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Polymer Design Engineer CA Open (J#27898)
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 1 - 3 years

A Polymer Design Engineer will:

Perform basic to intermediate troubleshooting of injecting molding and extrusion machines
Perform hands on assembly, wiring, troubleshooting and programming of machines/equipment
Research, integrate and implement technologies (such as: thin wall injection molding, insert/over molding, tandem/stack molding, metal injection molding (MIM), co-extrusion)
Develop new materials/compounds for Production use
Develop, design, qualify, and troubleshoot End of Arm Tooling (EOAT)
Design , design, and qualify advanced tips and dies for plastics extrusion
Designand qualify new tools and fixtures
Implement process improvements such as: update injection molding and extrusion process parameters, perform process efficiency studies for manufacturing, add line expansions, etc.
Troubleshoot and determine the root cause of complex issues that may be related to molding, automated machines, or product/process design
Generate documentation (drawings, test protocols, reports, troubleshooting guides, manufacturing instructions)
Manage individual projects that range from Product Design, Mold Design, Tip and Die Design, Process Design, Injection Molding, and Automated Machine Qualification
Manage projects by developing a project schedule, preparing costing, conducting meetings, and communicating issues and/or project progress to management

Job Description

As a Polymer Design Engineer one is responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:

Validation and maintenance of equipment
Hands on supervision of assembly, wiring, and programming of such machines
Interaction with production staff and other team members
Trouble shooting machine functions
Generation of documentation (drawings, test protocols, reports, troubleshooting guides, manufacturing instructions)
Manage projects by developing a project schedule, preparing costing, conducting meetings, and communicating issues and/or project progress to management

Job Requirements

This position requires the following skills and attributes:

BS in Mechanical Engineering
2+ years experience designing automated equipment
Ability to come up with feasibility study and design concept using SolidWorks
Familiar with all phase of manufacturing processes (machining, turning, plastic forming and sheet metal fabrication)
Ability to build a working prototype, testing, debugging from the design concept
Create 2D detail drawings (familiar with ANSI 14.5 dimensioning and tolerancing), bill of materials, and assembly drawings
Ability to troubleshoot and fix existing devices
Document change request generation, review, and implementation
Ability to work in a fast paced team environment
Hands on or supervisory experience of building automated equipment, electro-mechanical equipment or mechanical prototype fixtures

Job Preferences

The following skills and attributes are preferred:

Plastic extrusion, monofilament extrusion, motor dive control and components are a plus.
Knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, and electronic devices commonly used in automation
Knowledge of PDM software
Knowledge of manufacturing processes
Experience in medical or pharmaceutical industries
 
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