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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:16 PM

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Type: Full Time
Location: Soquel, California

Job Description:
Plastics Process Engineer
Soquel, CA

Our client focuses on medical molding and assembly. Services range from tooling, part design and prototyping to micro/close tolerance molding, single and true multi-shot injection molding, vertical molding, reel-to-reel, insert molding, complex tooling that includes Spin-stack and rotary platen, multi-component/multi-material product assembly, secondary operations and validated sterile packaging.
Position Summary
The Plastics Process Engineer is responsible for the development and execution of all key technical molding operations including the establishment of process parameters, support of validation activities, and troubleshooting production issues in an injection molding manufacturing facility.
Essential Job Functions
Utilize scientific molding principles to establish capable processes for new and existing tooling including the use of modelling tools to simulate and understand the material flow
Standardize and support set-up procedures and standard tools to continuously reduce set-up times
Develop, model and document processes that demonstrate the achievement of functional, financial, and quality goals
Participate in the development of validation protocols in cooperation with Quality, Sales, and Operations functions
Execute comprehensive OQ protocols that clearly define, demonstrate, and document process windows sufficient to achieve Process Capabilities that meet or exceed Customer's and/or Process Capability requirements on critical to quality features
Support the Quality team while they execute comprehensive PQ protocols that clearly define, demonstrate, and document process windows sufficient to achieve Process Capabilities that meet or exceed Customer's and/or Process Capability requirements on critical to quality features
Identify and support continuous improvement opportunities for processes that are performing below quality standards
In collaboration with Quality, analyze weekly yield and inspection data to identify and resolve problem processes and tools
In collaboration with Operations, analyze weekly delivery and productivity data to identify and resolve problem processes and tools
Provide technical coaching and feedback to production employees and the support team
Communicate with customers as necessary regarding technical details of the molding and validation process

Minimum Experience & Education
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or equivalent training and experience
3-5 years of injection molding experience with a strong preference towards medical
Ability to read and understand quality plans
Experience with molding small-micro molded components preferred
Must possess the understanding of the Rheology of polymers
Must possess the ability to troubleshoot issues using disciplined root cause analysis tools
Complete understanding of a variety of plastic injection molding machines and secondary operations equipment
Ability to work well with others
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong Leadership skills
Proficient user of Microsoft Office Tools

**To Apply, please send your resume to emendoza@apexlifesciences.com today!

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• Location: Santa Cruz, Soquel, California

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