Process Engineer

Kenosha, WI 53144

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Manufacturing / Process Engineering Job Number: PR889774114 Compensation: 77500

Job Description

Title: Process Engineer

Location: Kenosha, WI


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Hire Type:  Direct Hire


Job Summary

Perform all necessary duties to setup and maintain production on Engel plastic injection molding machines. Clean, change and repair tools as needed. Gather information necessary to setup and run sample orders. Perform all necessary maintenance on the machines. 


Job Duties:

  • Plans trials or sequence of trials or equipment changes
  • Determines process variables and ranges
  • Interfaces with customers and suppliers to resolve quality issues working with the Quality Department 
  • Develops processes for new tooling to produce parts at quoted cost
  • Issues process standards to production and ensure that they are adhered to
  • Recommends and justifies budget recommendations for capital equipment related to the process
  • Develop, recommend, and implement corrective action to improve scrap and efficiencies
  • Study and recommend improvements on job setups 
  • Perform new tool samples and/or attend tool samples performed at outside sources
  • Troubleshoot current process for any potential improvement
  • Makes recommendations during new product design to ensure the most efficiency at production time
  • Audits processing paperwork 


  1. Perform all necessary duties to set up and maintain production in molding manufacturing cell including and not limited to machine set-up, troubleshooting, operating, repair and cleaning
  2. Monitor and perform preventative maintenance in molding manufacturing cell including clean room
  3. Recommends and coordinates equipment changes and improvements
  4. Participate in cross-functional team, from conceptual stages through product life cycles to optimize profit and meet customer, marketing, financial and corporate growth objectives
  5. Provide direction and training for all permanent and temporary production workforce additions
  6. Perform design of experiments to optimize product/process function
  7. Prepare procedures and work instructions as needed
  8. Participate in product design reviews for manufacturing feasibility
  9. Assist management and engineering in all phases of process development
  10. Analyzes trial and designed experiment results to solve problems and reduce defects
  11. Recommends and justifies budget recommendations for capital equipment related to the process
  12. Required to maintain a database including historical process information
  13. Establish all parameters for processing of all tools and jobs
  14. Makes recommendations during new product design to ensure the most efficiency at production time
  15. Interfaces with Production, Engineering, Quality, customers and suppliers in order to achieve the program objectives
  16. Audits processing paperwork
  17. Other duties as assigned


  1. Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Minimum of two years of experience in plastic injection molding and operating plastic injection molding equipment or equivalent combination of advanced education and experience.
  3. Demonstrated creative problem solving around product design, tooling design/debug, process development and/or machinery design and development.
  4. Working knowledge in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  5. Solid communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Preferred:

    1. Experience with QAD or other MRP system
    2. Knowledge and/or experience of Lean Manufacturing techniques or equivalent and all the tools associated with successful implementation
    3. Working knowledge in SolidWorks 3D design and SmarTeam product data management software
    4. Experience performing design of experiments
    5. Prototyping skills (basic machine shop skills)


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information 


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