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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 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.

Injection Mold Tool Maintenance Technician – Spartanburg, SC

Description

A leading plastic closure company is searching for a Injection Mold Tool Maintenance Technician  to:

  • Maintain high precision multi-cavity hot runner stripper plate molds and integrated direct gate hot runner systems
  • Making necessary repairs and conducting preventative maintenance on injection molds
  • Provides support to the maintenance and production departments as required

In addition to an hourly rate in the $23 to $25 per hour, the company offers a very competitive health care package, a 401k with matching after 6 months, and relocation assistance.

This is an 8 hour standard second shift position

Requirements

Skills:

  • Working with tooling related mechanical drawings (accurate interpretation and application)
  • Basic understanding of function and repair of plastic injection molds
  • Operation of machine shop equipment/ metal fabrication.
  • TIG welding a plus.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical principles related to the trade to include technical terms
  • Trade specific math – (working knowledge of geometry and trigonometry a plus)
  • Basic rigging skills to manage assembled molds and mold plates.
  • Working knowledge of injection molding machines.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills across all plant levels, both verbal and in writing.
  • Microsoft Office required, Microsoft Project is a plus

 

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.

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.

Plastic Thermoforming Mold Designer – Mansfield, MA

Description

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.

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

Injection Molding Process Engineer – Randolph, VT

A large and well established custom injection molding company wants to hire a Process Engineer who will be responsible for the implementation of fully qualified and documented production processes.

The Process Engineer will be transitioning new tooling programs from the Mold Development Center, performing new mold and process improvement mold trials, troubleshooting production processes and auditing of production setups for adherence to the documented process, and identifying automation and productivity improvement opportunities.

In a addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $90,000 range the company offers competitive benefits and a modern work environment.

Requirements

  • A four year technical degree.
  • Strong RJG implementation experience.
  • At least 5 years of injection molding processing experience.

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