Tooling/Process Engineer

Greater Pittsburgh, PA

About our Client

This privately-owned company innovates and manufactures injection molded plastic solutions for the worlds most respected companies and admired brands in the Packaging, Medical/Healthcare and Industrial markets. With revenue of over $100m and 10 manufacturing sites a 50% growth rate over the next 3 years is forecasted!

  • New Clean room addition built in 2017 with 12 new presses (60 presses total)
  • New 80,000 building expansion completed in 2019
  • 40 years of continued Global growth and stability
  • Earned prestigious award of supplier of the year 2016 by one of the top 20 most admired fortune 500 company’s
  • FDA Registered, ISO9001:2015, ISO13485 Certified

Summary & Responsibilities

This is an Operations Engineering support position providing process development, process improvement, tool verification, tool validation, material sampling, and development functions at a high level as guided by the Tooling Engineers and as directed by the Project Manager.  Train and maintain skill set for all Process Technicians, Maintenance and Sampling as they grow. 

  • Coordinate and oversee the qualification of new processes and tooling.
  • Work closely with the Quality Control department and the customer develop inspection methods and sampling plans to ensure that all products and processes conform to the customer requirements.
  • Support Production processes with troubleshooting and processing issues.
  • Support existing production tooling design changes when needed.
  • Identifies potential problems with machinery, molds, process criteria, and auxiliary equipment and any other item that could interfere with quality system and makes recommendation on the repair.
  • Supervises and coordinates all daily work schedules and samplings, and coordinates with Engineering for the scheduling of upcoming samples of molds.
  • Serves as primary troubleshooter when machine, tool, or process problems develop during production runs.
  • Identifies potential problems with current systems and develops new standards to solve them.
  • Responsible for bringing melt rheology and equipment to today’s standards.

Requirements

  • Must have solid understanding of injection molding, process control, machine capability, mold capability, material processing and auxiliary equipment operations
  • Experience utilizing Scientific Approach to molding
  • Strong knowledge and practice of tool validation and development