Injection Molding
Date Posted

Molding Engineer

Duties Include:

  • Subject matter expert in tooling, scientific Molding, plastic materials, and can perform molded part/tooling estimation Able to train, mentor and counsel assistants and team members in the area of proper manufacturability of high volume medical molded parts.
  • Assesses new product designs, ensuring part designs can be injection molded economically. Performs Design for Mold-ability, Assembly & Scale-ability assessments (DFM/DFA). Ensures that material chosen for parts are economical and appropriate and estimates capital and product costs.
  • Collaborates with personnel from R&D, Molding, Quality, Manufacturing, Process/Assembly Technology, and manages outside mold maker/molding vendors. Creates a seamless collaborate with R&D to ensure successful product launches.
  • Manages assigned projects, using advanced project management tools, providing tracking and regular updates of project plan and project budget.
  • Can evaluate and modify solid models, use mold flow simulation techniques, along with mold cavity process monitoring instrumentation.
  • Define requirements for injection molding processes, automation, and other technologies from concept evaluation through pilot production, process optimization, validation, and commercialization.
  • Communicates, coordinates, leads and executes tool design activities and molding process development activities including tooling validation. Responsible for mold tool and process development from the prototype stage to full commercial scale.
  • Works independently in the development of a project plan and execution by prioritizing and scheduling the completion of assignments, within budget constraints. Completes the above with little direction and without a starting template
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience developing new products. Proven ability to work with cross functional groups to drive successful project outcomes.
  • Candidate’s history should cover complex mold design, and molding machine process development. Proven ability to make changes to part design for moldability /manufacturability. Demonstrated leadership as a molding lead within a cross functional group with direct responsibility for positive project results.
  • Previous experience writing part specifications and managing vendors who make equipment, molds, and provide custom molding services.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification desirable
  • Strong analytical and empirical skills. Proven ability to execute scientific molding principles with a full understanding of DOE processes and statistical software(s) like Minitab
  • RJG Master Molder training/certification or similar skill set
  • Previous engineering experience in an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)/QSR (Quality System Regulation) environment
  • Experience in metrology and development of fixtures and measurement methods
  • Knowledge of Glass forming and the associated downstream processes is desired.
  • Experience with thermoset compression molded parts has value.
  • CAD experience in Solidworks or another CAD system is a plus.
  • Ability to interpret, edit and correct part models and drawings and in addition complete and/or critically evaluate molding simulations
  • Capable of working under minimal supervision and taking ownership of critical projects
  • Experience developing new products from concept to launch phase, including pilot capabilities to full production scale-up
  • Experience with 3D Sigma or 3D Mold Flow analysis for part design and moldability


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plastics Engineering or related technical discipline is required. Master’s Degree is a plus
  • Experience developing new products. Proven ability to work with cross functional groups to drive successful project outcomes.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience managing injection molding related projects.

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