Injection Molding Manufacturing Engineer

Avanzar Interior Technolgy LTD
Published
June 17, 2022
Location
San Antonio, TX
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JOB DESCRIPTIONSummary: Incumbent is responsible for the Plastics Injection Molding Advanced Manufacturing Engineering activities for the San Antonio facility. Also has responsibility for successfully coordinating project work and problem solving activities as they relate to present or new manufacturing processes and products. Primary responsibility is to manage and facilitate orderly transformation of the manufacturing facilities to accommodate changing products and manufacturing technology.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for providing direct interface to customers, suppliers and product engineering organizations specially focused on Plastics Injection Molding process. Develops and implements Plastics Injection Molding processes, methods, tools, equipment, and controls for the manufacturer of products and components consistent with obtaining and maintaining design integrity, optimum costs, quality, inventories, and investment in facilities. Activities will include all aspects of prototype development and builds. Actively applies new manufacturing technologies and aggressively evaluates and reports on manufacturing opportunities which will contribute to the plant's objectives and goals. Participates in the product design activity to assure optimum productivity and costs. Maintains effective communications with all departments affected by projects and propose required engineering guidelines. Issues periodic status reports to keep management informed. Prepares manufacturing studies to determine optimum manufacturing costs, quality, and inventories and/or evaluates feasibility for new or existing products, processes or materials. Recommends changes for the most practical and economical manufacturing processes. Participates in selecting, approving, and developing tooling and equipment to satisfy manufacturing requirements and product design intent. Provides customer liaison as relates to product design and engineering matters. Ensures that all relevant tooling is capable of making required product to meet all timing and cosmetic goals. Oversees any inhouse tooling repair, necessary laser welding and hot runner maintenance. Supervise inhouse tool technicians to perform preventive maintenance and maintain 5S & safety standards in the tooling shop. Also, coordinate contractor services for repairs by defining the scope and timeline. Serves as a custodian to improve manufacturing processes, problem solving strategies, etc., to preserve product design intent is not jeopardized. Serves as champion of Pre-Launch Team of all new programs. Issue minutes of the meetings. Maintain and issue status of all required reports of new programs, ie. checklist, issues list and feasibility assessments. Creates and maintains new program review documentation. Lead improvement activities to maintain parts' quality. Review and approve process parameter changes to counteract quality defects. Supervision of Process Technicians by overseeing work schedule, assigned duties, rotation, vacation approval and provide performance evaluation. Serve as a key contributor by analyzing production capacity to provide insight on future business opportunities, insource/outsource decisions and introduction of new programs to global business management. Review and design daily production schedule to assist injection molding operations. Administer molding manufacturing process by creating process programs preferably in "RJG eDart" and coordinate troubleshooting to reduce scrap. Audit process lockdown parameters to maintain design integrity of parts. Design and write robot programs to efficiently pick up parts as well as configure EOAT (end of arm tooling) to minimize cycle time in compliance with safety and quality standards. Identify critical spare parts of the molding tools and define inventory level to be maintained. Control and regulate inventory level of critical spare parts by auditing. Enhance plant's layout by efficiently utilizing space and equipment footprint. Determine plant expansion requirement with upcoming programs and assist plant design if required. Writing and submitting Capital Appropriation Request (CAR) for new equipment demand along with budget preparation. Maintain timeline to achieve capital project milestones using Microsoft Project toward coordinating multi-departmental activities. Spearhead problem solving projects by using technical tools such as Toyota Production System (TPS), 8D, A3 etc. Collaborate with corporate to communicate and employ best practices in business and manufacturing.Environmental, Health & Safety:Ensure the protection of the environment, prevention of pollution and the continual improvement of the Environmental Management System. Providing leadership in developing measures and practices that prevent accident and ensure compliance with OSHA and EPA/TCEQ standards. This includes: continuously monitor the workplace for hazardous environmental, health, and safety conditions.Ensure environmental, health and safety hazards are corrected, eliminated or guardedAssessing engineering controls, administrative controls, and PPE on an on-going basisAssisting in the investigation of accidents. This includes:Identifying hazardous situations that are associated with the accidentHaving the authority to: Stop and prevent unsafe actions; stop the use of unsafe equipment and tools, stop work and/or have employees leave a work areaInvestigate all near misses and other environmental/safety-related incidents that have occurred within the incident areaEnsure the results of environmental/safety audits are documented; monitoring the investigation of accidents and injuries; ensuring that corrective actions are taken; and providing recommendations for ways to prevent similar accidentsEnsure that all incident reports are completed in a timely and accurate mannerCustomer Requirements: Must understand and comply with all applicable Customer Specific Requirements (SQAM)Qualification Requirements:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and Experience: B.S.M.E. or equivalent experience. Minimum of two (2) years in Plastics Injection Molding Manufacturing Engineering, auto manufacturing experience, a plus as well as experience in quality and production.Language Skills:Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, blueprints and procedure manuals. Candidate has the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.Mathematical Skills:Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Candidate has the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.Reasoning Ability:Candidate has the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.Other Skills and Abilities:Must be computer literate and familiar with appropriate software programs. Candidate has the ability to create visual aids for communication purposes.Duties also include assisting in the day-to-day management of the Environmental Management System. Following all environmental work instruction and / or cleaning up spills or other duties required of the Environmental 1st Response Team.The job description outlined above is not intended to be a detailed list of job functions or responsibilities. It outlines the essential functions of the job. An individual may be required to perform other duties form time to time. The company reserves the right to amend, change or delete the contents of this description.PRIMARY LOCATIONAvanzar San Antonio Facility

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