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Project Engineer - Plastics

Position requires a balance between hands-on and analytical plastics manufacturing engineering skills in large blow molding set-up, changeover, troubleshooting, automation, die optimization, quality control, resin development, product development and operator training.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Improves plastic manufacturing processes, including set-up, changeover, automation, die development, new equipment selections and lean manufacturing work flow improvements.
Evaluates process capability and develops solutions for improving process control.
Prepares equipment specifications and orders equipment.
Provides product coordination and assists with equipment installation, troubleshooting and repair.
Evaluates existing equipment and layout with regard to productivity, cost-efficiency and safety.
Provides technical guidance, support and training to plant personnel.
Maintains complete and accurate records of all work performed.
Incorporates and maintains safety observances, including but not limited to, use of all PPE, ensuring guards and safety features are working, and promoting good daily safety practices and habits.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION
BS Engineering required; BS Plastics Manufacturing Engineering preferred
WORK EXPERIENCE
5 years of plastics manufacturing engineering with large blow molding concentration.
Hands-on experience with set-up, troubleshooting, changeover, automation, and die optimization.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Expert knowledge of plastic blow molding and injection molding manufacturing processes and equipment.
Skilled in quality control and lean manufacturing techniques.
Proficient in AutoCAD and related PC software.
Working knowledge of cost estimation, writing specifications and project management.
Strong communications skills and ability to work well in teams.
Spanish speaking is a plus.
Knowledgeable of machine design, machine building, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic circuit design, PLC programming, ergonomics, OSHA and industrial safety practices.



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