Plastics Project Engineer Position
- Project Engineer involved in a rewarding, challenging and fast-paced environment.
- Project management (multiple) from quote phase to production ready state
- Quoting of new projects
- Design for manufacturability
- Mold procurement (RFQ, design review, build management)
- Grooming management and troubleshooting
- Vendor management
Desired Skills and Experience:
- BS in Plastics Engineering or related field (required)
- 3D CAD experience (Solidworks preferable)
- Knowledge of tooling, processing and engineered resins
- Self starter with the ability to work without supervision
- Effective communicator and team leader
Client is a source for complex micro injection molded component manufacturing. Applications include bioresorbable implants molded in PLA, PGA and PHB resins, micron tolerance features and high grade optics. In addition to our footprint in the medical industry, we are also involved in the injection molding of non-microparts and insert molded parts for the datacomm, automotive and energy management industries.
Additional Information: The ideal candidate would have a degree in Plastics Engineering. We receive designs which are complete or nearly complete from our customers. The Engineers here take that design and perform a Moldflow analysis on the 3D CAD model to ferret out any design features that might hinder the filling of a mold cavity with molten plastic. It’s at this stage where they might suggest some design changes or tweaks to increase the likelihood that there will be no issues filling a mold cavity. Once that’s optimized, they’ll send out a mold RFQ with specifications that the mold, once built, will need to achieve. Once a suitable quote comes in, they’ll execute a PO and then work with the mold builder through design reviews of the mold design to ensure that what shows up on our dock is what we bought and it’s on time. Once the mold arrives, they’ll work with our processors here to develop proper molding machine settings to form a molding processing recipe that will be followed once the mold enters production. On medical molds, they’ll need to work through a very complex validation protocol which is designed to ensure that any part that comes out of that mold in a production setting is within spec and also capable in a statistical sense (statistical knowledge helps here but not necessary). Once that’s complete they’ll hand the project to our Production Department and will only revisit the project in the event of issues or redesigns.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.