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Project Engineer VA 55 - 80k (J#26286)
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 1 - 3 years

The Project Engineer provides sales-related engineering assistance to sales operations and our customers. Duties and requirements include:
Significant hands-on engineering knowledge of plastic injection molding, preferably in a contract manufacturing organization, including part manufacturability and tool design.
Self-starter and self-motivated.
Able to analyze problems from various angles; 'think outside the box'.
Extensive working knowledge of CAD-based tools. SolidWorks and other CAD Based Programs.
Extensive working knowledge of other engineering tools such as SPC software.
Able to prepare and interpret blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts, mold drawings, and other visual aids.
Able to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience working in an ISO 9001:2008 or similar QMS.
Able to communicate effectively with customers, material suppliers, and tooling vendors.
Able to use statistical (SPC) techniques, to generate and interpret bar graphs/charts.
Able to write reports, business correspondence and work instructions.
Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, suppliers and customers.
Extensive working knowledge of Access, Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint.
Plastic product DFM knowledge preferred.
Manage selection, purchase, and installation of new equipment in the most cost effective manner.
Oversee and assist in all new mold production and modification to existing tools ensuring timely completion.
Ensure complete customer satisfaction through first article analysis and quality procedures.
Perform maintenance engineering, regulating equipment operation, productivity and cost reduction solutions of equipment and processes plant-wide
Develop procedures for the maintenance and care of production molds and machines.
Perform productivity and cost reduction projects plant-wide.
CMM experience a plus.

Review customer part designs and provide suggestions to improve manufacturability.
Research and present material, color and manufacturing options.
Develop tooling designs and obtain vendor quotes.
Identify manufacturing parameters such as cycle times.
Develop tooling and part quotes.
Oversee and/or perform New Product Introduction (NPI) process and production activities.
Test production run(s), including those performed by vendors.
Perform capability studies.
Assist in developing and implementing manufacturing/engineering processes.
Communicate with customers and vendors.
Observe and follow all safety rules and regulations.
Other assigned duties may include:
Identify and analyze manufacturing problems to control and improve manufacturing processes.
Develop systems required to measure facility metrics and key process indicators.
Assist R&D effort to implement new products or processes.
Develop FMEAs Control Plans, Capability Studies, Flow Analysis, etc.).
Assess existing processes for areas of improvement utilizing Lean Manufacturing concepts (Kaizen, TPM, Value Stream Mapping, etc.) Six Sigma, designed experiment techniques, capability studies, etc.
Evaluate and recommend implementation of competitive technology.
Provide training, as required, to associates.

To be considered for this position, the following is required (unless otherwise specified):
Associates or Bachelor's degree in Engineering or relevant work experience.
Prior related experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
Knowledge of manufacturing processes involving injection molding and spray painting would be ideal.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Experience working with SolidWorks preferred.
Excellent project management skills.
Demonstrably strong leadership ability and qualities.
Proven ability to work within budget and timelines.
Awareness of health and safety issues.
Highly efficient, well organized and self-motivated / self-directed.
Outstanding communication & interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to handle multiple tasks.
Flexibility in stressful situations.
Ability to positively interact with all levels of the organization in a team environment.
Willingness to travel when necessary.
Ability to work occasional weekends if necessary.
 
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