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Injection Molding Engineer UT Open (J#24853)
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 4 - 9 years

Plan, coordinate and carry out projects in molding manufacturing. Validate new and transfer molds and auxiliary equipment by establishing process parameters, implementing PM plans, training production associates and supporting the establishment of required materials and operations documents.

Support established processes by working with operations personnel to diagnose issues that cannot be solved by using basic troubleshooting techniques. Drive continuous improvement projects to reduce part costs by improving productivity, tooling and reducing scrap.
1. Plan, implement and coordinate improvements to existing molding equipment and processes.
2. Support and recommend the disposition of all non-conforming products.
3. Understand and apply decoupled/systematic molding techniques in establishing new and existing processes, and general troubleshooting.
4. Support daily production by identifying chronic issues and problems that cannot be resolved by production associates.
5. Implement and coordinate all changes to existing molding processes by writing and approving PSCN's (Process Sheet Change Notices).
6. Implement and coordinate all changes to existing molds by writing and approving MDCN's (Mold Drawing Change Notices).
7. Work with quality engineering personnel to improve existing procedures and measurement methods.
8. Function as a leader or team member on cross-functional teams to address assembly/customer quality issues.
9. Support continuous improvement activities by participating on CI teams, blitzes, 5S teams, Lean and 6 Sigma initiatives.
10. Identify and drive Cost Improvement Projects to completion.
11. Initiate capital budget requests and manage spending on capital projects and develop business plan for scale-up of an existing or new product with multiple molded components.
12. Support the implementation of new processes and auxiliary equipment to the molding production area.
13. Write protocols for new and modified processes by coordinating acceptance criteria with the molding quality engineer and assembly engineering as required.
14. Understand DOE methodology and use in developing new process windows and identifying mold tooling and processing improvements.
15. Collect and statistically analyze data, and document results in process development, IQ and PQ completion reports.
16. Support the ECO process, including part drawing modifications, material specifications and all other related paperwork.
17. Specify and/or purchase molds, equipment, tooling, and fixtures for new and existing processes.
18. Support new product development by supporting molding development engineering, product/process design, quality assurance, and assembly production to identify potential issues in the molding process before it is scaled up in molding production.
19. Participate in assigned career development training programs, including Validation Practitioner, Molding Toolkit, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Lean Lite training.
20. Comply with all local, state, federal, and BD safety regulations, policies, and procedures including HCRA Hazardous Waste regulations.
21. Comply with all local BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through consistent application of sound quality assurance principles.
22. Other duties as assigned.

Deliverables:

Identify and complete engineering projects resulting in significant and measurable savings to Device Molding.
Provide floor support to help realize department goals.

Minimum Education:

M.S. degree in an engineering field. Plastics, manufacturing or mechanical engineering degree preferred, plus 4 years of related technical experience.

-OR-

B.S. degree in an engineering field. Plastics, manufacturing or mechanical engineering degree preferred, plus 6 years of related technical experience.

Minimum Experience: Four (4) to Six (6) years of experience (depending on education level) in various engineering fields relating to molding, manufacturing, quality control and process development. Experience with Mold flow software, AutoCAD, Solid Works, Visio, Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, and MS Project preferred. Six Sigma Black belt certification preferred. LSR experience preferred.
 
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