Very large company with multiple manufacturing locations is searching for a Plastics Process Engineer, with experience in plastic injection molding. A background in plastics and thermoplastics is required. Supports and improves manufacturing’s efforts with its tools, equipment, materials and methods to insure productivity growth. Establish and monitor robust initial processes to ensure that efficient and quality practices are being used and cycles/output rates are optimized. Work with development team on new projects to specify and establish new equipment tools, process and monitor process data collection and maintain process controls. Work with vendors to resolve issues. Sets high expectations for technical group and leads by example to drive improvements and obtain company objectives.
Provides training for technicians and supervisors across all shifts.
Monitors and implements use of monitoring systems to analyze processes and establish what capabilities are and what improvements to make to reach full potential.
Perform and conduct Design of Experiments.
Utilize Statistical Process Control.
Analyzes data to troubleshoot equipment, tools and processes. Establish process variables and tolerances.
Establishes realistic rates on all secondary equipment.
Monitors all processes to ensure that efficient and quality assembly and lining practices are being used and output rates are optimized.
Implement corrective actions and follow-up on long-term solutions.
Evaluate efficiency issues. Recommend processing and/or steel change to effect repairs that would benefit the assembly and lining process.
Helps establish productivity enhancement plans on specific machines.
Assists in establishing productivity enhancement plans.
Identify, specify and implement automated appraisal systems/reject reduction.
Monitor and oversee the sampling of new and existing equipment in assigned area.
Look for and implement cost out initiatives.
High School Diploma or GED
Computer operation skills
Working knowledge of Scientific Molding Principles
Working knowledge of Design of Experiments
Familiar with Six Sigma tools for Continuous Improvement and Root Cause Analysis
Ten plus years technical experience in plastics, post molding technologies or an equivalent combination of educations and experience