Akron OH
United States
Injection Molding
Date Posted

Process Engineer - Lead

We are seeking a Lead Plastics Processing Engineer at our Akron OH facility. This role is responsible for applying a working knowledge of high and low pressure injection molding, plastic materials, engineering theory, problem solving techniques and Lean methodologies to improve molding efficiency and equipment performance. The successful candidate will have expertise in injection molding and the ability to teach, mentor and lead others working cross functionally with production, maintenance, quality and engineering to improve safety and product quality while optimizing costs.
● Model and help lead the significant improvement in core competencies associated with high and low- pressure injection molding. ● Develop and implement a standardized production start-up and process optimization protocol, train staff and apply to daily production. ● Apply statistical testing methods to determine process capabilities, establish standards and validate process capability; ● Analyze process performance data and identify trends, runs, and countermeasures to reduce process variation; ● Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing, six sigma and A-3 problem solving techniques to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability and cost effectiveness; ● Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in designs, tolerances or processing methods to avoid re-occurrences; ● Help specify and introduce new equipment, methods and processes to improve existing operations; ● Design, develop, and implement control systems to improve production cycle times, product quality, ● Identify and solve repetitive problems and failures associated with process parameters. ● Promote decisions driven by data instead of opinion;
● 7-10 years of processing experience in a plastics manufacturing environment; ● Solid understanding of plastic materials; ● Demonstrated success working in and/or leading cross functional teams; ● Proven track record of driving significant efficiency improvements and cost reduction efforts; ● Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work with opposing opinions while leading team to best outcome; ● Demonstrated skills in lean processes including problem solving and daily management. ● Creative problem solver with high degree of analytical skills; ● Passionate about continuous improvement and teamwork; ● Well organized self-starter, skilled in time management; ● Ability to interpret electrical, mechanical and hydraulic schematics; ● Experience working with programmable logic controller (PLC), control logic and human machine interface (HMI) is beneficial; ● Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook. Computer aided design (CAD) is beneficial; ● Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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