropriate project documentation files, including drawings, specifications, and customer information (inputs and outputs), that meets internal and ISO requirements.
    • Researches and recommends continuous improvement ideas that advance technology in the area of product and tool design software, plastics engineering, and problem solving methodologies.
    • Adhere to and apply engineering procedures, standards, and work instructions.
    • Update and creates new procedures as required.

     Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in plastics, mechanical, industrial, or electrical engineering.
    • Minimum of five (5) years plastic part and/or injection molding experience.
    • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
    • Engineering software: Pro-E, SolidWorks, or equivalent; Microsoft Office: Excel, Project, Word, & PowerPoint
    • Demonstrated ability to lead major programs. Strong Project Management experience is a plus.
    • Strong people skills with a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
    • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Ability to read and interpret CAD files, drawings, material requirements, and quality specifications.
    • Ability to recognize and apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to optimize process control.
    • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, and trigonometry. Ability to apply mathematical operation to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instruction is mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
    • Solid understanding of mold design, features, and components.
    • Solid understanding of mold construction processes and equipment.
    • Ability to determine mold parting line configuration, side action requirements, method of gating, method of ejection, draft, cooling requirements, and tool steel requirements.
    • Experience with design of experiments, capability studies, method of measurement, and PPAP (production part approval process)
    • A self starter with excellent problem solving, decision making, and follow through skills.

    In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $85,000 range, the company offer competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

    Injection Molding Production Supervisor – Des Moines, IA

     Description

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

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

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

     Requirements

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