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Rain Bird Corporation Sr. Molding Process Engineer in Tucson, Arizona

This position is responsible for the start-up and sustaining of all Molding Operations in Tucson Molding plant, including Plastic Injection Process Development, Implementation and Improvement using Lean Manufacturing Techniques and Scientific Molding Methods, and supervise the production process and personnel.

  • Assists in the start-up of the molding operations and the machine installation and validation

  • He/she also will play a key role coordinating the tool transfers and its qualification

  • Responsible for developing manufacturing processes for plastic injection molded components

  • Will define pre and post molded processes for components to optimize efficiencies, yields and productivity

  • Will use process capability studies and other statistical techniques for defining process capability, identifying and eliminating sources of process variability to achieve component certification

  • Provides engineering support to production by troubleshooting injection molding processes and tooling, and by defining mold maintenance requirements

  • Drive process improvement through Lean Manufacturing, FMEA, and Design of Experiments

  • Educates technicians and operators in technical molding process using scientific molding tools

  • Leader in the implementation of corrective actions in projects and in normal operation

  • Manage production staff and personnel development

  • Available to travel and flexible schedule

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering with minimum +5 years’ experience

  • Strong Project Management Skills is required

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Working knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing

  • Understanding of tool design, troubleshooting, and component qualification

  • Application of statistical and analytical methods such as SPC

  • Bilingual, with Spanish and English

  • Experience with Design of Experiments and Measurement Systems

  • Development and documentation of molding methods for new and existing products using scientific molding

  • Improved process reducing cycle times

  • Ability to educate and address technical process

  • Skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Software process simulation

  • Experience in cost reduction processes for raw materials

  • Experience in programming Wittman and Engel robots

  • Experience Engel machines Wittman robots, Engel robots, Arburg machines

  • 10 years’ hands-on experience in injection molding – molding development process

  • Certified in Scientific Molding Techniques (Mold Master I)

Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ID: 4126

External Company Name: Rain Bird Corporation

External Company URL: www.rainbird.com

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