Available Jobs

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Active categories: Blow Molding (3), Blown Film (1), Chemicals (1), Compounding (3), Controller (1), Engineering (19), General (1), Injection Molding (42), Maintenance (11), Management (6), Plastics (31), Product Design (1), Resins (1), Rotational Molding (1), Sales (4), Supervisor (1), Thermoforming (2), Tooling (7)

Process Technician – Spartanburg, SC

A manufacturer of plastic injection molded plastic closures is searching for a Process Technician to work a 12 hour first shift.

The key responsibilities for the Process Technician are:

  • Ensuring that all work undertaken or supervised is carried out safely and without injury
  • Ensuring that all food safety issues are reported to the appropriate manager or supervisor
  • Initiating corrective action for non-conformance’s related to injection and vision system processes.
  • Operating: injection molding machines, vision systems, down-stream equipment, and material feed equipment
  • Assisting with the start-up of new equipment: developing process parameters and implement operator training plan
  • Monitoring critical process parameters on the injection machines, vision systems, color feeders, color blenders and secondary systems to include scheduled process and equipment audits
  • Establishing optimum calculated alarm parameters around the baseline process.
  • Leading role in advanced process analysis: identifying process improvements that result in cost savings, improved part quality, and improvement of related KPI’s
  • Conducting process related training for operators
  • Liaising with outside suppliers, machine manufacturers, and management.
  • Executing sample requests issued and process related activities focused on identifying root cause
  • Participating in mold and product design/drawing/process reviews when required
  • Auditing box counts and vision system to verify that the equipment is working correctly.

Skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • 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 hydraulic/electric/pneumatic/vision systems
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds unassisted and work standing for 12 hours
  • Effective time management skills

Experience

  • 5 years of experience with processing injection mold machines and secondary equipment
  • Process design and mold qualifications preferred
  • Formal plastic process training such as scientific molding, Paulson or equivalent preferred
  • ISO or similar quality system and SQF or similar food safety system

Education

Degree or technical certification preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $28.00 to $31.00 /hour

Mold Designer – Thompson, CT

A well established and regarded plastic injection mold manufacturin company is searching for Sr. Mold Designer with experience designing production plastic injection molds. The Sr. Mold Designer works with customer data, and the company President, to create robust injection mold designs that consider company and customer standards along with manufacturing best practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review customer data for tooling feasibility issues and propose alternate product design solutions for any concerns found
  • Identify undercuts, threads, irregular parting lines, and so forth, in the part to be molded and develop tooling actions and designs as required
  • Create preliminary mold concepts for review
  • Create complete 3D mold designs with fully detailed 2D drawings for any custom components or modified standard components.
  • Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience required
  • Knowledge of SolidWorks or NX with Mold Wizard is preferred
  • Strong understanding of design for manufacturability
  • Ability to understand and incorporate customer standards /specification into a mold design
  • Ability to work in a steady professional manner with little or no supervision required
  • Detail orientated
  • A background in mold-making or mold building would be ideal
  • An engineering degree (A.S. or B.S.) is helpful, but not required
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and participate in engineering reviews
  • Experience with Microsoft Office is a plus

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 range the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Process Engineer – Grand Island, NE

A custom injection molding company is currently seeking an innovative individual that demonstrates significant ingenuity in problem solving and processing for the position of Plastic Injection Molding Process Engineer. The Process Engineer will support injection molding process development, process improvement and operator training.

The Injection Molding Process Engineer 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, acting as a resource to other departmental personnel in troubleshooting problem molding jobs. In addition, the Injection Molding Process Engineer will assist with automation, developing robotic path motions, testing procedures, and documenting results.

Requirements

  • High School Diploma required. Technical college or college training/degree in related plastics manufacturing or engineering program preferred.
  • Plastic Injection Molding Scientific Molding Training and Certification would be a huge plus.
  • Prior experience setting up and troubleshooting plastic injection molding machines in a production molding environment required (3+ years desired).
  • Previous experience with insert micro injection molding applications and automation/robotics a plus.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, problem solving skills, and ability to visualize spatially in three dimensions.
  • Must possess solid 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.

In addition to competitive benefits, the company offers an annual salary in the $90,000 to $120,000 range.

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Plastic Resin Sales Representative – Midwest, 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 in Great Lakes States or Northeastern United States.  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 a salary in the $90,000 to $110,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits including 100% paid healthcare.

 Requirements

  • Must have several years of experience selling compounded resins directly from a compounding company.
Financial Controller – Newark, NJ

A company that manufactures capital equipment wants to hire a results-driven and confident Financial Controller to manage and improve the financial performance of the company and direct accounting operations. Duties for the Financial Controller will include managing accounting records, evaluating and managing risk, ensuring compliance with regulations, publishing financial statements, overseeing accounting operations, analyzing financial data, monitoring expenditure, forecasting revenue, coordinating auditing processes, and ensuring accuracy of financial information.

In addition, there will be human resource function to manage employee compensation, benefits, insurance, legal and regulatory compliance with all governmental and labor legal and government reporting requirements.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·       Preparing financial reports.

·       Analyzing financial data.

·       Monitoring internal controls.

·       Overseeing and preparing income statements.

·       Participating in budgeting processes.

·       Managing financial transactions.

·       Streamlining accounting functions and operations.

·       Developing plans for financial growth.

·       Evaluating and managing risk.

·       Coordinating audit processes.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

·       Proven experience in finance management.

·       Good communication skills.

·       Strong leadership qualities.

·       Excellent interpersonal skills.

·       Sound knowledge of accounting fundamentals.

·       Auditing experience.

·       Compliance oriented.

·       Proficiency in accounting software.

·       Analytical skills.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

·       Degree in Accounting or similar field

·       CPA and a Master’s Degree in Finance a plus

·       Good computer skills and expert data analysis

·       A minim of 5 years of progressively responsible work experience

·       Experience working in a manufacturing company

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 range, the company offers bonus and profit sharing, competitive benefits including healthcare and relocation assistance.

Maintenance Technician – New Richmond, WI

A contract medical plastic injection molding company is searching for a hands-on Maintenance Technician to fill a plastic injection molding machine troubleshooting position. The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for the increasing the operational uptime of the facility and systems through an expanded Preventative Maintenance program.

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Monitor and maintain preventative maintenance program.
  • Repair, adjust, maintain and re-assemble machines, mechanical and hydraulic equipment.
  • Troubleshoot primary and secondary manufacturing equipment
  • Troubleshoot, repair and fabricate production equipment; welding, cutting, assembly, painting, finishing.
  • Troubleshoot and repair a variety of Injection Molding and Auxiliary support equipment, including but not limited to: Arburg, Van Dorn and Toyo Injection Molding Machines
  • Ultrasonic Welders
  • Multi-axis Industrial Robots
  • Install and qualify above equipment as necessary
  • Support and improve the Preventative Maintenance (PM) program
  • Continuing education to update and expand skill set
  • Document custom equipment and modifications
  • Specify and order replacement components to maintain spare parts inventory
  • Communicate with multiple departments in a professional, positive, team-oriented manner
  • Operate a personal computer, utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Education in electrical and hydraulic training preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience to include maintaining injection molding machines.
  • Hydraulic and Electrical proficiency.
  • AS in electronics preferred.
  • ISO experience preferred.
  • Good troubleshooting and mechanical skills with ability to read blueprints.
  • Strong background in hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and robotics.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations.
  • Valid driver’s license

In addition to a hourly rate in the $24 to $29 range the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Project Engineer – Shaumburg, IL

A company that develops software used in the Plastic Injection Molding Industry to improve equipment performance and improve profitability is searching for Plastic Injection Molding Project Engineer. The successful candidate will have little to no management experience but has some plastic injection molding engineering experience across the areas of processing, tooling, and maintenance.

Project Engineer Job Duties:

  • Develops project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans; conferring with management on proprietary plastic injection molding processing software..
  • Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements; assigning personnel to phases and elements.
  • Determines project specifications by studying software and client product processing design, customer requirements, and performance standards; completing technical studies; preparing cost estimates.
  • Confirms product performance by designing and conducting tests.
  • Determines project schedule by studying project plan and specifications; calculating time requirements; sequencing project elements.
  • Maintains project schedule by monitoring project progress; coordinating activities; resolving technical problems as required to support sales.
  • Controls project plan by reviewing design, specifications, and plan and schedule changes; recommending actions.
  • Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; recommending actions.
  • Maintains project data base by keeping organized.
  • Host periodic meetings and project updates with Management and technical staff.
  • Contributes to team effort by working cross departmentally with the technical group to complete and organize projects.
  • Contributes engineering expertise within defined projects to improve molding operations in mainly equipment & support infrastructure.
  • Gathers project plastic injection molding processing software requirements from internal customers.
  • Formulates a project plan for approval: costs, timeline, goals, benefits, and changes to current customer processes.
  • Individually contributes work to accomplish plan goals while providing indirect leadership to team members when needed
  • Provide balanced project completion thru individual contribution and group consensus, keeping with FAST and HARMONY.

Project Engineer Skills and Qualifications:

  • Technical Understanding specific to injection molding and manufacturing.
  • Plastic injection molding processing software analysis relating to Project Management, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures.
  • Must have a four year Bachelor of Science Degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Process Improvement knowledge.
  • Computer documentation skills.
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?
Process Technicians – New Richmond, WI

A custom plastic and silicone injection molding company serving the medical industry is searching for molding Process Technicians to set-up, start, and troubleshoot a variety of injection molding machines to produce various medical products.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Set up, start, and troubleshoot a variety of injection molding processes; molds, robots, dryers, mold heat/cool and runner controllers and auxiliary equipment, interface with QA, and Tool Room as required.
  • Assure molds are inspected and properly treated (cleaning, moisture prevention) after product run; communicate mold problems and opportunities to tool room.
  • Troubleshoot common production problems, identify root cause and recommend or implement solution.

OTHER POSITION DUTIES:

  • Understand and verify proper mold protection settings.
  • Monitor the process, start up and shut down of assigned jobs. Follow schedule and maintain machines running at documented cycle.
  • Perform machine shut down tasks and complete line clearance activities.
  • Properly and thoroughly fill out cycle sheets at beginning and end of run, and during spot audits as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Computer Skills are necessary.
  • Strong technical and mechanical background.
  • Ability to complete all set-up position tasks and duties, two years set-up experience.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $22 to $27 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Automation Engineer – New Richmond, WI

A contract medical device plastic injection molding company is searching for an Automation Engineer to handle; project conception, equipment specifications, quotations, through the full scope of project management until proven production ready. The Automation Engineer’s main focus and responsibility lies in design of manufacturing cells, End of Arm design for robotics, integration of robotics and work cells and design of automation. This position also is responsible for continuous improvement, robotics and cell support while in manufacturing.

AUTOMATION ENGINEER KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Identify areas of waste in our manufacturing processes to include but not be limited to scrap and reject reduction, equipment downtime, earned hours per employee and process/equipment changeovers.
  • Prioritize and manage projects and tasks necessary to deliver to the need of the customer(s). Efficiently utilizes available resources and engineering tools.
  • Properly analyzes, develop and procure all aspects of a project from inception through successful completion for the life of program.
  • Generate processes that are robust and exceed the criteria established by customer while supporting financial metrics.
  • Leverage the available engineering resources and software to understand our manufacturing processes and data so that accurate decisions can be made.
  • Generate clear and concise standard work instructions and other technical documents that are appropriate for the end user.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain custom electromechanical equipment, automated work cells, vision systems, and multi axis robots.
  • Create and de-bug PLC programs with varying levels of complexity.
  • Develop, understand, implement/integrate and program vision related programs in work cells.
  • Integrate robots and automated equipment for manufacturing needs.
  • Initiate and complete technical activities leading to new and improved production processes.
  • Must be able to program and operate a robotic cell and train accordingly.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to robotic operators.
  • Analyze and evaluate manufacturing methods and provide solutions to problems that adversely affect costs, operator safety, productivity and quality.
  • Purpose cost justifications to receive project approvals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelors of Science in Manufacturing Engineering preferred.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in robotics and automation.
  • Previous experience in an injection molding environment is preferred but not required.
  • Self-motivated to adapt to changes in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Strong organization of documentation.
  • Ability to exercise strong judgment in analyzing, evaluating and solving problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong team player.
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office) and solid modeling preferred but not required.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English.

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

 

Injection Molding Process Technicians – Fort Worth, TX

Description

A company that manufactures plastic connectors for fiber optic cable is searching for four plastic Injection Molding Process Technicians.  Each Injection Molding Process Technician will work an eight hour third shift.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $24.00 to $30.00 range the company offers very competitive benefits including;  healthcare,  and relocation assistance.

 Requirements

  • The successful Injection Molding Process Technician will have at least three 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.

Production Manager – Grand Island, NE

Located near Grand Island, NE, a Custom Injection Molding Company is seeking a qualified individual to be the Production Manager. The company needs an individual that can make a difference in the progressive, family-oriented company.

Production Manager Responsibilities Include:

  • Evaluating and troubleshoot the molding process to correct molding problems and/or to test new molds.
  • Championing lean manufacturing, preparing materials and equipment to operate within the manufactures recommendations and specifications.
  • Coordinating multiple departments and priorities to meet customer expectations.

Position Requirements

  • Must have a High School Diploma plus a Technical Degree or equivalent experience
  • Five years of Injection Molding experience including; 2 years of Management/ Supervision experience.
  • Hands on problem solving skills, excellent communication, exceptional project/time management and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint.                    

In add to an annual salary in the $60,000 to $75,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Automation Technician – New Richmond, WI

A plastic injection molding contract manufacturing company wants to hire an Automation Technician to support the manufacturing operations to ensure equipment and processes are operating at high efficiencies.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Troubleshoot and maintain custom electromechanical equipment, automated work cells, vision systems and multi axis robotics.
• Create and de-bug PLC programs with varying levels of complexity.
• Initiate and complete technical activities leading to new improved production processes, as well as manage several small and large scale projects simultaneously.
• Troubleshoot and maintain custom electromechanical equipment, automated work cells, vision systems and multi axis robotics.
• Create and de-bug PLC programs with varying levels of complexity.
• Initiate and complete technical activities leading to new improved production processes, as well as manage several small and large scale projects simultaneously.
• Must be able to program and operate robotic cell and train accordingly.
• Will provide technical assistance and guidance to other robotic operators.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Associates Degree or equivalent in one of the following: controls, electronics, mechatronics or automation, with a minimum of 5 years of related work experience.
• A High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
• Knowledge of PLC programming, set-up of Cartesian, 6 axis, and SCARA robots.
• Self-motivated to adapt to changes in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
• Ability to exercise strong judgment in analyzing, evaluating and solving problems.
• Good technical communication and interpersonal skills.
• The ability to work effectively with a team as well as the ability to work independently as needed to support the group effort.
• Computer proficiency.
• Ability to read, write and communicate in English.

In addition to an hourly rate in $25 to $30 range the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Rotational Mold Maker – Memphis, TN

Job Description

A plastic rotational molding company is searching for Rotational Mold Maker to lead the company’s tooling fabrication.  The company wants someone to start-up and manage an in-house plastic rotational molding shop to develop and build tooling for the company’s numerous facilities.  The company already has the roll formers, sheet metal shears, welders and other equipment need to make the tooling.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $25 to $30 range the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Job Requirements

Experience leading the fabrication of plastic rotational molding tooling.

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Production Supervisor – Newark, NJ

A company manufacturing high temperature furnaces is searching for a Production Supervisor who will be responsible for the manufacturing and assembly of all furnaces. The Production Supervisor will ensure that manufacturing remains a smooth and efficient process by monitoring employees and organizing workflows. The furnace manufacturing operation is people paced and requires supervision by a person that understands manual assembly of products.

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraisal of job results to employees by; coaching, counseling, disciplining, initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies and procedures.
  • Completing a daily report of all activities
  • Initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments
  • Setting daily/weekly/monthly objectives and communicate them to the employees
  • Organizing workflow by assigning responsibilities and preparing schedules
  • Ensuring the safe use of equipment and schedule regular maintenance of equipment used to manufacture furnaces
  • Checking daily production to standards
  • Submitting reports on employee performance and progress
  • Identifying issues that impact production performance and suggest improvements
  • Training new employees on how to safely use machinery and tools
  • Resolving staff problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action.
  • Training of all production staff in the performance of their responsibilities including following all safety and quality procedures.
  • Managing all employee issues (vacation scheduling, sick day monitoring, etc.) in coordination with the Director of Manufacturing
  • Maintaining department performance statistics as identified by the Director of Manufacturing including; production outputs, labor hours, O/T labor hours
  • Reviewing staff hours Monday morning and providing them to the Accounting Department
  • Enforcing strict safety guidelines

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Results oriented; high levels of personal initiative and energy
  • Must have excellent people skills and know how to instruct, coach and motivate
  • Strong expertise in process disciplines
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to maintain amicable working relationships at all levels of staff
  • Good assembly, technical, analytical and problem solving skills

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree related to Supervision is preferred
  • 3+ years managing employees in a manufacturing environment
  • 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in assembly of equipment preferred
  • 3 years of hands on experience in mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatic, and electrical a plus

In addition to an annual salary in the $55,000 and $70,00 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits, profit sharing and an individual bonus and relocation assistance.

Injection Molding Product Supervisor – Spartanburg, SC

A company manufacturing plastic closures incorporating tamper evidence, sealing features, pouring features, etc. wants to hire a Night Shift Production Supervisor The Production Shift Supervisor is needed as a result of continued growth.

The key responsibilities for the Production Shift Supervisor are:

  • Ensuring that all work undertaken or supervised is carried out safely and without injury.
  • Initiating corrective action for product non-conformance.
  • Constantly monitoring shift output to ensure attainment of schedule and customer delivery targets are met.
  • Ensuring that shift production is achieving quality standards through personal inspection and quality assurance reports.
  • Ensuring quality procedures are being followed at all times.
  • Administering plant rules and policies in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Conducting employee appraisals, and developing and implementing training plans.
  • Planning, documenting and implementing sufficient cross training to provide adequate back up of all job functions.
  • Inputting shift production data accurately and on a timely basis.
  • Approving all work orders.
  • Ensuring all equipment and tooling are running to standard.
  • Ensuring that all food safety issues are reported to the appropriate manager or supervisor.

Education:

High school diploma required

Skills

  • Good communication skills to include verbal and written
  • Basic injection knowledge/skills to include troubleshooting of equipment
  • Basic computer skills to include all office programs

Experience

  • 2 years manufacturing experience in a supervisory role preferred.
  • 5 years of Injection molding  or similar product manufacturing experience is required

Night shift Production Supervisor – 12 hours, 7 PM-AM

In addition to an annual salary in the $60,000 to $65,000 range the the company offers competitive benefits including healthcare.

Technical Sales Engineer – Schaumburg, IL

A global leader in the plastics industry providing technical business solutions through a holistic approach to the simulation of injection molding processes with proprietary software is searching for a Technical Sales Engineer. The company focuses on building trusting relationships with customers that instills confidence in mold design and production in injection molding. The company also offers contract engineering services and provides customer development through education in our training arena and customer support.

Position Overview

The purpose of the Technical Sales Engineering position is to assist in growing the company’s customer base. This includes conducting and managing projects related to engineering services, software demonstrations, support and a training academy. The Technical Sales Engineer will be working with staff from several areas as well as customers. This position is a stepping stone for future growth within our organization, in areas such as, new business development, customer management, and support. This individual will report directly to the company President.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Virtual Molding Software to setup injection molding analysis on a daily basis to provide insight and solutions to the company’s customer base.
  • Create engineering reports to communicate software capabilities, part details, process variables and final geometry properties.
  • Communicate, facilitate and present technical materials at internal meetings, workshops, seminars, customer locations and conferences.
  • Support the application engineers in technical and sales visit to current and potential new customers.
  • Assist training programs after a reasonable acclamation period.
  • Evaluate lab measured data to understand thermo-physical behavior of polymers.
  • Create polymer material files for project setup.
  • Identify key elements within the material and part nature to consider when adjusting the process parameters.
  • Evaluate analysis results to highlight the material and mold behavior during processing.
  • Determine root cause for potential molding defect on plastic parts.
  • Suggest part design and mold design changes to avoid potential defects.
  • Perform web and live presentations to communicate results and finding to customers.
  • Assist with support calls from existing customers.
  • Travel to customer sites both domestic and abroad if needed. (Up to 25% travel)

Skills/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Plastics, Materials, Mechanical or Industrial engineering
  • 2+years or experience of processing polymers through injection molding
  • Team player with a willingness to learn and share knowledge
  • Expertise in trouble shooting plastic parts designs as well as understanding common plastic injection molds components functionality
  • Understanding the flow and mechanical behavior of common manufacturing resins
  • CAD design experience highly valued as well as proficiency using Microsoft office package
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $85,000 range, the company offers excellent benefits including generous health care insurance package, HSA account with employer contributions, 401(k) with employer contributions, 3 weeks of vacation to start plus one week vacation over the Christmas Holiday.

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Engineering Technician – Newark, NJ

A company specializing in the manufacture of high temperature furnaces want to hire an Engineering Technician.  The Engineering Technician is responsible for supporting Engineering and Sales while by improving the company’s business practices, processes and workflows. He or she coordinates activities and shares information with everyone in the workflow. The Engineering Technician is the administrative arm for Engineering; gathering information, sharing it, tracking it, ensuring the accuracy of it, and posting project reviews. The primary workflows include the sales quotes and sales orders, and all the functions that impact engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, accounting, logistics and sales. The Engineering Technician position is at the center of all workflows, deciding what information to share and when. This role has can make a huge impact on productivity, overall effectiveness and the costs associated with engineering and manufacturing.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Will be responsible for the customer quote process
  • Will be responsible for the sale order process
  • Collect and distribution information for each work flow
  • Maintain the “Project Engineering Binder”
  • Maintain quote process tracker
  • Maintain sales order tracker
  • Maintain customer service technical support tracker
  • Maintain equipment testing files
  • Participate in meeting that impact any of the company’s processes
  • The gather of information is essential to identifying the causes of a current problem, as well as potential future issues.
  • Work with colleagues to identify issues, log the issue, qualify the issue, track the action items, and manage the issue when done as a specific project.
  • Maintain the Standard Operating Procedure manual.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate with people from multiple levels within the company from management to manufacturing staff
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, meet deadlines, and be accurate
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written skills a plus
  • Good decision making skills

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree in Business, Computer Science, Project Management.
  • Good computer skills and expert data analysis skills
  • 5 years of progressively responsible technical work experience
  • Experience working in a manufacturing company.

In addition to an annual salary in the $55,000 to $75,000 range the company offer competitive benefits.

Plastic Mold Repair Technician – Mebane, NC

Description

A company manufacturing consumer plastic packaging products is searching for Plastic Mold Repair Technicians to polish, maintain and repair plastic molds on first and second shifts.

Mold Repair 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 rate between $23 and $26, the company offers; standard medical, dental and vision first of the month following 30 days of employment. tuition reimbursement, PTO, 401(k), profit sharing, a employee stock option purchase program and Profit Sharing after 1 year of continued employment.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.

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Mechanical Engineer – Newark, NJ

The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the mechanical design of a wide range of high temperature furnaces, and also providing technical support to other intercompany departments. The successful candidate for this position will participate in the planning and manufacturing of new furnaces, and be able to take a project/furnace from the conceptual stage through completion.

In addition to an annual pay rate between $85,000 and $100,000 the company offers competitive benefits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform initial and ongoing design reviews
  • Ability to produce detailed, professional quality drawings from customer specifications using 2D and 3D drawing and design software.
  • Produce all necessary product documentation including, bill of materials, manufacturing and assembly drawing and documentation, ERP related documentation, and generate specification data sheet
  • Work closely with Sales and Manufacturing to investigate and research possible design for manufacturing improvements that improve furnace performance or reduces cost
  • Maintain a documented history of decisions made on each new project to help support manufacturing during the assembly phase
  • Collaborate with Sales, Engineering and Manufacturing on development projects and any decisions made that impact what’s critical to quality and cost
  • Upload information into the project tracker to keep all departments informed
  • Must be familiar with engineering documentation techniques and processes

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Results oriented; high levels of personal initiative, energy and ownership for success
  • Inquisitive mind; actively keeps abreast of new and developing technologies
  • Strong expertise in analyzing design details, design and engineering processes within the department
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work equally well with peers, superiors, and subordinates
  • Knowledge and understanding of modern manufacturing t4echniques including sheet metal fabrication, welding, and integration of automation.
  • Producing necessary design reports and documentation
  • Assisting in the manufacture of new furnaces

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field; MBA preferred
  • Active working knowledge of 2D and 3D design software, engineering drawings, creation and interpretation of specifications
  • Good computer skills and expert data analysis
  • 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in mechanical design engineering
  • Experience in project management and team facilitation
  • Experience in furnace manufacturing or other industrial equipment manufacturing
  • Proven track record in helping to design and commercialize industrial equipment
Thermoforming Technician – Wilkes-Barre, PA

A leading Plastics manufacturer looking for Inline Thermoforming Technician for a 12 hour rotating shift night position.  The  Thermoforming Technician will provide Extrusion & Thermoforming technical capability within the Inline department, with regards process optimization, product specifications and technical decision making.  The Thermoforming Technician will also be responsible for;

  • Following Standard Operating Procedures
  • Setting-up new operating procedures as required for future department development.
  • Technical set up of machines to run at optimum speed, as per GPC benchmarks, including machine speed increases if required.
  • Completing parts changeovers as per production schedule and in accordance with established procedures and time frames and assist with tool changeovers.
  • Providing support to ensure machine efficiency targets are achieved (trouble-shooting).
  • Assisting with management of machine downtime, including breakdown & maintenance.
  • Preparing and checking changeover trolleys, and ensuring components are ready prior to tool change.
  • Ensuring all products conform to required quality standards, product quality optimization.
  • Minimizing waste & scrap and record relevant data.

  Qualifications:

  • Strong technical capability, evidenced by a minimum of 12 months experience in a similar Process Technician role and experience in Plastics/Extrusion/Thermoforming.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills Technical and Mechanical background experience.
  • Transfer of knowledge through training of others.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $27 to $30 range the company offers an excellent benefits package, company 401K match, and 20 personal time off days in the first year.

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
Injection Molding Production Team Leader – Mountain, WI

A plastic injection molding manufacturing company is searching for a Production Team Leader.  The Production Team Leader is responsible for the day-to-day operations, playing a key role in providing management and leadership to deliver operation improvements.

PRODUCTION TEAM LEADER ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Promote safety programs and safe work practices.
  • Achieve performance standards for quality, quantity, and safety.
  • Provide direction, leadership and support for direct reports, empowering and encouraging teamwork.
  • Prioritize, schedule, and delegate work assignments, aligning resources with systems.
  • Plan production schedules for components, parts, and sub-assemblies.
  • Ensure the training of new and present employees in the processes and methods required to achieve the company’s standards.
  • Participate in planning meetings, recommending space, personnel, and equipment requirements.
  • Ensure adherence to Quality Management System (QMS) procedures and requirements, participate in ISO planning sessions.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement departmental policies and procedures, processes, and methods.
  • Continually evaluate processes and methods, making recommended measures to improve production, equipment, performance, utilization of employees, and quality of product.
  • Act as a technical resource to address and resolve inquiries and problems; analyze and resolve work problems, and assist employees in solving work problems.
  • Ensure the completion of all required production paperwork, records, and documentation.
  • Review timekeeping, vacation schedules and overtime approval.
  • Ensure compliance with department housekeeping standards and all safety and work rules, regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

In addition to an annual salary in the $50,000 to $85,000 range the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Requires an Associate’s Degree in Leadership Development, Supervisory Management, or related field and/or combination of related education and leadership experience.
  • Requires five to seven years of production experience.
  • Requires a minimum of three years leadership/supervisory experience.
  • Requires good oral and written communication skills in order to interact with employees.
  • Lean and continuous improvement experience required.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Training Within Industry knowledge preferred.

 

 

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Control Engineer – Grand Island, NE

A custom plastic injection molding and machining company, located near Grand Island, NE, is searching for a Control/Programming Engineer. The company wants to hire someone who has; electrical schematic generation experience using AutoCAD, PLC Ladder Logic, G-Code, C, Visual Basic and CNC Systems. Knowledge of; Ethernet, Java Script, HTML, Basic Machine Control, and variable frequency stepper and servo motor control would be a real plus.

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

 

Plastic Injection Molding Process Technician – Minneapolis, MN

Job Description

A custom plastic injection molding manufacturing company wants to hire a Plastic Injection Molding Technician to lead the third shift.   The Process Technician will support injection molding process development, process improvement  and operator training.

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.

In addition to a hourly salary in the $22 to $25 hourly range; the company offers health care benefits and relocation assistance if required.

 

Job 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 production molding environment required (3+ years desired).
  • Previous experience with automation/robotics a plus.
  • Willingness to operate production machinery as needed.
Field Service Engineers – Anywhere in the United States
    A growing manufacturer of plastic injection and blow molding equipment serving the United States Market is searching for four Field Service Engineers. The Field Service Engineer (FSE) works closely with the Technical Manager, supporting the company’s internal and external customers through-out North and South America, as well as globally when required with efficient, accurate and timely completion of technical tasks. Through expert technical aptitude (electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical), the FSE will accurately, efficiently and cost effectively satisfy market needs through product quality and service such as after-sales support, troubleshooting and technical aspects of implementation and repair of complex electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical equipment, following protocol and procedures. The Field Service Engineers can work out any location as long as they have reasonable access to an airport.

 Field Service Responsibilities: including but not limited to the following:

Assist service department to support customers, with knowledge, in industrial equipment aspects of installation, replace, maintain, troubleshoot and repair of complex electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and/or mechanical equipment including but not limited to robots or programmable controllers, numeral controls, pipe systems, gauges, valves, pressure regulators, power supplies, drives, and related equipment; PLC programming and analysis where necessary and/or solve production issues and process improvements.

– Interpret customer production, layout and processing data to advise on options and alternatives for product installation, operation or repair for customer service support.

– Assist with analytical engineering consultation, technical input and mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical or electronic equipment troubleshooting.

– Be visible and a person known to customers to be purposeful in getting equipment running quickly and effortlessly as possible with a pleasant professional demeanor (by phone and in person) and/or be able to get the correct assistance to solve the issues.

– Blow mold and/or injection mold equipment experience.

– Injection mold rebuild including dismantling, wiring, assembling, cleaning and mold inspection.

Responsible for proper maintenance and storage of tools and machines.

– Issue the technical report after every technical intervention.

– Updating technical knowledge to keep up with technological solutions.

– Support the company business, when required, outside the USA.

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $80,000 range the company offers 100% company paid Healthcare Benefits, and a 401k with 5% matching.

RequirementsMust have electrical and mechanical experience and/or equivalent education a minimum of an Associate Degree preferred.

– Aptitude to troubleshoot mechanical issues such as malfunctioning parts, how to dismantle, replace, repair, know stress tolerances, etc. and read/understand schematics.

– Electrical knowledge and/or capability to read electrical schematics.

Aptitude to install and repair electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment.

– A minimum of 2 years of blow molding and/or injection molding and/or filling line and/or palletizers and/or robotics equipment service experience.

– Demonstrate a calm, rational and non-combative temperament at all times.

– Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily as listed in the Essential Functions.

– Ability to drive the forklift or available to be trained to use the forklift.

– Aptitude to write technical reports.

– Willingness and availability to extensively travel domestically (in excess of 75%).

– Eligible and available for occasional travel to parent Company in Italy or other international location.

– Flexibility to work over weekends if necessary.

– Computer literate and good command of the English language.

– Possess or be eligible for a US driver’s license and passport

– Ability to analyze engineering documents including electronic schematics and assembly drawings

– Ability to interpret technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

– Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

– Ability to draft technical reports detailing technical or design flaws.

– Be self-motivated and able to deal with executive management and operators equally professionally

– Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and pressurized environment without compromising efficiency and accuracy of work.

– Software and Applications:

o PLC Siemens S7-300 and/or PC Siemens S7-MAC (AWL or Ladder Programming Language)

o TP-177 and/or MP-277 and/or Thin Client, Siemens (WINCC Programming Language)

o FANUC Robot (FANUC Programming Language)

o Siemens Profibus/Profinet

Tooling Engineer – Fort Worth, TX

Job Description

A custom plastic injection molding company manufacturing tight tolerance connectors used by the glass fiber optics industry is searching for a Tooling Engineer. The Tooling Engineer will take a customer design from concept, bring it back to the shop and then work with tooling vendors to fabricate the tooling and lead customer molding (sample) trials, delivering solutions on-time and within budget.

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.
•Co-develop budget, capital requests, and cost improvement planning.

Tooling Engineer Position Requirements
•Bachelor’s degree in a technical field is required, preferably in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology.
•Minimum 5 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.
•Knowledgeable about mold design using CAD.
•Ability to read and comprehend blueprints

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year and relocation assistance.

Engineering Technician – Fort Worth, TX

Job Description

A plastic injection molding company manufacturing tight tolerance connectors for fiber optic cable wants to hire an Engineering Technician. The Engineering Technician will track, manage and organize multiple projects simultaneously. In addition, the Engineering Technician is responsible for integrating solutions to plastic molding issues across the whole organization; making decisions along the development path as well as bringing the team together and gaining consensus on major decisions or changes.

Engineering Technician Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, specify for purchase, fabricate and assemble end-of-arm tooling for part removal automation on molding machines.
  • Design and fabricate tooling frames.
  • Design/adapt/install pneumatic and/or vacuum-actuated part collection equipment to end of arm tooling; suction cups, grippers, cutters, etc.
  • Design/adapt/install part receiving apparatus to receive collected parts from part collection equipment; funnels, conveyors, chutes, etc.
  • Design/adapt/install mounts for inspection cameras and related equipment.
  • Aptitude to train-on and thoroughly understand:
  • PC based programming software for controlling camera inspection systems. Automated and semi-automated motion control systems.
  • Electronic sensors of multiple types.
  • Ability to operate powered machine tools according to accepted safety standards.
  • Using metrology tools; micrometers, calipers, indicators, Digital Read-outs, etc.
  • Trouble-shoot and repair pneumatic press equipment when needed.
  • Fabricate or order replacement parts for pneumatic press equipment.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement of pneumatic press equipment and associated tooling and processes.
  • Understand principles of electricity and electronics, pneumatic systems and hydraulic systems.
  • Testing, evaluating, troubleshooting and diagnosing electronic and electro-mechanical issues at the system and component level.

Requirements

Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Engineering or Science is preferred

Excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills

Ability to read and interpret drawing and blueprints

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /hour

Injection Molding Maintenance Technician – Fort Worth, TX

Description

A privately-held plastic injection molding company specializing in the design, marketing and manufacturing of high quality plastic fiber optic connector products is searching for an Injection Molding Maintenance Technician to work second shift.

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for:

    • Providing breakdown, corrective and preventive electrical, electronic, hydraulic 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 a hourly rate in the $22 to $26 range the company offers competitive benefits and a modern air conditioned work environment.

Requirements

    • At least 2 years of injection molding and auxiliary equipment maintenance experience.
  •  A minimum of 3 years mechanical and electrical maintenance experience.
Manufacturing Process Engineer – Fort Worth, TX

A leader in designing and manufacturing tight tolerance connectors for the glass fiber commercial industry is currently seeking an innovative individual that demonstrates significant ingenuity in problem solving for the position of Manufacturing  Process Engineer.   The Manufacturing  Process Engineer will support all products produced from Design Engineering through end user support. The Manufacturing Engineer plans, directs and coordinates manufacturing processes in the plant: leads the installation and startup of new plastic molding and auxiliary equipment, responds to manufacturing issues and concerns to ensure products are produced to specifications in accordance to manufacturing schedules while ensuring efficient use of resources by performing the following duties.

Essential Manufacturing Process Engineer Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Develops, evaluates and improves manufacturing methods and processes related to plastic injection molding products and assembly of the products.
  • Provides timely, accurate and competitive piece rates for current and developing products.
  • Develops assembly instructions for new products to ensure quality and speedy inspection.
  • Establishes customer and internal process changes, incorporates the changes, and ensures changes become effective.
  • Establishes the processes and routines to handle discrepant/ returned products (RMAs) and internal jobs to be re worked.
  • Studies and records time, motion, methods in speeds and performance of production and other work operations to establish standard production rates and to improve efficiencies.
  • Communicates with customers and engineering staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.
  • Confers with vendors to determine part specification and recommends the purchase of equipment and materials used in production.
  • Develops and writes equipment specifications, performance requirements, cost analysis, and proposal for integrating machinery and equipment into manufacturing process.
  • Tests ability of machines to perform required tasks.

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 and $90,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

 Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Plastics Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent education and experience.
  • Must have a minimum of two years of working knowledge of molding processing, engineering design, testing experience.
  • Project Management Experience: developing project plans; coordinating projects; communicating changes and progress, completing projects on time and budget and managing project team activities.
  • Must have working knowledge of engineering design, test, manufacturing processes
  • Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word Processing software; Microsoft Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Database software.
  • Understanding of CAD software and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Automation Technician – Mt. Pleasant, IA

Job Description

A large proprietary injection molding company wants to hire two third shift injection molding Automation Technicians to; set-up robots, program robots, and troubleshoot robotic molding processes. Must be fully capable to work on robots, program robots and program PLC’s and work with trainees, as required.

Automation Technician Responsibilities Include:

  • Setting robots in running on plastic injection presses.
  • Training process trainees as required.
  • Troubleshooting robots within molding processes and making basic adjustments to ensure quality and production efficiency.
  • Troubleshooting robots and correcting malfunctions and communication information to repair technicians.
  • Providing and implementing robot programs to improve the efficiency of the molding department.
  • Communicating problems, needs and important information to the shift supervisor.
  • Maintaining and repair injection molding equipment and molds.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $22 to $24 range, the company offers competitive benefits including; medical, a 401(k), and relocation assistance.

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience programming and setting up robots to run in a manufacturing environment.
  • Injection molding equipment troubleshooting experience.
  • Ability to read and understand work orders and blue prints.
Field Service Engineers – Living Anywhere in the United States

A plastic injection blow molding equipment manufacturing is searching for four Field Service Engineers to service the blow molding equipment. The Field Service Engineer can be located anywhere in the United States, that is accessible to an airport, and can work out of a home office.

The Field Service Engineer (FSE) works closely with the Technical Manager, supporting the company’s internal and external customers through-out North and South America, as well as globally when required with efficient, accurate and timely completion of technical tasks. Through expert technical aptitude (electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical), the Field Service Engineer will accurately, efficiently and cost effectively satisfy market needs through product quality and service such as after-sales support, troubleshooting and technical aspects of implementation and repair of complex electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical equipment, following protocol and procedures.

Field Service Engineer Essential Functions: including but not limited to the following:

– Assist service department to support customers, with knowledge, in industrial equipment aspects of installation, replace, maintain, troubleshoot and repair of complex electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and/or mechanical equipment including but not limited to robots or programmable controllers, numeral controls, pipe systems, gauges, valves, pressure regulators, power supplies, drives, and related equipment; PLC programming and analysis where necessary and/or solve production issues and process improvements.

– Interpret customer production, layout and processing data to advise on options and alternatives for product installation, operation or repair for customer service support.

– Assist with analytical engineering consultation, technical input and mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical or electronic equipment troubleshooting.

– Be visible and a person known to customers to be purposeful in getting equipment running quickly and effortlessly as possible with a pleasant professional demeanor (by phone and in person) and/or be able to get the correct assistance to solve the issues.

– Blow mold and/or injection mold equipment experience.

– Injection mold rebuild including dismantling, wiring, assembling, cleaning and mold inspection.

– Responsible for proper maintenance and storage of tools and machines.

– Trouble-shoot the problem in conjunction with the company technical office remotely or on-site and with Customer on-site technical personnel if required ensuring customer satisfaction.

– Issue the technical report after every technical intervention.

– Updating technical knowledge to keep up with technological solutions.

– Support the company business, when required, outside the USA.

– Support the company business, when not in Field Service, as the business requires.

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits including 100% medical benefits.

 Requirements– Must have electrical and mechanical experience and/or equivalent education.

– Aptitude to troubleshoot mechanical issues such as malfunctioning parts, how to dismantle, replace, repair, know stress tolerances, etc. and read/understand schematics.

– Electrical knowledge and/or capability to read electrical schematics.

– Aptitude to install and repair electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment.

– Ability to do hands-on activities.

– Between 2-10 years of blow molding and/or injection molding and/or filling line and/or palletizers and/or robotics equipment experience.

– Ability to be self-sufficient.

– Demonstrate a calm, rational and non-combative temperament at all times.

– Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily as listed in the Essential Functions.

– Ability to drive the forklift or available to be trained to use the forklift.

– Aptitude to write technical reports.

– Willingness and availability to extensively travel domestically (in excess of 75%).

– Eligible and available for occasional travel to parent Company in Italy or other international location.

– Flexibility to work over weekends if necessary.

– Computer literate and good command of the English language.

– Possess or be eligible for a US driver’s license and passport

– Ability to analyze engineering documents including electronic schematics and assembly drawings

– Ability to interpret technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

– Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

– Ability to draft technical reports detailing technical or design flaws.

– Be self-motivated and able to deal with executive management and operators equally professionally

– Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and pressurized environment without compromising efficiency and accuracy of work.

– Knowledge of Software and Applications, such as:

o PLC Siemens S7-300 and/or PC Siemens S7-MAC (AWL or Ladder Programming Language)

o TP-177 and/or MP-277 and/or Thin Client, Siemens (WINCC Programming Language)

o FANUC Robot (FANUC Programming Language)

o Siemens Profibus/Profinet

Mechanical Design Engineer – Grand Island, NE

Description

A custom plastic injection molding manufacturing company is searching for a Mechanical Design Engineer. The Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for researching and developing ideas and processes for new products. This position will work to improve upon the performance and design of existing products and oversee production and packaging of final product.  The Mechanical Design Engineer will direct, coordinate and exercise authority for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects within the area of assigned responsibility.

Mechanical Design Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Design, model and test prototypes for products
    • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and computer generated reports.
    • Analyzes engineering sketches, specifications and related data and drawings to determine design factors such as size, shape and arrangement of parts. Responsible for determining feasibility of design effort.
    • Sketches rough layouts and computes angles, weights, surface areas, dimensions, radii, clearances, tolerances, leverages and location of holes.
    • Considers performance, safety, patents, goals and regulatory requirements when designing products of systems.

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $90,000 range the company offer competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Requirements

The Mechanical Design Engineer must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and five years of proven work experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer in machine design industry. This individual must have work experience with PLC programming, motion control systems, electro-mechanical systems, pneumatic/hydraulic systems and the manufacturing process. This person must be proficient with Solid Modeling (Autodesk Inventor preferred), Microsoft Office and technical writing.

Preferred Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Business, Manufacturing or Product Design

Language Skills

The Mechanical Design Engineer must be able to read, analyze and interpret common industry, scientific, and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. He or she must also have the ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

Mathematical Skills

The Mechanical Design Engineer must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. He or she must be able to create formulas in Excel. The person must be able to draw; to compute rate, ratio, and percent; and to interpret bar graphs. In addition to this, he or she needs to have a basic understanding of statistics.

 

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.

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.

Mechanical Product Design Engineer – Grand Island, NE

A custom injection molding company is searching a Mechanical Product Design Engineer. The Mechanical Product Design Engineer is responsible for researching and developing ideas and processes for new products. This position will work to improve upon the performance and design of existing products and oversee production and packaging of final product.  The Mechanical Product Design Engineer will direct, coordinate and exercise authority for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects within the area of assigned responsibility.

Essential Job Functions

  • Design, model and test prototypes for products
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and computer generated reports.
  • Analyzes engineering sketches, specifications and related data and drawings to determine design factors such as size, shape and arrangement of parts. Responsible for determining feasibility of design effort.
  • Sketches rough layouts and computes angles, weights, surface areas, dimensions, radii, clearances, tolerances, leverages and location of holes.
  • Considers performance, safety, patents, goals and regulatory requirements when designing products of systems.
  • Plans and formulates engineering program and organizes project staff according to project requirements.
  • Assigns project personnel to specific phases or aspects of project such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans, and product testing.
  • Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Make changes and correction in the mechanical design throughout the life of the product.
  • Identify and select materials needed for production and will create a parts list.
  • Manage and maintain budget and production costs.
  • Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling and resolving engineering design and test problems.
  • Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications and drawing releases.
  • Prepares interim and completion project reports. Improve usability of the product.
  • Measures machine and parts during production to ensure compliance with design specifications.
  • Uses computer assisted design/drafting equipment and software to develop designs.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 range the company offers competitive benefits.

Education and Experience Requirements

The Mechanical Product Design Engineer must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and five years of proven work experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer in machine design industry.  This individual must have work experience with PLC programming, motion control systems, electro-mechanical systems, pneumatic/hydraulic systems and the manufacturing process. This person must be proficient with Solid Modeling (Autodesk Inventor preferred), Microsoft Office and technical writing.  

Preferred Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Business, Manufacturing or Product Design

Language Skills

The Mechanical Design Engineer must be able to read, analyze and interpret common industry, scientific, and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. He or she must also have the ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

 

Mathematical Skills

The Mechanical Design Engineer must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. He or she must be able to create formulas in Excel. The person must be able to draw; to compute rate, ratio, and percent; and to interpret bar graphs. In addition to this, he or she needs to have a basic understanding of statistics.

 

 

Injection Mold Set-up Technician – Mebane, NC

Job Description

A large proprietary injection molding company wants to hire injection molding Set-up Technicians to; set up molds, start up, and troubleshoot molding processes.  Must be fully capable to work on 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), and relocation assistance..

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 General Manager – Lincoln, NE

Description

A custom plastic injection molding company is searching for a General Manager.  The General Manager shall direct and coordinate the activities of the company. He or she shall also aid and guide upper management in formulating and administering the organization’s policies. To be considered for this position, an individual must be well acquainted with any and all international standards (ISO9001, ISO14001 and an understanding of TS).

The General Manager will also be responsible for:

  1. Participating in formulating and administering company policies
  2. Participating in developing long range company goals and objectives.
  3. Achieving company goals and objectives
  4. Reviewing and analyzing; costs, operations, and forecasting data to determine the company’s progress toward stated goals and objectives
  5. Conferring with upper management and other administrative personnel to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and conditions
  6. Reviewing reports from the plant and generating utilization and efficiency reports to track the daily operations of the company
  7. Communicating with the management of other divisions to ensure the smooth transition of tooling equipment and products between plants
  8. Providing any technical or administrative assistance that may be needed to other divisions
  9. Serving as member of management committees on special studies
  10. Following the organization’s policies as well as any applicable laws while carrying out any of his or her managerial duties
  11. The interviewing, hiring, training, rewarding, and disciplining of employees
  12. The planning, assigning, and directing of work;
  13. The appraisal of performance
  14. Addressing complaints and resolving problems

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $130,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Requirements

Education and/or Experience

In order to hold the position of General Manager, an individual must have a bachelor’s degree or fifteen to twenty years of injection molding industry experience and/or training.  Applicant must have fifteen plus years of experience with injection molding and a keen understanding of each role: engineering, machine operator, production, maintenance, process technician, mold design, tooling, quality assurance, sales, materials and accounting.   An equivalent combination of education and experience will also satisfy this requirement.

Language Skills

The General Manager must be able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. He or she must also have the ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

The General Manager will be expected to be able to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed styles and/or formats. He or she must possess the ability to effectively present information to top management.

 

Mathematical Skills

The General Manager must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. He or she must also be able to draw; to compute rate, ratio, and percent; and to interpret bar graphs.

The General Manager must also be able to understand complex blueprints.

 

Application Development Engineer – Detroit, MI

An automotive plastic resin compounding company specializing in supplying polyolefin resins to the automotive industry is searching for an Application Development Engineer to support the OEM automotive account team.  This is a newly created opening, special training and coaching will be provided in the start-up phase.

The Application Development Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Implementing the marketing strategy for a defined OEM group; GM, Ford and Fiat/Chrysler.
  • Accountability for al European and Japanese landed OEM’s in US focused on VW-Daimler-Renault and Nissan.
  • Driving automotive Masterbatched polyolefin resins for Tier 1 automotive suppliers.
  • Developing an OEM market fact base.
  • Developing an OEM and Strategic partnerships.
  • Setting targets and accomplishing actions.
  • Driving launch of new products/solutions in the OEM market.
  • Driving for OEM project portfolios and driving for successful implementation.

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $130,000 range the company offers; an annual bonus, very competitive benefits including a 401k with matching, and relocation assistance.

Education, Experience and People Skill requirements:

  • Technical four year degree.
  • Ten plus yeas of relevant experience in sales, technical service, product and market development of Polyolefin compounded resins.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of marketing and sales techniques.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical thinking skills.

 

Automation Technician – Mebane, NC

Job Description

A large proprietary injection molding company wants to hire a third shift injection molding Automation Technicians to; set-up robots, program robots, and troubleshoot robotic molding processes. Must be fully capable to work on robots, program robots and program PLC’s and work with trainees, as required.

Automation Technician Responsibilities Include:

  • Setting robots in running in plastic injection presses.
  • Training process trainees as required.
  • Troubleshooting robots within molding processes and making basic adjustments to ensure quality and production efficiency.
  • Troubleshooting robots and correcting malfunctions and communication information to repair technicians.
  • Providing and implementing robot programs to improve the efficiency of the molding department.
  • Communicating problems, needs and important information to the shift supervisor.
  • Practicing good housekeeping.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $24 to $29 range, the company offers competitive benefits including; medical, a 401(k), and relocation assistance.

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience programming and setting up robots to run in a manufacturing environment.
  • Injection molding troubleshooting experience would be a real plus.
  • Ability to read and understand work orders.
  • Experience with injection molding machines, a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Flexible PVC Product Development – Saginaw, MI

Description

A major manufacturer of flexible PVC roofing membranes is searching for a Flexible PVC Formulator.  The Flexible PVC Formulator must have experience developing and performing long term testing protocols for flexible PVC in outdoor environments and have experience and experience in calendaring and/or extruding operations.  The Flexible PVC Formulator will be responsible for:

  • Flexible PVC formulation for new product development initiatives
  • Qualifying alternate raw materials for existing PVC products
  • Directing the work of R&D analysts on new product development
  • Providing technical support to manufacturing operations specifically to mixing PVC formulations
  • Evaluating long term performance of existing roofing products and recommending improved formulations
  • Willing to become the company’s PVC formulation expert with no internal resources to assist in meeting PVC formulation challenges.

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $130,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits including; health care, and relocation assistance.

Requirements

  • Must be able to document research and produce high level technical reports.
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering – Mininum.  Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry related field would be preferred.
  • Highly skilled using Excel and Minitab.
  • Six Sigma background
  • 5-10 years of experience in an R&D environment developing flexible PVC products for a calendar or extruder operation.
  • Ability to make high risk decisions with confidence.
  • Ability to work in a laboratory environment, as well as, a manufacturing environment.
Plastic Mold Maintenance Technicians – Mebane, NC

A company manufacturing consumer plastic packaging products is searching for a Plastic Mold Maintenance Technicians to polish, maintain and repair plastic molds. Currently, an opening exists on each of the three shifts.

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.

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
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.

Injection Molding Process Engineer – Fort Worth, 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 $80,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Requirements

Education and/or Experience

A four or two year technical degree would be a real plus but related plastic injection molding processing experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience would be acceptable.

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.

Resin Product Developer – Charlotte, NC

A leading provider of innovative solutions in the field of polyolefin compounded resins used in the manufacture of automotive plastic parts and components is searching for a Product Developer.

The Product Developer will be a resin compounding professional with command of diverse practices in applications and complex concepts and principles in Automotive product design and end use performance. This knowledge is acquired through deep and/or broad experience typically combined with an academic/ professional qualification. This person is well recognized within the industry as expert in the given application and technology field. Executing product management activities for defined portfolio/segment.

The primary purpose of the Product Developer is to secure and support running business, and build upon current automotive portfolio based on TPO’s.  The following experience is required:

  • Expertise in mineral / short glass fiber filled polyolefin compounds for Interior and Exterior automotive application.  Well versed with thermoplastic resins and their formulations, including high performance engineering resins, TPE, TPOs, functional additives, stabilizers packages, flow enhancing additives, pigments and mineral based fillers
  • Understanding of OEM specifications and approval processes
  • Expertise in liaising with cross-functional teams, production/QA, marketing/sales for diversification of existing portfolio, cost reduction efforts, competitive use of emerging technologies and resolving internal or customer-end issues and concerns
  • Understanding of all the elements of commercial product development including scale up, production scale compounding, formulation & grade development, materials management, etc.
  • Ability to optimize Cost & Complexity of defined product portfolio and define improvement actions
  • Setting the general quality standards for commercial products.
  • Capable to provide technical support in customer and supplier Quality audits
  • Capable to provide technical expertise internally, e.g., for trouble shooting in production, value chain marketing projects, as well as for external presentations and industrial state-of-the-art training of internal engineers.
  • Ability to lead technical investigation and decide on justification of product claims
  • Expertise in identification and implementation of incremental product modifications to improve product performance, reduce product cost, improve product quality or change asset source

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $120,000 range, the company offers an extensive and competitive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • Paid vacation, sick and personal time
  • 12 paid holidays
  • 401K match of 6%
  • Incentive plan and profit sharing plan
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Relocation
Mold Maker – Fort Worth, TX

A company manufacturing  plastic connectors for the glass fiber industry is searching for a Plastic Mold Maker to build, polish, maintain and repair plastic molds.

Mold Maker Responsibilities Include:

  • Performing mold repair work on cavities and cores due to damage or wear.
  • Build tight tolerance connector molds and tooling.
  • Modify existing molds and/or find ways to recycle molds.
  • 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.
  • Setting up and operating 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.
  • Performing 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 an annual salary in the $70,000 to $80,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

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

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

  • CNC experience would be a plus.
  • A Mold or Tooling Journeyman Certificate would be a real plus.
Sr. Process Engineer – Manchester, NH

Due to growth, a plastic injection molding company needs to hire a Sr. Process Engineer. 

Basic Sr. Process Engineer 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 an annual salary in the $75,000 to $95,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

 Requirements

  • Minimum 10-yrs hands-on thermoplastic Process Engineering experience
  • Technical degree (Bachelor) is preferred.
  • Management experience is a plus
  • Familiar & worked with variety of thermoplastic injection press makes/tonnage
  • Scientific molding experience & knowledge required and has applied scientific principles in production setting
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced & team oriented environment
  • Good time management skills
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Mentor/trainer — capable of transferring processing knowledge to others
  • Possess basic computer skills & knowledge
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Business Development Manager – Manchester, NH

A certified manufacturer of custom components and assemblies for the medical device industry is searching for a Business Development Manager.  Company specialties include; silicone molding (LSR & HCR), medical rubber molding, long-term implantable molding of both silicone and thermoplastics, silicone extrusion, with a focus on combining multiple processes into two-material products.  The ideal candidate will live in the New England area and provide excellent service to existing and potential customers within the territory.

The Business Development Manager will:
• Develop and continue relationships with key customers, pursue leads and potential customers in territory.
• Use existing and new sales tools to identify new opportunities and pursue for results. Build and maintain customer accounts, contacts, opportunities, activity, progress and track business activity in CRM. Properly qualify all customers’ requests for quotes.
• Work with internal team, across the organization, to communicate customer needs and specifications required for quoting purposes.
• Be point of contact with customers to monitor expectations and address questions and requests in timely manner.
• Visit key customers quarterly (at a minimum) to manage account, solicit additional business and follow up on existing projects.
• Attend trade shows, seminars and sales meetings as directed to increase  exposure, follow up on possible leads, maintain relationships and successfully secure additional business.

In addition to a salary in the $100,000 to $120,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

Requirements• A minimum of 5 years of thermoplastic molding manufacturing or engineering sales experience including 2 years in the medical device industry.
• Excellent written and verbal communicator.
• Able to proactively follow issues to resolution.
• Organized with the ability to concurrently manage multiple customer projects.
• Able to create and present professional presentations.
• Computer proficiency in sales based CRM software (Pipeline Deals), Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Technical understanding of engineering and manufacturing processes

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 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 Maintenance Technicians – 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 Injection Molding Maintenance Technicians.

The Maintenance Technicians are responsible for:

  • Providing breakdown, corrective and preventive electrical, electronic, hydraulic 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 $25 to $30 range, the company offers competitive health care benefits, and a choice of; first, second or third shift.

 Requirements

  • At least 3 years of injection molding and auxiliary equipment maintenance experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years mechanical and electrical maintenance experience.
  • Within commuting distance.
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.
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 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.
Injection Molding Manufacturing Engineer – Spartanburg, SC

Description

A rapidly growing plastic closure injection molding manufacturing company is searching for a Manufacturing Engineer to; lead expansion efforts, establish thin wall injection molding processes, and implement continuous improvement initiatives.

Manufacturing Engineer Responsibilities:

• Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods.

• Analyze work force requirements, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency, safety and quality.

• Moves new products into production including; new injection molding equipment installation, work station design and equipment layout.
• Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
• Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs and savings to provide information for management decisions.
• Confer with management, quality assurance representatives, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
• Apply statistical methods including Design of Experiments to estimate future manufacturing requirements, improvements and potential.
• Conduct time studies of both direct and indirect personnel in order to establish work standards.
• Work with customers to answer questions and help to solve problems.
• Lead the implementation of Continuous Improvement to drive measurable improvements in quality, productivity, safety, and product flow.
• Train personnel, and others to perform activities to achieve world-class process flow.
• Develop value stream maps and eliminate process waste through implementation of lean techniques.
• Promote Six Sigma/Lean integration utilizing strength of both methods to achieve business goals.
• Utilize knowledge and hands on experience of the injection molding process to provide solutions to machine, tooling, material, SPC, and production work flow problems.
• Assist in tracking continuous improvement efforts ensuring rapid completion and tracking of results.
• Explore and develop new technology which enables a Lean environment.
• Create and foster a culture of learning and change.
• Utilize effective communication techniques to assure that continuous improvement goals and results are understood.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits and a relocation package.
 Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline and at least 5 years of experience.
• Working knowledge of lean manufacturing principles – such as kaizen, value stream mapping, 6S, error proofing, total productive maintenance, waste elimination, visual factory, six sigma, and pull scheduling, value stream mapping, and cell design.
• Experience participating in and/or leading teams in the execution of equipment installation projects
• Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with the ability to effectively multi-task.
• Proven leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively present information to top management, internal and external customers in a professional manner.
• Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
• Proficiency with problem solving-tools such as root cause analysis, failure mode effects analysis, TQM, Statistical Process Control.
• Must have strong interpersonal skills and possess ability to interact with all team members.
• Ability to use 3D CAD for plant layout and design.
• Familiarity with molding machines and auxiliary equipment in order to make process improvements and sound purchasing recommendations.
• Six Sigma knowledge preferred, with formal training and/or certificate.
• Computer literate – good PC skills – Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoin
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