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Senior Injection Molding Process Engineer at Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Responsible for special projects and related engineering assistance in support of injection molding manufacturing operations. Assists in designs, procurement and maintenance of molding equipment and tooling. Some travel may be required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify and pursue potential enhancements in new or existing molding equipment that would result in cost savings, quality, safety, and ergonomic improvements. Troubleshoot quality and processing concerns with new mold tooling and equipment, then implement correction action. Inspect and verify incoming mold tooling and equipment to ensure they meet original build specifications.

  • Must actively support production, resolving issues as they arise, to minimize downtime.

  • Contribute to product design during the development stage to ensure Design for Manufacturing (DFM) principals, customer functional, and aesthetic requirements are considered.

  • Supports the Quality and Environmental Management Systems.

  • Assists in validation trials, feasibility studies, design tests for performance of processes and materials.

  • Assists with development of specifications, new tools, processes and training procedures.

  • Utilizes disciplined and proven problem-solving techniques to determine root cause analysis for equipment downtime and customer complaints and develops permanent corrective actions.

  • Champions scrap reduction activities in assigned area of responsibility. Supports, contributes, and demonstrates lean manufacturing principles in work area.

  • Continuously works toward achieving goals and measurables of the facility.

  • Complies with policies, procedures, and facility standards in ISO14001, ISO45001, IATF 16949, including safety and environmental guidelines.

  • Required to be on call and responsive to production support needs of the facility

  • May, on occasion, be required to perform duties other than those specified in this description

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering discipline with minimum two years directly related experience in an injection molding manufacturing facility or substantial injection molding experience with proven capabilities.

  • Above average mechanical aptitude

  • MS Office Proficient

  • CAD software experience preferred (AutoCAD, Solidworks)

  • Ability to analyze equipment and processes in an industrial environment

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

  • Willingness and ability to travel, as necessary

Work Environment/Work Conditions:

  • Professional Office Environment

  • Must wear proper personal protection equipment while on manufacturing floor

  • Travel to manufacturing facilities or customer locations when required

  • Equipment used requires proper training on the potential for and avoidance of injury

Cooper Standard is proud of its diverse workforce and committed to providing equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are dedicated to creating an environment at work that not only values diversity but also encourages inclusion and a sense of belonging. We firmly believe that a diverse workplace fosters an environment where our employees can flourish and provide superior service to our customers.

Because we recognize and value the range of ways in which people acquire experiences, whether via personal, professional, education, or volunteerism, we invite interested applicants to evaluate the key duties and requirements and apply for any opportunities that fit your experience and qualifications.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as certain state and/or local laws. If you believe you require such assistance to complete our online application or to participate in an interview, you (or someone on your behalf) may request assistance by emailing with a description of the accommodation you seek. Application materials submitted to this email address will not be considered.

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