Injection Molding Team Leader (USA)                       

REPORTING TO:          PLANT MANAGER                             

LOCATION:                 VIRGINIA

Injection Molding Team leader is a technical management position that focuses on set up and processing of injection molding machinery and tooling. Proficient knowledge of best-in-class high volume manufacturing is required, with experience in plastics processing an advantage. A strong ability to lead a team of production, processing and tooling skills.

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervision & provide directions to operational, maintenance and quality teams
  • Participate / lead brainstorming improvement ideas & corrective action plans
  • Develop overall production plan, defend and adapt to achieve plan
  • Lead & conduct Safety, Quality, 5S & other audits – training will be provided
  • Work within a team and motivate fellow team members to ensure productivity targets are met and continuously seeking improvement
  • Create reports updating key performance indicators (KPI’s) and act on deficiency
  • Manage tooling preventative, predicative maintenance program
  • Implement Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Review and approve tools received from 3rd party supplier’s
  • Evaluate function, fit, of existing tools an initiate action plans when required
  • Work with outsource suppliers
  • Work with tool makers to improve tools performance and service
  • To establish and maintain necessary resources to effectively meet or exceed department goals & objectives commitment to continuously improve products, Processes & systems
  • Promote a constructive working environment through the exchange of information & ideas, be a team builder
  • Report customer rejections, internal rejections and implement corrective actions
  • Develop & continuously improve customer quality ratings
  • Provide internal production quality support to production to address day to day issues

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: 

  • Self-directed, highly motivated team leader with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of processing injection molds or related comparably equivalent processes
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of lean Kaizen processes and implementation
  • Knowledge of in rapid tooling change
  • Work safety in accordance with H&S policies and procedures and OHSA
  • Ability to work in a high volume, fast paced work environment
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Effective communication skill including ability effectively present to a group and written reporting
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QUALIFICATIONS (education & experience)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5 – 10 year or more of relevant experience in injection molding, tooling and/or molding operations
  • Working knowledge in plastics and mold making is an asset
Job Type: Full Time
Pay Type: Salary

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