Mould Process Engineer
I'm currently recruiting for two Mould Process Engineers to join a Moulding team. The key purpose of this role is to lead injection mould tooling and systems validation to support the effective introduction of NPI and Operational endeavours with ongoing technical support.
*Responsible for moulding process and documentation development for all stages of tool validation for prototype tools, tools for trials and commercial / production tooling.
*Assist the completion of process optimisations for new Tooling to ensure the correct & appropriate actions are taken with respect to tooling, process and equipment.
*Proactively provide technical guidance to internal and external customers related to component design, specification setting, polymers and moulding.
*Lead and manage the introduction on emerging technologies that help reduce costs and timelines for tool validation and/or improvement effectiveness of the tool validation team.
*Identify and evaluate suppliers and services providers for moulding and tooling who are capable and would be open to explore opportunities for positive differentiation between the company and its competitors for tool procurement & validation.
*Identify emerging technologies together with operational and business requirements/needs in order to evaluate and propose technology platforms or approaches that will provide potential competitive advantage in the area of Tool Approval for New Product Introduction and cGMP production.
*Identify and manage projects to improve product and/or moulding process robustness, reduce costs and or reduce timelines.
*Provide a "hands-on" approach to all customers and external suppliers related to problem solving of tooling and moulding issues. Generate reports on observations, options and recommendations.
ESSENTIAL KEY ATTRIBUTES:
*Minimum 6 years Plastic Injection Moulding Process Engineering experience that includes asset care, acquisition, and improvement related to plastic injection moulding machines, tooling, automation, and process infrastructure.
*Apprenticeship served or, relevant qualification (plastics processing and/or materials technology) with a demonstrable track record of completing formal training in plastics processing (BPTA, G&A or equivalent). HNC/HND/Degree level in an Engineering or relative experience.
*Knowledge of Scientific Injection Moulding disciplines with tool design and polymer science experience and knowledge.
*Experience in Validation (Process or Product) and Risk Management Process, including the application of Project Management principles.
*Data driven approach to problem solving using analytical tools, including RCA.
*Good written, oral communication, report writing, presentation skills and IT skills.
On offer are an attractive range of employee benefits, including our Group Personal Pension Plan, Healthcare Scheme, Permanent Health Insurance, an all-employee share incentive scheme, Save as you Earn (SAYE) Scheme and 28 days (plus 8 days Bank Holiday) paid annual leave.