Process Engineer - Plastics

Location
Petaluma, CA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
July 26 2017
Ref
51897BR
Position Type
Full Time
Job Description
When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $17 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.
Summary The Plastics Process Engineer will provide engineering expertise/support, project management, and department leadership for injection molding related projects. Includes hands-on process/tooling troubleshooting, process optimization using scientific molding principles, coordinating tooling repairs & procurement, process & component validations, cost savings initiatives, and equipment specification and implementation.
Key responsibilities include: · Hands-on injection molding process and tooling troubleshooting. · Process optimization following scientific molding principles following good documentation practice. · Define and perform validations using IQ/OQ/PQ methodologies for equipment, tooling, and processes. · Recommend, evaluate, and validate new materials in support of cost savings, alternates, and new product development. · Coordinate tooling repairs, modifications, refurbishment, and procurement. · Specify, procure, and implement new equipment. · Leadership to drive implementation of new technologies and advanced methodologies. · Leadership on continuous improvement/cost savings projects. · Establish manufacturing procedures and quality plans. · Project management from concept to production including detailed planning using established project management tools, maintaining complete and accurate records of activities, and maintain within established schedule and budget. · Conduct meetings, document meeting minutes, and prepare technical and status reports as required for internal distribution and external communication. · Provide leadership and training to Molding personnel. · Provide plastics engineering expertise, in general, for Operations. Other activities and duties, as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: · BS degree in Engineering discipline, preferably in Plastics. · 5 years of practical experience in a manufacturing environment: process validation knowledge is preferred. · Knowledge of ISO 9001. 13485 is a-plus · Good understanding and experience with validations using IQ/OQ/PQ methodologies. · Strong organizational skills and ability to prepare and write reports and correspondence. · Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects, and work effectively with other departments. · Strong computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical software). · Strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact and communicate with individuals in other departments at all levels of the organization. · Occasional (~10%) travel including Tijuana facility.
Preferred Qualifications: · Hands-on experience with setup, operation, and troubleshooting/optimization of injection molding machines and processes. · Thorough understanding or injection molding principles with good understanding of other plastic processes. · Experience with scientific molding principles, and injection molding process optimization. · Good understanding of plastic part design, and the design and construction of injection molds. Relocation budget has not been approved for this role.
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