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Molding Manager WA Open (J#26780)
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 4 - 9 years

Well established provider of injection-molded aerospace components

Position purpose/core responsibilities

Responsible for all aspects of quality, on-time delivery, and cost control performance of the injection molding department. Oversees material processing, injection molding, and tooling sections. Key emphasis is on efficient utilization of existing or newly developed process capabilities using sound management principles.

Main Duties

Ensure the adherence of process control procedures, operating instructions, and all quality control instructions. Prime responsibility is to safely manufacture a quality product with minimal scrap or rework while meeting customer specifications.
Provides technical leadership to develop and engineer product, process, and material capability to meet customer requirements. Innovatively provide state of the art process capability to attract new products and conversion of competitive material to plastics technology.
Focuses on Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) to maintain and improve process control and minimize scrap and/or rework generated in molding. Recognize that waste elimination is paramount.
Assumes development and adherence to AS9100, ISO9001:2000 certifications.
Facilitates and coordinates product development work between the molding department, sales, engineering, quality and assembly departments.
Ensures that targeted cycle times are attained and product cost budget is met.
Plans, organizes, staffs, and supervises shift operations in accordance with production schedules in the most cost effective manner. Maintains total awareness of policies, procedures, and assumes compliance by assigned employees.
Responsible for the safe manufacturing of products emphasizing the areas of supervision, maintaining a safe work environment, and accident prevention. Ensures legal requirements and company safety policies are enforced.
Develops, trains, and involves employees in maintaining and improving departmental efficiency, productivity, quality, safety, cooperation and morale.
Organizes department with competent and productive personnel at minimum staffing levels. Maintains employee attendance such that adequate resources exist to meet required production schedules. Personally interviews and/or monitors employee hiring practices.
Submits Capital Equipment Requests with cost justifications.
Develops expertise in polymer processing technology, product design, manufacturing capabilities and works to integrate them with state-of-the-art process control (SPC) capability. Self development, educational seminars, college courses or industry participation are essential.
Participates with committees, special project teams, management operations committee, or other groups to optimize departmental performance.
Takes leadership role in acting as business and technical mentor to subordinates, peers, or other Vaupell employees.
Works with other department and operations management personnel to develop processes, procedures, and policies to improve molding operations.

Requirements

Must have plastic injection-molding experience with at least 5 years department supervision or management. Requires experience molding high-temperature resins such as Ultem, Radell, Peek and nylon. Experience with gas assist molding and/or thin wall molding is preferred. Background in ISO/AS9100 quality systems strongly preferred. Background in Lean Manufacturing practices is preferred. Process/Production Monitoring systems a plus.

Must have strong leadership capability to lead and direct people to established goals and desired results. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work with a diverse group of individuals inside and outside the molding department.

This department operates 24X7 and includes 18 presses ranging from 50 to 1000 tons of various makes.
 
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