Process Engineering Manager

Inline Plastics
Jun 28, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description RD&E (Research, Development and Engineering) Process Engineering Manager
The RD&E Process Engineering Manager is responsible for the development and enhancement of prototype manufacturing processes utilizing thermoforming contact-heat and pre-heat machines (OMG-Lyle-GN) to insure a smooth transition of new products/processes to production. This involves using scientific tools/approaches to investigate, develop, and document the process parameters, provide hands on advanced level process troubleshooting and also the collection and analysis of data. This role will also identify areas of improvement, implement processing improvement efforts, and suggest design changes that could increase the overall process window for transfer to production. The Process Engineering Manager has direct reports, and will build a small prototype production team that maximizes the usage of the machines for development across multiple shifts.
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering or equivalent with 5 years of experience in plastics processing, preferably thermoforming. Alternatively, 15 years of thermoforming or other type of molding experience is required. 6-Sigma certification is preferred. Ability to manage multiple projects and establish priorities. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Ability to work in a fast-paced, flexible environment. Knowledge of robotics, automation, equipment and processes in thermoforming. Comprehensive and demonstrated knowledge of SPC, DOE, geometric tolerance and blueprint reading. Strong communication (verbal and written), teamwork and organizational skills. Strong technical skills in thermoforming, tooling, materials, product design and affiliated processes; to include secondary operations and automation; skilled in statistical analysis using Excel or Minitab is a plus.