Moulding Engineer

Summary

Industry:

Plastic Mouldings / Polymers

Job Title:

Moulding Engineer

Job Ref:

LK18-4160 B

Job Start Date:

ASAP

Location:

South West

Job Type:

Moulding Engineer

Salary Range:

Circa £40K-£46K + Excellent Relocation Package

Salary Benefits:

To be discussed at interview

Job Overview: Our client, a manufacturer of safety critical injection moulding components is keen to appoint a Moulding Process Engineer on a contract basis with strong technical experience of injection moulding processes. EXPIRES 28/02/18

As Moulding Process Engineer you will either be in a similar post or looking to further progress your career. The main role of Mould Process Engineer will be to providing process engineering support to the Moulding Department to achieve production volume at the highest quality and lowest cost. This will include fault diagnosis, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.  

 

You will have good injection moulding certification (ideally HND/HNC, BPTA, or equivalent G&A/RJG Moulding) and you will be advanced with tool trials, machine conditioning & optimisation expertise. 

 

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

To maximise the medium and long-term profitability of the company through the efficient and effective resolution of all Moulding Engineering activity.  To support the site and NPD with specialist moulding knowledge, to be deployed to validate new tools and modifications, to technically liaise with the Global Moulding Group and to support the resolution of quality issues with moulded parts.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Financial/Budget Responsibility:    

Input to the preparation, deployment and achieve an annual budget which complies with the Life Sciences policies and guide lines. Generation of purchase orders within the budget requirements.

 

POSITION COMPETENCIES: 

Knowledge & Key Skills:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good understanding of modern mould techniques and systems (Mould Flow analysis, Cavity pressure transducers, Scientific moulding process)
  • Computer literate (Microsoft, Lotus Notes, Project Management, SAP)
  • Technical report writing skills
  • Ability to prioritise, manage and complete projects with limited direction
  • Good understanding of the validation techniques for mould/moulding parts, DQ, IQ, OQ and PQ
  • Good knowledge in Lean Manufacturing concepts
  • Good Knowledge in the use of six sigma and statistical tools like process capability, SPC, DOE
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts
  • Good understanding of quality issues relating to plastic parts manufacture
  • Ability to interrogate 2D and 3D part drawings / models and mould tool GA’s

 

Desirable Qualifications/Education:

  • Degree in Engineering or Equivalent level
  • Greenbelt / 6 sigma certification 

      

Essential Previous Experience:

  • Experience in medium/high volume Medical, Pharmaceutical, Automotive or Food Industry
  • Significant experience in Mechanical, Plastics/Materials Engineering
  • Significant experience of setting up and operating an injection moulding operation
  • Experience of plastic injection mould tool making
  • Experience of polymers
  • Experience of polymer parts design for quality moulding (design for manufacture)
  • Significant engineering technical expertise used in creating, documenting, developing, and managing projects

 

Miscellaneous:  

  • Travel required (Global & National)
  • Ability and availability to work short periods away from site
  • Self-motivated and capable of working and managing own time.
  • Support the Senior Managers to meet the needs of the business
  • Responsible approach to H&S

 

MAIN DUTIES:

To provide strategic direction in terms of:

  • Leading new moulding component technology and development projects from concept stage into production by functioning both as the technical lead and project manager
  • Achievement of an effective Mould program by developing activities with the vendors i.e. planned maintenance, repairs, validations, transfer protocol and process improvements

 

To work with the company’s manufacturing sites to:

  • Maintain production by supporting new products, processes, transfers and existing production
  • To act as technical lead in resolving quality and supplier issues with moulded components

 

To provide project management activity in relation to:

  • Preparation of documentation by writing and redacting Scope of work, Business case, mould specifications, Request for Quotation, Validation protocol and reports
  • Direct, communicate and manage projects including but not limited to design, engineering and analysis of product, problem, processes, test and test set-ups
  • Research, investigate, test and develop product, transfer technology including manufacturing and testing equipment and provides hands on troubleshooting to the mentioned technology
  • Integrate and align efforts from different sources by directing, supervising and/or otherwise managing project team members and/or contractors as required for successful project completion
  • To be a team member on NPD and other site projects where applicable

 

To work with R&D, moulders and tool makers to:

  • Ensure optimum and cost-effective mould tool solutions for new products on ‘design-for-manufacture’ of new products
  • Support R&D on long-term technology and product direction by understanding product application and resolving problem with customers
  • Ensure compliance with QMS, ISO and all applicable regulations and company procedures