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Plastic Molding Project Engineer/Manager

Lester Prairie, MN

Position Overview: The Project Engineer is responsible for developing and organizing project & budget schedules and delivering expected results for all assigned projects in collaboration with internal resources and end-customers.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee the technical performance of suppliers in the manufacturing of injection molded components including new, repaired and/or transferred molds. Drive tooling fabrication and process optimization using scientific injection molding principles, validation, and production release. Includes process improvement opportunities and innovation on commercial products.
  • Management of multiple projects from feasibility through implementation including charter & scope, detailed plan, defined schedule, risks mitigation, progress reports and cost management. Escalate project risks to management, as required. In addition, plans, organizes, and conducts all aspects of technical reviews.
  • Contributor to Design for Manufacturability (DFM) input during product development phases including plastic part design and mold design & construction.
  • Support tooling and processing troubleshooting, and drive problem solving with suppliers and internal workstreams.
  • Ensure proper documentation is completed to meet quality system requirements.
  • Participate cross-functionally (Engineering, Quality, Sales, and Operations) and across manufacturing sites to support strategies including capacity, supplier sourcing, logistics, equipment, and processes to meet key business goals.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.

Experience & Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field required. Master’s degree and Project Management Professional certification is preferred.

Experience:  Minimum of six years of experience in providing technical engineering support in a regulated industry.

Specific skills: Strong proven leadership and successful project management skills. Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment and communicate health of projects effectively. Demonstrated track record in executing large scale projects.

Equipment & Machinery:  Technical knowledge and hands-on experience in manufacturing with general understanding of plastics engineering, injection mold design & construction and injection mold processing.

Computer Experience & Software:   Proven expertise in IT platforms, Microsoft Office Suite, manufacturing systems, Statistical Analysis software and CAD experience.

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