How would you contribute? As a Plastics Design Engineer you are responsible for the design, develop or enhance proprietary and specialized tooling, product and equipment for the company. Determine and establish specifications utilizing engineering calculations and layouts and apply this to design work. Work closely with internal team and external vendors to determine engineering and design needs.
Design plastic injection mold components for rigid plastics manufacturing using design software.
Update, maintain and manage design files.
Review and evaluate mold designs for error and enhancement, make design revisions as needed.
Test product and new molded production design, apply product review validation, and revise if needed.
Assist teams with troubleshooting for design, mechanical and machining errors.
Lead and support special project teams in support of new product and tooling development from initial design to the final approval for production.
Follow all safety processes and procedures.
Report food safety issues to management.
Do you have what it takes? Airlite Plastics is a versatile employer; complacency is not one of our strengths! We work hard each day to ensure that equipment efficiency and customer satisfaction never leave our line of site. Successful candidates for the role will possess the following:
Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required.
Previous experience in manufacturing is preferred.
Previous experience using design software such as CAD is required.
Must have strong analytical skills with the ability to apply mathematical concepts and use complex formulas.
Ability to apply technical knowledge to process and communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
Superior organizational skills and the ability to assemble resources needed to orchestrate multiple projects/activities and accomplish goals.
Ability to apply creative thinking to complex design needs.
Capability to solve complex problems utilizing technical and critical thinking skills. Ability to adapt in a changing environment with a personal sense of accountability.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build partnerships and influence others to action; tactful in dealing with people at all levels
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
Maintain the utmost level of confidentiality in dealing with sensitive or proprietary information.
Knowledge of GMP’s.
Upholds and supports organizational goals, values and quality standards.
Airlite Plastics is a premier, privately held, family owned manufacturer headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Our family style and personal culture is what makes Airlite an amazing place to grow and build a successful career. Airlite’s company values of unquestionable integrity and respect and appreciation for each other are at the core of our success! These values set a strong foundation to build on where we can ‘wow’ our customers with innovative product and sustainable solutions, and continuously improve our processes and efficiencies.
Our product lines include rigid plastic containers and lids for food packaging, dry powder scoops, plastic drink cups, shipping containers, industrial strength insulated concrete forms (ICF) and sustainable permeable paving systems. As pioneers in our industry, focused on sustainable solutions, we strive to provide our customers with top-notch service and quality, which aligns with our award-winning products.
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