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Process Engineer (Plastic Injection Molding) 


MME group, a full service plastic injection molding manufacturer in Vadnais Heights, MN, is looking for a career-oriented individual to join our team. We are committed to employee success and support a core set of values and behaviors that reward and recognize your efforts and talent.

We are looking for a Process Engineer to join our team!

Position Overview:

As a member of the process engineering team, this position is responsible for ensuring that state of the art injection molding processes are designed, validated and released to production. In addition, assist the process development team as needed to develop new processes. The position will partner with multi-functional team members within Tool Development, Sustaining Engineering, Quality, Regulatory, Manufacturing, and Purchasing.

  • Develop robust injection molding processes utilizing scientific molding techniques, such as: gate freeze analysis, short shot analysis, etc.
  • Run presses to create samples for development jobs
  • Utilize and develop DOE to meet process goals
  • Maintain engineering files with the following documents: DOE reports, process sheets and water diagrams
  • Collaborate with quality group to validate injection molding processes utilizing sound statistical methods
  • Lead set-up reduction projects
  • Provide input into preventative maintenance practices.
  • Perform failure investigations utilizing sound problem solving techniques and statistical methods as needed to identify root cause and enact corrective actions
  • Author test protocols and execute validation protocols to meet ISO and FDA medical device regulation requirements
  • Verify documents are correctly filled out prior to set-up sign-off
  • Maintains and promotes a safe and clean working environment
  • Other tasks as assigned by manager

Position Requirements
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering Technology, Plastics Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering plus 5+ years related Process Engineering experience required.
  • Knowledge of polymer materials, plastic product design for manufacturing (DFM), injection molding process development, and tooling engineering required
  • Basic computer experience with word processing, spreadsheet, email software, preferably in Microsoft Suite
  • Thorough knowledge of plastic resins, mold set-up and functions of an injection molding press is required; processing on injection molding machines; statistical process controls is preferred
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Must be detail orientated
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Basic understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts
  • Maintain a positive attitude and readily adapts to changes necessary to support the business
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Walking and stair climbing is required within the office/shop areas
  • May be required to stoop, climb, lay down and other various position in order to perform work on equipment
  • Sitting, standing, turning the head and torso, reaching, grasping, bending and flexing of the arms, legs, wrists and fingers are physical requirements
  • The position must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs unaided
  • Valid identification and the ability to legally work in the United States

MME group is a place for people who care about their work, care about their co-workers and know how to have fun! We offer comprehensive and competitive health and retirement benefits to full-time employees, professional development, and celebrate our successes with awards, recognition and company-sponsored events.

If you are looking to join a fun company with rewarding career opportunities, apply now!

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Location Vadnais Heights  
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