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Manufacturing Engineer

Do you have what it takes to impact major global auto manufacturers? Our Customer operate 20 highly automated manufacturing sites and dedicated engineering and sales locations globally. Located in the USA and Mexico, our customer is an industry-leading division and has been at the forefront of plastics molding since 1949.

Job Scope

  • Investigate and analyze established manufacturing processes and molds.
  • Modify, correct and improve all aspects of the processes including methods, procedures, equipment, molds, cycles, automation, peripheral and secondary equipment, work flow, documentation, part inspection, statistical application, molding parameters, packaging, etc.
  • Initiate associated cost reduction while maintaining capability to meet customers' requirements.
  • Process MWO (mold work order) for mold repair or revision. •
  • Set-up manufacturing process for production including packaging, handling, parts flow, quality, assembly, secondary operations, etc.
  • Coordinate with customer to resolve production problems.
  • Establish quality and production procedures and ensures capability of customer requirements and our client capabilities.
  • Troubleshoot production problems associated with specific molds, projects, or customer.
  • Understand cavity pressure applications.
  • Evaluate and investigate new equipment offerings from manufactures of molding machines, related peripheral equipment and new process enhancements. Recommend purchase.
  • Aid in identification of technical training needs and development of appropriate instruction plans. Conduct on-the-job and classroom training for individuals or small groups in production and production related departments.
  • Involved in improvement task forces for mold repair, set-up reduction, capability studies, etc.
  • Participate in pre-design and pre-production meetings for new molds and projects. • Basic knowledge of current thermoplastic resins. Investigate and evaluate new resins for process, shrinkage, flow, etc. in actual production environment.
  • Review production standards and update where needed.
  • Support the Quality Engineering Department in determining root causes and corrective actions for customer complaints.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

EDUCATION

EDUCATION LEVEL • Technical bachelors’ degree or equivalent training/experience.

EXPERIENCE

JOB TRAINING & EXPERIENCE • Over one year up to and including two years production experience in job shop custom injection molding.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED • Plastic molding technology, mold design and function. • Plastic resin processing characteristics, molding machine functions. • Automation concepts. • Cost analysis. • SPC & Inspection technology, statistics and design of experiments. • World class manufacturing principles. • Communications skills and company objectives. • Interpersonal skills. • Written and verbal communication skills.

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