Plastic Molding Engineer in Columbia at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 5/20/2018

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Job Description

Plastic Molding Engineer - Injection Molding 
Our client is a leading manufacturer of Medical Devices, located near Columbia, SC. The position reports directly to the Injection Molding Engineering Supervisor and provides Engineering support to the Molding Department to achieve production volume at the highest quality and lowest cost. Duties require application of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Incorporates latest developments in technology, equipment and materials and pursues implementation within Company guidelines.
  • Assists supervisors and molding technicians to improve quality and output of molded components.
  • Coordinates with the tool room group leader trouble shooting problem molds.
  • Makes recommendations and assists maintenance in repairing and updating of production equipment.
  • Supervises operating parameters of molds and related support equipment. Assures adherence to manufacturing tolerances
  • Directs the molding technicians in setting optimum molding parameters to achieve production volume goals at the lowest cost. Issues periodic status reports on molds and other related equipment.
  • Assists and makes recommendations to design engineering in developing equipment to automate the Molding Department material handling systems.
  • Aids the Business Unit Manager, Injection Molding or Senior Plastics Engineer, in establishing achievable goals and budgets. Assists in setting standard costs for plastic parts.
  • Coordinates with other Engineers and Molding Technologies (R & D) to improve existing plastic parts and generates appropriate suOOpport data to gain approval for recommended changes. Makes recommendations as to the technical feasibility of the method or means to resolve diagnosed problems.
  • Assists in training and development of department personnel. This is to include old and new technology alike.
  • Plans and coordinates special projects to meet quality, productivity and cost objectives consistent with departmental goals.
  • Performs equipment and mold validations to insure budgeted cost and quality levels are achieved. Prepares required documentation i.e., validation protocols/reports to meet quality system guidelines. Assist in the performance of DOE’s as may be required.
  • BS degree in Engineering required
  • 3 or more years of experience in injection molding manufacturing operations
  • Must be self starter and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Must be effective communicator at all levels
  • Medical molding experience a plus