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Danaher Corporation Process Engineer in Lodi, California

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Injection Molding Process Engineer is a “hands on” position that plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing equipment and processes to produce high quality injection molded product. The Process Engineer is responsible for coordinating the molding efforts on new program launches, setting up and/or revising manufacturing processes and assisting the manufacturing operations in problem solving and continuous process improvements. While monitoring the effectiveness of processes, this individual quantifies results, documents, and presents findings to management and prepares reports. This position also mentors and provides training to other injection molding personnel.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support Manufacturing Operations in attaining production goals by optimizing and troubleshooting of injection molding process issues.

  • Create and/or improve injection molding process parameters using scientific processing and molding techniques.

  • Create verification / validation protocols (IQ, OQ, PQ), lead the execution activities, generate relevant data and provide corresponding documentation and reports.

  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding injection process control, validation activities and documentation.

  • Investigate process failures, identify root cause and work with other groups as needed to ensure timely countermeasure and ensure sustainment.

  • Create / modify SOP and work instructions

  • Train other team members on Processing procedures and or troubleshooting.

  • Drive and or Assist in CAPA and NCR investigations.

  • Learn new injection molding technologies and assist in validation and implementation.

  • Manage validation projects in order to meet timelines.

  • Implement and make recommendations to optimize process and tooling adjustment.

  • Work productively and cooperatively with all departments.

  • Work in a clean room environment.

  • Other duties as assigned

TRAINING RESPONSIBILITIES: (REQUIRED)

  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2+ years of related work experience, Plastic Engineering, preferred.

  • Must have minimum of 5 years’ experience in a medium/high-volume manufacturing environment (injection molding, assembly, etc.)

Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrates superior communication (written and verbal), teamwork, and organizational skills.

  • Has the ability to perform basic setup and operation of plastic injection molding machines and auxiliary equipment (hot runner controllers, mold temperature controllers, resin delivery systems).

  • Demonstrates ability to think out of the box and recommend options.

  • Self-starter must be able to work with little direction and with high level of self-motivation

  • Experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, MS Project)

  • Experience in writing technical documents, including validation documents, procedures, and reports.

  • Must have strong ability to organize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • The ability to work effectively with team members and work under minimal supervision.

  • Must have strong project management skills and the ability to lead and train others in a matrixed environment.

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Scientific process and molding experience is a plus

  • Experience in validation process (IQ/OQ/PQ)

  • Experience working in a Medical Device or FDA Regulated environment a plus

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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