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Plastics Process Engineer

Aptar

This is a Contract position in Eatontown, NJ posted March 23, 2020.

Primary Purpose Summary

This is a role that involves sampling, developing, optimizing and troubleshooting molding processes based off of the 4 plastics variables, troubleshooting molds (new and existing) and auxiliary parts handling equipment. The candidate will analyze data; create reports, documents and training presentations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze and resolve major manufacturing related processing problems
  • Sample molds (new, existing and transfer
  • Carry out cost reduction efforts through optimizing tooling, processes and materials
  •  Evaluate and assist in the development of new molding techniques
  •  Assist in the development of processing procedures for manufacturing personnel
  •   Develop and lead training for Process and Setup Technicnicians
  •     Input data into computers and analyze results  
  •   Supply technical expertise to other functional areas
  •   Assume additional responsibilities as assigned by supervisor
  •   Be able to perform all Mold Tech, Set-up Tech and Process Technician duties
  •    Support overall manufacturing process

               

Required Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of experience
  • Currently enrolled or willing to enroll within 12 months of entry into position, in a college AAS program for Manufacturing Management or equivalent
  • State certified Injection Molding Journeyman Certificate or equivalent (RJG MM1 certificate).
    • Advanced Scientific Injection Molding Certificate preferred

Experience

  • Must have advanced thermoplastic, knowledge of scientific injection molding principles using the 4 plastics variables

  • Must have experience with scientific injection molding

  • Must possess a detailed understanding of molding machines, injection molds, resins (polyolefin and engineering grades), colorants and auxiliary equipment (robots, conveyors, material loaders and gravimetric blenders)


Personal Strengths/Skills

Communicating and Influencing

  • Attention to Communication

  • Oral Communication

  • Written Communication

  • Building Collaborative Relationships

  • Customer Orientation

    Achieving Results

  • Initiative

  • Fostering Innovation

  • Results Orientation

  • Thoroughness

  • Decisiveness

    Preventing and Solving Problems

  • Diagnostic Information Gathering

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Technical Expertise

    Self-Management

  • Self Confidence

  • Stress Management

  • Personal Credibility

  • Flexibility

  • Ability to work independently and on a team