Plastic Engineer Job Description

Plastic Engineer Job Description

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Plastic engineer provides support to Engineering, Manufacturing and R&D in plastics engineering, plastic part design with MoldFlow analysis, injection mold design/construction and injection mold processing.

Plastic Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Troubleshoot using DOE process and other black belt methodologies
Assist with new part design by influencing design, provide tooling estimates, provide material suggestions, participate in risk analysis, help to coordinate drawings, Be able to analyze and provide information regarding cost reduction and quality improvement opportunities
Assist/Lead Product Development Team meetings (suppliers, designers, engineers, imperatives, parts list, validation, manufacturing, supplier quality)
Conduct investigations or tests of considerable complexity pertaining to the development of new plastics related manufacturing operations, major production activities, equipment, product development, Supply Chain Management, Design for Lean Six Sigma, and process development
Apply engineering principles and practices and use advanced engineering techniques
Proposes and evaluates manufacturing process and equipment for assigned areas of plant
Directs the development and/or improvements of manufacturing processes and equipment
Works closely with production, maintenance personnel and suppliers to ensure timely completion of projects
Analyze tooling and equipment and select proper steps for solution
Mechanical design of components and systems

Plastic Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Plastic Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASQ, FMEA, PPAP, IATF16949, SPC, KEMX, CFR

Education for Plastic Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the plastic engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Technical, Education, Manufacturing, Materials Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Design

Skills for Plastic Engineer

Desired skills for plastic engineer include:

Electronic assembly/test
Plastic injection molding
Injection Moulding Machine
Mould material and surface finishing
Bio-compatible material selection for sterile single-use application in bio-processing
Design for Manufacturing
Design of Experiments
Especially ultra high tonnage from 850T to 3000T

Desired experience for plastic engineer includes:

Requires minimum 7 years of plastics and composites processing/engineering experience in injection molding in a manufacturing environment where quality, innovation, and time-to-market are priorities
Global travel approximately 20%
Work with the plant Operation Engineering teams in specifying molding processes and capital equipment
Provide technical support in the installation of new systems and continuous improvement of existing systems
Engage in the New Product Development process gates starting at product concept to provide design for manufacture to achieve the optimum process capability, consistent quality and achieve target cost
Partner with the Advance Materials and Process Development group to develop and deploy into production leading technological advancements in composites molding processes to achieve greater cost competitiveness, higher yields and near net shape

Plastic Engineer Examples


Plastic Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a plastic engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for plastic engineer
  • Customer assistance for configuration of system design requirements
  • Component design (Mechanical components & controls/electrical layouts)
  • Quality inspections during fabrication process and prior to unit shipment
  • Technical assistance to vendors during project production
  • Design new products in response to customer demand and product improvements
  • Manage projects to ensure customer requested delivery dates are met
  • Provides process, product and safety training oversight to assigned personnel
  • Ensure and maintain the integrity of all product output from engineering including documentation, revision control, product regulatory testing and approvals, intellectual property opportunities
  • Attend and direct mold trial activity before shipment of tool to plants
  • Establish a Molding Process at early tryouts to support successful transfer to next stage of development
Qualifications for plastic engineer
  • Continue to learn the latest up-to-date technologies and best practices for plastics and composite molding and recommend new approaches and tools
  • Hands-on experiences with plastic injection molds design and plastic parts molding processes
  • Excellent knowledge on plastic parts material (resin) selection
  • Experience in design of appropriate metrology fixtures
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related scientific discipline
  • Experience with manufacturing processes, examples are resin, plastic part mold making and molding

Plastic Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a plastic engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for plastic engineer
  • Guide feeding system and gating location during tooling design and product design, concept through final design
  • Interact closely with the program team, including Product Design, Tooling, Advanced Development, Program Management, and Operations
  • Attend Mold Design reviews
  • Direct communication to Moldflow Analysis for correlation feedback, driving virtual validation for future predictive product design, tooling and manufacturing requirements
  • Establish direction for processes at both Tool shop, Advance Development Center, and SRG Operations
  • Generate key issues with resolutions and maintain open correspondence to cross functional team
  • Establish quoted cycle time within given tooling budget
  • Target Program First Run Capability strategy
  • Have strong sense on cost, quality and delivery, influence team to have best choice in supplier selection
  • Strong quality tool knowledge and lots of practice how the quality tool being used in different scenery, understand trouble shooting and reports
Qualifications for plastic engineer
  • Experience in design and/or manufacturing process development of complex components
  • In-depth knowledge of plastic materials, mold design and molding processes
  • Demonstrated ability in designing plastic parts and tooling
  • Experience with FMEA
  • Experience with planning and managing projects, supplier and vendor management, product development and lifecycle stages
  • Bachelor's Degree in Plastics or Polymer Engineering

Plastic Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a plastic engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for plastic engineer
  • Support development teams in design and development of assembly processes for plastic disposable products used for microfluidics, both in prototype quantities and in support of pilot and high volume production
  • Focus on plastics molding and assembly processes for microfluidics to ensure contract manufacturer maintain their process control to deliver quality parts
  • Work cross functionally with NPI, Manufacturing and Quality to develop processes for new products and improve processes of existing products
  • Drive improvement and support localization effort for disposable microfluidic
  • Support qualification of new molds and review all mold replacement request by contract manufacturer
  • Ensure supplier’s performance metrics and product process control are in check
  • Manage supplier production process/automation development
  • Work with NPI and technical expertise to define specifications, test plans, and key performance indicators for high volume disposable products
  • Troubleshoots production line issues related to plastic consumables defects and quality
  • Support sustaining and continuous improvements for consumables part and ensure all drawings are up to date
Qualifications for plastic engineer
  • Implement the plastics and composites strategy achieving standardized composite molding processes and ensure availability of process information through the business enterprise system
  • Ability to draw from variety of disciplines and industries and technologies to create innovative solutions
  • HNC in an Engineering related subject with a Degree qualification preferred
  • CAD 1, AUTOCAD or similar
  • Capital equipment specification purchase
  • PLC – programming ability

Plastic Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of plastic engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for plastic engineer
  • Capitalize technical knowledge on its domain through the writing of standards and policies for product / process design and development, in collaboration with other departments
  • Mechanical design (3D modelling) of battery systems including plastic molded components, stamped parts and assemblies
  • Support test and development activities (including the creation of DFMEA, DVP & R, specifications) and supervision during product validation testing
  • Ensure overall adherence to the product development process and full compliance with the quality system and customer’s requirements
  • Close cooperation with PMs, operations, manufacturing and production engineers to ensure products are designed for manufacture
  • Support the design and development of new product / processes or improvements to existing processes
  • Solve problems and improve processes and structured problem solving methods such as Designed Experimentation
  • Support the implementation of Process Control and Process Discipline systems into development line operations
  • Measure and communicate performance against established objectives
  • Document processes and train operators and peers on defined processes
Qualifications for plastic engineer
  • Travel - Toolmaker and Supplier visits will represent approx
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Plastics/Composites Material Science and Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program required
  • 3 AXIS Robot, Wittman, Engel
  • 6 AXIS, Staubi
  • 7-10 years professional engineering experience in the plastics extrusion industry
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania, preferred

Plastic Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of plastic engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for plastic engineer
  • Conduct full-scale experiments by working with plant operators of manufacturing equipment
  • Installation and startup of development or production equipment
  • Standard PPE will be provided
  • Engineering Designs and Analysis with an emphasis in structural foam plastic injection molded parts, processes, and tooling
  • Assist Marketing with reviews of customer specifications and requirements for project needs and provide solutions with existing product offering combinations
  • Interface closely with Marketing Team members to develop the technical documents necessary for bidding packages
  • Material take-out initiatives for maintaining competitive product line costs
  • Participate or lead Lean Initiative Events related to product line development, support and maintenance
  • Maintain and create CAD 2-D and 3-D files needed for Marketing or Manufacturing needs
  • Perform or oversee testing required for product development and maintenance
Qualifications for plastic engineer
  • Must be willing to travel and/or relocate
  • Proficient with solid modeling, tolerance analysis, and GD&T
  • Proficient in PTC Creo
  • Fundamental understanding of Creo Surface Modeling
  • Understand how to manage CAD external references using skeleton, PG, and ECGs
  • Ability to work 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift, weekend and holiday, casual and paid overtime-req

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