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Active categories: Blow Molding (4) , Chemicals (2) , Compounding (2) , Engineering (10) , Extrusion Molding (2) , Flexible Packaging (1) , General (3) , Injection Molding (21) , Maintenance (3) , Management (9) , Plastics (22) , Product Design (1) , Resins (2) , Sales (3) , Supervisor (2) , Tooling (3)

Plastic Profile Extrusion General Foreman – Long Island, NY

Description

A company manufactures profile extruded plastic  (PVC) window frames and weather stripping on twin screw extruders (Davis Standard) is searching for a General Foreman.  The General Foreman will be responsible for leading all of the 60 production workers and six plastic extrusion lines. 

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

Requirements
Must have a least five years of experience supervising or managing a plastic profile extrusion manufacturing operation.
Injection Molding General Manager – Oklahoma City, OK

Description

A manufacturer of plastic pipe, plastic pipe fittings, and plastic valves used by the oil and gas industry is searching for a General Manager  to lead their Plastic Injection Molding Division.  This position is responsible for managing a division with 200 personnel including; operators, engineers, production supervisors, etc., and reports directly to Vice President of Operations.  The current General Manager is retiring so this is a direct replacement.

In addition to an annual salary in the $90,000 to $100,000 range the company offers; competitive Health Care benefits, a 401(k) with matching, a bonus and profit sharing.

Requirements

  • Must have a four year degree, preferably in a technical field.
  • Must have several years of experience leading a plastic injection molding operation.
  • Must have the ability to lead operation automation improvements.
Injection Molding Production Manager – Randolph, VT

A large, well established custom injection molding company wants to hire an Injection Molding Production Manager.  The Production Manager is responsible for all Production Operations and Safety of all injection molding and assembly/decorating manufacturing areas. This is a “Hands On” position requiring 80 plus % of the work requirements being executed in the manufacturing departments. Managing, directing, and directly assisting in Mold Set-Up, Processing, and Material Handling is required. The position requires oversight of the operations of the Molding Department to ensure the efficient production of high quality components through direct supervision of all shift Team Leaders. Duties will include ensuring that raw material is handled and processed correctly, that finished goods are properly packaged and labeled, and that employees are properly trained and have safe working conditions. Responsibilities also include the implementation of fully qualified and documented production processes, transitioning new tooling programs, performing troubleshooting of production processes, auditing of production setups for adherence to the documented process, and identifying automation and productivity improvement opportunities.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range the company offers competitive benefits, bonus potential, and relocation assistance.

Requirements

An Associate’s Degree in engineering or technical field or equivalent experience required, with 5 – 10 years experience in processing engineering grade materials (resins, polyesters, nylons), proficiency with Fanuc, Whitman, and Yushin robots and vision systems. RJG pressure transducer experience and RJG level I and II certification preferred.

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Controller – Oklahoma City, OK

Description
A manufacturer of plastic injection molded parts and metal components is searching for a Controller to manage all of the functions responsible for general and property accounting, accounts receivable and payables accounting, cost accounting and budgetary controls.  The Controller will:
1.Direct and coordinate the preparation of budgets, financial statements and all related activity.
2.Oversee the preparation of statistics for financial statements, including the analysis and reporting of results to provide forecasts and identify problem areas.
3.Interpret operating results as they affect the financial aspects of the business unit.
4.Make specific recommendations to result in cost reduction and profit improvement.
5.Ensure the correct and accurate accounting classification of all expenditures and documents.
6.Supervise the maintenance of the company accounts and sub ledgers.
7.Prepare reports for the government and function as the primary operational interface with local and U.S. government officials on business and financial matters.
8.Develop financial data necessary for the preparation and evaluation of business plans and the allocation of funds.
9.Establish and implement related methods and procedures.
10.Supervise, train and evaluate staff.
In addition to a salary in the $90,000 to $110,000 range, the company offers very competitive benefits including a potential bonus of up to 20% of the annual salary.
Requirements
1.Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance preferred or related field.
2.Seven (7) years experience in accounting and finance including two (2) years of supervisory experience for a manufacturing company.
3.Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills.
4.Thorough knowledge of all accounting and tax-related legislation, regulations and reporting procedures.
5.Thorough understanding of all accounting functional areas.
6.Proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing programs.
7.CPA, CMA or MBA preferred.

Injection Molding Set-up Technicians – Minneapolis, MN

Description

A technology-driven contract manufacturing company specializing in precision injection molding and assembly is searching for two second and two third shift Set-up Technicians.  Position requirements include:

  • Monitoring product visually and takes corrective action when necessary.  Ensure product is consistent with established specifications.
  • Escalating quality issues as appropriate.
  • Ensuring highest possible product quality and adherence to the quality system ISO, and/or other standards.
  • Focusing on key business processes to influence customer satisfaction, waste elimination, growth, cost effectiveness and product/system quality.
  • Promoting and implementing use of continuous improvement tools to eliminate non-value activities.
  • Participating actively in continuous improvement activities such as 6s, Kaizen events, etc..
  • Hanging and clamping of molds, disassembling and cleaning of barrels and screws; along with annealing of molded product.
  • Following production schedules obtains work instructions for hanging mold in press.
  • Setting up production runs in press and maintaining auxiliary equipment (oil heater, thermolator, temp controller, robot, end of arm tooling).Removing molds to analyze for cleaning/repairs before storing.
  • Completing setup/cycle sheets and job packet and any special instructions.
  • Identifying and corrects problems: applying experience and knowledge making adjustments and training others in areas of expertise; documents changes; addresses questionable parts; and monitors and focuses on scrap reduction.
  • Completing miscellaneous tasks as assigned in support of the larger organization and production goals.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work area.

In addition to an hourly rate between $16 and $21 per hour the company offers very competitive benefits.
   

 Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years work related experience in injection molding
  • Ability to read and understand work instructions and perform math computations and computer data entry
  • Demonstrate problem solving and trouble shooting skills and complete required training.
Injection Molding Process Engineer – Des Moines, IA

Description

A company that captive injection molds plastic parts for its own products is searching for an Injection Molding Process Engineer to:

 

  • Research, develop, evaluate and improve new and existing manufacturing/injection molding process and parameters for new equipment, including robotics
  • Develop process and trouble shoots manufacturing/injection molding process problems
  • Reduce scrap and improves efficiency and cycle times
  • Develop and write equipment specifications, performance requirements, cost analysis, and proposals for integrating injection molding machinery and equipment into manufacturing process
  • Develop manufacturing cells, manufacturing aids and design of end of arm robotics tooling
  • Assist in training supervisors, leads, operation and maintenance staff in the safe and proper usage of equipment and tooling
  • Work to improve tooling changeovers
  • Review new tooling approval drawings and assists in the installation and start-up of new manufacturing/injection molding equipment/tooling
  • Write and update equipment condition tables, check sheets, operating standards and keeps master documents on file
  • Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate the manufacturing/injection molding processes
  • Estimate cycle times on new product quotations
  • Supervision of injection molding techs and operator

 

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $85,000 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits and relocation assistance..

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience and/or training in injection molding processing

 

Injection Mold Design Engineer – Louisville, KY

Description

A company manufacturing plastic electrical connectors wants to hire a Injection Mold Design Engineer to:

Design molds, components, sub-assemblies, and full assemblies based on design standards, current steel manufacturing techniques/tolerances, and product design requirements

  • Support production needs through enhancing and upgrading existing production tools for optimal output and quality
  • Assess and advance the development of domestic and international suppliers (including but not limited to molded part suppliers and steel fabrication suppliers)
  • Review, assess, and develop non-U.S. mold design teams
  • As required, work with suppliers on problem tools to find solutions to increase uptime, reduce steel maintenance, etc. Includes both horizontal and vertical (over-mold) projects
  • Schedule tool design, fabrication, and development for new products as well as sustaining projects (e.g. capacity expansions, quality related projects)
  • Work directly with purchasing, quality, product engineering, manufacturing engineering, test engineering, process engineering, and other necessary groups as a cross functional team to develop products/solutions
  • Adhere to all corporate engineering standards including but not limited to documentation and file management
  • Autonomously plan and schedule own daily tasks, develop solutions to problems utilizing education, experience, and judgment

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

 Requirements

  •  Minimum three years hands-on design experience of, overmolding , and horizontal multi-cavity molding (preferably with connectors).
  • In-Line Insert Molding experience required
  • Knowledge of process engineering plastics needed. Scientific Molding training a plus.
  • Experience with small part molding, micro molding, and process training preferred
  • Must be a self-starter with strong leadership
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in relating to both internal and external customers
  • Proficient is MS Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of steel machining techniques, mold design, injection mold materials (including but not limited to horizontal and vertical/insert)
  • Experience in engineering design software ( SolidWorks , AutoCAD, etc. )
  • Willing to travel outside the U.S. for up to 4 weeks per year (2 weeks or less per trip)
Blow Molding Production Manager – Jefferson City, MO

Description

A custom large volume industrial blow molding company is searching for a very hands-on plastic accumulator head blow molding Production Manager.  The Production Manager will establish processes, perform maintenance  and help train operators and process technicians.

In addition to an salary in the $55,000 to $65,000 range, the company offers Medical and Dental benefits, and a  401(k) with matching, bonus and ownership potential, and relocation assistance..

Requirements

  • A minimum of five years of plastic blow molding processing experience
  • Proven knowledge of blow molding equipment hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical maintenance
  • Experience with Kautex Blow Molding equipment would be a real plus.
Injection Mold/Tool Maker – Spartanburg, SC

Description

A leading plastic closure company is searching for a Injection Mold/Tool Maker to:

  •  Direct maintenance of high precision multi-cavity hot runner stripper
    plate molds and integrated direct gate hot runner systems
  • Making necessary repairs and conducting preventative maintenance on
    general production/ plant equipment when required
  • Provides support to the maintenance and production
    departments as required

In addition to a hourly rate in the $21 to $22 range, the company offers a very competitive health care package, a 401k with matching after 6 months, and relocation assistance.

This is an 8 hour standard day shift position: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. M-F

 
Requirements 

Skills

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

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the Injection Molding industry
  • Proficient in: Mold maintenance, repair and troubleshooting to include
    integrated electrical and mechanical systems (hydraulic/ pneumatic/ heaters and thermocouples)
  • Interpreting tooling/ mechanical drawings
  • CAD experience and lead or similar experience a plus
  • Working with an OEM maintenance software package

 

Education:  Technical college diploma in related field or Industrial Trade License
(Journeyman Card) is preferred.

Injection Molding Maintenance Technician – Spartanburg, SC

Description

A leading plastic closure company is searching for a night shift Maintenance Technician to:

  •  Make necessary repairs, conducting preventative maintenance on injection molding machines, support equipment and packaging equipment.
  • Provide support to the maintenance department as required.
  • Maintain the following equipment:  Husky Injection Machines, Netstal Injection Machines, Lining Machines, Utility Support Equipment
  • Electro/Mechanical trouble shooting

In addition to an hourly rate in the $21 to $23 range, the company offers a very competitive health care package, a 401k with matching after 6 months, relocation assistance and first shift.

This is a 12 hour night shift position: 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.  (2 nights on, followed by 3 nights off, followed by 3 nights on, followed by 2 nights off, etc.).

 

 Requirements

Competent in several of the following areas:  windows based programs, blueprint reading, pneumatics, hydraulics, injection processing, electrical code, PLC, electrical controls, machine shop equipment, metal fabrication, mechanical principles, welding.

 

Education/Requirements:

  • Several years of experience in the following areas:  PLC/PC controlled machinery, Injection Molding Process and Troubleshooting, High Speed Packaging equipment repair, Facility equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Technical college diploma in related field or Industrial Trade License is preferred
Continuous Improvement Lean Six Sigma Manager – Sandusky, OH

Description

A major manufacturer of plastic containers and closures is searching for a Continuous Improvement (CI) Lean Six Sigma Manager with a Black Belt who will train, coach and mentor other Lean Six Sigma Green Belts, Lean Leaders and plant co-workers. Additionally, the will CI Manager will assist the Business Unit Champion in rolling out training programs across the company.  The CI Manager / Lean Six Sigma Black Belt will report directly to the Site Manager with matrix reporting to the business unit Continuous Improvement Champion.

Key Duties

  • Identify, manage, and execute Lean Six Sigma Projects using the DMAIC methodology
  • Collect and analyze data and identify solutions based on root cause analysis and create business cases to present to key stakeholders and “sell” solutions
  • Create process maps and help standardize process and workflow where necessary
  • Serve as a primary thought leader on CI strategy within the Plant Team
  • Act as a technical expert, coach and train Green Belts, Lean Leaders and team members
  • Act as change agent to instill Lean Six Sigma culture throughout the organization
  • Monitor performance and improvements in key metrics
  • Validate savings with the Plant Controller or Financial Representative
  • Partner with Process Owners and Business Unit CI Champion to drive results
  • Employ Lean Six Sigma methodology and analytics into organizational operations in order to accomplish business objectives
  • Work with Yellow Belt Leadership Team and Green Belt-certified professionals in the planning, designing, and accomplishing of key projects.

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers very good Health Care Benefits, a 401(k) with matching of 3%, and a retirement program .

 Requirements

  •  Proficient Knowledge of Lean & Six Sigma Methodology
  • 5+ years process improvement experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Black Belt certification required
  • Experience with process mapping and knowledge of process mapping tools required (Visio, etc.)
  • Experience with statistical tools required (Minitab, SigmaExcel, etc.)
  • Experience within the Packaging Industry preferred
  • Experience with reporting tools and dashboards a plus (Tableau, Excel,etc)
  • Experience with change management a plus
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • PMP certification a plus
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Able to communicate to a broad audience from novice to expert
  • Strong coaching, counseling and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent public speaking and written skills
  • Able to generate enthusiasm and inclusion within cross-functional groups
  • Can deal effectively with conflict and leverage differences to a constructive outcome
  • Honest and sincere
  • Ability to collaborate and bring energetic discussion to resolve through consensus

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree (Engineering Preferred), Formal Lean and Six Sigma training, Black Belt certification.
  • Master’s degree a plus
Extrusion Blow Molding Process Technician – Hudson, NY

Description

An extrusion blow molding company that manufactures a variety of plastic containers and closures is searching for Blow Molding Process Technicians. The company serves clients in the health care, pharmaceutical, household, industrial, food and beverage, and automotive and agricultural chemical markets. The company offers bottles, jars, canisters, cylinders, jugs and drug ovals in a range of designs and colors.

Requirements

•Must have experience processing and setting up extrusion blow molding machines, e.g. Bekum, Uniloy, Fisher, etc.
•Must be able to work 12 hour sifts, 3 days or nights on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $17 to $25 range, the company offers competitive benefits and a solid work environment.

Extrusion Blow Molding Lead Process Technician – Hudson, NY


Description

An extrusion blow molding company that manufactures a variety of plastic containers and closures is searching for a Lead Blow Molding Process Technician. The company serves clients in the health care, pharmaceutical, household, industrial, food and beverage, and automotive and agricultural chemical markets. The company offers bottles, jars, canisters, cylinders, jugs and drug ovals in a range of designs and colors.

Requirements
•Must have experience processing and setting up extrusion blow molding machines, e.g. Bekum, Uniloy, Fisher, etc.
•Must be able to work 12 hour sifts, 3 days or nights on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $23 to $28 range, the company offers competitive benefits and a solid work environment.

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?
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Scrap Yard Operations Manager – St. Louis, MO

Description

A full-service ferrous and non-ferrous scrap recycling company is searching for a Scrap Yard Operations Manager position.  The Scrap Yards Operation Manager is responsible for leading a team of 10-12 personnel; purchasing, loading, separating, and trucking metal scrap.  The position reports directly to the owner.    

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $75,000 range the company offers a bonus in the $10,000 to $20,000 range.

 Requirements
Must have several years of experience leading a scrap recycling or reclamation operation.
Product Development Engineer – Lawrence, MA

Description

A rapidly growing medical device company that develops, manufactures, and markets innovative systems for the treatment of end-stage renal disease and acute kidney failure is searching for a Project Development Engineer to support product and process development activities leading to the development, design and manufacturing of disposable products.

Specific Duties: 

  • Leading major projects, or phases of projects, to resolve advanced and complex technical problems
  • Leading plastic injection molding and plastic assembly product component projects
  • Performing Risk Analysis including, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Operator Misuse Analysis    (OMA), and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) activities to ensure process shortcomings are identified and appropriately addressed
  • Leading Risk Management activities to ensure design and process shortcomings are identified and appropriately addressed
  • Leading the product development team in the adoption and use of best practices and design methodologies
  • Debugging new designs and developing reliability improvements to existing & new designs
  • Provide technical support for product engineering, design development, integration, test and evaluation
  • Investigating the feasibility of new projects, systems or approaches
  • Working with Quality Assurance and Research and Development to maintain an approved internal Quality System that meets the requirements of GMP’s, QSR, and ISO9001

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

 
Requirements

  •  BS in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent engineering degree
  • MSME Strongly Preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in medical product design and development
  •  Advanced understanding of entire FDA regulated product development process, including specification, documentation and quality assurance
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (on a needed basis, not over 10% of total time)
  • Strong understanding of product and process development of medical devices and the associated plastic molding and assembly operations
  • Understanding of  system design, electronics, mechanical and software integration preferred
  • Knowledge of design of experiments preferred
  • Technical understanding of product development methodologies, plastic molding design and implementation
Injection Molding Processing Technicians – Des Moines, IA

A very successful, growth oriented injection molded plastics producer, serving a wide variety of end markets, is currently seeking a Process Technician to join their team on 2nd shift. This position will provide technical support for the molding operations including preparation, set-up and troubleshooting of machines and secondary processes.

Essential Duties:
•Sets-up, starts and troubleshoots presses using established RJG process control methods
•Sets-up straight forward open and closed molds as well as more complex molds with multiple core pulls, auxiliary hydraulics and manifolds Assemble, install or repair wiring, electrical and electronic components, pipe systems and plumbing, machinery, and equipment.
•Monitor press cycle to ensure that presses are running to routing standards.
•Initiate corrective action for jobs running out of standard cycle.
•Sets-up and troubleshoot secondary equipment
•Change end of arm tooling and loads robot program into press.
•Participates in 5S Kaizen events as directed by supervisor.

In addition to an hourly rate in $18 to $24 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

Requirements
•Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School diploma or general education degree (GED); with a minimum of five (5) years related experience and/or training.
•Must be able to demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of RJG technology via e-dart control.
•Ability to do basic robotic troubleshooting on end of arm tooling.
•Ability to set limit switches, timers, and process controls on presses.
•Ability to pull/clean screws and barrels.

Blow Molding Process Technician – Winfield, KS

Description

A custom accumulator head blow molding company manufacturing components for plastic storage buildings is searching for an experienced shift plastic accumulator head blow molding Process Technician.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $14.00 to $18.00 the company offers Medical Benefits that require some employee participation and relocation assistance.

Requirements

Must have experience operating and processing with accumulator head blow molding equipment, e.g. Sterling.

Quality Manager – Southwestern, US

A custom plastic injection molding company wants to hire a Quality Manager for its Injection Molding operations. The Quality Manager is responsible for developing, prioritizing, communicating and implementing the company’s quality strategy and programs. This includes continuous improvement, customer satisfaction, and employee training consistent with the company’s quality objectives, processes and overall strategies.

Key duties and responsibilities:

•Formulate and manage the development of goals, Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), procedures, and systems in support of the quality objectives.
•Hires, trains, schedules and supervises quality assurance staff and managers
•Directs the improvement, implementation and maintenance of the quality system including ISO 9000
•Revises and update quality manual
•Drives internal audits
•Create and instill a culture of continuous improvement, quality achievement, and performance improvement throughout the company
•Participates in the review of new customer opportunities and new products to contribute quality considerations
•Be a liaison with customers’ auditors and quality teams to ensure compliance with customer specifications
•Take the lead in all significant quality issues. Be “hands on” with staff to develop a plan to resolve customer issues.
Communicate the plan and the progress to the organization
•Ensures all quality checks, records, policies, and procedures are performed and recorded by inspectors.
•Monitor performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports
•Identify relevant quality-related training needs and develop methods to deliver this training

In addition to a salary in the $75,000 to $85,000 range,the company offers health care benefits (an employee contribution is required), relocation assistance, and a 401(k).

Requirements
•BS Degree
•5 + years of Quality Management experience in a plastic molding manufacturing environment
•Experience in formal quality systems such as TQM, ISO, Lean, and Six Sigma delivering products that meet the needs and requirements of internal and external customers
•Committed to continuous improvement

Maintenance Manager – Randolph, VT

Description  

A growing plastic injection molding company providing custom injection molding services to several industries is searching for a hands-on Maintenance Manager to lead a four technician Maintenance Department.  The Maintenance Manager/Safety Coordinator will be responsible for directing all daily machine and building maintenance activities, controlling spare parts inventories, administering comprehensive Preventive Maintenance and Machine Calibration Programs, and supporting mold maintenance activities as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1.  Interfacing with all departments and directing unscheduled maintenance activities.
  2. Coordination of all daily building/grounds maintenance activities and janitorial services.
  3. Key participant in and Team Leader for monthly Safety Committee Meeting.
  4. Work order generation for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
  5. Maintaining a Computerized Preventative Maintenance/Calibration Management System.
  6. Interfacing with Production Control to schedule machines down for Preventive Maintenance and Calibration.
  7. Weekend and night time A1 priority call in support and rotating schedule maintenance.
  8. Set up and maintenance of spare part parts numbering system.
  9. Completion and recording of preventative maintenance work.
  10. Responsible for the day to day functions to ensure machines are up and running.
  11. Requisitioning of spare parts.
  12. Stocking of spare parts.
  13. Expediting of spare parts.
  14. Returning warranty parts to OEM.
  15. Maintaining computerized spare parts inventory.
  16. Kiting of parts and specialized tools for scheduled maintenance.
  17. Reporting on maintenance activities scheduled vs. unscheduled maintenance, PM adherence, budget adherence, inventory levels and turnover, machine down time, etc.
  18. On-going maintenance support of all automation.
  19. Perform other related duties as assigned.

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $85,000 range, the company offers very competitive Healthcare benefits and relocation assistance.                

 Requirements

  1. Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or one to two years technical apprenticeship or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Proficient in reading and interpretation of documents such as blue prints, schematics, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  3. Ability to apply appropriate mathematics principles necessary in maintenance preparation.
  4. Mechanical aptitude and capacity to employ common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  5. Excellent organizational, planning and analytical skills; some knowledge of PC based computer software such as MS Word, Excel, and program management software.
  6. Proven leadership skills to develop a team approach that will ensure quality and productivity within the department.
  7. Several years of injection molding maintenance experience.
Quality Manager – Randolph, VT

Description

A growing plastic injection molding company providing custom injection molding services to several industries is searching for a Quality Manager to lead the Quality Department.  This position is now open due to the promotion of the current Quality Manager.

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

Requirements

  • Must have injection molding production experience.
  • Must have quality engineering or quality management experience.
  • Would like to hire someone with ties to the New England area.
  • Due to increasing emphasis on the medical industry, plastic molding experience would be a plus but is not a requirement
Plastic Mold/Tooling Design Engineer – Pawling, NY

Description

A custom injection molding company is searching for a Plastic Mold/Tooling Design Engineer with a extensive experience in the injection molding field.  The Design Engineer will report directly to the owner.a will be responsible for:

  • The design and procurement of all injection mold tooling.
  • Working with outside vendors procuring molds.
  • Providing and maintaining product and mold drawings.
  • Assisting the company’s in-house tool room repair shop as needed.
  • Providing support to the sales group.
  • Working with the Quality Control department in determining root cause analysis.
  • Providing all information necessary to develop tooling prices and part prices.
  • Working with manufacturing on optimizing production cycles through tool design improvements.
  • Taking part in the choice and procurement of injection molding machines, ancillary equipment, secondary operations equipment and plant process equipment.

In addition to an annual salary in the $85,000 to $100,000+ range, based on experience, the company offers; eleven paid holidays, two weeks vacation after one year, medical and dental benefits, a 401K and relocation assistance.

 Requirements

  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of SolidWorks, Microsoft Excel or comparable spread sheet programs.
  • Must have good communication skills as customer correspondence is often required.
  • Injection molding process experience and product design will be considered a big plus.
Principal Plastics Processing Engineer – DesMoines, IA

Description
A manufacturer of plastic packaging, e.g. bottles and closures, is searching for a Principal Plastics Processing Technician to perform prototype processing of new products on new R&D equipment. The prototype processing includes testing and developing:
◦New resins and colorants
◦New or modified parts
◦Conduct lab testing of piloted parts:
◦New resins and colorants
◦New or modified parts
◦Installing and maintaining pilot molds
◦Establishing optimum baseline process and calculated alarm parameters
◦Advancing process analyses
◦Participating in mold and product design/drawing reviews when required

In addition to an annual salary in the $62,000 to $68,000 range and working in a modern facility with state of the art equipment, the company offers very competitive Health Care and other benefits and relocation benefits.

Requirements
•Ability to travel locally and internationally
•Degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, polymer engineering)
•Courses in advanced plastic technology, injection molding e.g. RJG
•Knowledge of basic engineering, preferred experience with injection molds and machines
•Preferred experience with commissioning molds and/or machines
•Requires 3 or more years of relevant experience; 1-2 years laboratory experience preferred
•Good communication skills
•Good organizational skills
•Detail-oriented
•Injection/ knowledge/skills
•Problem-solving skills
•Advanced knowledge of Hydraulic/Electric/Pneumatic
•Ability to read schematic and detail drawings
•Understanding of laboratory testing

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Sales Application Engineer – Detroit, MI

A plastic resin manufacturing company Is searching for an Sales Application Engineer to lead the company’s penetration into the North American Automotive Exterior product segment. The Sales Application Engineer will be responsible for:
1. Providing the leadership and direction for the company’s penetration into the Automotive Exterior segment. All aspects of customer development are included in this role, especially: product introduction, sampling, trial support, data analysis, pricing, and commercialization.
2. Leading penetration into the GM account and is expected to establish good relationships with Materials, Engineering, Design, and Management at GM. This role also covers the material approval process at GM.
3. Leading development and launch into high temperature nylon developments.
4. Becoming familiar with all of the company’s internal systems and products through training. Also, become familiar with appropriate HQ personnel specifically related to Automotive Exteriors and act as the liaison between US customers and Corporate Headquarters.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 the company offers a bonus, competitive benefits and a car allowance.

Requirements
• Exteriors segment focus: candidate should have knowledge of exterior automotive plastic applications and be familiar with the types of plastics are used in same. Metal plating of plastics and paint performance approvals would be also helpful. Minimum 5 years experience required.
• General Motors experience: candidate should have in depth experience dealing with GM Materials, Engineering, and Approval systems. Current contacts / relationships with GM engineers/managers would be beneficial. History with GM platforms and vehicle cycle plans also a plus. Minimum 5 years experience required.
• High Temperature Nylon Development (HTN): candidate would also lead developments in HTN segment. Any experience with HTN materials would be a plus but is not required.

Sr. Injection Molding Process Technician – Spartanburg, SC

Description
A rapidly growing plastics injection molding manufacturing company is searching for a Sr. Process Technician 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

This is a 12 hour first shift position (2 days on, followed by 3 days off, followed by 3 days on, followed by 2 days off, etc.).

In addition to an hourly pay rate between $22 and $27, the company offers a very competitive health care package, a 401k with matching after 6 months, relocation assistance and first shift

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 mininum of 3 – 5 years experience with injection mold machine processing, mold setting and secondary equipment operation
•ISO type quality systems
•RJG Molding experience

Injection Molding Process Engineer – Des Moines, IA

Description
A thermoplastics and thermoset injection molder on a strong growth track is looking to expand and deepen their technical competence by adding a few strong technical personnel. They are currently seeking a Process Engineer to join their team on 1st shift. The Process Engineer will provide process engineering, troubleshooting, process control, and related support to the molding operation to ensure the production of cost efficient, quality products, on time to customers.

Essential Duties:
•Presents all manufacturing concerns and tooling issues during new project review meetings.
•Define and document initial tool setups to confirm best configuration for cooling lines, tool function, robotic setup, RJG sensors, operator station, secondary equipment, and packaging.
•Employ problem solving techniques, such as 8D and other root cause analysis techniques.
•Employ continuous improvement and Lean methods in numerous areas.
•Collects data for process development and maintains process development history as well as controlling final process data.
•Documents procedures and work instructions pertaining to process control and process methods.
•Assist in the application and formulation of design-of-experiments, capability studies, and process control plans and process failure mode effect analysis. (DOE, CpK, CP, FMEA)
•Lend support through training and technical advice to the technicians and other technical staff.

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $80,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits, and relocation assistance.

Requirements
•A four year technical degree is strongly preferred but an associate degree will also be considered.
•Molder Certification (Master Molder preferred).
•Experience should include using various grades of engineering resins in sampling and debugging of new tools in a custom molding environment.
•A working knowledge of Scientific Molding methods to include in-mold intelligence (such a cavity pressure), process parameter control, and the ability to divert suspect parts based on key parameters
•Ability to interpret GD& T, part geometry, and make design change recommendations .
•Ability to determine best method of gating, cooling requirements, estimated cycle time, needed secondary operations, packaging needs, etc.
•Must have background with design of experiments to layout and perform DOE’s with follow up capability studies and assist with methods of measurement.
•Must be familiar with mold construction techniques and different tool steel variables and be able to recommend mold correction procedures for tooling improvement.
•Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and fellow team members.
•Ability to apply mathematical concepts to processing and troubleshooting problems.
•Proficient ability in machine set-ups, start-ups, and shut-downs; mold care and process monitoring.
•General understanding of ERP system, data base, and bill-of-manufacture to ensure accurate and current pertinent information is available to all employees.

Injection Molding Project Engineer – Des Moines, IA

Description
A thermoplastics and thermoset injection molder on a strong growth track wants to expand and deepen their technical competence by adding a few strong technical personnel. The company is currently seeking a Project Engineer to join Their team. The Project Engineer will lead, expedite, coordinate, and exercise functional authority for planning, organizing, developing, integrating and completing of engineering and manufacturing projects to help define and meet customer requirements.

Essential Duties:
•Provide custom plastic part and tool designs that meet customer expectations and internal requirements for mold fabrication, manufacturing and quality.
•Drive the new product development process, including: tool/product design reviews, managing cost targets and technical customer support for launching new or existing plastic parts.
•Create and maintain development schedules, product plans, and successful communication of the scope for projects managed including: customer’s intent, quality targets, product specifications, timeline and materials requirement with internal and external contacts.
•Ensures customer satisfaction through strong communication, while fulfilling the role of technical liaison between customer and support resources, both internally and externally.
•Generate creative solutions that solve customer or internally identified problems, including plastic part design enhancements, automation, mold design, and processing enhancements.
•Look for continuous improvement opportunities in both products and processes contributing to overall cost reduction activities.
•Responsible for assisting in continued development of procedures, standards, controls, and processes through engineering and operations to improve team performance and reliability.
•Liaisons with internal Tool Rooms and external Tool Suppliers to ensure that predictable and robust molds are designed and built. Coordinates supplier activity with purchasing to ensure company objectives are met.
•Maintain appropriate project documentation files, including drawings, specifications, and customer information (inputs and outputs), that meets internal and ISO requirements.
•Research and recommends continuous improvement ideas that advance technology in the area of product and tool design software, plastics engineering, and problem solving methodologies.
•Adhere to and applies engineering procedures, standards, and work instructions. Updates and creates new procedures as required.

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $85,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits in a modern manufacturing facility.

Requirements
•Bachelor’s Degree in plastics, mechanical, industrial, or electrical engineering.
•Minimum of five (5) years plastic part and/or injection molding experience.
•Excellent verbal and communication skills.
•Engineering software: Pro-E, SolidWorks, or equivalent; Microsoft Office: Excel, Project, Word, & PowerPoint
•Demonstrated ability to lead major programs. Strong Project Management experience is a plus.
•Strong people skills with a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
•Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
•Ability to read and interpret CAD files, drawings, material requirements, and quality specifications.
•Ability to recognize and apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to optimize process control.
• Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, and trigonometry. Ability to apply mathematical operation to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instruction is mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
•Solid understanding of mold design, features, and components.
•Solid understanding of mold construction processes and equipment.
•Ability to determine mold parting line configuration, side action requirements, method of gating, method of ejection, draft, cooling requirements, and tool steel requirements.
•Experience with design of experiments, capability studies, method of measurement, and PPAP (production part approval process)
• A self starter with excellent problem solving, decision

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Sales Application Engineer — Detroit, MI

A plastic resin manufacturing company Is searching for an Sales Application Engineer to lead the company’s penetration into the North American Automotive Exterior product segment. The Sales Application Engineer will be responsible for:
1. Providing the leadership and direction for the company’s penetration into the Automotive Exterior segment. All aspects of customer development are included in this role, especially: product introduction, sampling, trial support, data analysis, pricing, and commercialization.
2. Leading penetration into the GM account and is expected to establish good relationships with Materials, Engineering, Design, and Management at GM. This role also covers the material approval process at GM.
3. Leading development and launch into high temperature nylon developments.
4. Becoming familiar with all of the company’s internal systems and products through training. Also, become familiar with appropriate HQ personnel specifically related to Automotive Exteriors and act as the liaison between US customers and Corporate Headquarters.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 the company offers a bonus, competitive benefits and a car allowance.

Requirements
• Exteriors segment focus: candidate should have knowledge of exterior automotive plastic applications and be familiar with the types of plastics are used in same. Metal plating of plastics and paint performance approvals would be also helpful. Minimum 5 years experience required.
• General Motors experience: candidate should have in depth experience dealing with GM Materials, Engineering, and Approval systems. Current contacts / relationships with GM engineers/managers would be beneficial. History with GM platforms and vehicle cycle plans also a plus. Minimum 5 years experience required.
• High Temperature Nylon Development (HTN): candidate would also lead developments in HTN segment. Any experience with HTN materials would be a plus but is not required.

Principal Plastics Processing Engineer

Description
A manufacturer of plastic packaging, e.g. bottles and closures, is searching for a Principal Plastics Processing Technician to perform prototype processing of new products on new R&D equipment. The prototype processing includes testing and developing:
◦New resins and colorants
◦New or modified parts
◦Conduct lab testing of piloted parts:
◦New resins and colorants
◦New or modified parts
◦Installing and maintaining pilot molds
◦Establishing optimum baseline process and calculated alarm parameters
◦Advancing process analyses
◦Participating in mold and product design/drawing reviews when required

In addition to an annual salary in the $62,000 to $68,000 range and working in a modern facility with state of the art equipment, the company offers very competitive Health Care and other benefits and relocation benefits.

Requirements
•Ability to travel locally and internationally
•Degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, polymer engineering)
•Courses in advanced plastic technology, injection molding e.g. RJG
•Knowledge of basic engineering, preferred experience with injection molds and machines
•Preferred experience with commissioning molds and/or machines
•Requires 3 or more years of relevant experience; 1-2 years laboratory experience preferred
•Good communication skills
•Good organizational skills
•Detail-oriented
•Injection/ knowledge/skills
•Problem-solving skills
•Advanced knowledge of Hydraulic/Electric/Pneumatic
•Ability to read schematic and detail drawings
•Understanding of laboratory testing

Equipment Application Engineer – Chicago, IL

Description
A leading global manufacturer of vibratory screens and feeders for the recycling, mining, and steel industries is seeking a skilled Equipment Applications Engineer.

The Equipment Applications Engineer provides sales, marketing, and project support for capital equipment orders. This includes:; reviewing technical and commercial specifications, sizing equipment, calculating costs, preparing proposals, and providing general technical and project support to customers and company management.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

•Review detailed bid specifications and prepare technically correct and commercially complete proposals.
•Work closely with customers and sales representatives to understand our customers processes and determine the appropriate solution for each application
•Using company standard programs, calculate preliminary equipment sizing
•Liaise closely with other engineers to develop application expertise and share experience
•Respond to application specific technical questions and concerns.
•Travel as needed to customer sites, industry meetings, and trade shows.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 range, the company offers an annual bonus based on company and personal performance, competitive Healthcare benefits and relocation assistance.

Requirements
•Must be fluent in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
•Well organized with good prioritization ability
•Able to read and understand complex technical documents.
•Responsive and customer focused, with good verbal and written communication skills.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university
•Three years experience in application engineering or similar role.
•Commitment to lifelong learning and growth

Injection Molding Shift Supervisors – Flint, Michigan

Description
An injection molding company manufacturing plastic automotive parts and components is searching for a traditional Second Shift and a traditional Third Shift Supervisor. Each of the supervisors will be overseeing daily production on approximately 50 machines while ensuring over all productivity within the department. General supervision of colleagues including the delegating of responsibilities, scheduling of parts to run and the issuing of job assignments.

Job Responsibilities:
1.Scheduled jobs to be ready for production at the start of each shift.
2.Responsible for the assignment of operators.
3.Responsible to ensure proper job set-up.
4.Ensure that first shot approval is obtained from Quality Inspectors.
5.Ensure operator acknowledgement sheets are signed by operator and initialed by supervisor.
6.Ensure all hourly checks of all jobs are being done.
7.Quick and professional response to operator or quality personnel questions or concerns on part quality.
8.Record all process changes, correction of a quality issue, on the Job Set-up Sheet and obtain quality technician signature.
9.Record pertinent shift events in supervisors log.
10.Make sure equipment not scheduled for upcoming shift is properly shut down.
11.Assist upcoming shift with job start-up and set-up.
12.Make sure each operator receives required training.
13.Work with quality personnel to determine disposition of rejected parts.
14.Ensure rejected parts that need sorting are sorted at the time they are found on that shift.
15.If required, responsible to go to our customers’ facilities to sort any suspect parts.
16.Know and follow all TS-16949 and ISO-14001 policies and procedures.
17.Adherence to Company Policies and Regulations.

In addition to an annual salary in the $50,000 to $55,000 range, the company offers competitive medical benefits and profit sharing.

Requirements
•Knowledge of a wide range of press sizes, injection molding processes, machines and tools.
•Excellent communication skills both verbal and written along with the ability to lead and direct 30 or more subordinates.
•Five plus years of hands on injection molding background in automotive setting.
•High school diploma or GED is required.

Polymer Compounding Engineer

Description
A manufacturer of High Performance Polymers is currently seeking a “hands-on” Polymer Compounding Engineer to work in its Technical Center. The Compounding Engineer will be responsible for planning, executing and evaluating compounding trials and for providing technical support to meet the objectives of the business lines, especially the advancement of the compounding process technology including; Polyamide 12 and other specialty Nylons and high temperature polymers, such as, PEEK and PPA.

Principal Accountabilities:

•Generation of run sheets for each run, that include recipes, equipment configuration, run parameters, test plan and all additional information required for the run.
•Overseeing and/or directly participating in the execution of compounding runs.
•Improvements in compounding process technology
•Evaluation of results of the runs and recommendation for future steps
•Scheduling of the use of the compounding equipment and procurement of the raw materials needed for the runs. Disposal of material following environmental regulations.
•Generation of SOP’s for Compounding Equipment
•Maintenance of equipment, using external resources when needed
•Maintenance of a database with results of runs
•Ensuring that equipment is operated in a safe manner and according to environmental regulations

Requirements
•At least 10 year of plastic compounding experience combined with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Plastics Engineering or a similar science degree.
•Expert level knowledge of plastic twin screw extrusion.
•High temperature polymer compounding expertise highly desirable.
•Good level of expertise in additives and formulations desirable.
•Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
•Strong mechanical and computer skills.
•Experimental Design expertise.
•Project management skills.
•Ability to analyze problems quickly and accurately.
•Ability to properly assign priorities to a variety of competing tasks.
•Ability to work effectively in business, technical, and manufacturing situations.
•Technical knowledge of laboratory tests and techniques.
•Technical understanding of customer end-use application processes and material requirements.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 range the company offers very competitive healthcare benefits, a 401k with 4% matching and a very good relocation package.

Polymer Injection Molding Technician – Lafayette, IN

A specialty chemical manufacturer serving the automotive, plastics, pharmaceutical, and other industries is searching for a Polymer Injection Molding Technician who will conduct injection molding runs with the equipment available at a Technical Center, ensuring that samples obtained meet customer quality requirements. The Polymer Injection Molding Technician will be disassembling molds and screws, mold processing of polymers, also do some compounding (lab), some inventory, some testing.Quality requirements include final product specifications (e.g. dimensional) as well as processing conditions (e.g. applying prescribed processing parameters).

Primary responsibilities and accountabilities of the job:
•Carry out injection molding runs on various materials following SOP’s, to prepare parts (50%)
•Record run parameters and other technical information for the runs. Maintain database of runs and machine data obtained in the Center’s database system. Submit samples for testing. (10%)
•Prepare equipment prior to runs, set-up machine according to instructions and SOP’s and clean equipment after runs, including: removing and cleaning screws, changing molds, etc. as needed (20%)
•Work at all times as a team member in a safe manner to support Evonik safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental objectives, including participation in department and facility safety meetings and committees. (5%)
•Provide assistance in equipment maintenance, troubleshooting and repair (10%).
•Improve existing procedures and SOP’s to support new product development. (5%)

In addition to an annual salary in the $45,000 to $60,000 range, the company offers very good benefits including extensive health and welfare benefits to all employees including a 6% defined contribution, 4% match on the 401k side and relocation assistance.

Requirements
•Minimum five years “hands on” Polymer injection molding experience in an industrial or lab environment. Compounding experience is a plus. A Degree is a plus.
•Strong organizational and communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to follow standard operating procedures.
•Demonstrated ability to address polymer processing issues.
•Computer literate in spreadsheet and word processing.
•Ability to learn and operate machine software

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