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Plastic Compound Operations Manager – Corona, CA
A growing plastic compounding company operating for 40 years with 50 employees, located in Southern California, needs to hire a Production Manager who will report to the Operations Manager.  The company does custom compounding and some masterbatching and manufactures; polyolefins, nylons, ABS, TPU, and glass filled reinforced resins. 
Even in these uncertain time the company is doing well, operating 10 single and twin head screw extruders and is ISO Certified.  In addition to the Operations Manager, the company has a Scheduler, Purchasing Manager, and Extrusion Supervisor, but due to to growth the owner wants to add a hands on Production Manager to work on the floor, creating middle level management to support the Operations Manager.
In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers Healthcare, benefits and a 401(k) with matching up to 4%.   
Rotational Molding Plant Manager – Compton, CA

A leading manufacturer of Rotational Molded products has an excellent opportunity for a Plant Manager who will be responsible for the day-to-day activities maximizing profitability and manufacturing efficiency of open flame rotational molding production lines. These goals will be achieved through successful implementation of the following tactics: working with sales, engineering, production manager and overseeing the routine maintenance machinery and tooling. The ideal Plant Manager will have experience manufacturing rotomolded products using open flame machines and ovens.  Plant Manager  responsibilities include:

  •  Maximizing production and product quality
  • Managing raw material supply levels
  • Completion of administrative tasks including, but not limited to, report generation, new product information forms, product improvement reports
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Staffing

Requirements

  • Must have plastic molding manufacturing management experience
  • Rotation molding experience using open flame machines and ovens preferred.
  • Being bilingual in English and Spanish would be a plus.
Maintenance Supervisor – Lincoln, NE

A custom plastic injection molding is searching for a Hands-on Maintenance Supervisor to lead the plant maintenance department. The Maintenance Supervisorreports to the Plant Manager and must have the proven ability to meet and/or achieve the following requirements:

Maintenance Supervisor Responsibilities:

  • Leading maintenance/tooling technicians and directs all related personnel actions including; ensuring that all work undertaken or supervised is carried out safely and without injuries.
  • Initiating corrective action for non-conformances related to equipment and plant utilities
  • Managing, optimizing and maintaining injection molding machines, downstream equipment and plant utilities to peak production levels to including defining effective inventory of spare parts
  • Providing safety analysis of new & modified equipment/system
  • Inputting new equipment into a Preventive Maintenance (PM) Program and leading and performing the preventive maintenance.
  • Assisting in design/sourcing equipment and methods of manufacturing based on customer and plant need
  • Developing and maintaining a Preventive Maintenance program for all production equipment, plant utilities and injection molding equipment
  • Leading maintenance activities in a manner that achieves the plant’s goals
  • Approving, sourcing and purchasing spare parts within the departments’ fiscal budget
  • Optimizing manufacturing systems and plant infrastructure
  • Advising and supporting the plant staff on mechanical, electrical, process and correcting customer issues

Education

·       Technical College Degree, Technical school graduate, or a High School Diploma with equivalent hands-on manufacturing management or supervisory experience

Skills

  • Ability to lead and perform plastic injection molding equipment maintenance
  • Planning and Organizing maintenance activities with an attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of PLC and integrated manufacturing systems
  • Working knowledge of Electric/ Electronic/ Pneumatics/ Hydraulic/ Plant Utility System
  • Microsoft office to include Excel, PowerPoint, Project

Experience

  • Five year’s minimum experience performing and leading plastic injection molding manufacturing maintenance
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years in a manufacturing maintenance or technical related position
  • Working knowledge of a software based maintenance management systems
  • Scientific Molding training would be a big plus.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $29 to $32 range, the company offers competitive benefits, and relocation assistance.

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.

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.

 

 

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.
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