Ironwood Plastics Project Engineer

2 weeks ago(12/1/2017 1:09 PM)
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Want to be a part of a world class injection molding company in a beautiful part of the country? Enjoy working in an environment where respect, trust, good communication, teamwork, and excellence is valued and where everyone is learning and involved? 


Then, Ironwood Plastics has a place for you!    


Who We Are:


Ironwood Plastics, a division of CTB, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is focused on delivering products that exceed expectations.  We are proud to be ISO/TS 16949:2009 certified.  Our success and top market share comes from our exceptional quality and flexibility to change and implement systems specific to the customer needs or industry.  Ironwood is a family-oriented company and a long history going back 38 years. We take pride in serving the automotive, electronics, industrial, medical, and military industries.  And, as a team member, you will play an integral role in our pursuit of World Class performance in these markets!


Our Vision: Inspired Engineering. Precision Results®


What We Offer:


  • Exciting innovative, collaborative, and family-oriented work environment with flexible work/life balance schedules
  • Challenging and progressive career development
  • Competitive salaries
  • 401k & Profit Sharing
  • Excellent Comprehensive Health
  • Best practice PTO policies and paid holidays
  • Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events

Specific Responsibilities

What You’ll Do:


As the Project Engineer, you will manage the development, project leadership, and execution of new product development and continuous improvement projects from conception to production.


Your Accountabilities in the Role:


  • You will work with customers and internal teams to understand needs and develop viable New Product initiatives and Continuous Improvement Projects – ensuring they can be done within cost and time parameters.
  • You will lead a cross-functional team to formalize and execute on the approved projects ensuring they are within best practices and successfully launched.
  • You will manage the Work Instruction and Training documentation to ensure it is accurate and in line with the Quality System (including timeliness, clarity, correct formatting).
  • You will monitor the launch - acting as a trouble-shooter, trainer, and coordinator to ensure the new processes, design, and/or tooling reach the expected goals regarding output, scrap, and other efficiencies.
  • You will keep up to date with technological changes and advances in all related areas and implement those that will provide enhanced customer value and profitability.


Position Requirements:


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Tooling Engineering preferred; or a combination of coursework and experience.
  • Experience: 3-5+  years of leading multiple projects - working within project teams and independently.  Familiar with metrology (methods on how to make a new product within the material, machinery, equipment used).
  • Functional Skills: Excellent planning, prioritizing, and organizing skills are required to work effectively in managing various projects. Excellent math, reading of prints,  and problem-solving skills are also a must in this role along with a foundational understanding of ISO/Quality Systems, Safety, Lean Thinking and 5S.  
  • Technical Aptitude/PC/Other: Advanced in Microsoft Project tools and Microsoft Office programs is required.         
  • Leadership/Behaviors: Strong collaboration/influencing/teaching skills to effectively implement new products. Excellent versatility to lead and perform portions of the project (ie. tooling, design, etc. dependent on background). Open minded and able to listen to others and pick the best and most viable ideas.  Must be able to take initiative, be forward-thinking, and make solid decisions. Requires a conceptual thinker and problem-solver who can continually create new enhancements to the overall operations.     
  • Culture Match: Casual, informal environment that encourages cross-functional dialogue.   Good listener who can be flexible and invoke great ideas to make the best decisions


Other Important Information:     


Salary:  Salary is commensurate with proven expertise. 


This position is eligible for profit sharing!  And, the compensation will grow as the team member grows!


Reports To:     Program Manager                                                                                                                          


Core Hours:   7:00am – 4:30pm (schedule can be flexible; will work approx. 9 hours within this timeframe)


Typical Work Week:  M-F; some weekends required (when applicable); 45 hours a week on average


Direct Reports:     None


Travel:   Approximately 10% (typically between facilities


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