Injection Molding Process Engineer

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Brownsville, TN
$70,000 - $90,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Apr 23, 2018
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Our client is a world leader in plastic products used in the building trades.-They are growing and have an immediate need for a process engineer with injection molding background.

The Process Engineer will assume responsibility for the development of manufacturing methods and processes within the company’s injection molding department. This is a hands-on position performing sample activities daily. Investigate, establish, and implement requirements for equipment, tooling, materials, and methods of manufacturing, from pilot runs through normal production. Work with the shift supervisors, process technicians, and fellow engineers. Analyze production steps to establish a sequence of operations to allow the most efficient, effective method of manufacture. Establish production standards, furthermore, perform cost control and cost reduction studies, in addition to analyzing and correcting production problems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the INJECTION MOLDING PROCESS ENGINEER is to safely and efficiently perform top-quality operational duties on a daily basis which include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Process optimization using scientific molding principles
  • Anticipating cost avoidance opportunities and achieving cost reduction opportunities
  • Hands-on process/tooling troubleshooting
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities and productivity covering all process areas-cycle times, scrap, downtime, machine/tools, and energy.
  • Stabilize and optimize molding area performance and reduce mold change over time
  • Train and coach injection mold technicians on the latest problem solving, set-up and processing techniques
  • Analyze process failures for root cause and recommend corrective actions
  • Recommend equipment to better automate manufacturing processes
  • Work with engineering on new project start-ups with a transition into production
  • Performing the above-mentioned functions with minimum supervision

Any other duties as assigned by supervision or management

Qualifications/Skills :

· Excellent project management.

· Ability to collaborate with operations and maintenance teams in the plant.

· Excellent computer skills and proficiency in MS Office

· Background in implementing continuous improvement projects in a manufacturing setting.

Education and/or Experience: B.S. in Engineering (or equivalent experience) and approximately five years related experience; or advanced degree in appropriate technical discipline and approximately four years related experience.

Familiarity with injection molding machinery, and plastics processing (multiple technologies). Background and familiarity with R&D, new product development processes.