Category : Professional

Beloit, WI
23 April, 2018

TMD has a new injection plant in Beloit, Wisconsin. We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced plastic process engineer to join our team.

Plastic Process Engineer Responsibilities:

The Plastic Process Engineer is responsible for his assigned molding and manufacturing processes. Through input from the customer, plant staff, and production employees the Plastic Process Engineer will review process controls, emphasize continuous improvement through Lean Manufacturing methodology and Kaizen activities, participate in the development of cell layouts, set up reduction (SMED), lead time reduction and improve productivity through waste reduction. In addition the Plastic Process Engineer will be responsible for achieving product target cost, improved efficiency and identifying possible production problems for existing products within their scope of accountability.

The Plastic Process Engineer will be involved with helping to determine project capital needs, launch strategies, project timing, process flows, labor and machine standards as well as proposed plans for changes to the process, equipment, molds, and tooling to ensure reliability and compatibility with existing Toledo Molding and Die standards/systems.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop molding processes for new molds
  • Optimize molding processes for new and existing molds
  • Troubleshoot molding problems on the production floor, implement solutions
  • Identify molding and tooling issues and communicate findings as appropriate
  • Review mold deigns and make recommendations
  • Specify required mold revisions, coordinate execution of the repair work
  • Develop Preventative Maintenance (PM) plans for molds in conjunction with Tool & Die
  • Work with Tool & Die to identify and procure critical spare parts
  • Provide recommendations for workflow and process layout
  • Support plant safety rules, procedures, and standards
  • Interface with corporate Engineering staff as appropriate
  • Support new program launch strategies, Capital requirements, and program timing

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience with hands on injection molding processing
  • Experience with and functional knowledge of injection molds, tool design, and PM requirements
  • Experience with and functional knowledge of injection presses and their operation
  • Experience with and functional knowledge of robots and associated programming
  • Experience with the automotive industry preferred but not required
  • Experience with Class A appearance parts preferred but not required