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Plastics Engineer - Injection Molding

Location: 

Milford, CT, US

Req ID:  478
Job Type: 

Edgewell Personal Care is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of over 25 well-known brands of consumer and personal care products.  We are 6000 colleagues strong with a presence in over 50 countries.

 Edgewell's brands include shaving products including Schick and Wilkinson Sword razors and blades, (manufactured in Milford, CT), shaving gels including Edge and Skintimate, Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sun screens, Playtex Infant Care products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottle liners, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie; Feminine Care products, including Playtex and o.b. tampons, and Stay free and Care free pads and liners, and Wet Ones wipes.

Our latest additions to the Edgewell family of personal care brands include two full product lines of skin care and grooming products for men: Bull Dog and Jack Black.

 

 

Position Summary

Responsible for  providing injection molding manufacturing engineering and project management support for production operations. This is where we manufacturer our Schick Razors and Blades

Contributes through implementing technical improvements to injection molding manufacturing  equipment, processes and methods, which support the production of existing thermoplastic products and the introduction of new products.

 

Essential Functions

 

1. Responsible for cost improvement programs and procedures on ongoing and new

    project/product basis.

2. Leads and participates in cost-of-goods teams.

3. Controls molding departmental changes and assists in the design concepts of new and replacement

     injection molding equipment and interfaces with Production Management/Project Management on issues such as       machine repairs, parts and machine maintenance, capital and cost improvements.

4. Develops maintenance systems and cycles in the injection molding manufacturing area.

5. Maintains accurate data on machine and equipment performance.

6. Improve reliability and extends life of all tools, and equipment by upgrading their design to

include the latest technology.

7. Conceives, develops and demonstrates production capability of process and tool changes

which will improve either molding efficiency or product quality.

8. Assists in the design concept of new or replacement equipment to ensure compatibility with

existing systems and serviceability.

9. Coordinates with Engineering on new product, molding equipment and tool development programs.

      Provides information on process and performance of joint evaluations.

10. Responsible for determining financial plans/projections and controlling within the scope of assigned projects.

11. Communicate with RD&E engineering and other support groups as necessary

      Communicate with production colleagues daily.

12. Be aware of and follow the Environmental Policy and EH&S work instructions that apply to the job.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Engineering - Preferably Plastics Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years of plastics injection molding  process manufacturing experience, 
  • Exposure to dealing with and optimizing Injecting Molding Processes - Temperature, timing, speed, materials, etc.
  • Contributing to a Continuous Improvement environment

 

Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

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