POSITION SUMMARY: The Process Engineer plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing equipment and processes to produce high quality injection molded product, and is responsible for coordinating the molding efforts on new program launches, setting up and/or revising manufacturing processes and assisting the manufacturing operations in problem solving and continuous process improvements.
- Develop new processes utilizing scientific molding principles, assess and document new and existing processes. Implement and evaluate changes to existing processes designed to improve product quality, productivity, and overall equipment efficiency.
- Provide technical leadership and mentorship to process technicians, operators, and other molding personnel.
- Develop and maintain process documentation ensuring that processes and procedures are clearly stated and understandable for all employees. Provide technical support/solutions to manufacturing processes, improve yield and throughput, drive cost reduction activities and improve on part quality.
- Demonstrated ability to start-up, operate and shut down process related equipment. Must be able to work independently on new process development as well as troubleshooting current production issues.
- Work with equipment and material vendors to resolve machine and material issues.
- Monitor and report issues with injection molds, make recommendations for refurbishment based on production factors such as cycles, process capability and tooling history.
- Interact with customers to resolve issues and provide new project updates.
- Implement technical solutions including statistical methodology to meet customer cost, quality, and delivery expectations.
- Facilitate and support facility and manufacturing safety, environmental, and ergonomics efforts.
- Monitor new technological advances in the injection molding industry and keep senior management appraised of technology that could make the company more competitive in the market.
- B.S. degree in Plastics, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is required. Must have 5+ years of practical work experience in an Injection Molding Operation.
- Training such as the RJG Master Molder series or eDart experience is a plus.
- Strong and diverse technical background in injection molding processing, tooling, equipment, materials, manufacturing, and quality.
- Self-starter must be able to work with little direction and with a high level of self-motivation.
- Ability to manage multiple start-up projects.
- Demonstrated superior communication (written and verbal), teamwork, and organizational skills.
- Excellent computer skills, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
- Demonstrated ability to think out of the box and recommend options.
- Ability to lead others, responsibility may include indirect supervision of process technicians.
- Must possess good communication skills, written and verbal, and must be able to interact with customers and employees.
- Strong attention to details, highly organized, able to multi-task.
- Must be punctual and dependable, able to work with little supervision. Must be able to maintain files in a neat and orderly manner.