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Alphapointe Plastics Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri

As part of its mission, Alphapointe provides preferential hiring to people with vision impairments (legally blind). Job Summary: Responsible for designing and developing processes and activities to drive improvement. Creates specifications, establishes manufacturing control plans, and develops processes. Responsible for improving the molding processes through continuous improvement by training and coaching the molding team. Essential Functions: * * Functional knowledge of injection molding machines* * * Functional knowledge of blow molding machines* * * Develop scientifically based processes to ensure quality, efficiency, and productivity.* * * Provide technical support to manufacturing for capability issues, technical improvements, and daily processing activities.* * * Operate auxiliary equipment to support molding operation such as mold temperature control units, grinders, robots, and pickers.* * * Lead and/or participate on teams to help achieve operational goals* * * Drive molding process improvements to include cycle time efficiencies, cavitation, scrap reduction, and establishment of optimal processing parameters.* * * Support process improvement, reduction of downtime, cost reduction, and corrective action* * * Assist in the set-up, repair, and troubleshooting of molding equipment.* * * Working knowledge of statistical data* * * Familiar with GMP and ISO guidelines* * * Research and develop new manufacturing processes* * * Develop certification program for molding techs* * * Interact with customers, suppliers, and internal resources* * * Establish the parameters for an optimal molding environment* * * Ensure the environment meets all safety requirements* * * Review existing validation reports and develop improvements plans* * * Operate hot/cold runner molds* Additional Functions: * * Assist in physical inventories* Knowledge and Skill Requirements: * * Engineering degree required* * * Experience with the installation and setup of tools into molding machines* * * Ability to problem solve machine systems and auxiliary equipment* * * Injection Plastics Molding certification preferred* * * Required minimum 2 years’ experience in plastics molding industry.* * * Ability to work in a loud, manufacturing environment* Alphapointe is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Department: Manufacturing & Facilities Location: Kansas City, MO

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