Research and Development Engineering is responsible for developing and implementing new products through adherence to established design control processes and good engineering and documentation practices.
? Provide know-how in polymeric materials screening and formulations, perform plastic product evaluations and testing using internal Polymer Lab equipment.
? Perform qualifications of new resins as per internal training, material screening /analysis, materials/product testing, shelf life claims and technical reporting.
? Participate in tasks related to plastic/rubber process machinery selections/requirements and vendor sourcing per instructions and guidance by department head.
? Participate in tasks related to Cost Savings projects, ability to derive true cost calculations, priority assessment and critical path analysis.
? Maintain , manage and organize all project files, binders, data archiving and maintenance of long term 5 year stability reports/files and products on stability.
? Provide technical support/direction to MITG sites as needed with resin events, resin incoming inspection, failure analysis and solutions.
? Provide daily updates to Department Manager on progress, setbacks and solutions to small and large projects. ? Provide support to various plants for molding process optimization, travel to these sites will be required.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC/NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.
Bachelor of Science in Plastics Engineering (minimum requirement) Masters in Plastics Engineering degree preferred.
? Individual must have strong polymer material fundamentals and hands-on Injection Molding processing knowhow or /and familiarity, both with full hot runner, valve gated and cold runner high cavitation tools.
? Individual must have hands on experience with simple and complex injection molds, mold setup, familiarity with tool design, venting and cooling capabilities.
? At least 1 year of experience on production floor of an injection molding facility optimizing processes data analysis and product testing /metrology.
? Must have fundamental and sound knowledge in materials such as polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene and thermoset and thermoplastic rubbers. Experience with Characterization /testing methodologies for polymers.
? Familiar with bonding, printing and other assembly techniques in a high volume manufacturing environment.
? At least 1-2 years of Project management and participation with cross-functional teams.
Strong analytical/statistical problem solving tools
Ability to support multiple projects and balance priorities
Strong facilitation skills and experience working with cross functional teams Strong knowledge of plastic and rubber processes, with component and assembly manufacturing
Possess strong verbal, written, and presentation skills Operates independently in carrying out functions with minimal supervision Applies six sigma concepts, Cpk, sample size selection