<![CDATA[Molding Business Services: jobboards]]> http://JOBS.MOLDINGBUSINESS.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[VP of Sales & Marketing]]> Vice President of Sales and Marketing

A large medical injection molder is seeking a dynamic individual to oversee their sales and marketing department.

The right individual will have a strong sales background, with knowledge of plastics, contract manufacturing, and medical devices.

This is an opportunity to work with one of the premier plastics processors in America.

Salary will be based on experience and relocation assistance is available.
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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Electrical Engineer]]> Electrical Engineer Electrical Engineer to support the design and manufacturing of various automotive fuel delivery products and components. Basic Requirements:? Bachelor of Science - Electronics Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology.? 0-5 years’ experience.? Strong background in AutoCad, Solidworks and other engineering related software; highly efficient in the use of Microsoft Office.? Strong organization skills and the ability to handle multiple projects a must.? Must have the ability to be a cohesive Team Player along with the discipline to be an independent member of the organization.? Understanding of ISO and a genuine commitment to safety and quality.
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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Thermoplastic Molding Manager]]> Seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to serve as the TPC Manager for the Advanced Composites Center. This position is responsible for managing the day to day activities of the TPC Department.  In addition, the TPC Manager will help manage department growth and improve process and organizational efficiency to ensure continued profitability.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • Supervise, schedule and manage all aspects of the TPC department
  • Work with the Sales Department to ensure all customer needs are met on a timely basis.
  • Work with the Quality Department to improve first time yields and troubleshoot any quality issues.
  • Work with Engineering to assist in the development and improvement of TPC parts.
  • Foster and promote a lean, continuous improvement culture throughout the organization.
  • Identify, quantify, prioritize and track continuous improvement initiatives to achieve TPC growth and operating goals.
  • Provide leadership by promoting a team environment, ongoing training and feedback, as well as developing individual talents.
  • Complete annual performance reviews for TPC employees.
  • Participate in the daily Management Review Board and Buffer Meetings.
  • Conduct yourself and ensure TPC employees conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct

Education, Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor’ s degree or equivalent experience is required, Engineering degree is preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a minimum of 5 years experience in a manufacturing manager role is required.
  • Ability to effectively manage employees to meet performance and behavioral expectations; experience successfully managing time and attendance issues; demonstrated ability to achieve results through others
  • Experience with thermoplastic composites manufacturing methods is preferred.
  • Strong blueprint interpretation, understanding of tolerance specifications and good working knowledge of GD&T is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong working knowledge of problem solving, root cause analysis, and associated solution implementation
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal skills along with the ability to handle multiple priorities at the same time.
  • Show initiative in work by being a self-starter, suggesting new ideas for completing a job, giving input as to how to improve the efficiency of a job, multitask, and organizing work time in order to complete jobs in a timely matter.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Infor VISUAL or similar ERP software desirable but not required
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Manufacturing Engineer]]> The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for managing the day to day activities of the CNC Department.  This includes maintaining the department schedule, overseeing the set-up and operating of all machines, supervising the department and ensuring all training and reviews of employees are conducted on time.   The job requires a good working knowledge of CNC machines, the ability to read blueprints, use of all inspection equipment and the ability to apply knowledge of machining methods. Finally, this position is responsible for the quality of all parts produced as well as the safety of all employees.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
  • Supervise and manage all aspects of the CNC Department.  Assist in the hiring and training of all machinists and conduct annual reviews for employees within the Turning department.
  • Schedule work centers and employees across multiple shifts   to meet the demands of the master schedule.
  • Ensure the quality of all parts produced in the department including first piece inspections and the handling of non-conforming parts.  Make sure correct documentation is in place.
  • Work directly with the QC department to verify that proper inspection techniques are being used at all times. Utilize inspection equipment, including micrometers, calipers, optical comparators and CMMs
  • Ensure all machinists and machines are running as efficiently as possible.
  • Cooperate and work with other areas of production to move parts through Production as expeditiously as possible.
  • Attend the daily buffer meeting.  Know where all parts are all times in the department.
  • Work with the Sales department to understand and assist with customer demands and priorities.
  • Maintain the preventative maintenance schedule for all Turning machines.
  • Work across all areas of Tri-Mack and provide prompt and professional service as requested.
  • Adhere and ensure all AS9100 requirements are met at all times.
  • Create and maintain a safe work environment.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education, Skills & Experience:
  • High School diploma is required, some college is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years in a CNC Machining environment is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a minimum of 3 years experience in a manufacturing manager role is required
  • Strong blueprint interpretation, understanding of tolerance specifications and good working knowledge of GD&T
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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Mechanical Engineer]]> Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Sintering Operations: Design of sintering setters / furniture for MIM parts, creation of production process utilizing setters
  • Secondary Operations: Design of coining / sizing fixtures for MIM parts, creation of production process utilizing fixtures
  • Finishing Operations: specification of part heat treatment, coatings, etc
  • Assesses the manufacturability of customer designs in relation to plastic, metal and ceramic injection molding processes
  • Utilizes problem solving tools including Six Sigma, LEAN manufacturing, and DOE to solve development challenges, eliminate process variability, and resolve issues that impact part cost, quality and delivery
  • Developing engineering documents including quality plans, work instructions, process sheets and drawings, and maintains these within a controlled document (ECN) system
  • Work closely with QC; QA on inspection of manufactured parts

Qualifications:
  • Minimum five years of experience as Project, Process, Product or Manufacturing Engineer
  • Proven record of delivering component / assembly level projects using a structured development process
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing, injection molding, tool / mold design, automation
  • Equipment and fixture design for low and high volume manufacturing
  • Must be familiar with machine shop operations: turning, milling, EDM, CNC machining operations and understand the capabilities of each
  • CAD design using Solidworks (preferred) or ProE
  • Must be able to demonstrate initiative and self-direction in planning, organizing, documenting and solving problems with proven ability to lead cross functional projects
  • Experience in medical device, aerospace, or defense manufacturing
  • Experience in polymer and metal injection molding a plus. Experience with stampings, forging or other metal forming processes also a plus
  • Six-Sigma / Lean-Six-Sigma Green or Black Belt a plus
  • BS or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited school is required
  • US Citizenship is required

 
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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Plant Manager - GA]]> Direct and manage the day-to-day operations of a given facility, assuming overall responsibility for safety, manufacturing, delivery, quality, staffing, customer satisfaction and financial performance.
Utilize leadership skills to communicate vision and direction through management team that reaches all levels of plant staff.
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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Plant Manager - SC]]> Direct and manage the day-to-day operations of a given facility, assuming overall responsibility for safety, manufacturing, delivery, quality, staffing, customer satisfaction and financial performance.
Utilize leadership skills to communicate vision and direction through management team that reaches all levels of plant staff.

For SC Facility: Prior experience leading a Mfg. Operation, Engineering Degree, Prior Sales Engineering Experience, Prior Injection Molding Experience/ Knowledge
 
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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Profile Extrusion Tooling Engineer]]> A growing premier Profile Extrusion company which focuses on the Lighting and Transportation marketplace is looking for a seasoned profile extrusion engineer who can take a project from customer drawing to full manufacturing.   Must be skilled in tool design, fine tuning tolerances, and ensure final product meets client' s specs.

Competitive salary and benefits.   Will relocate the right candidate. 
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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Tooling Engineer]]>
 
Company is a globally-recognized contract manufacturer of injection-molded components and assemblies.   PMC is a privately-held, financially strong organization with more than 87 years of success, currently serving the Medical Device, Automotive and Commercial Electronics markets.   The company offers its customers services from design for manufacturability and project management through injection molding, assembly, packaging and sterilization management.   For its Medical Device customers, the company  under ISO 13485 certification and FDA and GMP compliance and operates a state-of-the-art, FDA compliant Class 8 (100, 000) clean room. The company currently serves a diverse group of international Medical Device OEMs.   In Automotive, PMC is TS 16949 certified and supports a broad range of well-established, international Tier One manufacturers. 
 
Position Summary:     Provide the interface between the launch teams and tool suppliers for all tool development activities. Develop, design and direct the building and tuning of high quality, competitivel costed prototype and production tools.   Deliver First Time Quality (FTQ) with on-time, on-budget launches.   Continue to meet quality standards and cost effective tool maintenance targets after a tool transitions to mass production. 
 
Main Responsibilities:   A. Coordinate tool feasibility and tool design meetings using a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional approach to ensure the tool design is optimized for manufacturing efficiency within the   company Smart Launch process. 
B. Review and approve designs of all new tools and Engineering Changes before steel is cut (tool design sign-off responsibilities.) 
C. Personally direct the analysis and final tuning of all new tools to ensure the tool delivers parts in mass production that meet customers’ specifications.  
D. Participate in R&D activities which involve customer interface on new programs under development. 
E. Participate in customer presentations and value-sell the company tooling capabilities and tooling designs.  
F. Participate in the estimating/quoting process for new tools on an as-needed basis. 
G. Review tool performance (after 3 to 4 months in mass production) incorporating lessons learned into the Mold Standards and future tool builds.   Communicate “ lessons learned” to appropriate tool vendors and The company team members. 
H. Develop/maintain a network of highly-competent, competitive tool builders, including global sources for tooling. 
I. Establish and monitor our mold maintenance schedules, ensuring PM plans are appropriate for the complexity of the specific tool. 
J. Participate in continuous improvement activities on current production tools.   Act as a troubleshooting problem-solver on tools with chronic problems. 
K. Continuously improve personal expertise in the latest trends and techniques in tool building and educate the company personnel as appropriate.   Provide mentorship to others in the engineering department with less experience as it relates to tooling engineering activities. 
L. Maintain a safe working environment (Safety Standard Manual) and set an example by following all appropriate safety rules.  
M. Actively participate in and support the implementation and maintenance of the Company' s documented quality system as appropriate. 
N. Actively participate in the creation and protection of PMC’ s and customers’ Intellectual Property in all forms including but not limited to trade secrets and patent applications. 
Supervisory Responsibility:   No direct reports 
 
Reports to: Chief Technology Engineer 
 
Compensation Program: • Competitive base salary, commensurate with experience, skills and accomplishments.  • Additional incentive bonus opportunity. • Full benefits program.  • Relocation assistance available.  
 
Candidate Requirements:   A. A positive, “ hands-on”, “ can-do” approach and commitment to the job. B. Minimum of ten (10) years of hands-on experience in developing injection mold tooling concepts and designs to meet part requirements and molding process parameters. Similar duration of experience in the management of the construction of highly-robust, high-volume, tightly-toleranced, injection molding tools is required.   C. Direct experience in designing and managing the building of molds that will see high heat, with hot and cold runner systems, and engineering grade resins is required. D. Demonstrated success in directing the final “ tuning” of tools to meet customer specifications in mass production is required.   
E. Must be able to develop a full bill-of- material for the tool construction and also to define the complete process flow for the tool construction build. F. Demonstrated expertise in the use of Solidworks and the ability to perform detailed mold flow analysis and modeling, and the capability to translate such modeling into presentation materials and working with customers to achieve DFM goals is strongly preferred. G. Minimum education level required – Associate’ s degree in mechanical or plastics technology engineering or a directly related engineering field, or diploma/certification from an apprenticeship program in mold design and building.   Bachelor’ s degree in engineering is a strong plus. H. Direct, hands-on experience in processing injection molds with engineering grade resins is required.   I. Strong communications and facilitations skills are required. J. Strong problem-solving skills and demonstrated experience with successful problem-solving projects is required. K. Experience in estimating/quoting tooling programs is a strong plus. 
L. Overnight travel (including some international/overseas travel) is required – estimate 15% to 20% of work time. M. Experience in the automotive and/or medical device industries is a plus. 
 
 
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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Senior Quality Engineer ]]> Senior Quality Engineer - Medical Device    
 
Company  is a globally-recognized contract manufacturer of injection-molded components and assemblies. The company is a privately-held, financially strong organization with more than 87 years of success, currently serving the medical device, automotive and commercial electronics markets.   The company offers its customers services from design for manufacturability and project management through injection molding, assembly, packaging and sterilization management.   For its medical device customers, the company functions under ISO 13485 certification and FDA and GMP compliance and operates a state-of-the-art, FDA compliant Class 8 (100, 000) clean room.   The company currently serves a diverse group of international medical device OEMs.  
  Position Summary: • Establish best-in-class processes for all IQ, OQ, and PQ protocols and validations in support of the program launch activities andThe company SMART Launch Process. • Be responsible for quality assurance and regulatory compliance activities in support of new product introductions and engineering changes.  • Assure compliance with The company quality systems and standards (ISO 13485, and related quality regulations and requirements, including FDA, cGMP) per PMC’ s quality strategies and directives.     Key Performance Indicators include:  • Being part of a team-oriented focus on delivering programs on time, at quality, and at quoted cost to customers. • New tool launches that meet First Time Quality (FTQ) standards.  • Timely IQ/OQ/PQ protocols/validations that meet or exceed customers’ requirements. 
 
Main Responsibilities:  • Represent the Quality function during new Product Development Process and Design Reviews. o Define deliverable QA requirements as inputs to project plans. o Actively participate in product specifications and design control, including: quality planning, PFMEA, risk analysis, biocompatibility, sterilization (cleanliness specs), design review, and packaging/shelf-life study activities, etc. o Develop, validate, document and refine QA Test and Inspection procedures. Select and acquire equipment/tooling as required to meet product requirements and specifications. o Develop Process Validation Master Plans and IQ/OQ/PQ Protocols. Define sampling plans with statistical rationales, process control plans, and supply SPC to manufacturing applications. Set-up SPC programs and drive improvement based on the evaluation of results attained. o Evaluate/recommend QA sampling plans based on desired confidence limits, process capabilities and manufacturing/inspection methods and equipment. • Personally participate in customer meetings to understand and negotiate validation requirements for customers’ new product launch activities and translate into protocols. • Participate in quotation activities to compile validation protocols and costs within customer quality requirement documentation. • Actively participate in the development, on-going maintenance and improvement of PMC’ s quality systems, to include: quality planning (short and long term); supporting diagnosis and resolution of quality problems (internal and external); corrective and preventative action programs; quality system audits; and, continuous improvement programs. • Continue to develop personal knowledge and skills in quality systems/standards by networking and pursuing continuing education. 
Senior Quality Engineer – Medical, Nov 2016 
• Follow and support the Company’ s confidentiality obligations and maintain protection of the Company’ s and customers’ proprietary information. 
 
Reporting Structure:  • Position reports to the VP of Operations and Engineering. 
 
Compensation Program: • Competitive base salary, commensurate with experience, skills and accomplishments.  • Additional incentive bonus opportunity. • Full benefits program.  • Relocation assistance available.  
 
Candidate Requirements:   This position is an action-oriented, “ hands-on” job.   Successful candidate’ s experience will demonstrate this job behavior, along with a track record of proactive problem-solving. • Bachelor’ s degree in quality engineering or related field is strongly preferred; or, an equivalent level of technical education and related quality engineering experience is required. • Minimum five (5) years of manufacturing experience is required, with at least three (3) years of recent experience as a Quality Engineer in a medical manufacturing operation.   Medical device plastic injection molding experience is a strong plus. • ASQ certification in one or more areas (CQE, CQA, CQM, etc.) is required. • Extensive working experience with ISO 13485/FDA/cGMP quality standards is required.   • Demonstrated experience in developing and writing medical IQ/OQ/PQ protocol/process validations is required. • Demonstrated strong written communications skills, with a high level of computer literacy in MS Word and Excel are required. • Experience with successfully leading quality problem-solving teams, in a “ hands-on” role, is required.   • Demonstrated experience with direct customer communications and negotiations is required. • Experience working in a cleanroom environment is a strong plus. • Some overnight travel, about 5% - 10% of work 
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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Maintenance Tech]]> Maintenance technician for CNC machining centers - first shift
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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[CNC Machinist]]> First shift CNC machinist. Must have 5 axis experience and be familiar with Siemens PLC programming
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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Quality Manager]]> Plan, coordinate, implement, and direct Quality Assurance Programs designed to ensure manufacture of products consistent with customer standards including, but not limited to:

 
  • Determining Customer requirements pertaining to new and existing parts via Advance Product Quality Planning and interface with Business Development, Design Engineering and Molding Engineering;
  • Developing control plans to translate and monitor the customer requirements and process performance characteristics into specific measurement and inspection criteria that ensure requirements are met and documented;
  • Devise and implement various complex methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision, reliability, and accuracy of products, processes, and production equipment;
  • Developing and establishing advanced quality systems and procedures, inspection plans, quality performance trends, statistical plans, cost estimates, and technical quality plans to execute the control plans;
  • Maintaining or establishing appropriate metrics to facilitate and identify key contributors to quality system and document metric performance;
  • Identifying, investigating and resolving quality-related problems with products and processes, working inter-departmentally, to determine cause, recommend corrective action, and implement necessary modifications to system to eliminate problems;
  • Making specific recommendations based on quality system needs; and
  • Identifying and managing quality improvement projects, non-conformance reduction, and cost savings initiatives as well as improving manufacturing, quality and documentation systems.

 

Provide support and guidance to all manufacturing processes to ensure that project and/or process controls are compliant with customer requirements including, but not limited to:

 
  • Establishing and maintaining contact with customer to determine quality, regulatory, & statutory requirements;
  • Providing input on quality to product development teams and recommending production improvements through data driven evaluations and by applying continuous improvement principles and techniques to critical areas of production;
  • Guiding technical evaluations, analysis, and related data acquisition processes to ensure quality objectives are achieved;
  • Maintaining and directing the organization' s quality control activities which include: Inspection and test of product;
  • Producing audits and disposition;
  • Day-to-day quality decisions for quality of product on the manufacturing floor, including warehouse audits;
  • Responding to inquiries or complaints from customers;
  • Initiating corrective actions and preventive actions to improve customer satisfaction.

 
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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Process Technician]]> Job Summary

Set up molds, start up/trouble shoot molding process. Fully capable to work on any molds and all auxiliary equipment. Work with trainee, as required

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Set molds in presses and run production using pre-existing processes using the established process disc or print out if no disc exists
  • Train process technician trainee as needed
  • Troubleshoot molding processes and make basic adjustments to ensure quality and efficiency
  • Troubleshoot molding machine/tooling malfunctions and communicate information with repair
  • Provide and implement ideas to improve the efficiency of the molding department
  • Solve quality problems and work with quality department to identify root causes
  • Spray mold with “ Mold Saver” before removing a clean mold that has finished running
  • Communicate problems, needs and important information to supervisor
  • Practice good housekeeping and appropriate measures to prevent pollution or other negative impacts on the environment

Minimum Requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to read and understand work orders
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and technical ability
  • Ability to easily and comfortably use hand tools
  • Ability to climb up and down ladders frequently
  • 2-5 years experience working with molds (mold setting and injection mold processing) in a manufacturing environment)
  • Experience troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of raw materials and their processing characteristics

Preferred Requirements
  • Experience with Engel machines and robots
  • Experience with computer controlled machines
  • Experience with thermal plastics
  • Forklift experience
  • Strong communication skills

Working Conditions and Physical Demands
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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Project Engineer]]> Project Engineer

$20 million manufacturer of low-volume, close-tolerance, custom plastic parts for blue-chip customers nationwide,  seeks an experienced Project Engineer who is eager to work in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.

JOB SUMMARY:

Completes engineering projects by organizing and controlling project elements.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Generate quotations

Gather information: prints, material pricing, tool price, part volumes

Develop manufacturing approach (with manufacturing personnel when necessary).

Complete worksheet, quote template, and submit to client

Manage new projects

Conduct first article kickoff meetings

Communicate schedule for first shots, first articles, materials, and fixtures

Communicate with client on scheduling and technical issues

Design and/or obtain all secondary fixtures required

Review and approve mold designs

Review, resolve, and submit first article inspection reports to clients

Possibility for international travel exists for mold trials

Assist in maintaining existing products

Work with material suppliers to get correct material for the application

Assist in the sales process by participating in presentations

Customer visits

Trade show support

Generate part designs when necessary

Research and Development of new processes when applicable

 

REQUIREMENTS:

5+ years of project and / or manufacturing engineering experience within an injection molding machining environment

3D Solid Modeling experience is required, Solid Works preferred

Must be able to multi-task with minimal supervision

Must be able to communicate professionally with internal and external contacts

B.S. Degree in Engineering is preferred

Background and knowledge of Continuous Improvement, Lean and ISO methodologies.

Advanced Excel skills is required
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Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Director, Manufacturing & Injection Molding Operations]]>  

 



Job Summary:

Will direct on-site " state-of-the-art" teams of molding and extrusion associates in the areas of production, scheduling, safety, maintenance and quality. Must be committed to meeting and exceeding customer expectations, company financial goals, and striving  to deliver continuous improvements and excellence.  



Some Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Set up and staff state-of-the art contracted injection molding and extrusion operations in multiple locations.
  • Establish continuous improvement production operations with respect to productivity, quality, safety and cost effectiveness while using lean manufacturing techniques.
  • Insure all operations are adhering to applicable Mexican  laws and regulations.
  • Establish quality and safety procedures for all manufacturing operations and insure that all team members are properly trained to meet performance and safety standards.
  • Oversee the financial performance of all manufacturing operations and measure performance against established goals.

Some Minimum Job Requirements: 
  • Degree in Plastics or Engineering or 15 years of hands-on relevant plastic molding manufacturing experience
  • 10+ years in a management role in a plastic injection molding/extrusion environment
  • Strong leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills
  • Continuous Improvement & lean manufacturing experience
  • Proficiency with ERP systems and MS Office

For a more detailed job and company description, please contact:

Linda Atkinson

Molding Business Services

413-406-1012

 
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Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Director of Quality Assurance]]> Director, Quality Assurance

 

Summary

This role is responsible for the overall leadership of  quality assurance/ quality control programs, laboratory, and team comprised of 5 quality control engineers and technicians. You will lead the Quality Department and interface with clients ensuring highest levels of quality, conformance and service.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establish and maintain a quality assurance program ensuring compliance with medical, military and GMP specifications
  • Manage and mentor 5 QA/QC department personnel and be responsible for their continuing education and development
  • Direct inspection activities, test procedures, and utilization of test equipment
  • Work closely with manufacturing and engineering personnel in product development and delivery
  • Deal effectively with government inspections and customer quality representatives
  • Ensure conformance to government packaging, labeling and documentation
  • This management role will be a member of the Executive Management Committee

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor' s degree or equivalent experience is required, engineering degree a plus
  • Minimum seven years experience in a Quality Management role, preferably in a regulated (ISO, FDA, GMP) manufacturing environment
  • Extensive experience with QA/QC test equipment (ASTM, CMM, guaging, comparators) Position will oversee QA and QC functions
  • Previous experience with plastic injection molding, rheology or metallography needed. Metal injection molding (MIM) a big plus
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Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Robotics Engineer]]> Technical Skill Requirements:
  1. AS Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Electronics or Mechanical) or Engineering Technology or equivalent relevant professional experience
  2. 4-6-years experience in engineering or similar technical field
  3. Good knowledge or previous professional experience programming automated or robotic equipment (including pic programming)
  4. Excellent troubleshooting skills
  5. Excellent knowledge and understanding of electrical wiring and mechanical diagramming
  6. Ability to effectively negotiate with vendors
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  8. Solid understanding of electronic and mechanical aspects and repair of robotic equipment
  9. Solid CAD skills, preferably Autocad
  10. Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Develop and Support Installation of Robotic/Automated Equipment in the Factory
    1. Establish specifications and obtain quotes for equipment
    2. Search for and qualify suppliers of automated/robotic equipment
    3. Assist the robotic integrators and project managers with mechanical, electrical and programming set-up
    4. Inspect and verify equipment is installed and set up properly
    5. Monitor performance of equipment during start-up phase
  2. On-going Support of Automated/Robotic Equipment
    1. Adjust electrical, mechanical & electronic settings to optimize performance
    2. Respond to requests from project manager and Production for adjustments
    3. Troubleshoot problems with the equipment
    4. Re-program and re-teach the robotic/automated equipment, as necessary
    5. Train production operators to operate the automated equipment
    6. Answer employee questions regarding the equipment
    7. Write operations manuals and work instructions for the equipment

 

 

 
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Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Toolmaker]]> Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Perform layout, construction and diagnosis of highly intricate plastic injection molding tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gauges and machine parts.
  • Work with process engineer to implement and debug new tools.
  • Use broad general instructions, where details involve considerable tool development and experimental work, and minimal supervision.
  • Study specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.
  • Clean, repair and set up plastic injection molding tools.
  • Maintain equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Follow prescribed safety rules and regulations. Reports materials, equipment or process problems to supervisor.
  • Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools such as EDM, CNC, lathe, milling machine, and grinder, to machine parts, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications.
  • Lifts machined parts and positions and secures parts on surface plate or worktable.
  • Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances.
  • Examines standard or previously used tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of part.
  • Develops specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and draws or sketches design of product.
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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Advanced Manufacturing Engineer]]> - Experienced engineer needed to own process development of automated 5 cell CNC program

- Experience commissioning newly acquired automated line

-Experience purchasing tooling

-Experience with programming machinery to interact with ERP system

-Experience in aerospace desired

-Experience with 5 axis mills extremely desirable

-MUST be able to operate CNC machinery
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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[CNC Programmer]]> Immediate need for a CNC Programmer. Must have at least 7 years of programming experience and have expert Mastercam skills. 

 

Must be able to:

 

-Program for 3D surfacing

-Understand and decipher G Code

-Set-up machines

-Experience with injection molds

-Diverse materials background

-Experience with lathes and EDM and a major plus

 
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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Business Development Rep]]> Responsible for breaking into new applications and new markets for line of  Thermoplastic products.   Will call on clients throughout the U.S. in an effort to grow overall client base.                                                     
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Quality Manufacturing Engineer]]> POSITION SUMMARY:

The Quality & Manufacturing Engineer for the R&D Center is principally responsible for the team-based QE & ME tasks as assigned by the Project Manager for New and Transfer Products projects.

 

The Q&ME will lead the efforts for Molding and Manufacturing FAIR & Validation processes. The Q&ME will provide customer-plant liaison quality analysis, specifications and processes to support manufacturing operations using technical knowledge and software tools as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • As the Team Quality Engineer, be present for all process development and process sampling activities
  • Take the lead role in working with the  various Team players to perform FAIR’ s, DOE' s, Capability Studies and Process Validations (IQ/OQ/PQ) on product samples for new molds and transfers
  • Document and communicate quality process results with the Team via written forms, emails, photos and videos
  • Check, respond to, and react to MS Project PWA Account tasks at least three times per day. Task assignments are very dynamic and change daily.
  • Check, respond to, and react to MS Outlook emails at least three times per day. Timely responses to external and internal customers are essential in this role.
  • Provides Quality input and documentation into tool building and process development to ensure customer requirements are met once tooling is transferred into manufacturing. 

 
  • Act as liaison between various  Departments and the Customer to discuss and resolve issues surrounding customer documentation and specifications, customer quality requirements, and customer problems.

 

Quality Engineering:
  • Provide applicable quality engineering support to the various Departments by performing / facilitating Quality Engineering techniques such as Process Flow, Process Capability Analysis (Cp, Cpk), Pareto Analysis, FMEA, Statistical Sampling, Root Cause Analysis, GR&R and Process Validations.
  • The Q&ME is responsible for the implementation and improvement (as necessary) of statistical methods, quality cost analysis, specification and procedure development, conducting internal and supplier quality audits as necessary. He/She will conduct customer complaint investigations (root cause analysis) and will determine proper corrective/preventing actions to be taken as necessary.
  • Uses process capability studies, including identifying characteristics, specifications, and tolerances, developing sampling plans for such studies, establishing statistical control, etc. to test variability.
  • Calculates analyzes and interprets repeatability and reproducibility (Gage R&R) studies, measurement correlation, capability, bias, linearity, etc. including both conventional and control chart methods.
  • Develops and continuously improves product and process control methods such as developing control plans, identifying critical control points, developing and validating work instructions, developing and analyzing quality control plans.
  • Utilizes the following elements of the corrective action process including problem identification, failure analysis, root cause analysis, problem correction, recurrence control, verification of effectiveness, etc. to address, correct or eliminate product or process issues.
  • Applies various preventive action tools such as error-proofing/poka-yoke, and analyzes their effectiveness as a means to improve product quality and manufacturability.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and Experience
  • BS Degree in Science / Engineering discipline or equivalent manufacturing experience.
  • Experience in product and process failure analysis and an understanding of quality techniques such as SPC, TQM, etc.
  • Must have demonstrated a record of achievement in problem solving with production teams.

 

 

 
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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Mold Design Engineer]]> MOLD DESIGN ENGINEER - 1st Shift

Job Summary:  

Will be responsible for injection molding tool design from product feasibility, manufacturability, part performance and cost stand point.   Some relocation assistance is available. 

Some Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with product designers and toolroom to create designs  for new and existing production tooling. 
  • Provide other departments with repair schedules to eliminate any quality or production issues
  • Coordinate  tool design reviews and approvals
  • Communicate with program management and manufacturing engineering teams regarding all tool issues.

Some Minimum Job Requirements:  
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering and/or related discipline/experience
  • Minimum of three years of plastic injection molding tooling design experience that includes experience in cavity and frame design; knowledge of shrinkage, manifold systems, steel selection, mechanism designs, water, hydraulics and venting. 
  • Proficiency in Pro/E and ability to work independently.

For a more detailed job and company description, please contact:

Linda Atkinson

Molding Business Services

413-406-1012

 

 
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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Plastics Engineer]]>  

PLASTICS ENGINEER JOB OPPORTUNITY

Opening in the  Healthcare division for a Plastics Engineer. This position works hand-in-hand with customer’ s New Product Development and Manufacturing groups.   Provide part design assistance and manufacturing solutions to meet high performance demands and the economic challenges of today’ s healthcare market. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work within and be a contributing member of cross-functional project teams.
  • Assist in the design of plastic components.
  • Work closely with customers and suppliers to develop specifications to ensure proper and repeatable product performance.
  • Analyze, understand and document all the risks associated with new products/processes.
  • Oversee the design and construction of injection molding tooling.
  • Develop robust and repeatable injection molding processes.
  • Perform data analysis processes.
  • Support production with troubleshooting and processing issues.

 
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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Mold Maker]]> Mold Maker - 1st Shift

Job Summary:

Custom plastic injection molder seeks experienced Tool Maker to produce and repair tooling. Some relocaton assistance is available.

Some Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Repair and maintain any and all tooling and spare parts used at manufacturing company
  • Design, build and maintain fixtures, gages and special tooling 
  • Design and build End of Arm Tooling for Production.
  • Troubleshoot  defects on injection molds and determine  associated root cause

Some Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Experience with plastic injection mold maintenance/repair
  • Ability to operate and maintain toolroom equipment (e.g. Mill, Surface Grinder, EDM and Lathe)
  • Self-starter who can work with limited supervision
  • Communicate  and work  well with others in various departments: 

For a more detailed job and company description, please contact:

Linda Atkinson

Molding Business Services

413-406-1012

 
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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Engineering Tooling Manager]]> ENGINEERING/TOOLING MANAGER

 

Job Summary:

Well-established injection molder in Juarez Mexico, seeks an engineering manager with hands-on tooling experience in the plastics manufacturing industry.  Will lead a team of project engineers and tool makers to manage mold builds and new projects.  Some relocation assistance may be available. 

Some Key Job Responsibilities:

 
  • Oversee mold repairs/engineering changes.
  • Actively participate in the quoting, mold design, APQP process for all new projects.
  • Work with the Production department to create samples and production-ready molds.
  • Create, plan, and lead efforts for end of arm tooling for all molds that run in presses with robots.
  • Provide and implement a plan to reduce labor costs on the production floor.

Some Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Engineering degree, Journeyman/Tool Maker certification, and/or equivalent education/experience. 
  • 5+ years experience in an engineering/tooling management role for a custom, TS 16949 certified, injection molding facility
  • PC literate, ERP software user,  and mold design expertise (e.g., SolidWorks)
  • Scientific molding knowledge/RJG desired
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with employees, vendors, and customers. 
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) 

For a more detailed job and company description, please contact:

Linda Atkinson

Molding Business Services

413-406-1012

 
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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT 0
<![CDATA[Materials Manager]]> GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:  The Materials Manager, under the direction of the General Manager, assumes responsibility for management and accountability of Shipping, Receiving, Purchasing and Scheduling.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  These are duties that the person holding this job MUST be able to perform. The company makes accommodations on request, if the accommodations are reasonable, to allow otherwise qualified applicants to perform these functions.

 
  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any non-conformance of purchased product to ensure quality levels are maintained and continuously improved.  Maximize customer satisfaction levels.
     
  • Manage activities of those engaged in purchasing materials, components, and packaging.
     
  • Manage activities of those engaged in the movement of raw and finished goods.

 
  • Manage the activities of the production scheduler, ensuring that any issues are addressed to avoid missed delivery dates to customers.
     
  • Manage monthly inventory counts, both at the plant and warehouse locations.
     
  • Prepare inventory reports of all finished goods to be given to Accounting.
     
  • Prepare reports of finished goods, material, etc., and obsolete raw and finished goods.
     
  • Manage distribution of material to customers.
     
  • Support production in movement of material and report on-time deliveries to Corporate and primary staff.
     
  • Manage distribution of material and customer deliveries.
     
  • Oversee movement of materials to the plant to support production.
     
  • Manage regrind and report excessive regrinds.
  • Provide weekly forecasts of sales and assist in the development of yearly sales budget.
     
  • Manage inventory turns.
     
  • Report obsolete raw and finished goods on a monthly basis to Controller.
     
  • Manage activities of those engaged in entering orders from customers, making sure customers are being communicated with on the status of their orders.
     
  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective policies and procedures for controlling inventory levels, inventory turns, shipping/receiving, and all other material-related activities.
     
  • Ensure the completion of accurate documentation associated with purchasing (MRO and Raw), scheduling, MRP, ASN’ s, EDI, inventory control, and shipping/receiving.
     
  • Ensure the effective implementation of new programs within the MRP System.  Document activities accordingly and maintain documentation to company-directed procedures.
     
  • Establish long-term goals for each Material Department team member and measure their results in the application of task completion and thoroughness of work performed.

 
  • Assure TS16949 conformance and accuracy within the Material Department.

 
  • Manage employees fairly and equally, setting fair and reasonable performance objectives, conducting performance evaluations, when due.  Manage marginal employees for improvement or, when necessary, separation.

 
  • Support management team and be the leader for employees reporting to you, taking them to the next level of excellence.
     
  • Perform other duties, as required, for the safe, efficient and profitable operation of the division.

 

 
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Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST 0
<![CDATA[VP of Sales and Marketing]]> The Vice President of Sales and Marketing (VPSM) is responsible providing leadership and driving strategy across the company' s sales and marketing functions. This role is critical in both developing and implementing strategic initiatives, as well monitoring the team performance to ensure desired goals and targets are met and/or exceeded.   The VPSM will also act as a key spokesperson for the organization and have frequent contact with executive level representatives from customers, strategic business partners and industry associations.  As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this role will work closely with other business leaders to chart the company direction.

Sales activities
  • Develop and implement sales selling cycle and methodology based on market research and competitor analyses
  • Achieve planned revenues, margin and related objectives
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of sales, methods, costs, and results

Marketing activities
  • Develop and execute a winning marketing plan and go-to-market strategy for new and existing product lines
  • Establish objectives, performance standards, and priorities that are implemented and monitored across the company with respect to marketing
  • Drive all social media and web branding efforts to ensure the company' s web presence is strong and easy to navigate
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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST 0
<![CDATA[Operations Manager]]> Lead Operations Manager to oversee all molding processes

Guide Innovation and Continuous Improvement programs

Provide Leadership to the team                                                                                                                                                     
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 0
<![CDATA[Molding Supervisor]]> Oversees molding processes

5+ years experience                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 0
<![CDATA[Mold Designer]]> Seasoned Mold Designer with hands-on experience and strong molding background.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 0
<![CDATA[Molding Tech]]> Seasoned Molding Tech with 3- 5 years experience.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 0
<![CDATA[Account Manager]]>
  • Global Account Manager’ s Mission:
    • maintain and profitably grow business within the assigned account base
    • maximize the growth potential by ensuring successful global execution and client satisfaction
    • provide leadership as the central point of information and communication for all client activities (both externally and internally)
    • This position will have to lead cross-functional oversight efforts for all areas that impact our ability to be successful, including:
      • Business Development
      • Operations
      • Customer Service
      • Supply Planning
      • Problem Resolution
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    Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 0
    <![CDATA[Senior Project Engineer]]> Title: Senior Project Engineer

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Manage development and other projects, usually for customers in the development  of new injection molding based components and/or assemblies. These could also be projects that are modifications to existing components and/or assemblies.
    • A second, but critical, responsibility within the management of such projects is the coordination of the mold design, moldmaking, molding secondary operations, and QA/QC departments of the company in completing the projects on a timely basis and providing satisfactory samples to the customer as required. 
    • Must coordinate the activities of any subcontractors involved in completing the project, including moldmakers, resin and other supplies, and subcontractors such as platers, pad printers, etc.
    • Develop and maintain the bills of material and manufacturing routings for each component/assembly within responsibility.

    EXPERIENCE
    • 3-5 years of experience participating in or managing injection molding based projects, preferably in the  OEM segments of industrial, medical, aerospace, or automotive
    • Knowledgeable in the area and subjects of injection molding processes and characteristics, raw material and resin selection, injection mold design and value added secondary operations.
    • Leadership skills and a " sales personality" always looking for a new project.

    COMPENSATION
    • Starting compensation $80-100K, depending on capabilities and experience.
    • Incentive compensation based on individual and company performance. Reasonable estimate for year 1 would be 1 week additional pay.
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    Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 0
    <![CDATA[Sales Manager]]> Job Purpose:    Contribute to corporate gross sales growth by generating, tracking, pursuing, and closing new business opportunities.

     

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

     
    1. Produce new quoting opportunities with existing and new customers.
    2. Follow up on all leads in North America that are not within independent rep territories.
    3. Travel as needed to meet with customers and prospects.
    4. Prospect new accounts independently and as assigned.
    5. Liaison with customers prior to the award of business. Collect information from customer to support quote preparation, engage engineering as needed and present quotes to customer.
    6. Follow up on all published quotes until final resolution is reached.
    7. Maintain all assigned customer and quote records in CRM system.
    8. Formal reporting for all customer visits and status of open opportunities.
    9. Establish and maintain professional relationships at all levels of customer’ s organizations, Plant to President.
    10. Account management including conflict resolution, assigned tasks, price changes and general relationship management.
    11. Attend trade shows in an effort to promote the company.
    12. Customize presentations for specific customers and/ or applications.
    13.   Cross trained in estimator position for backup as needed for workload, vacations and/or vacancy of the estimator position.
    14. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as requested.

    Educational Requirements and Years of Experience:

     
    1. Bachelors Degree, preferably in an engineering discipline.  5+ years in similar role in lieu of degree.

     
    1. 3+ years in a technical sales role, with proven track record of relationship development. Tooling or injection molding background preferred.

     
    1. Knowledge and experience working with quality system requirements such as ISO/TS 16949 or ISO 13485.
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    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST 0
    <![CDATA[Tooling Engineer]]> JOB DESCRIPTION

    Job Title:                         Product Development /Tooling Engineer              

     Reports To:                      VP of Manufacturing

    FLSA Status:                   Exempt

    Department:                     Engineering

    Summary:    

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
    • Review all customer prints for manufacturing feasibility.  Define part weight, manufacturing process (including cycle time, shot weight and any post-press operations).
    • Source vendors (tool houses) to quote new tools and any related manufacturing processes or equipment.
    • Coordinate  Tool Guidelines with Vendors, review process and die design concept.
    • Manage tool projects with vendors and conduct weekly follow up.
    • Interface with customers on manufacturing feasibility and tool design (gate location, parting lines, knock-outs, etc.).
    • Provide clear process definition and process window for new products using scientific molding principles.
    • Work with Quality and Manufacturing to define the measurement strategy and control plan for new parts.  Verify implementation assures proper production and measurement of all print requirements.
    • Provide value added Engineering to customers on initial project, meetings with customers when job is awarded.  Review product prints with customer and define with Engineering.
    • Coordinate initial sampling of tool while working closely with Quality Control, Manufacturing and Customers.
    • Resolve problems with customers with initial samples, including revising print and setting critical tool dimensions for manufacturing.
    • Set up Bills of Materials, manufacturing process sheet, assign raw material part numbers, etc. on all new parts.
    • Update Bills of Material as needed while maintaining raw material file.
    • Coordinate with Purchasing to obtain raw material for sampling and initial mass production run.
    • Distribute E.C.N. to affected parties and maintain log and distribution list.
    • Perform print audit once a year to assure proper revision levels are up to date.
    • Manage Special Engineering Projects as assigned by Sales/Marketing to meet customer requirements.
    • Utilize internal resources and research to complete the projects.
    • Manage the quotation log weekly. Including following up on open quotes and defining them being price competitive, specific tool pricing, delivery time frame and status of job being sourced to us. Provide feedback to resolves quote problems.
    • Communicate directly with customers and provide value added Engineering regularly. Once job is awarded, review product prints and define work with the development of new products and parts.

     

    PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS:
    • Tool performance – produces parts to print out of tool, at quoted cost (part weight and cycle time)
    • Initial sample and completed tool On Time Delivery
    • Manufacturing process fully and clearly defined including process windows using scientific molding principles.
    • Measurement and control plan implementation – assures good parts every time
    • Solving of production problems
    • Customer Satisfaction
    • Timely quotes to customers and Vendors
    • Accuracy of raw material and bill of material files in Epicor

     

      Competency:

    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

     

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data.

    Design - Generates creative solutions; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.

    Project Management - Develops project plans and completes projects on time and budget.

    Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.

    Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities.

    Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

    Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions.

    Strategic Thinking - Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

    Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

    Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions.

    Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; Follows through on commitments.

    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.

                                                   

     

    Qualifications:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    Education/Experience:

    Bachelor' s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

     

    Language Ability:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

     

    Math Ability:

    Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis.

     

    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

     

    Computer Skills:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have intimate knowledge of Solid Works, Moldflow, Microsoft Excel, Project and Word.

     

    Certificates and Licenses:

    No certifications needed

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

     

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

     

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms.

     

     
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    Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 EST 0
    <![CDATA[Tool Maker]]> Job Title:                Tool Maker                             
    Reports To:            Manufacturing Manager
    Department:           Manufacturing
     

    Summary: Analyzes specifications and drawings, lays out metal stock, sets up and operates machine tools, and fits and assembles parts to fabricate and repair plastic injection molding tools, jigs and fixtures, and gauges by performing the following duties.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    • Perform layout, construction and diagnosis of highly intricate plastic injection molding tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gauges and machine parts.
    • Work with process engineer to implement and debug new tools.
    • Use broad general instructions, where details involve considerable tool development and experimental work, and minimal supervision.
    • Study specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.
    • Clean, repair and set up plastic injection molding tools.
    • Maintain equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition.
    • Follow prescribed safety rules and regulations. Reports materials, equipment or process problems to supervisor.
    • Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.
    • Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining.
    • Sets up and operates machine tools such as EDM, CNC, lathe, milling machine, and grinder, to machine parts, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications.
    • Lifts machined parts and positions and secures parts on surface plate or worktable.
    • Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances.
    • Examines standard or previously used tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of part.
    • Develops specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and draws or sketches design of product.

     

    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

    Design - Applies design principles.

    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions.

    Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses.

    Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs.

    Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities.

    Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

    Cost Consciousness - Develops and implements cost saving measures.

    Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.

    Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment.

    Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction.

    Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities.

    Quantity - Meets productivity standards.

    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.

                                                   

    Education/Experience:

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or 4-5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

     

    Language Ability:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

     

    Math Ability:

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

     

    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

     

    Computer Skills:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Manufacturing software, CNC and EDM programming.

     

    Certificates and Licenses:

    No certifications needed

     

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

     

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and vibration.

     

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

     

     
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    Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 EST 0
    <![CDATA[Plant Manager/GM]]> TITLE:  Plant Manager

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Complete operational responsibility for the facility.  Must meet all customer and corporate expectations by planning, coordinating and implementing of plans designed to achieve results and utilize the assets of the company in a profitable manner.

    REPORTS TO: President

    SKILLS REQUIRED:

    EDUCATION:  Bachelor’ s Degree in Engineering, preference given to candidates with earned MBA.

    EXPERIENCE:  Minimum 15 years of experience in the injection mold field with 10 years in a management capacity.

     

    DUTIES: 

    PRIMARY: 

     
    • Plans and directs plant operations and manage manufacturing personnel
    • Responsible for P&L
    • Set priorities, schedules work, evaluate performance, provide training and enforce company rules for all employees.
    • Continuous audits of all quality systems to ensure complete conformance to policies and procedures.
    • Assure resources utilized efficiently and assures 100% on time delivery of a quality product to customers.
    • Oversee any and all special commitments and projects in facility
    • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations, including all licenses and inspections.
    • Coordinates the activities of all external resources required to meet expectations.
    • Prepares written reports and records.
    • Selects equipment and services where appropriate. 
    • Researches and recommends changes in policies and procedures to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of operations; implements changes as prior approved by management as required
    • Ensure adherence to ISO [Quality and Environmental] procedures, policies and work instructions.
    • Performs related duties as required or as assigned by the president
    • Fully bilingual – English and Spanish
    • Able to freely travel across US-Mexico borders on a regular basis

                                

     

     
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    Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 EDT 0
    <![CDATA[Blow Molding Tech]]> Blow Molding Tech Responsibilities

    Set Up and operations

    Ensure smooth production process transitions

    Team Player                                                                                                                                                                
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    Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 EDT 0
    <![CDATA[Project Manager]]> General Purpose: Works closely with customers, i.e. engineers and buyers, plus company plant managers, department managers, supervisors, manufacturing personnel, designers, moldmakers, quality control inspectors, and market development engineers.

     

    Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Quote new tooling, revisions, and initial part pricing as dictated by customer RFQ’ s.
    • Initiate the necessary documentation needed to ensure an efficient workflow – i.e. new tooling orders, tooling revisions and quality specifications.
    • Direct, Monitor, and Control individual job progress by effectively managing the triple constraint – Cost, Quality and Time
    • Coordinate customer requests on new tools, revisions, and initial production orders with the appropriate departments.
    • Assure complete customer satisfaction by consulting with customer’ s technical personnel on product design, material selection, processing considerations, and quality control methods.
    • Manage all projects from conception through validation.

     

    Other Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for correspondence with customers, both verbal and written.
    • Conceptualize mold design and construction techniques.
    • Perform job cost analyses at the completion of new tooling projects.
    • Be responsive to customer’ s demands and be able to influence internal cooperation to meet those demands.
    • Represent Company’ s interests while maintaining goodwill with our customers when conflicts arise, and demonstrate a good " business sense".
    • Coordinate technical issues requiring supplier input.
    • Research and keep up with new emerging technologies, applications and related equipment, process and materials.

     

    Job Qualifications:
    • Minimum of six years Project Management AND direct technical experience in the plastics industry, i.e. part design, tool design, and tool construction using CAD/CAM, CNC, and EDM equipment, plus extensive materials knowledge, processing, and quality control methods.
    • Familiarity with the IQ, OQ, PQ process.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects of varying scope.
    • Experience using MS Project a plus

     
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    Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT 0
    <![CDATA[Project Engineer]]>
    PROJECT ENGINEER JOB DESCRIPTION

    Non-Exempt Reports to: Engineering Manager

    This position conducts Design for Manufacturing (DFM) feasibility assessments and defines mold specifications to provide cost savings and/or increased efficiency.

    The project engineer procures new molds per specifications, ensuring company Quality Standards and delivering “ Part to Print”.

    This positon also coordinates initial sample reporting (new part evaluation) and uses strong project management skills to ensures all project milestones are met.


    Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 
    ? Provides sales-related engineering assistance to sales operations and customers
    ? Interprets blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts, mold drawings and other visual aids
    ? Successfully manages multiple projects simultaneously
    ? Communicates effectively and professionally with customers, material suppliers and tooling vendors
    ? Writes reports, business correspondence and work instructions
    ? Effectively presents information and responds to questions from groups of managers, suppliers and customers
    ? Develops FMEAs, Control Plans, Capability Studies, Process Flow Diagrams, etc.
    ? Oversees and assists in all new mold production and modification to existing tools, ensuring timely completion
    ? Ensures complete customer satisfaction through First Article analysis and quality procedures
    ? Reviews customer part designs and provides suggestions to improve manufacturability
    ? Researches and presents material, color and manufacturing options
    ? Develops tooling designs and obtains vendor quotes
    ? Interacts with the Finance Department to ensure budgets and cost controls are in place
    ? Identifies manufacturing parameters, such as cycle times
    ? Oversees and/or performs New Product Introduction (NPI) process and production activities
    ? Performs capability studies
    ? Assists in developing and implementing manufacturing/engineering processes
    Required Qualifications (includes education, skills and experience): The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    ? Bachelor' s degree in Engineering, or relevant work experience in lieu of degree
    ? Prior related experience in an injection molding manufacturing environment
    ? Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and propose solutions to problems
    ? Excellent project management skills
    ? Demonstrably strong leadership ability
    ? Plastic product DFM knowledge preferred
    ? Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint
    ? Knowledge of manufacturing processes involving injection molding and value-added operations
    ? Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    ? Experience working with SolidWorks and AutoCAD preferred
    ? Proven ability to work within budget and timelines
    ? Highly efficient, well-organized and self-motivated / self-directed
    ? Outstanding communication & interpersonal skills


    Needed Attributes:
    ? Dependable and self-motivated
    ? Able to work with a diverse group of people
    ? Strong team player, friendly, patient
    ? Time management skills
    ? Organized and thorough
     
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    Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT 0
    <![CDATA[Tooling / Project Engineer]]> Molding Business Services has been retained to help fill yet another great job in the plastics processing industry!

    Our client is Syracuse Plastics of North Carolina, Inc. (http://www.syracuseplasticsnc.com/)

    Syracuse Plastics is a family owned injection molding and mold building business based in Cary, NC.  They are a stable company, have a great reputation in the industry, and have a great culture.  Syracuse Plastics also employs the latest technology and processes in their business, including:
    • IQMS – ERP/MES System
    • Documented Tool Design and Construction Standards
    • Formal NPQP (New Product Qualification Process)
    • FARO Laser Scanning
    • Solidworks
    • Moldflow

     

    Tooling / Project Engineer

    Purpose:

    Primary responsibility is to support Tooling RFQ process, Vendor selection, Tool Design Review and Project Management through product approval and release to Manufacturing.

    Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Support Process Engineers and Technicians during Mold Validation Process in Asia and North Carolina and acting on Process Capability results.
    • Provide Technical Support to Sales, Customer Service, Quality, Manufacturing and in-house Tool Room.
    • Frequent customer and vendor contact; including some travel to Asia.
    • Reviewing Part and Mold Design through consultation with customers and vendors employing DFM.

    Work Experience/Skills:
    • Strong knowledge of part design, moldability, mold design and specification.
    • Working knowledge of SolidWorks and Moldflow preferred.
    • Engineering Degree preferred and at least 5 years’ experience in field with an Injection Molding company.

    Syracuse Plastics offers competitive salary, training and benefits, including Medical, Dental, Group Term Life, Vacation and Sick time and a 401(k) Plan. Business casual work environment. They are an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Our client is looking to fill this position immediately, please contact Joel Minnick at Molding Business Services for more information or to apply for this position.

    Joel Minnick

    joel@moldingbusiness.com

    413-584-5620
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    Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT 0
    <![CDATA[Molding Manager]]> Please call for job details: 413-727-5036

    sarah@moldingbusiness.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
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    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT 0
    <![CDATA[Team Lead - Mold PM]]> 1st or 2nd  shift team lead 

     

    Summary Repairs, Fabricates, Performs Preventative Maintenance on all tooling, molds, fixtures, and other tooling components as necessary to ensure the support of the plant production by performing the following duties.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

     
    1. Performs and oversees emergency and scheduled repairs for all tooling, molds, fixtures and other tooling components.

     
    1. Performs and oversees scheduled preventative maintenance on all tooling, molds, fixtures and other tooling components and then fills out pm sheet. Records maintenance data in the maintenance CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software) system.

     
    1. Operates a variety of small machines, tools and equipment.

     
    1. Verifies conformance of machined or repaired dies to specifications by checking dimensions, clearances and alignments.

     
    1. Troubleshoots for problems with molds or tooling during production.

     
    1. Modifies molds, dies and tooling to conform to engineering changes.

     
    1. Tryout of new molds, die sets and tooling.

     
    1. Maintain good housekeeping practices.

     
    1. Perform all others duties as required.

     
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    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT 0
    <![CDATA[Production Supervisor]]> GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:  Supervisor and direct plant floor activities to improve efficiency, labor distribution  and uptime 

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  These are duties that the person holding this job MUST be able to perform. The company makes accommodations on request, if the accommodations are reasonable, to allow otherwise qualified applicants to perform these functions.

     
    • Act professionally toward all employees, i.e., “ lead by example” and promote a “ can do attitude.”
       
    • Enforce the proper use of PPE at all employee levels and provide a safe environment for all employees.
       
    • Ensure that all injuries and incidents are reported and investigated properly and turned in the day of the injury or incident.  Investigations must be thorough and should include employee statements, sketches, and diagrams to ensure all relevant facts are documented.
       
    • Maximize uptime on all machine centers with the objective of reducing and eliminating downtime.
       
    • Plan, coordinate, and manage operational issues to enable the attainment of operational targets— uptime must be equal to or greater than 92% and labor efficiency must be 100% or better.
       
    • Manage and direct plant floor activities to improve utilization of company resources such as material, labor, and machine.  Strive to surpass company objectives through effective management processes, material, and human resources

     

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalency; plus 3-5 years’ experience in leading teams in a manufacturing environment.    Associate or Bachelor’ s degree preferred. 

     

     
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    Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT 0
    <![CDATA[Mold Maker]]> Lead Mold Maker

    Solid experience (5-10 years) who can manage a  Mold Making Dept. This person would be in charge of the mold makers, the mold build process, but not necessarily the design/engineering.

    Willing to relocate

    Degree not required.

    Attractive compensation package

     
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    Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT 0
    <![CDATA[Automation Engineer]]>
    Job Summary:  

    Custom molder seeks an Automation Engineer to manage projects from design to implementation & improve manufacturing  processes.

    Some Key Job Responsibilities:
    • Work with engineering on all new tool designs in order to prepare " new mold" end-of-arm-tooling & assimilate product/part removal techniques to improve processes
    • Layout conveyor/camera/sorting/collectors & other equipment to improve quality, cycle times, and efficiency
    • Prepare BOM of products/parts/components required to complete automation design
    • Calculate project costs  as necessary

    Some Minimum Job Requirements:
    • Bachelor' s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related degree
    • Experience in  plastics injection molding within the automotive industry (Tier 1 & Tier 2)
    • CAD/CAM computer programming and software development (Pro-E, SolidWorks, AutoCAD)
    • Ability to troubleshoot automation equipment & perform complex system tests
    • Design fixtures using DFM practices and precision GD&T tolerancing

    For a more detailed job and company description, please contact:

    Linda Atkinson

    Molding Business Services

    413-406-1012 

    linda@moldingbusiness.com

     
    ]]>
    Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT 0
    <![CDATA[Process Technician - 2nd or 3rd Shift]]> PROCESS TECHNICIAN

    (2nd or 3rd Shift)

     

    Job Summary:

    Performs complex technical functions related to test, troubleshooting, fabrication, modifications and assembly of injection molding machine operation process, resolving problems and troubleshooting as necessary.  

    Minimum Job Requirements:

     
    • Minimum 5 years experience as a process technician in the plastic injection molding industry with  strong hands-on technical  skills.
    • Computer Literacy  a must.
    • Knowledgeable with the use of the NISSEI and ARBURG machines
    • Ability to lift 40 pounds without assistance.

     

    Some Key Job Responsibilities:
    • Analyze  and troubleshoot  machine-related problems providing technical guidance and taking the appropriate corrective measures to minimize downtime and interruption of production schedules.
    • Inspects, adjusts, calibrates and/or tests equipment, molds, devices and/or systems. Visually inspect the injection molding machine accessories.
    • May perform minor repairs and adjustments to injection mold machines.
    • Interfaces with other Departments regarding technical and repair issues.
    • Provides guidance, training and direction to the machines operators.

    For a more detailed job and company description, please contact:

    Linda Atkinson

    Molding Business Services

    413-406-1012

     
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    Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EST 0
    <![CDATA[SYSTEMS BUSINESS ANALYST]]> Job Summary:

    The Systems Business Analyst will support customers and users  throughout the organization with respect to the company' s ERP and IT systems, by performing a variety of technical and analytical services, all following best practices.

    Some Key Job Responsibilities: 
    • Perform as a member of the ERP and Information Technology support teams
    • Provide first level support to user requests, both locally and remotely, for hardware and software issues
    • Work with ERP system users and manager to determine appropriate system configuration
    • Investigate, identify, research, test, and implement resolutions
    • Design, develop, test, deploy and maintain solutions to enhance ERP systems
    • Maintain request systems
    • Demonstrate a continuous improvement work ethic, striving for best practice integration

    Minimum Job Requirements:
    • Bachelor’ s degree in Business Management, Management Information Systems or related preferred / or equivalent experience
    • Minimum of 3 years of related experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Proficient knowledge ERP systems (cloud-based systems a plus)
    • Strong understanding of integrated systems
    • Knowledge of SQL code
    • Experience with Business Intelligence applications
    • Experience is identifying use of, and applying lean principles
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, etc.
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, business process and multi-tasking skills; with a high attention to detail
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Ability to work autonomously
    • Ability to travel between US sites frequently (approximately 35 miles) and internationally if needed (0-4 times per year)
    • Ability to speak Spanish and/or French is a plus

     

    For a more detailed job and company description, please contact:

    Linda Atkinson

    Molding Business Services

    413-406-1012 

    linda@moldingbusiness.com
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    Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT 0
    <![CDATA[MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (3rd shift)]]> Job Summary:

    The Maintenance Technician position will perform  repairs and preventative maintenance on high-speed automated production machinery and support equipment in a lean manufacturing, injection molding facility.  This is a 3rd shift position.

    Some Key Job Responsibilities:
    • Repairs and provide Preventative Maintenance of all manufacturing equipment  
    • Troubleshoot electrical control and distribution systems to include 24vac, 120vac, 277vac and 480vac 
    • Accomplishes all work in orders to maintain safety; reduce downtime; decrease scrap; improve quality production; and improve plant efficiency
    • Logs all maintenance activities and repairs 
    • Follows all  safety policies and procedures
    • Supports Lean Manufacturing, and other company directives and/or projects

    Minimum Job Requirements:
    • HS Diploma.  Associates   Degree or technical training a plus
    • Maintenance experience in a continuous manufacturing environment, preferably injection molding
    • Hands-on skills in  electrical, pneumatic, robotics, hydraulics, etc
    • Ability to troubleshoot PLC a plus
    • Ability to read schematics and blue prints
    • Basic computer experience
    • Ability to communicate technical issues to various levels of management

    For a more detailed job and company description, please contact:

    Linda Atkinson

    Molding Business Services

    413-406-1012 

    linda@moldingbusiness.com
    ]]>
    Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT 0
    <![CDATA[Process Technician]]> Job Summary:

    Set-up, start,  change and maintain injection molding  machines, molds, material and their processes to maintain quality and meet production requirements.  

    Some Key Job Responsibilities
    • Perform mold set-up, start-up, troubleshooting, repair and approval of production runs.
    • Conduct preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and root cause analysis to ensure the production of a quality product.
    • Monitor molding parameters using approved techniques such as SPC/SQC, to ensure conformance to quality guidelines and standard cycles.
    • Initiate work orders, perform record keeping, and help resolve quality issues
    • Interact  with others to resolve problems, improve processes, and produce quality products

    Minimum Job Requirements:
    • Process technician experience in a plastic injection molding environment
    • Good performance/safety record, work ethic, demonstrated initiative.
    • Mechanical aptitude and dexterity.
    • Team player; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to lift up to 60 pounds.
    • RJG and scientific molding a plus
    • Ability to work flexible schedules, overtime, and weekend

    For a more detailed job and company description, please contact:

    Linda Atkinson

    Molding Business Services

    413-406-1012 

    linda@moldingbusiness.com

     
    ]]>
    Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST 0