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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
Plastic Processing Technician-Milwaukee, WI

Job Description

A growing custom thermoforming company wants to hire a Plastic Processing Technician or Engineer to facilitate new forming project launches and sampling, as well as continuous improvements in forming processes and procedures, such as:

  • Reviewing scheduled jobs in the department on a daily basis to assure we have required materials and tooling ready for production.
  • Managing Forming Sample Process and handles all documentation resulting from it.
  • Reviewing rates on all orders to assure they are in line with expected run times and records Standards in E2 system.
  • Assuring that set-up sheet instructions are clear and updated whenever changes are being made.
  • Actively encouraging employee engagement and process ownership through clarifying goals, continuous communication, individual appreciation and actively listening to employee suggestions.
  • Assuring Department 5S and organization are implemented and sustained.
  • Participating in and performs Kaizen events.
  • Assisting in troubleshooting any forming issues.
  • Setting-up new jobs and preparing process instructions for new set-ups and trials.
  • Assisting in the training and development of forming personnel.
  • Supporting and implements quality initiatives.
  • Performing analysis to identify root causes and implement solutions per ISO 9001 and 14001 program requirements.
  • Developing and implements TPM Processes making machines visual.
  • Performing set-up improvements and scrap reduction actions.
  • Assisting in Tooling improvements.
  • Responsible for improving Department OEE and $/labor hour.
  • Developing Forming Process Management Systems and Standards (SPC).
  • Following all safety procedures to create a safe work environment for all personnel.
  • Implementing 5S and Lean Manufacturing (OPEX) initiatives already in place in the Forming department.
  • Other tasks as assigned by management.  
In addition to an annual salary in the $55,000 to $65,000 range, the company offer competitive benefits, a modern work environment and relocation assistance, if needed.

Job Requirements

Education / Experience

  • Technical or Plastics Degree preferred.
  • Significant thermoforming or injection molding plastic molding equipment set-up and forming experience. 


Mathematical& Reasoning Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages.
  • Able to practical problem solve and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Able to interpret a variety of specifications and information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Engineering & Maintenance Manager – Springfield, MA


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.


  • 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.
Thermoforming Plant Manager – Mansfield, MA

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.

Must have several years of experience managing a thermoforming packaging operation.

Packaging Engineer – Mansfield, MA


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.


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering (Packaging or Plastics Engineering, preferred)
Plastic Thermoforming Mold Designer – Mansfield, MA


A rapidly growing turnkey thermoforming provider for custom and stock tray, blister, clamshell and container packaging is searching for a Plastic Thermoforming Mold Designer or Tooling Designer. The thin gauge molds/tooling will be used in the food packaging thermoforming process.

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to 85,000 range, the Plastic Thermoforming Mold Designer will receive competitive benefits.

•The Mold/Tooling Designer must have several years of experience designing thermoforming molds.
•A technical degree is not required but would be a plus.