• Plastics Product Development Engineer (Bi-Lingual)

    Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/22/2018 9:31 AM)
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  • Overview

    This position will focus on product development and testing of plastic injection-molded products, including technical interface with customer engineers, new product design, plus support plant and program managers in launching of products.  Duration of responsibility is generally from Pre - award through steady state production to ensure achievement in program deliverables and successful launch; particularly in the attainment of part costs, quality expectations (PPAP), and delivery requirements (timing).


    • Provides engineering and technical support for plastic injection-molded products from quoting phase through part approval process and launch
    • Interfaces with customers, suppliers, and internal plants to help provide the highest quality product
    • Performs feasibility studies for part tooling and manufacturability
    • Evaluates part designs for quality, functionality, and assembly
    • Evaluates designs by studying current design, prototypes, similar parts, and competitor parts to improve products and processes
    • Manages design and process changes and coordinates with customers as needed
    • Directs all engineering activities related to product development – design, materials, CAE/FEA
    • Leads or coordinates all design and validation efforts including DFMEA, DFMA, testing, measurements, and any other customer requirements for part approval
    • Reviews / Creates engineering specifications and creates design and test plans to ensure customer requirements are satisfied
    • Evaluates dimensional reports and test data
    • Coordinates with designers to create internal and customer drawings, evaluate part environment and system tolerances
    • Coordinates and communicates that the part maintains all requirements & design intent within development scheduled timeframe
    • Supports quotation and cost estimating activities as needed
    • Leads or assists in VA/VE activities
    • Travel to facilities, suppliers, and/or customers


    • Understanding of cost, systems, tooling, manufacturing
    • Must be team oriented, self-motivated, and detail oriented
    • The ability to have people take your direction even though they don't report to you
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize ongoing and time-sensitive projects simultaneously
    • Ability to tell customers what they might not want to hear
    • Strong design and quality skills        
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and designs
    • Ability to come to closure on projects
    • Good understanding of Word, Excel, Power Point, and Microsoft Project
    • Working knowledge and understanding of CAD – CATIA, Unigraphics and/or Solidworks
    • Knowledge of materials


    Preferred Skills

    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills
    • Strong understanding of cost, systems, tooling, manufacturing
    • Knowledge and use of project management software program
    • Strong knowledge of statistical analysis
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Creative and innovative thinking
    • Knowledge of automotive and industry terminology
    • Knowledge of FEA analysis and Mold flow
    • Desire to work until the job is completed and meet deadlines
    • Understanding of GD&T


    Education and Job Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
    • At least 5 years in a Program Engineering role, or equivalent
    • Ability to travel and work remotely as needed
    • Bi-Lingual - English and Korean languages preferred


    Work Environment and Physical Demands

    • This position may require you to pull, push, bend,  squat or lift up to 50lbs while performing position responsibilities or tasks


    The work environment and physical demands detailed above are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


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