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Injection Molding Program Manager – Bethel, VT

A plastic injection molding company is seeking to hire a Program Manager to lead plastic molding projects for automotive manufacturing companies. The Program Manager plans and oversees the implementation of multiple assigned projects, making sure that each stays within the stipulated timing and budget. Project scope for each assignment will be defined by Engineering Manager, but will normally include overall responsibility for multiple injection molds, assembly equipment, packaging equipment, and/or contract manufacturing projects. Primary function of Program Manager, regardless of scope of project, is to lead a cross-functional project team making sure that time, risks, costs, quality, and project resources are utilized efficiently.
• Ensure that molds and/or manual or highly automated equipment are designed and built to strict internal standards. Reviews and critiques mold and/or associated manufacturing equipment designs to ensure proper functionality, low maintenance, and ease of manufacturability. Provides customer with sound input on product enhancements – DFM/DFA.
• Oversee all testing, inspection, grooming and validation protocols required for customer submissions as well as ensure smooth internal release to production.
• Carry out all design & build requirements, planning, documentation, piloting, implementation, communication and coordination of projects to satisfy both internal and customer requirements.
• Oversee the quality and validation requirements and standards and help to ensures compliance with any safety or regulatory items.
• Leads weekly internal meetings and customer meetings as required to make sure that implementation of services is geared towards customer satisfaction. Manages and publishes timely Open Issues List (OIL).
• Obtain, negotiate, and evaluate quotes from vendors. Source molds and/or associated equipment to approved inside or outside mold makers.
• Frequently visit mold makers and/or equipment suppliers to review construction progress and participate in molding trials or factory acceptance trials (FAT). Consult internally with tool division and tooling engineers on mold designs.
• Provide internal estimates and quotations to customers for product changes (EC’s). Plan, initiate, qualify, and properly document all mold revisions.
• Lead the analysis and troubleshooting of manufacturing process to ensure low labor, low cost, and high reliability/quality.
• Recommend achievable quality levels/expectations to customer in a high volume manufacturing environment.
• Coordinate all auxiliary and secondary equipment necessary from assembly, decorating and packaging.
• Participate in RFQ process (cost estimating new programs) to assist in landing new business.
• Generate weekly internal progress reports as well as other reports per customer requirements.
• Travel as required to adequately support project needs and meet both internal and customer requirements.

In addition to an annual salary in the $90,000 to $110,000 range the company offers very competitive benefits and excellent relocation assistance.

• Able to effectively lead a cross-function/departmental internal team.
• Demonstrated multiple project management and problem solving skills.
• Technical proficiency in injection mold tooling, automation, or equipment is desirable.
• Excellent external/internal customer and presentation skills to all levels in customer’s organizations.
• Statistical and financial knowledge is desirable.
• Experience in tight tolerance and safety-critical manufacturing of healthcare or automotive products.
• Demonstrated innovativeness and cost effectiveness with mold and equipment design.
• Familiar with scientific molding and engineering capability, including cavity pressure sensors, part diversion techniques, mold flow analysis, design of experiments, troubleshooting, geometric tolerancing, part metrology, SPC and robotics.
• Must be willing to travel both domestically and internationally approximately 30% of the time.
• Must be able to work independently, across all time zones.
• Good computer skills including MS Office applications and 2-D & 3-D CAD literate.
• Engineering degree desired and 3 – 5 years’ relevant design, build and validation experience in injection molds, or equipment – preferably in health care or automotive.
• Abreast of new technology in mold design/build and related plastics molding/manufacturing fields

Director, Research and Development – New Brunswick, NJ


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


• 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
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.


  • 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



  • 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.