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Plastics Engineer

Department: Manufacturing & Facilities
Location: Kansas City, MO

As part of its mission, Alphapointe provides preferential hiring to people with vision impairments (legally blind).

Job Summary: Responsible for designing and developing materials and other goods made with plastics.  Creates specifications, establishes manufacturing control plans and designs pieces and parts.  Responsible for improving the molding processes through continuous improvement by training and coaching the molding team.

Essential Functions:

  • Functional knowledge of injection molding machines strongly considered
  • Functional knowledge of blow molding machines preferred
  • Working knowledge of statistical data
  • Familiar with GMP and ISO guidelines
    • Design plastics, injection, or blown-mold fabrication process
    • Create and improve plastics mold machinery
    • Research and develop new manufacturing processes
    • Analyze manufacturing data and suggest improvements
    • Analyze production and machinery line
    • Ensure quality output of molded components
    • Scrap reduction by improving processes
    • Implement a teaching and training certification program for molding techs
    • Develop and design engineered plastic parts, insert molded parts and assemblies
    • Interact with customers, suppliers, and internal resources
    • Establish the parameters for an optimal molding environment
    • Design necessary components
    • Ensure environment to make plastics is appropriate
    • Analyze quality control and correct flaws     
    • Work with other team members and vendors
    • Review existing validation reports
    • Create new reports and verifications
    • Design hot/cold runner molds

Additional Functions:

  • Assist in physical inventories             

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Engineering degree required
  • Experience with the installation and alignment of tooling into molding machines
  • Ability to problem solve machine systems and auxiliary equipment
  • Injection Plastics Molding certification preferred
  • Required minimum 2 years’ experience in plastics molding industry.
  • Ability to work in a loud, manufacturing environment

Alphapointe is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Vet


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