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Injection Molding Process Engineer – Houston, TX

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

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

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

Requirements

Education and/or Experience

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

Language Skills

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

Mathematical Skills

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

Reasoning Ability

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

Computer Skills

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

Injection Molding Process Technician – Houston, TX

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

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

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

 Requirements

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

A growing company, located in South Bend, Indiana, that is expanding its plastic thick film production, wants to hire a Plant Manager to lead the expansion.

In addition to an annual salary in the $90,000 to $120,000 range, the company offers a quarterly bonus, a 401k with matching, and health care benefits.

RequirementsThe successful Plant Manager will have at least 5 years of experience managing or supervising a plastic thick film extrusion production line.

Plastic Mold Maintenance Technician – Atlanta, GA

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

Maintenance Technician Responsibilities Include:

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

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

 Requirements

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

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

•CNC experience would be a real plus.

Maintenance Technician – Memphis, TN

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

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

Requirements

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

Computer Skills

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

Other Qualifications 

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

Description

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

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

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

 Requirements

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

Blown Film Production Manager – Northfield, IL

A growing plastic extruded blown film manufacturing company is searching for a Production Manager.  The Production Manager  is responsible for leading three shifts of production operating several extrusion blown film towers.

In addition to an annual salary in the $60,000 to $80,000 range, the company offers health care benefits with company co-pay.

 Requirements

  • Blown film manufacturing experience.
  • Several years of management or supervisory experience.

Plant Manager, Compton, CA

A leading manufacturer of Rotational Molded products has an excellent opportunity for a Plant Manager who will be responsible for the day-to-day activities maximizing profitability and manufacturing efficiency of open flame rotational molding production lines.

These goals will be achieved through successful implementation of the following tactics: working with sales, engineering, production manager and overseeing the routine maintenance machinery and tooling. The ideal Plant Manager will have experience manufacturing rotomolded products using open flame machines and ovens.
 Plant Manager  responsibilities include:
  • Maximizing production and product quality
  • Managing raw material supply levels
  • Completion of administrative tasks including, but not limited to, report generation, new product information forms, product improvement reports
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Staffing

In addition to company paid healthcare, the company offers an annual salary in the $95,000 to $100,000 range.

 Requirements

  • Must have plastic molding manufacturing management experience
  • Rotation molding experience using open flame machines and ovens preferred.
  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
Processing Technician – Albuquerque, NM

Description

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

  1. Process plastic products
  2. Set new tools and set parameters
  3. Troubleshoot existing tools
  4. Program and debug robots
  5. Support maintenance activities for production,
  6. Scheduling of internal activities – daily, short term, and long term
  7. Lead the operators injection molding set-up and changeover efforts.
In addition to a hourly rate in the $22 to $28, range the company offers competitive benefits, and a $2,500 relocation allowance if needed.
   

 Requirements

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

Description

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

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

Requirements

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

A large plastic polymer compounding company is searching for a hands-on Polymer Compounding Production Manager.  The Polymer Compounding Production Manager is responsible for ensuring top performance in operations – specifically in the areas of operability and quality performance in manufacturing. Must have strong people development skills, an improvement mindset and experience in polymer processing.

Polymer Compounding Production Manager responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing and delivering improvements on operational performance
  • Ensuring availability of products, as required by the market
  • Providing input to ensure inventory levels are maintained to minimum required for delivery of market needs and operational excellence
  • Promoting healthy working practices for all employees
  • Managing safety through line organization
  • Actively seeking and implementing improvement opportunities
  • Leads and coaches department in delivery of results
  • Ensuring the development of direct reports and their teams
  • Provides regular feedback on performance and makes time for people issues
  • Ensuring that products meet (or exceed) customer expectations in terms of quality, availability and manufacturing cost
  • Working actively to maintain a good working environment within the management team and between departments

In addition to an annual salary in the $110,000 to $125,000 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits, a 10% bonus potential, profit sharing and relocation assistance.

Requirements:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Production Management or equivalent (a Master’s Degree is preferred).
  • Minimum 10 years professional experience in a relevant management position

Required Knowledge:

  • Economic effects of productivity, etc.
  • Trouble shooting and root cause analysis
  • Policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Process management and optimization
  • Risk management

Experience

  • Polymer processing and process engineering
  • Performance management and coaching
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communications skills (written and verbal)
  • High ethical standards
  • Ability to simultaneously work in line and matrix organization

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
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.
Plastic Mold Maintenance Technicians – Atlanta, GA

Description

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

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

Requirements

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

•Prior background in mold maintenance, repair and troubleshooting.

•CNC experience would be a real plus.

 

Injection Mold Set-up Technician – Trenton, NJ

Job Description

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

Set-up Technician Responsibilities Include:

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

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

Job Requirements

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

Description

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

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

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

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

Position Requirements

Skills:

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

Experience

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

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

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

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

Description

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

Principle Accountabilities:

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

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

Requirements

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

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

 

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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