Our client company is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare companies in the world. Offering the worlds most comprehensive portfolio of eye health products, the companys core businesses include contact lenses and lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. They currently have an opportunity for a Senior Blow Molding Engineer. The position will be based in Rochester, NY.
Job Summary Provide project management and plastic engineering product and process development support for medical products. This position is an opportunity to leverage manufacturing experience as a Subject Matter Expert and Technical Manager of the OEM supplier base.
Specific Job Duties:
Project management Manage activities with external suppliers, both molders and tool makers Medical Product Design and Development Identification and selection of molding compounds Identification and selection of primary and secondary processing equipment Critique part designs for Design for Manufacturability and optimum molding performance Analyze designs using simulation software to review function and manufacturability Critique tool designs for robust mechanical design and optimum molding performance Support tooling debug and process development with suppliers Design and execute experiments (DOEs) to optimize manufacturing process performance Technology transfer of new products and processes Evaluate new plastics technologies
Minimum 8 yrs plastics injection molding, injection blow molding, injection stretch blow molding and extrusion blow molding experience, preferably R&D based. Demonstrated project management experience, overseeing product and process development. Demonstrated skills in plastic components design, tooling expertise, process development and validation, project management and familiarity with FDA regulated products. Supervisory skills and certified design of six sigma experience are a plus.
Familiar with Product & Process Development Phase/Gate Methodology. Strong troubleshooting and analytical capabilities. Experienced with Design for Manufacturing concepts, working knowledge of materials, injection molding and blow molding fabrication methods. Design for Experiments (DOE) experience. Must possess strong communication and interactive skills, capable of working independently or on project teams as required. Leadership ability to develop plastics engineering core competency. Specialized Training: Design software (SolidWorks or AutoCad). Analysis software (Moldflow, etc). ISO-9000, GMP, Six sigma, DOE.
Responsible for daily direction of up to four technicians.