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Plastics Manufacturing Engineer

POSITION SUMMARY: The Manufacturing Engineer plans, organizes, directs and coordinates manufacturing engineering objectives and processes to meet company objectives. Manages cost improvements and development of new processes into manufacturing operations by performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods.  Required skills include root cause analysis, Solid Works, AutoCAD, materials.  Previous machine design experience a plus. Develops, prepares Capital Expenditure Requests and initiates cost improvement projects. Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency. Confers with Product Engineering staff concerning new product design, product costing and develops tooling to ensure efficient production methods. Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards. Performs time studies of production lines, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions. Confers with plant management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes. Background in Plastics Manufacturing and Injection Molding Processes. Capable of Programming and Diagnostics on PLC's, servos, AC drives and IMM Controllers Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential. Understanding and implementation of Lean Manufacturing, OMP, 6 SIGMA and kazan principals in multiple locations. Develops, maintains and provides training to support company Safety and Environmental policies and procedures. Other duties may be assigned. 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.) in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Plastics or Electrical Engineering from a four-year college or university and 5 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. In depth knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations and their application to the manufacturing environment is required. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly manages and supervises skilled employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 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. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, and financialreports.  Ability to respond to common inquiries by members of management.  Ability to effectively present information to top management. Willingness to travel. Must have above average skills in the use and application of word processing and spreadsheet software on the PC. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Low physical effort required to sit, stand at files, bend, stoop, lift, and walk. Maximum unassisted lift 35 lbs, average lift less than 10 lbs. Requires ability to use a keyboard, monitor and calculator.  Requires the ability to communicate verbally, both in person and on the telephone. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Inside average office environment.  Average office noise levels. No personal protective equipment required. Ambient temperature between 68 and 76 EEO/M/F/Disabled/Vet
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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