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Thermoforming Process Engineer – Burlingame, CA

A leading Plastics manufacturer looking for Inline Thermoforming Process Engineer. The Thermoforming Process Engineer will provide Extrusion & Thermoforming technical capability, with regard to process optimization, product specifications and technical decision making.

The Thermoforming Process Engineer 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 3 years of experience in a similar Process Engineering role and experience in Plastics/Extrusion/Thermoforming.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills Technical and Mechanical background experience.
  • Lyle and Brown Thermoforming machine experience preferred.

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

CNC Router Programmer – Saint Michael, MN

A manufacturer of heavy gage custom thermoformed products wants to hire a CNC Router Programmer who is knowledgeable using Mastercam software. The CNC Router Programmer will be responsible for managing, programming and maintenance of computer numeric controlled 5 axis (CNC) equipment for prototype (first run) and production thermoformed plastic products. The company operates a large rotary thermoforming machine, as well as, 9 basic thermoforming machines and 3 CNC Routers.

CNC Programmer Responsibilities:

  • Review electronic or written blueprints or specifications for thermoformed products.
  • Review and obtain proper tooling.
  • Program extremely close tolerance parts.
  • CNC programming in Mastercam 3, 4, and 5 axis geometries, proving programs prior to machining of parts and tools on a 5-axis CNC router.
  • Work with operators, program managers, engineers to determine project scope, schedule and important job details.
  • Determine methods, tooling, feeds, speeds and all other necessary requirements necessary for manufacturing of plastic parts and components.
  • Knowledge of machining various plastic materials.
  • Directing or training other employees in CNC router setup, running, maintenance and cleaning
  • Maintain appropriate records and documentation

Qualification Requirements:

  • Prior experience with Mastercam programming 5 axis CNC routers.
  • Must have strong GD&T knowledge to interpret engineering drawings from sketches to determine cutting or grinding tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds.
  • Must have worked in CNC programming, demonstrating a high degree of proficiency.
  • Experience machining a variety of plastic materials.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing processes for layup, trim, and assembly of thermoformed products.
  • Ability to read and interpret company documents, such as safety rules, operating/manufacturing instructions, policies and procedures
  • Ability to read/interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Able to perform basic mathematics (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
Project Engineer – Chicagoland

A global leader linking the virtual world of simulation software with the real world of the plastic injection molding industry for over 20 years, wants to hire a Project Engineer.  The Project Engineer will be conducting and managing projects related to engineering services, software sales demonstrations, support the company’s training academy.  The successful candidate will report directly to Vice President of Operations.

 Project Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Communicate, facilitate and present technical materials to customers, internal meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  • Assist with support calls from existing customers.
  • Support team members in technical and sales objectives.
  • Using the company’s proprietary virtual molding software, establish injection molding analyses on a as needed basis to provide mold design insight and solutions.
  • 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 customer part design and mold design changes to avoid potential defects.

Project Engineer Education/Qualification Requirements:

  • Two years of Project Engineering experience preferably in the plastic injection molding industry.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline or several years of experience working with virtual plastic molding software.
  • Excellent written a verbal communication skills.

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 range plus commissions, the company offers very competitive Healthcare benefits, employer funded HSA account, 401(k) retirement plan with employer contributions, and tuition and fitness reimbursements.

Technical Sales Engineer – Chicagoland

A global leader linking the virtual world of simulation software with the real world of the plastic injection molding industry for over 20 years, wants to hire a Technical Sales Engineer.  The purpose of Technical Sales Engineer position is to assist in the growth of software sales.

Technical Sales Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the company’s technical business solutions for the simulation of injection molding processes with proprietary software by building trusting relationships with customers that instills confidence in injection mold design and production.
  • Assuming the mantle of a sales hunter/gatherer developing new customers for the corporation.
  • Exhibiting professionalism and product expertise with customers.
  • Ability to thrive in a changing sales environment.
  • Providing excellent spoken and communication with customers and company management.

Technical Sales Engineer Skills/Qualifications Requirements:

  • A skilled and organized sales professional with 3-5 years’ with displayed outside sales success selling high end products preferably related to the plastics manufacturing markets.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Engineering related field.
  • Confident communicator demonstrating excellent spoken and written skills.
  • An added plus would be Sandler Sales Training Knowledge (Foundations or Mastery Certified).

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 range plus commissions, the company offers very competitive Healthcare benefits, employer funded HSA account, 401(k) retirement plan with employer contributions, and tuition and fitness reimbursements.

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