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Plastic Extrusion Process Engineer

Company: iHire
Location: Northborough
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title : Process Engineer - First Shift, Salary, No Weekends, No Travel

Department : Production Position Type : Full-time

Office Location : Northborough, MA Salary : $70,000 - $80,000, negotiable based on experience

Epic Polymer Solutions, LLC is a small privately owned business located in Northborough, MA. We are an ISO certified company that extrudes plastic monofilaments and coated wire for the wire and cable industry. Our company culture is centered on creative, thoughtfully engineered solutions, doing what it takes to get a job done well and working together to exceed customer expectations.

Objective Of The Position

The Process Engineer position is hands on, responsible for the extrusion process to ensure results meet Customer specifications and lead times. The position is responsible for troubleshooting and resolving processing issues through researching material properties and modifying equipment and tooling and testing processes to get the desired result. The position works with maintenance, quality and the machine operators and requires hands on operation of extrusion lines. This position reports to, and works closely with, the business owner.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for extrusion production process for current products and participates in the development of new products
  • Designs and selects tooling and dies
  • Develop processes for new products through researching / understanding material properties and choosing the proper equipment and machine tooling for the process
  • Mechanical aptitude to understand every aspect of the process to troubleshoot and solve processing issues when they arrive
  • Read and follow product specification and document work procedures to establish appropriate tooling, extruder settings and equipment setup
  • Provide guidance to operators to enable them to independently troubleshoot extrusion lines
  • Work with Maintenance and Engineering to implement continuous improvement, troubleshoot, diagnose, repair and improve line performance
  • Perform updates and creation of new recipes for laser gauging equipment
  • Ensure all machine set-ups and teardowns are performed efficiently according to operating procedures. All extrusion tooling properly cleaned, protected, and stored.
  • Requires critical thinking and problem solving as well as ability to troubleshoot independently
  • Ensure jobs start and run on time to meet production schedule
  • General housekeeping of extrusion line and production areas keeping plant cleaned, organized, safe and items put away correctly in proper locations.
  • Requires ability to self-manage, organize and prioritize
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
    Education and Experience

    Requires experience and or education in mechanical engineering

    On the job experience showing a proven track record with plastics processing experience

    Experience with fluoropolymers processing, FEP and PFA

    Self-motivated with attention to detail

    Proven track record for critical thinking and problem-solving

    Able to communicate, work as a team and pitch in where needed

    Ability to lift materials weighing up to 50 lbs.

    Ability to stand for the length of the shift.

    Employment Type: Full Time

    Years Experience: 5 - 10 years

    Salary: $70,000 - $80,000 Annual

    Bonus/Commission: Yes

Keywords: iHire, Worcester , Plastic Extrusion Process Engineer, Engineering , Northborough, Massachusetts

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