Plastic Injection Mold Engineer - FT42985

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Plastic Injection Mold Engineer - FT42985
Date Added
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Shelbyville, IN
United States
Travel Percent
Relocation Assistance
BS Technical Preferred
Years Experience
Job Description
Starting salary range: $55-65K, DOE.
Competitive Benefits and Some Relo Assistance
Candidates from central Indiana and surrounding states preferred
Position Summary:
This position exists to reduce defects in the plastic injection-molding department. This position is also heavily involved with plant floor improvements.
Technical Skills: 1.Four-year college degree in an engineering technology program or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program.
2.Mechanical aptitude is a must.
3.Must have as high level of judgment, analytic ability and creativity.
Performance Skills: 1.Analysis: Able to gather relevant data using appropriate methodologies and analyze that data in such a manner that valid conclusions and insinuations can be drawn that assist in making important business decisions.
2.Innovation: Able to challenge conventional practices; adapts established methods for new uses; pursues ongoing systemic improvements; plays with concepts and ideas to create novel solutions to problems.
3.Team Work: Able to share credit with coworkers; displays enthusiasm and promote a friendly work environment; works closely with other departments, as necessary; supports group decisions; displays team spirit.
4.Problem Solving: Able to apply systems thinking to generate solutions; focuses on process rather than isolated events; obtains multiple assessments of a situation and identifies trouble spots; evaluates alternative solutions.
5.Results Orientation: Able to manage progress toward operational effectiveness; can implement preventative measures and establish clear accountability for action; confronts problems head on and takes decisive action.
6.Prioritizing: Able to use sound judgment in evaluating the relative urgency of various issues; appropriately classifies in terms of time sensitivity, impact, complexity, importance, etc.
Other Key Competencies: 1.Communication: Able to clearly present information through the spoken or written word; reads and interprets complex information; talks with customers or clients; listens well
2.Energy Level: Responds well to demands on time and generally works at a brisk pace. Self starter, multi-tasker and self-motivated. Good time utilization and a capacity for a fast-paced environment
3.Quality: Able to maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines; establishes high standards and measures; does work right the first time; tests new methods thoroughly; reinforces excellence as a fundamental priority
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1.New mold sampling
2.New mold improvement
3.Existing mold improvements
4.Molding process improvements on all new and existing molds
5.Plastic equipment improvements
Other Duties and Responsibilities: 1.Evaluate method of mold improvement
Supervisory Responsibilities:
This job has no supervisory responsibilities
Job Complexity:
Work requires a high level of judgment, analytic ability and creativity, such as investigating moderately complex problems or situations, analyzing information, and recommending solutions.
Supervision Received:
Receives moderate supervision; objectives or goals are established in advance, but little in the way of a course of action is generally specified or recommended.
Frequency of Independent Judgment Exercised:
Positions Type of Job Tasks:
Performs complex tasks requiring extensive knowledge of Departments work.
Environment and Conditions:
Contacts (Internal: Production supervisors, tool & die department, manufacturing services; External: Plastic resin suppliers, mold shops, plastic equipment suppliers):
The incumbent spends approximately 40% of his/her time working on molding process improvements on new and existing molds. He/she will also spend approximately 20% of his/her time developing plastics equipment improvements. 15% of his/her time will be spent on Existing mold improvements while 10-25% of his/her time is spent on new mold sampling and new mold improvements. The nature and purpose of these contacts is: meetings and discussions with internal and external contacts towards the design, tooling and review of new and existing mold and equipment improvements.
Working Conditions
This position occupies a typical production floor environment as well as a general open office environment. Exposure to weather elements is unlikely. Incumbents are not likely to drive a vehicle in the course of performing their job responsibilities. Incumbents spend approximately 15% sitting, 70% standing, and 15% walking in the course of performing their job responsibilities and are unlikely to handle materials weighing more than 40 pounds without mechanical assistance 15% of the time. Incumbents will use the following office machines in the course of performing their duties: computers, MS Office software, network monitoring software, printer, copier, fax, and calculator.
Must Haves
Plastic Injection. Strong preference for central Indiana or surrounding state applicant.

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