Principal Injection Molding Process Engineer

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Binghamton, NY
$75,000 - $95,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jun 06, 2018
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Principal Injection Molding Process Engineer

Company: Our client is a leading manufacturer of injection molded proprietary products located in the Northeast US. This company is a leader in their market, and their products are highly innovative. You will be the resident molding and plastics expert, and will be responsible for specification of materials, ensuring appropriate tooling designs, ensuring proper manufacturing equipment and justifying the purchase and installation of Capital Equipment whenever needed. The location is confidential, as are the products at the outset of our communication. We are retained on this search and are advertising in multiple areas across the country for talent. This is truly a great opportunity with a great company.

Principal Molding Process Engineer Responsibilities:

    • The Principal Engineer will be responsible for all plastics related projects and will be responsible for them “cradle-to-grave”; from design to introduction into manufacturing, scale-up, full production, and throughout the product lifecycle.
    • The Principal Molding Process Engineer will manage the introduction of new products and associated tooling and production equipment. This company anticipates significant continued investment over the next five years.
    • Specify tooling requirements, and manage tooling design and development; including cavitation, tool material, runners, gating, texture and other critical areas – working closely with tooling manufacturing sources.
    • The Principal Molding Process Engineer will ensure that appropriate SOP’s or Work Instructions are developed for existing products.
    • The Principal Molding Process Engineer will work in concert with production and maintenance personnel both internally and with suppliers to deliver new or enhanced products.
    • The Principal Molding Process Engineer coordinates all applicable product testing verification and ongoing validation to meet product specifications as well as comply with applicable local and governmental regulations and any specific agency or industry regulations/requirements.

Principal Principal Molding Process Engineer Qualifications

    • BS Plastics Engineering, BSME, or BS Ch-E
    • The Principal Molding Process Engineer should have 5 years of Process Engineering and Product Development Engineering with a manufacturer of Injection Molded products.
    • Strong Hands-On injection molding processing and troubleshooting ability using scientific approach such as DOE, gained through at least 5 years of experience in this area.
    • Strong project management skills with experience managing new product development projects; launching and scale up new product lines; bringing projects in-house; and introducing onto the plant floor.
    • Well rounded plastics industry knowledge (maybe blow molding and extrusion, too) with the ability to identify and specify which materials and processes are well-suited to various potential products.
    • Strong experience creating SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) Work instructions, and continuous improvement (5-S, 6-Sigma, lean)