API Seeks Injection Molding Manager!
Injection Molding Manager
Review and make recommendations on optimal manufacturing plan/layout based on product reviews.
Lead specification of injection molding tooling and associated equipment/machinery.
Lead the installation and start-up of new equipment.
Optimize processing conditions using data acquisition software and end-product performance testing.
Create Work Instructions for Molding best practices.
Lead and coach production personnel on process, equipment, and analytical approach to equipment commissioning and setup.
Engineer and control molding processes.
Oversee and execute training program for technicians.
Responsible for developing and organizing in-depth technical training materials for the molding process to demonstrate proficiency
Support technicians with mentoring, coaching and hands on assistance
Lead development, documentation, and training in QA/QC processes for the molding process.
Support the production floor as needed
Lead all quality and safety initiatives within the department.
Maintain clean and organized work area with emphasis on safety, quality, efficiency, and utilization.
Continually seek to improve work processes and individual performance.
Work with internal and external stakeholders to define project deliverables and testing protocols for development programs.
Document experimental results for internal technical reports and new product feedback.
Develop innovative solutions to address customer/industry application development needs.
Production Planning based on sales and customer delivery dates
Management Reporting on production results and capacity predictions.
Research and develop new manufacturing processes.
Analyze manufacturing data and suggest improvements.
Ensure quality output of molded components.
Interact with customers, suppliers, and internal resources.
Establish the parameters for an optimal molding environment.
Analyze quality control and correct flaws. Work with other team members and vendors. Review existing validation criteria and update as needed.
Implement process improvements through lean and continuous improvement methods Implement quality improvements, reduce manufacturing costs, improve tooling and equipment
Look for ways to reduce downtime, troubleshoot and problem solve equipment issues. Troubleshoot materials and processing issues
Look for ways to reduce scrap rates - recommend improvements and countermeasures Provide both direct and indirect support to the production floor
3+ years in Plastic Injection Molding processing experience (education included)
Proven leadership skills
Scientific approach to processing, systems and problem solving
Hands-on problem-solving skills
Highly self-motivated with drive for results
Ability to balance multiple projects concurrently
Ability to effectively teach and mentor