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Injection Molding Production Supervisor – Spartanburg, SC

A leading manufacturer of plastic closures for food, beverage and industrial markets has a full-time, salaried opening for a Production Shift Supervisor reporting to the Production Manager.

Responsibilities for the Production Shift Supervisor:

  • Ensuring that all work undertaken or supervised is carried out safely and without injury
  • Initiating corrective action for product non-conformances
  • Constantly monitor 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 develops/implements training plans
  • Planning, documenting, and carrying out 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 is operating up to standard

Qualification Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 of years manufacturing experience in a supervisory
  • High school diploma
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Plastic Injection Molding processing and troubleshooting knowledge
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software

In addition to an annual salary in the $70,000 to $75,000 range the company offers competitive medical benefits, a 401(k) with matching, relocation assistance, etc.

Injection Molding Production Manager – Bethel, Vermont

A custom injection molding company is seeking to hire a Production Manager to oversee plastic injection molding production operations.  Responsibilities include the execution of production schedules through the efficient management of Mold Set-Up, Material Handling, and Injection Molding Processing. The Production Manager works collaboratively with multiple departmental and plant disciplines to execute production with emphasis on quality, delivery, and efficiency while maintaining a safe and organized work environment. The position also requires a systems approach with an emphasis on Lean and Six Sigma methodology to deliver value as defined by the customer

 

PRODUCTION MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Managing a staff of Team Leaders, Process Technicians, and Mold Setters.
  • Maintaining a rigorous quality system, which includes, mold trials, validation activity, process audits and continuous improvement projects.
  • Promoting a collaborative, efficient and safe working environment.
  • Working with Human Resources to coordinate staffing, training, and disciplinary action.
  • Coordinates Daily Machine Assignments.
  • Performance Reviews/Level Recommendations for Direct Reports.
  • Leading Housekeeping/Organization process implementation and support.
  • Meeting machine utilization goals.
  • Achieving Production Efficiency Metrics. Quality & Delivery Performance Metrics.
  • Plant operations in the absence of the Plant Manager.
  • Develop and execute departmental goals aimed at productivity and safety.

 

PRODUCTION MANAGER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience supervising a Production Team and Quality Assurance Department preferred.
  • BS or Associate degree in engineering or technical field, and/or equivalent experience.
  • Strong analytical problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to create and drive change and effectively communicate.
  • Someone very knowledgeable in troubleshooting injection molds and injection molding processes.
  • Process capability, troubleshooting, SPC and robotics.
  • Excellent external/internal customer and presentation skills.
  • Strong multiple project management skills.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment characterized by high growth.
  • Experienced in Six Sigma, 5S and Lean Manufacturing implementation.
  • Microsoft Office application skills a plus.

In addition to an annual salary in the $110,000 to $120,000 range, the company offer, a bonus, very good benefits, and a generous relocation package.

Packaging Products Plant Manager – Wausau, WI

A company that manufactures packaging for multiple products wants to hire a Plant Manager. The Plant Manager position supports the packaging product manufacturing efforts with effective leadership and communication in the development and implementation of Operational Continuous Improvement systems supporting the achievement of the organization’s strategic targets.

Plant Manager Responsibilities

· Meeting or exceeding safety standards through personal example and safety-first leadership of the plant.

· Leading the implementation of operational improvement strategies enabling the organization to achieve Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost targets.

· Assisting in defining and implementing organizational goals.

· Developing and implementing Lean systems and activities to achieve targeted performance improvement goals.

· Improving the organization through training and education to create a culture of continuous improvement.

· Building and managing effective teams by developing team members through coaching and mentoring.

Plant Manager Qualifications

· A minimum of 5 years of Plant Management experience.

· A minimum of 3 years of management experience in a packaging materials manufacturing facility.

· Business and Organizational strategy experience.

· Strong Leadership skills.

· Proficiency in developing Lean Manufacturing Systems.

· Ability to communicate and work well with others in a team environment.

· Ability to work well with customers.

· Excellent collaboration and interpersonal communication skills.

· Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, and ERP systems.

· A bachelor’s degree in a technical or business is preferred, but equivalent and proven work experience is acceptable

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $115,000 range, the company offers a bonus, competitive benefits, relocation assistance etc.

Injection Molding Plant Maintenance Manager – Spartanburg, SC

A company that manufactures injection and compression molded caps and closures is searching for a Plant Maintenance Manager to lead the Plant Maintenance Department.  The Plant Maintenance Manager reports to the Plant Manager.

Plant Maintenance Manager Responsibilities

  • Managing injection molding equipment maintenance, and mold tooling technicians.
  • Directing all Maintenance Personnel actions including; final selection of new hires, training, technical development, and performance.
  • Preparing the annual maintenance budget.
  • Ensuring that all maintenance/tooling work undertaken is carried out safely and without injury.
  • Initiating corrective action for non-conformances related to equipment and plant utilities.
  • Managing, optimizing, and maintaining machine, downstream equipment, and plant utilities to peak production levels to include
  • Defining and maintaining an effective inventory of spare parts.
  • Providing safety analysis of new & modified equipment/systems.
  • Overseeing the input of new equipment into the Preventive Maintenance Program (PM).
  • Assisting in the design/sourcing of equipment and methods of manufacturing to meet customer and plant needs.
  • Developing and maintaining a P.M. program for all production equipment, plant utilities and injection tools.
  • Provides safety analysis information.
  • Advising and supporting plant staff on mechanical, electrical, process and customer problems.

Plant Maintenance Manager Position Requirements

  • Ability to manage Maintenance Department supporting a fast-paced injection operation.
  • Minimum of 5 years in a plant manufacturing maintenance or related technical position.
  • A minimum of 2 years of injection molding experience.
  • High School Diploma required.
  • Technical Degree preferred but not required.
  • Planning and organizing maintenance activities with an attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Electric/ Electronic/ Pneumatics/ Hydraulic/ Plant Utility Systems.
  • Strong Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
  • Working knowledge of a software-based maintenance management system.
  • ISO or similar quality system and SQF or similar food safety system preferred

In addition to an annual salary in the $110,000 to $130,000 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits, bonus potential and relocation assistance.

 

Plastic Extrusion Manufacturing Manager – New Haven, Connecticut

A captive plastic profile extrusion company has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Manager to manage all manufacturing related functions, including; production, scheduling, shipping, inventory control, purchasing, and quality control. Direct reports include, Production Supervisors, a Shipping Supervisor, and an Inventory Control/Production Scheduler.

Manufacturing Manager Responsibilities:

  • Leading Supervisors to coordinate daily activities of the Production and Shipping Departments totaling approx. 15-20 employees.
  • Determining proper staffing by working with the Human Resource Dept. to achieve appropriate levels and addressing other personnel related issues.
  • Interfacing with Customer Service regularly on shipping schedules and other issues impacting customer

Inventory Management Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Kanban inventory system and interface with Purchasing to ensure orders are placed for ongoing needs and for large customer orders.
  • Negotiate directly as needed with vendors and carriers for cost reduction and to address quality issues.
  • Monitor finished goods and raw material inventories for accuracy and appropriate stocking levels.
  • Determine root cause of inventory variances and make needed corrective actions.
  • Ensure accurate raw material and bill of material files in ERP system.
  • Interface with the Maintenance Department for equipment repair and preventative maintenance of all equipment.
  • Working closely with Production Department and Engineering/Tool Room on tooling issues, process improvement projects, and new product tooling/set-ups.
  • Coordinating trial run of new tools.
  • Monitoring quality, scrap, on-time shipments, and other metrics and take corrective action as needed.
  • Implement and/or maintain 5S and Lean manufacturing practices.
  • Improving and maintaining product quality as per specifications while minimizing cost
  • Reviewing products with sub-standard profitability and implement changes in process to correct.
  • Conduct performance reviews for all direct reports.

 Education/Experience Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree, preferred but, not required
  • Minimum of 5 years of production management experience preferably, in plastic profile extrusion.
  • Thorough understanding of plastic product manufacturing, ERP, and Lean principles.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $95,000 range and an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, vacation, paid holidays, life insurance, currently a 40% match up to 5% on 401(k) plan.

Plastic Injection Molding Project Manager – Anaheim, California

A plastic injection molding manufacturer of custom injection molded consumer plastic products is searching for a Project Manager.  The Project Manager is responsible for leading the customer plastic product design, development and manufacturing efforts.

Project Manager Responsibilities

  • Managing three engineers; designing plastic products, developing the mold tooling, debugging the tooling.
  • Working with the manufacturing department to place the tooling into production and assuring customer product specifications are met.
  • Working with the customer product customers to develop product costs in conjunction with the Sales Department.
  • Developing production schedules with the product customers.
  • Tracking product manufacturing implementation schedules to assure they are being met.
  • Working with internal and external mold builders to assure customer approved injection molded design requirements are being met.
  • Hiring and training engineers, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees.

Project Manager Education and Skills Requirements

  • A four-year technical degree is preferred but, equivalent experience will be considered.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience managing engineering projects in a plastic injection molding company.
  • A minimum of 3 years of Project Management experience.
  • Experience communicating (verbally and written) directly with product customers, as well as, internal customers, i.e., manufacturing.

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

Plastic Injection Molding Production Manager – Anaheim, CA

A custom Injection Molding Company is seeking a qualified individual to be the hands-on Injection Molding Production Manager. The company needs an individual that can help grow the 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 manufacture’s recommendations and specifications.
  • Coordinating multiple departments and priorities to meet customer expectations.
  • Leading the Plastic Injection Molding Process Technicians.

Position Requirements

  • Must have a High School Diploma plus a Technical Degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 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 addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 range the company offers competitive benefits.

Chief Operations Officer – Mateo, CA

A rapidly growing manufacturer of plastic thermoformed products serving the medical and food industries wants to hire a Chief Operating Officer (COO).  The COO must have experience in the thermoforming manufacturing environment or other plastics manufacturing and be willing to take a strong leadership role implementing growth strategies to increase revenues while developing opportunities for cost savings.  The COO will also be responsible for providing strategic financial and operational leadership for the company.

PRIMARY CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER RESPONSIBLILITIES

  • Planning, developing, implementing and directing the organization’s operational and fiscal function and performance.
  • Leading the overall day-to-day operations of the company, ensuring company priorities, goals and objectives are being met.
  • Mentoring, coaching, and leading the management team in order to meet the company goals and objectives.
  • Evaluating the company’s financial operational, sales and marketing structures to plan for continual improvements and increasing efficiencies.
  • While leading company growth, keeping a focus on; product quality, meeting customer requirements, social impact, and product sustainability.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • A minimum of ten years of management experience in the plastics industry with some thermoforming experience preferred.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office and ERP Systems.
  • Knowledge of production, costing inventory control and purchasing principles.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • A minimum of two years of experience at a VP of Operations.

In addition to an annual salary in the $180,000 to $250,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

 

Plastic Injection Molding Plant Manager – Minneapolis, Minnesota

A growing custom injection molding company in the consumer and general industry field has an immediate opening for a Plant Manager.  The Plant Manager will lead a team in a injection molding manufacturing facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage production operations of an injection molding facility.
  • Full Profit and Loss responsibility driving continuous improvement in safety, quality and profit performance.
  • Increasing and maintaining productivity/efficiency of the overall plant output.
  • Testing and monitoring plant processes.
  • Maintaining compliance with facility OSHA standards.
  • Preparing, analyzing and issuing production and performance reports as required.
  • Controlling costs to achieve company budget goals.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive preventative maintenance program.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School Diploma, a bachelor’s degree would be a plus.
  • Must have at least five years of management experience in a plastic injection molding operation, some extrusion experience would be a plus..
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication with leadership capabilities supporting the company’s goals, objectives and philosophies.
  • Knowledge of Profit Loss (P&L) statement preparation and application.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Products.

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

PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING ENGINEER – Lancaster, PA

A state-of-the-art custom injection molding company, producing high quality injection molded products, wants to hire a Plastic Injection Molding Engineer. The Plastic Injection Molding Engineer is a “hands-on” technical position that plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing equipment and injection molding processes.  The Plastic Injection Molding Engineer is also responsible for overseeing customer mold design, mold procurement, mold de-bugging and managing a small in-house tool shop and staff.

PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING ENGINEER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing new injection molding processes and documenting new and existing processes.
  • Implementing and evaluating changes to existing injection molding processes and tooling to; improve product quality, productivity, and overall equipment efficiency.
  • Leading the injection molding tooling design efforts.
  • Managing new customer injection molding tooling projects and overseeing customer-owned tool inventory.
  • Monitoring and tracking plastic molding tooling conditions.
  • Developing recommendations for tooling modifications and repairs.
  • Preparing quotes for new tooling and refurbishment projects.
  • Providing technical leadership and mentorship to tool shop personnel.
  • Providing technical support/solutions to manufacturing processes, improve yield, drive cost reduction activities, and improve on part quality.
  • Working with contractors to resolve tooling issues.
  • Interacting with customers to resolve issues and provide new project updates.
  • Generating customer tooling and part quotes.
  • Implementing technical solutions including statistical methodology to meet customer cost, quality and deliver expectations.
  • Facilitating and supporting facility and manufacturing safety, environmental, and ergonomics efforts.

 POSTION REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering is preferred and/or comparable work experience in a Plastic Injection Molding Operation.
  • A minimum of 3 years of plastic injection molding processing and tool design experience.
  • Strong knowledge of tool validation and development.
  • Self-starter must be able to work with little direction and with a high level of self-motivation.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects within project deadlines.
  • Demonstrated superior communication (written and verbal), teamwork, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills; Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.

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

Laboratory Manager – Conyers, Georgia

A leading manufacturer of quality printing inks, coatings, and plastic colorants is looking for a Laboratory Manager.  The Laboratory Manager must have experience with color concentrate and/or compound, pigments, resins, additives, and processes. The ideal candidate is looking to build a career and grow.  Experience is necessary, a strong work ethic is essential.

Laboratory Manager Position Requirements

  • Ability to lead the development, processing, and testing color concentrates and/or compounded pigments resins and additives.
  • Ability to lead a development and testing laboratory with up to fifteen direct reports.
  • Knowledgeable of Masterbatch – Pellets (LEM, LPM), Pigment Dispersions – Powder (AGD, LED, LWF), and Colored Compound – Pellets
  • Ability to work closely with closely with and support plant operations management
Experience/Education Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working with color concentrates and compounded pellets.
  • A four year technical degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field.
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a laboratory supervisor or manager

In addition to an annual salary in the $90,000 to $110,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

Laboratory Supervisor – Burrillville, Rhode Island

An industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of PVC and PU laminated and coated technical textiles is searching for an Laboratory Supervisor to; coordinate quality control efforts, contribute to product development efforts, and be part of the ISO team.  The company’s goal is to expand its position as a leader in the industry by optimizing employees’ skills.

LABORATORY SUPERVISOR DUTIES:

  • Develop and test coatings for mildew resistance and flame retardation qualities.
  • Using a spectrophotometer, test for color matching to meet customer requirements.
  • Interpret applicable standards (ANSI, ASTM, AATCC, etc.) and ensure testing performed is appropriate and meets requirements.
  • Help maintain a cutting-edge, QLL-certified laboratory.
  • Review work performed by other lab personnel and provide guidance as required.
  • Perform mechanical and chemical testing.
  • Conduct lab scale trials to support Business Development and daily Production.
  • Support Production and Quality for incoming, in-process, and final inspections.
  • Perform visual, chemical, and physical evaluation of raw and manufactured material for defects and deviation from specifications
  • Provide documentation and reports for results for activities as required.
  • Keep clear and comprehensive notes for testing and development performed.
  • Participate as a team member and resource for on-going projects and support ISO based root cause analysis and documentation.
  • Ensure safe work practices are followed and in places for all laboratory areas and activities
  • Participate in Production, Engineering and Quality Focus Area Teams to assist in Continual Improvement activities.
  • Assist in determination of work priorities, current status and development of routine lab schedule.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A bachelor’s or associate’s degree in chemistry.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in organic / polymer chemistry and polymer engineering.
  • Color matching experience.
  • Experience operating in an ISO 9001-2015 quality management system or equivalent.
  • Experience applying lab safety protocols.
  • Advanced working knowledge and use of Microsoft Office (i.e.: Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to maintain accurate, legible, and complete documentation.

In addition to an annual salary in the $60,000 to $80,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits, 3 weeks of vacation, and a potential bonus, and relocation assistance.

Plastic Processing Manager – Fort Worth, Texas

A plastic injection and profile extrusion company that manufactures door frames and components wants to hire a first shift Manager . The Manager will lead a 10 hour day operation from Monday thru Thursday. The ideal candidate the company would like to hire is someone who can manage the injection molding and extrusion departments but, if a candidate lacks the background in profile extrusion, the company will look consider hiring an injection molding processing supervisor. The company operates large tonnage injection molding presses in the 400 to 1,000 ton range, in addition to, extrusion molding presses.

  • Plastic Processing Manager Requirements
    • Hands on injection mold experience with molding presses up to 1,000 tons
    • Experience with processing parameter set up and mold qualification
    • Rapid changeover experience
    • Main materials are ASA, HIPS, PVC, and Polypropylene
    • Experience with holding tight tolerances on color

Experience/Education Requirements

  • Plastic Injection Molding Supervision and/or Management experience (3 – 5 years minimum) of at least 8 -14 direct reports
  • High School Diploma, two or four year technical degree preferred.
  • Preferred:
    • Experience with plastic extrusion of lineal profiles
    • Automotive experience (Toyota production system, lean, etc.)

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $85,000 range the company offers a retirement plan, medical, dental, vision, and paid leave time.

Plastic Compounding Operations Manager – Corona, CA

A custom compounding facility wants to hire a Operations Manager to oversee manufacturing activities in a three-shift custom compounding facility. The company has been in business for over 40 years compounding: polyolefins, nylons, ABS, TPU, and reinforce plastic resins. The Operations Manger will ensure products are produced to high quality standards, on time and meeting established standards. The Operation Manager must also be able to; utilize their polymer compounding knowledge to improve machine efficiencies, procedures, and training of team members.

Operations Manager Responsibilities:

  • Creating and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Providing daily “hands on” management of extrusion and secondary operations personnel.
  • Ensuring that all machinery is running at or above budgeted cycle times.
  • Managing, assisting and facilitating changeovers and setups.
  • Managing the material mixers to ensure prioritizing material mixes such that all machinery is ready for product changeovers.
  • Working with the scheduler for proper allocation of resources to start up prioritized job orders.
  • Ensuring that all process log sheets are being filled out correctly by all employees.
  • Performing required inspections, tests and audits and process capability studies as assigned.
  • Inspecting the work of the production crew to ensure that product specifications are adhered.
  • Training shift personnel on full scope of job functions and established procedures.
  • Implementing the instructions of the VP of Operations regarding Quality, Safety, ISO, and Productivity issues.
  • Ensuring compliance with all company policies.
  • Developing daily/ weekly manpower and material requirements for manufacturing and scheduling personnel to meet or beat company labor goals.

Position Requirements:

  • Extensive experience leading plastic extrusion and pulverizing processes and operating related machinery.
  • Proven track record of managing, achieving goals, and maximizing results in a 3-shift plastic resin compounding manufacturing operation.
  • Capable of working and functioning in a “smaller” company environment.
  • Bilingual is a plus

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits and a 401(k) with matching up to 4%.

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