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Plastics Process Engineer

Montague, MI 49437

Posted: 05/30/2024 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 25251 Pay Rate: $ 80000.00 - $ 100000.00

Job Description

Our client, a leading manufacturing firm in North Muskegon, MI, is seeking a skilled Plastics Process Engineer to join their team. This direct hire opportunity offers a chance to work with advanced injection molding technologies in a high-volume production environment. If you have a passion for engineering and a keen eye for detail, this role is perfect for you.

Responsibilities:
  • Monitor and develop processes to ensure product quality, timely deliveries, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Create and implement new manufacturing plans, processes, and maintenance techniques to enhance productivity and quality.
  • Determine and recommend capital equipment needs, supervise installation, and ensure timely delivery of cost-effective, specification-compliant equipment.
  • Evaluate new product designs for optimal manufacturing capabilities, focusing on Continuous Improvement and manufacturability.
  • Validate production processes using statistical methods to achieve world-class manufacturing standards.
  • Prepare and present various reports and studies to keep supervisors informed of activities and progress.
  • Develop and maintain process documentation, work instructions, and supporting materials to meet operational and customer needs.
  • Establish and uphold engineering standards and records for the design, improvement, and maintenance of manufacturing equipment.
  • Collaborate with customer engineering departments to ensure products and processes exceed customer requirements.
  • Support and input information for PPAP requirements for changes and launches.
  • Oversee estimating, mold design review, mold build, material recommendations, and part approval management.
  • Lead standardization efforts for molding process limits to minimize defective products through data analysis.
  • Conduct process improvement initiatives focused on reducing cycle time, material conversion, and enhancing statistical capabilities.
  • Assess and guide the purchase of primary and secondary plastics processing machinery and equipment.
  • Support new injection mold development by participating in vendor design proposals and mold trials.
  • Provide tooling and part design input and expertise for plastic components/prints.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Plastics Engineering or other Technical Engineering discipline.
  • At least 4 years of engineering experience in design within the injection molding or related industry.
  • Minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience in high-volume Injection Molding.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Scientific Injection Molding processes and studies (Gate Seal, Flow, Cooling Time, etc.).
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot issues using disciplined root cause analysis tools.
  • Experience using computer-aided design (CAD) systems.
Preferences:
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Knowledge of statistical methods for process validation.
  • Ability to develop and maintain detailed process documentation.
  • Familiarity with PPAP requirements and standards.
  • Expertise in mold design and material recommendations.

Titles Encouraged to Apply:
  • Injection Molding Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Process Development Engineer
  • Plastics Engineer
  • Tooling Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
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