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Plastics Process Engineer

Company: Nova Biomedical
Location: Billerica
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Nova Biomedical is hiring a Plastics Process Engineer who will have total responsibility for developing injection molding process parameters for new and existing molds within Nova's in-house molding department. As the Process Engineer you will also provide guidance and oversight on mold repairs and maintenance, processing issues, establishing best practices, and positioning the department for future expansion and success. This position is both technical and hands on.
More specific responsibilities will include:

  • Using Scientific Molding and other best practices, develop the injection molding parameters for new and existing molds within the department.
  • Create and execute mold validations on an as needed basis.
  • Provide daily technical direction and support to mold operators and mold technicians within the in-house molding department.
  • Establish short term projects and be a mentor for the department Plastic Engineering co-ops.
  • Provide guidance and oversee mold repairs, refurbishment, and revisions to existing tooling. Provide support to Nova's mold designers on new mold development as needed.
  • Technical point of contact for all external material suppliers to the molding operation.
  • Lead the assessment, evaluation and selection of injection molding machines and ancillary equipment as required. Technical point of contact for external suppliers of equipment to the molding department.
  • Apply experience and knowledge toward department organization and layout as needed.
  • Provide plastics Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) and other technical assistance to internal engineering departments as needed.
  • Review externally sourced designs and machined designs for internal molding opportunities.
  • Develop and/or revise Operational Procedures (Ops) and Engineering Change Control (ECO) routings related to molds, injection molding operation, quality control, safety, best practices and more.
    Qualifications:
    • BS Plastics Engineering or equivalent curriculum is required.
    • MS Plastics Engineering a plus.
    • 3+ years of experience running an injection molding machine, establishing process parameters using Scientific Molding principles .
    • Hands on plastics process development experience using Scientific Molding (decoupled II molding) practices. Master Molder I certification preferred.
    • Master Molder II is a plus.
    • Confidence in oneself having the ability to work independently at times including solving mold and processing issues.

Keywords: Nova Biomedical, Billerica , Plastics Process Engineer, Engineering , Billerica, Massachusetts

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