Project Engineer

Cleveland/Akron, OH area

About our Client

This technology-driven injection molder offers its customers complete design and development services including an in-house Mold Building. They were established 30+ years ago and specialize in critical, highly engineered, aesthetic parts for diverse (cross-over) markets. They offer 80+ engineering grade resins in-house with a niche in molding for plating applications.

Why you should be interested?

  • Company is experiencing explosive growth!
  • Diversified Markets minimizing risk of revenue downturns
  • Technical and Manufacturing services include Rapid Prototyping, Mold design and build
    • closed-loop complex molding, 2 shot and over-molding, in-mold labeling, decorating and assembly

Summary & Responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to provide organizational leadership to or within a project team in the implementation of production capacity, in the form of tooling, processes, and systems, to support customer demand for new products or product line extensions (NPI). The Project Engineer will interface with customers, lead internal teams, and identify/track project tasks to deliver projects on-time and within budget.  

  • Leadership of New Product Introduction (NPI) process for new business awarded or product line extensions, including:
    • Develop and maintain project timeline and budget
    • Capital - manage the acquisition of new capital as needed (tooling, equipment, automation, )
    • Qualification – develop a plan, implement the plan, report on the results, make recommendations
    • Production hand-off – formal release to production (all documentation updated)
  • Solicitation and receipt of customer requests and requirements associated with NPI projects
  • Coordination of the transfer of qualified molds and processes to manufacturing
  • Look for new business opportunities within existing customers, support business development efforts
  • Continuous Improvement – Identify, drive, and support improvements in all areas

Requirements

  • 3+ years with injection molded plastic parts (preferably in custom molding environment)
  • 3+ yrs. experience in a technical project management environment
  • Experience in developing technical solutions for new products and the associated product, capital and NRE cost estimating