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Lead Process Engineer

Job Description

Responsible for continuous improvement of molding processes. Works with production management, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify process activities to support customer requirements. Implement new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and affect greater utilization of labor and materials.  
  • Motivate and provide direction to the Process Technicians ensuring appropriate directions, training, and evaluation.  
  • Develop and maintain the process standards in which all parts are manufactured.
  • Review production and operating records and resolves technical processing issues.
  • Follow established action plans for processes out of range.  
  • Specify project management and buy off of new equipment.
  • Manage exploration of new materials and processes in order to achieve the best quality, process, and reliability.
  • Motivate and train the mold setters, ensuring appropriate training and evaluation.
  • Verify and apply narrow ranges for optimum processes to meet customer expectations.
  • Manage exploration of new materials and processes in order to achieve the best quality, process, and reliability.
  • Compile data and analyze past and current information in order to assist in the preparation of the budget and reduce operational costs.
  • Work with tool shops for all tool repairs and maintenance.
  • Maintain documentation closely, following necessary timelines on specific projects.
  • Enforce safety rules daily



Bachelor’s Level Degree Area of Study: Plastics / Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineering, Technology Degree or similar.

*Equivalent work experience may also be considered for certain positions. 


Required (Experience Level, Skills, Knowledge)

  • 2-5 Minimum Years of Experience with Injection Molding with presses ranging
  • At least 2 Minimum Years of Experience within the automotive industry.
  • Must be able and willing to travel and work at customer sites, including industrial manufacturing plants which might require climbing, lifting, or working in confined spaces.
  • Master-root cause troubleshooting with problem solving.
  • Experience with valve gate, hot runner systems, and scientific injection molding principals. 
  • Desire to be hands on and overcome challenges that arise on a daily basis.

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